January 21, 2006

Shaolin Monk One-Finger Handstand

You may know I collect HK movies, and I'm pretty sure I have the documentary this clip comes from, in the closet somewhere.. it's named "Abbot Hai-Teng of Shaolin" and also has cool footage of Jet Li back when he was a kid (the same footage from the "Dragons of the Orient" documentary?).

And yeah, this clip does look suspect.. but Hai Deng was a real-life Shaolin master, and consensus among experts is that it may be faked in this instance, but Hai Deng really could perform the one-finger handstand for real, at least in his younger days.

Posted at January 21, 2006 2:17 PM | TrackBack

to whom it may concern, please note hai- teng performed the one finger handstand in front of an American audience in San Francisco in the mid 1980s. He performed this manuever in front of a large American audience including many reporters. He was 86 years old at the time. this is a very rare form of kung fu that very few people know or understand i am a third generation student of hai-teng - that is my sifu( teacher) was a special student(aka tudee - father/ son student relationship ) of hai-teng. The disbelievers are welcome to respond and i will be happy to provide documentation.

Posted by: mike h at April 23, 2006 10:15 AM

not sayin i dont believe it, but i would like to see some documentation on it. its really interesting. thanks

Posted by: A-Mac at June 11, 2006 9:55 PM

tell me please how can i get more documentary movies regarding Shi Hai Deng ?
Thank you !

Posted by: bogdan at August 27, 2006 12:59 PM