Kung Fu. The Shaolin Temple became world
famous as the home of Kung Fu after being discovered
by Hollywood 50 years ago. 400 monks live and study here. 100 of those are warrior monks. For these student monks, Kung Fu is not just a martial art. It’s a spiritual practice. In two days, Shu Yandian
will face a test to qualify as a full warrior monk. Mastering Kung Fu to the level
expected at the Shaolin Temple takes years of dedication. Yandian will have to prove himself
before a panel of senior monks in both Kung Fu
and Buddhist teachings. If he fails his test, it’ll be three
years before he can try again. Senior monk Yanseng
is Yandian’s mentor. It’s thought Kung Fu was developed
by the early Chinese monks as a way to stay fit enough
for hours of seated meditation. In the past, Shaolin
warrior monks used their skills to protect their monasteries
and villages. But today, its perfection
is a mark of faith. Each monk chooses a specialism. Yandian has been practising
with the monkey stick for 11 years. But there’s one move
he struggles with. Monkey going up the tree. One of the most difficult
in all Kung Fu. Yandian must place both feet
on the stick… ..let go with his hands, and catch the stick
before it hits the ground. Strength, balance, and total
concentration are essential. At his test in two days’ time, he will need to perform
this routine perfectly. But Yandian will not just be
assessed on his Kung Fu. He must also recite a passage
of Buddhist scripture… ..from memory. The examiners could choose any
passage from this book of mantras. So Yandian needs to learn
all 200 pages off by heart. It’s judgment day. The Shaolin Temple is one
of the country’s most important examination centres
for aspiring monks. Apprentices are arriving
from all over China, hoping that this will be
the year they qualify. First, Yandian’s Kung Fu assessment. The Abbott who’s head of the temple will be judging him,
along with three senior monks. Yanseng can only watch
from the sidelines. 11 years of gruelling training
have come to this moment. His examiners have
the very highest standards. Movement must be matched
by stillness. So far, so good. But next, the technique
Yandian fears the most – monkey going up the tree. Flawless. Yandian has excelled at his Kung Fu. But his success
will count for nothing if he now fails the scripture test. The selection panel
asks each trainee to recite from the book of mantras. The monks are trained
to show no emotion… ..even in the face of failure. It’s finally Yandian’s turn. If he succeeds, he will become a full monk. HE RECITES THE SCRIPTURE Fail, and it’s another
three year wait to try again. He’s made the grade. Yandian will now become
a full Shaolin warrior monk. He will spend the rest of his life
training, studying and meditating on his road
to enlightenment.

The extraordinary final test to become a Shaolin Master | Sacred Wonders – BBC

100 thoughts on “The extraordinary final test to become a Shaolin Master | Sacred Wonders – BBC

  • September 1, 2019 at 1:40 am
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    Those Chinese temples are pretty much the coolest looking buildings in the world.. some Japanese temples are just as cool.. my house is stupid.. with stupid windows and walls.. I like my wrap around porch though…

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  • September 1, 2019 at 2:15 am
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    This is so staged its making me squirm. The narrative cannot separate fact from fiction. Poo.

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  • September 1, 2019 at 4:54 am
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    He just looks like a monk.

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  • September 1, 2019 at 6:52 am
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    Teach me kung fu please

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  • September 1, 2019 at 7:24 am
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    Ranton : press X for doubt

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  • September 1, 2019 at 9:00 am
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    I lived and trained at Shaolin from 1998 till about 2002…was fun…

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  • September 1, 2019 at 9:02 am
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    Shi Yong Xin still there wow!!

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  • September 1, 2019 at 10:10 am
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    I know Ranton ripped this video apart but to me their lifestyle, ethics and dedication is still what I took away from this video. I have such a deep respect for all the shaolin monks that train in kungfu, regardless. What the shifu said about "your mind is not at peace" and how your performance is dependent on what is inside is true! I know Ranton was saying "no one talks like this" and saying it was done all for camera, I highly disagree. I recently started learning and this is what they reiterate constantly… because it's true. How can you truly perform if your mind is not at peace.. anyway let's just say I appreciate both this video and Ranton's all the same. Just had to get that off my chest.

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  • September 1, 2019 at 1:20 pm
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    HELLO SWEETIE SHUNG YEN!

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  • September 1, 2019 at 1:20 pm
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    TELL YA WHAT GUYS. DO YOU LIKE FUNK?

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  • September 1, 2019 at 1:22 pm
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    I AM WATCHING A BBC SHOW! YOU IDIOT!

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  • September 1, 2019 at 1:23 pm
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    OK – LET ME FETCH THE SONG.

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  • September 1, 2019 at 1:24 pm
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCPT0I189nA

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  • September 1, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Hollywood ain't shit, when it comes to kung-fu

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  • September 1, 2019 at 2:51 pm
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    مشاهده ویدیوهای آموزش زبان انگلیسی کانال BBC در وبسایت فست زبان ویدیو با هزینه اینترنت نیم بها و بدون نیاز به فیلترشکن fastzaban.com/video

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  • September 1, 2019 at 4:16 pm
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    6.02 ❤️

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  • September 1, 2019 at 5:29 pm
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    HE IS PERFECT.

