noun[mass noun, usually as modifier]
Any of various styles or schools of Chinese martial arts developed by the monks of the Shaolin Temple, a Buddhist monastery in China.
- In order to prepare herself, she travels to China for 3,000 days of grueling Shaolin kung fu training.
- He takes shelter in the Shaolin Temple, where he forced to undergo thirty-five chambers of the Shaolin monk training.
- The temple is next to an old athletic association where the Shaolin martial arts have been taught for more than 150 years.
From Chinese Shàolínsì, literally 'young forest temple'.
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