Throw a leg behind your head and stand for an hour on a log or sag on a tree with a “bagel”, wrapping around a trunk better than any gymnast – all this is taught to young children in the Shaolin Monastery
Little novices in the famous Shaolin monastery are awaited by rigorous training every day.
Children are taught to endure pain and fatigue in constant martial arts.
From the first frames of the video, it becomes clear that training is approached here with all severity.
In the video, two boys are struggling to endure one of the exercises – the children are hanging on a tree, wrapping themselves around the trunk so that they keep their feet in their hands.