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  • September 1, 2019 at 5:31 pm
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    NO SIR. YOU NEED TO PUT IN MORE EFFORT! HE IS PERFECT.

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  • September 1, 2019 at 7:48 pm
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    His master probably cant even do the move on the pole

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  • September 2, 2019 at 12:58 am
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    I have had the utmost respect and admiration for these monks ever since I first learned of them.

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  • September 2, 2019 at 6:15 am
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    UFC is the best place to check your KUNG-FU skill !! Will you try ??

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  • September 2, 2019 at 7:19 am
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    I am so fascinated by this place, it is so incredibly beautiful. It is a cornerstone of martial arts, but for some reason invokes a deep feeling of eternal peace in me. Very good energy is coming from that place.

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  • September 2, 2019 at 9:11 am
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    Congrtz!

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  • September 2, 2019 at 11:35 am
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    "BBC – Best Brainwash Channel or Bigest Bulshit Channel whatever you prefer."

    Ranton's Viewer

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  • September 2, 2019 at 1:40 pm
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    Sometimes I wish I was trained by the Chinese. I'm highly admired by Asian culture

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  • September 2, 2019 at 1:42 pm
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    The most unrealistic fighting art ever, ART.

    Kungfu is for kids.

    Karate is more useful and looks cooler!

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  • September 2, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    Amazing accomplishments. These monks are remarkable humans.

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  • September 2, 2019 at 2:33 pm
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    A long ago, BBC filmed the shaolin monks in harmony
    Everything changed when Ranton attacked

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  • September 2, 2019 at 6:37 pm
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    Trained in Shaolin and broke my BBC !!!!

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  • September 2, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    anyone know where i can get a staff like the ones they use?

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  • September 2, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    wudang wushu is better

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  • September 2, 2019 at 10:39 pm
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    Ngomong apa itu cuk gk ngerti aku

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  • September 3, 2019 at 1:40 am
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    sorry but anything that takes 100 years to learn I don't know how effective it could be for self defense

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  • September 3, 2019 at 1:57 am
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    So what if I pop my titties out lol he gone fall off that stick

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  • September 3, 2019 at 4:18 am
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    This is actually just a production. There is a video on here of a monk watching this footage – he trained there. He was reacting and pausing it like every 5 seconds to point out how inaccurate it was and how much of a stage act this is. Too lazy to find the link atm. Link:
    https://youtu.be/jHUewEWi9SE

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  • September 3, 2019 at 10:41 am
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    Mlk klotsidia

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  • September 3, 2019 at 3:40 pm
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    imagine after a wild night with lots of drinking u and ur buddies raid this place.

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  • September 3, 2019 at 9:08 pm
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    I want to be bald right now

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  • September 4, 2019 at 2:27 am
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    Do, or do not. There is no try.

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  • September 4, 2019 at 2:28 am
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    OG บ่หนิ

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  • September 4, 2019 at 3:43 am
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    Hola amigos

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  • September 4, 2019 at 4:23 am
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    Eleven years of training… then his new life starts.

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  • September 4, 2019 at 7:13 am
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    That shalion
    temple is a interesting place

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  • September 4, 2019 at 9:32 am
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    6:29 "Bozkurt yapan eller var olsun" 👏👏👏

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  • September 4, 2019 at 12:21 pm
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    Can I be licensed as a Master by simply passing the test? Could I just skip all that bullshit training??

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  • September 4, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    🙏🕉️

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  • September 4, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    I came here straight from a sheep ramming nuts

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  • September 4, 2019 at 6:40 pm
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    Fake Shaolin Temple
    China killed all the Shaolin monks during the Cultural Revolution.

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  • September 4, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    I clicked to see Mixed Martial Arts not The Last Airbender.
    I've seen better tricks on skateboards.

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  • September 4, 2019 at 9:25 pm
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    The inside look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHUewEWi9SE

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  • September 5, 2019 at 1:20 am
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    Shaolin kung fu… This reminds me of old movies I used to watch, but this isn't fiction… this is real Shaolin.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 7:41 am
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    bodi-dharma taught the monks martials arts, he was a devout indian buddhist monk and a legendary figure

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  • September 5, 2019 at 10:32 am
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    I'd double leg the clown n play type writer on his head lol

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  • September 5, 2019 at 2:29 pm
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    why is that examiner so fat?

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  • September 5, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    Not true – the final test is to cum 3 times from the same erection. I failed at one and a half…..

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  • September 5, 2019 at 4:39 pm
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    So profound. 🕊🙏🕊

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  • September 5, 2019 at 7:04 pm
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    BWAUH BWAH AH AW BAW BWAUH HYA BWAH AH BW HYA BWAH

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  • September 6, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    https://youtu.be/wiCBsBsmZiM

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  • September 6, 2019 at 5:59 pm
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    there were fat examinator, do you think he could do monkey climbing to a tree or any of these movements sets what that Shu Yandian made in from of him?

