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Art Print

Alex Bayliss (alexbayliss)

Shaolin Scorpion Monk

by Alex Bayliss

Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.


According to the Legend of Bodhidharma, a Buddhist monk came to the Shaolin monastery where he faced a wall for nine years and did not speak. He made a hole in the temple wall with his stare which, revealed an iron chest containing two books that taught the necessary skills in martial arts and gave the tools for training a healthy body, mind and soul. Monks learned to defend their monastery with numerous weapons such as the twin hooks, whipchain and Scorpion Kung Fu.