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

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    At the Shaolin Temple in China, a Buddhist warrior monk faces a test that will change the course of his life forever.
    Discover just what people do for faith in some of the most stunning sacred places on Earth.
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  • ayush Rathore
    ayush Rathore 2 hours ago


  • Jamal Jawhar
    Jamal Jawhar 2 hours ago

    Congrats Yandian!

  • M. Clark
    M. Clark 4 hours ago

    @4:30, damn, this just killed all my childhood memories of watching movies like 36 chambers of Shaolin, and the Lotus Flower, etc. to see these dudes walking up with hard suit cases, Lol... Whatever happened to taking one jump and landing in a whole new city...?

  • M. Clark
    M. Clark 4 hours ago

    @1:05, does my man have on Nike running shoes...?

  • IrieBengel
    IrieBengel 4 hours ago

    Kung fu is what human needs

  • Johnny Test
    Johnny Test 6 hours ago

    Your move is slow

  • Danger boy
    Danger boy 7 hours ago

    1:26 YEET!!!!!!


  • Summer 69
    Summer 69 9 hours ago

    I bow in front of you, you are to enlighten us.

  • Aye
    Aye 12 hours ago

    2:40, it is obvious that they are quite cut off from the outside world.

  • Darnei Da
    Darnei Da 14 hours ago

    Bodhi Dharma a man from India was the guy who invented kungfu some research....

  • Anthem Tai Chi
    Anthem Tai Chi 15 hours ago

    Love his determination and talents!

  • kevin hill
    kevin hill 16 hours ago

    Wow...awesome shaolin

  • Second Thought
    Second Thought 17 hours ago

    Zhuhe my friend.

  • Beloax
    Beloax 20 hours ago

    I feel so happy for him!

  • 倪涛
    倪涛 22 hours ago


  • Naeem Shaikh
    Naeem Shaikh 22 hours ago

    Who the hell is ranton
    Just asking

  • bob kasaei
    bob kasaei Day ago

    so why the big examiner in yellow is fat, means no agility...

  • Colin Choi
    Colin Choi Day ago

    Ranton to bbc: I’m about to end this mans career

  • My nation is My proud

    Kung fu is in it's origen it belongs to india and the king baudhhi dharman went to china that time the chinese learn the marital arts form of kung fu.

  • Coiled Steel
    Coiled Steel Day ago

    Real thing is better than the movies and TV.

  • Ray Chau
    Ray Chau Day ago

    This is not what the Buddha teaches. This is the modern Chinese ideas of Buddhism. The idea that one must perform a task perfectly is opposite of what the Buddha actual teaches.

  • lynx6871
    lynx6871 Day ago

    Unbelievable (and admirable) dedication

  • さんサス
    さんサス Day ago


  • Gaurav j. Chopra
    Gaurav j. Chopra Day ago +1

    Check this gym now... He's working in Subway.

  • Jesse Dagdag
    Jesse Dagdag Day ago

    why they dont fight in MMA?

  • Bharathi Karnan
    Bharathi Karnan Day ago


  • daniel280456
    daniel280456 Day ago +1

    6:25 this is how Kenshiro became the Fist of North Star successor. Except it wasn't religious quotes, it was one-liners.

  • Utkarsh Goel
    Utkarsh Goel Day ago +1

    1:24 did he say yeet🤪🤪

  • Sarcastic Clap
    Sarcastic Clap Day ago

    this was already proven wrong by a monk's that studied here and proved this was all fake for cameras.. and most of these places were used just for filming ...such a fake documentary....

    • Anton Duroj Bidstrup
      Anton Duroj Bidstrup Day ago

      Watch this:

    • Sarcastic Clap
      Sarcastic Clap Day ago

      even the guys in this clip were his class mates and show it is all fake for BBC Doc's

  • Rico Diaz
    Rico Diaz Day ago

    This has sorta been debunked lol a guy who use to go there said that he’s already a master and that most of the stuff is just for the camera. They don’t really train in those areas or meditate as much lol.

  • Tony Blair
    Tony Blair Day ago

    At least he doesn't have to do Monkey going up the tree when is that fat enough..

  • Katherine Uribe
    Katherine Uribe Day ago

    So wonderful that he passed! So heartbreaking the other did not. I hope they both find enlightenment.

    • NoturAvg Dude
      NoturAvg Dude Day ago

      Sorry to disappoint you, this whole video was scripted. The training monk was already a master.

  • Joshua Ortiz
    Joshua Ortiz Day ago

    beautiful. I love this culture.

  • Genesis
    Genesis Day ago +1

    The Master Swordsman who trained 12 hours a day for 30 years, had trouble with the western fighting technique, "Indiana Jones pulling out revolver".