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  • September 7, 2019 at 1:21 am
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    We have this in my high school, but we call it pole vaulting!

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  • September 7, 2019 at 1:35 am
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    LMAO watch ranton video the one senior monked was trying to hold in anger.

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  • September 7, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    why is it women can't learn this ?
    Why is it those Buddhists are killing unarmed Muslims in Burma ?

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  • September 7, 2019 at 4:08 am
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    Ten years to memorize 200 pages isn't that bad. Hell judging by my icon i can recite sonic adventure 1 and 2 along with heroes and resident evil 4 word by word.

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  • September 7, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    7:25 他有唸完心經????? 這樣就過了 WTF? 7:35 過了,真的笑死

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  • September 7, 2019 at 12:03 pm
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    Say what you will, this is at the very least, inspirational

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  • September 7, 2019 at 4:08 pm
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    Muay thai , kick boxing, MMA are shit

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  • September 7, 2019 at 4:55 pm
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    The best kung fu I have ever seen is the one he was showing during his exam.

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  • September 7, 2019 at 7:57 pm
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    Shoalin monk:*Breaths at the wrong place*
    Ranton: we don't do that here

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  • September 7, 2019 at 10:47 pm
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    This gives me Doctor Strange vibes.

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  • September 7, 2019 at 11:03 pm
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    To memorize the writings on 200 pages is quite a daunting task, but then again that kind of challenge is what helps to keep the brain active & prevents dementia, I live for academic challenges like that!

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  • September 7, 2019 at 11:41 pm
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    1:52 yeet And 2:05

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  • September 8, 2019 at 1:54 am
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    Creek

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  • September 8, 2019 at 2:36 am
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    Thats great but can he do kamehameha?

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  • September 8, 2019 at 3:09 am
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    I am happy for that kid.

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  • September 8, 2019 at 5:16 am
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    I get the feeling alot of the Ranton fans here are COMPLETELY misinterpreting his words when he was explaining this video on his channel….the internet thrives on drama though.

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  • September 8, 2019 at 8:49 am
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    I should have been a monk.

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  • September 8, 2019 at 2:12 pm
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    1. Study 🔓
    2. Bodybuilding 🔓
    3. Kung Fu 🔒

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  • September 8, 2019 at 3:31 pm
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    Lol, his teacher is white Morpheus.

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  • September 8, 2019 at 6:59 pm
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    Lol king fu doesn’t work lol try boxing kickboxing Or mma

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  • September 8, 2019 at 8:06 pm
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    Now i understand how scary it was to fight these guys
    My dude was punching fast hard and making so many movements that even with a gun he would put up a great fight

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  • September 8, 2019 at 10:59 pm
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    Myanmar had become a stronghold of Buddhist aggression and such acts are spurred by hardline nationalistic monks.The oldest militant organisation active in the region is Democratic Karen Buddhist Army(DKBA), headed by a Buddhist monk U Thuzana, since 1992 In the recent years the monks, and the terrorist acts, are associated with the nationalist 969 Movement particularly in Myanmar and neighboring nations.The violence reached prominence in June 2012 when more than 200 people were killed and around 100,000 were displaced.

    (Wikipedia)

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  • September 9, 2019 at 1:16 am
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    Well I'm glad they did this just so that I could discover Ranton's channel

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  • September 9, 2019 at 2:10 am
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    Don’t show emotion though after all your hard work and passing you’ll be kicked out

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  • September 9, 2019 at 2:24 am
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    Amazing art indeed

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  • September 9, 2019 at 11:12 am
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    IAM very interested and want learn the respective kungfu in Shaolin temple

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  • September 9, 2019 at 1:17 pm
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    The voice of the BBC sounds like vomit.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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    Good job, now how much does a monk get payed xD

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  • September 9, 2019 at 3:47 pm
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    when i'm going to prepare a cake with my mother:

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  • September 9, 2019 at 5:43 pm
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    anyone else get suggested "BBC is so hot right now" and thought about something else

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  • September 9, 2019 at 10:22 pm
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    A bunch of communist controled monks.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 12:51 am
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    Nobody:
    Me at 3 am:

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  • September 10, 2019 at 1:18 am
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    0:36 Jet Li

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  • September 10, 2019 at 2:12 am
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    W.O.W.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 2:50 am
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    Just one thing ,whats ur monthly check?

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  • September 10, 2019 at 3:45 am
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    This is not real. Explain how Liu Kang and Kung Lao are not master's if they're shaolin

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  • September 10, 2019 at 4:33 am
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    Proud of this fella.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 4:49 am
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    Don't ever give up , you can do it

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  • September 10, 2019 at 5:06 am
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    I think I saw this Monk fought a Tai Kwon Do master in another youtube video.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    A reality show in Shaolin temple. So full of shit. The abbot with the strict look on his face. You’ve only gotta give him some money and that face would turn to a big smile

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  • September 10, 2019 at 1:57 pm
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    6:34 me before final exam
    6:44 me during final exam

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