  • AG Mamolo
    AG Mamolo 2 days ago +20

    BBC: 1:48
    Me: *Nahhh, Kung Fu was created by a turtle named Oogway*

  • Mihail TERMINATOR Hrastov

    China... dream land. I love too much Chinese culture, music and Chinese rich history, since ancient China until today.

  • Zen Dr
    Zen Dr 2 days ago

    Some of the facts were misquoted in this Video. One big blunder, there is no mention of India?🤔
    Once again our public funded entity does a shoddy work!

    HYPER WARMACHINE 2 days ago

    Useless martial art, every single shaolin monk got smashed in every single fight against kickboxer, muay thai fighter, mma etc...

    • Zen Dr
      Zen Dr 2 days ago

      You are an uneducated idiot!

  • clone Evo
    clone Evo 2 days ago

    I come from China, three the abbot in the middle in the shaolin temple is very famous.
    He in order to build the shaolin temple ,Selling the ancestral beads
    The value of $170 million

  • Eric Tran
    Eric Tran 2 days ago +2

    The secret to pass the test is to master your meditation.

  • Agent Loo
    Agent Loo 2 days ago

    Gun > This useless crap

  • Agape movement
    Agape movement 2 days ago

    this is a lie, the martial arts where brought to them, they did not invent it.

    • Genesis
      Genesis Day ago +1

      That stick he's using has "Made in Japan" stamped on it. It would have broke if it were made in China.

  • nev billett
    nev billett 2 days ago +1

    Poor guy doesn't even know about Jesus the true enlightenment.

  • MetallicBlue1000
    MetallicBlue1000 2 days ago +1

    BBC workers Shaolin was started by Bodhidharma an Indian buddhist monk who travelled to China in the 5th century. He's the father of martial arts in China. Without him China would never have known martial arts. Please do your home work before publicizing information. The reason Chinese have difficulties learning martial arts fast is because it was not invented by them. Indian martial artists in South India can do it faster after all they invented the art and all the animal moves of attack. Like monkey up a tree or snake strike.

  • shin josh
    shin josh 2 days ago

    examiner : no emotions please no just dont give me tat face..
    monk: you talk like master shifu
    both men laughs .
    oogway shows them the way out..
    thats when they decide to go to the trump tower..
    ... but then they heard a quack. and then silence again.....
    and then quack quack....
    donald the barbarian they whispered ..

    to be continued....

  • Jack Stapleton
    Jack Stapleton 2 days ago +14

    Kung Fu was inspired by ancient Indian martial art Kalaripayattu. The most ancient martial art in the world.

    • Stefy Thomas
      Stefy Thomas 18 hours ago


    • Stefy Thomas
      Stefy Thomas 18 hours ago


    • coolasiwanatabe1233
      coolasiwanatabe1233 18 hours ago

      @Stefy Thomas what???? Germany and Russia? No offense, but what history book did you get?

    • Stefy Thomas
      Stefy Thomas Day ago

      Xtrikz - I agree, it's not UK but china was under different foreign rules certain times like the Japanese, Germans, Russians etc.

    • Arihant Rana
      Arihant Rana Day ago

      Xtrikz -“imperial japanese army ” “nanking”

  • Khmer2the bone
    Khmer2the bone 3 days ago

    bullshit. fake kung fuuuuuu

  • Sangdo Palri
    Sangdo Palri 3 days ago

    Gymnastics, not fighters. Funny

  • DEEKSHI2020
    DEEKSHI2020 3 days ago

    Yes, amazing. I didn't understand the ENLIGHTENMENT part. What for?

  • 抖音热点
    抖音热点 3 days ago


  • streamerbtw ū
    streamerbtw ū 3 days ago

    Everyone please repent the kingdom of god is at hand

  • Oscar Aguilar
    Oscar Aguilar 4 days ago

    Repito mi pregunta, se puede combatir lo paranormal con estas artes?.

  • joe fitness
    joe fitness 4 days ago

    I've been working out 30 years, there is no test, no end of road to go down. It is something you can do, but never fully understood . Tests are for the meak, the soft, the prideful. Acceptance of failure of your goal that's set too high is the way of steel, the way you mold flesh and blood, to become an idea that is impossible.

  • Farzad Skate
    Farzad Skate 4 days ago


  • fahim khan
    fahim khan 4 days ago

    The Master...

  • plolee blowoteehow
    plolee blowoteehow 4 days ago

    false religion

  • Anuj Ankala
    Anuj Ankala 4 days ago +1

    kung fu didn't start in china it had started in India by a prince

  • sensational vibe
    sensational vibe 4 days ago

    Chinese got the longest memories I knew it

  • Rael Black
    Rael Black 4 days ago

    I will still beat this guy if we fight 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • Pyromancer42
      Pyromancer42 2 days ago

      Step right up, everyone stepright up to see true, authentic bait, right here in the wilds of USclip! Even though it may not be a rare sight, it is still incredibl to behold!

  • Round
    Round 4 days ago