September 21, 2015
Violet Li discusses Shaolin Temple history of action meditation with Shifu Shi Yan Ming.
May 31, 2015
The Gleaner, one of Jamaica’s oldest newspapers (established in 1834) talks to Shifu Shi Yan Ming about Chan Philosophy.
May 11, 2015.
April 16, 2015
VICE China interviews Shifu Shi Yan Ming.
November 2, 2014
The World Journal is arguably one of the most influential Chinese language newspapers in North America.
November 1, 2014
Forget England winning the world cup or the Rumble in the Jungle- these sports feats were far better. Shifu Shi Yan Ming was featured in this article regarding the 3-inch punch.
July 28, 2011
Shifu Shi Yan Ming is interviewed in the Dominican Republic’s biggest newspaper, Listin Diario, as part of his first visit to the island nation. English and Spanish versions.
March 30, 2011
Shifu Shi Yan Ming is featured on the cover of and interviewed by Mexico’s Katana Magazine (Spanish with English translation).
February 2, 2011
She’s the face of Biotherm and a fan of their Aquasource moisturiser but supermodel Sasha Pivovarova has some unorthodox ways of keeping catwalk ready.
November 4, 2010
Article from the Chinese newspaper “World Journal” about Shi Yan Ming and the USA Shaolin Temple.
November 2, 2010
A Shaolin monk whose SoHo kung fu classes have drawn rappers from the Wu-Tang Clan, actor Wesley Snipes and singer Bjork hopes to bring his kicks to the Catskills.
September 21, 2010
A Buddhist tradition that traces its roots more than 1500 years will be branching out into the Catskill Mountains with the establishment of a Shaolin Temple near Fleischmanns.
September 15, 2010
Fleischmanns just keeps getting more incredible. Delaware County’s most culturally exuberant hamlet is now the spiritual home of thousands of joyous kung fu fighters, members of the USA Shaolin Temple.
August 4, 2010.
November 29, 2009
FAITH IN THE CITY: DAILY NEWS NYDailyNews.com The Daily news routinely publishes an article on New Yorkers favorite place of worship. This week they focused on the USA SHAOLIN TEMPLE.
June 1, 2009
Feature photo spread in Vogue Magazine, entitled “The Wedding Party” with Sasha Pivovarova and “Chi” Gore.
February 24, 2009
The USA Shaolin Temple is hosting a night of Kung Fu and Swing Dance performance accompanied by live music, Saturday March 7th 2009 at the Brooklyn Lyceum (227 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215) to represent the dancing way of the warrior in everyone’s favorite borough!
January 15, 2009
It’s a similar story to “The 36th Chamber,” the 1978 film that first inspired RZA and the Wu-Tang to find a shifu (Shaolin master) in New York City to study with. RZA later had his Shaolin master, Shifu Shi Yan-Ming, who still runs a Shaolin school in SoHo, over for regular visits to the Wu Mansion in New Jersey. The teacher’s influence is felt on every one of RZA’s albums, and the new “Afro Samurai Res,” out this month, is no exception.
September 21, 2008
Lesley Jackson of Martial Edge interviews Shifu Shi Yan Ming. He talks about life growing up at the Shaolin Temple, the beginnings of the USA Shaolin Temple, and his philosophy on training and life.
March 13, 2007
David and Heidi Bowers, owners of Zen Dragon School of Martial Arts in Chambersburg, PA recently hosted the rev. Abbott, Shi Yan Ming, and four of his disciples.
January 24, 2007
In 1994 Shifu (Master) Shi Yan Ming, a 34th-generation warrior monk, opened his first U.S.A. Shaolin Temple over a grocery story in Chinatown with less than 10 students. Now he has an extensive schedule of daily classes, including kung fu, tai chi, chi kung, open meditation and Chan Buddhism in his new location at 446 Broadway off of Howard St.
July 20, 2006
The Shaolin Workout: This is not an exercise regimen for the weary. But don’t be intimidated, the exercises in this book are accessible. And improvements do come with time.
July 16, 2006
Shi Yan Ming visits Austria Shaolin Temple. Kurier July 16th 2006.
July 7, 2006
Seminar in Mexico featured in Spanish-language Mundo Marcial.
June 19, 2006
Review of The Shaolin Workout from ToxicUniverse.com.
June 1, 2006.
June 1, 2006
Article on Shaolin Temple Mexico in Artes Marciales.
May 31, 2006
Article about Shi Yan Ming’s book, The Shaolin Workout, in Sing Tao Daily.
May 24, 2006
Warrior monk Sifu Shi Yan Ming shows his moves in a kung fu demonstration at Barnes and Noble Astor Place.
May 14, 2006
As a young monk in the legendary Shaolin Temple in China, Shifu Shi Yan Ming learned to break rocks with his skull, deflect blades with his skin, sleep while hanging upside down from a tree branch, and dangle a 50-pound weight from his scrotum. He was thus ideally prepared for the rigors of Manhattan living.
May 1, 2006
February 15, 2006
El fundador del Templo Shaolin de Nueva York, busca asentarse en la Ciudad Jardin.
January 29, 2006
Poster from Shifu Shi Yan Ming’s Seminar in Chile.
January 6, 2006
The newspaper, El Centro, featured Shifu Shi Yan Ming in an article about his visit to Chile in late January 2006.
November 15, 2005
The USA Shaolin Temple was featured in Japanese-language Pen Magazine.
November 1, 2005
Article from CUAM TKD Magazine in Mexico.
October 21, 2005
Shifu Shi Yan Ming journeyed back to Cuernavaca Mexico in October 0f 2005 to conduct a second seminar in the traditions of Shaolin. Here are a few of the articles that were precipitated by his second visit to Mexico.
August 1, 2005
If you’re dozing in the cobra position, it’s time to kick butt, Kill Bill-style.
July 1, 2005
It’s not often that Naval Academy classrooms are visited by a monk, but it did happen recently.
May 18, 2005
An ancient order attracts new disciples, growing by leaps and bounds.
May 2, 2005
There are only so many birthday-party venues where you wait around for the guest of honor in your socks. One of them is a Buddhist kung-fu temple.
June 16, 2004
On June 16th two disciples of the USA Shaolin Temple, Heng Yu and Heng A, were found practicing Tai Chi under the direction of Shifu Shi Yan Ming in the scenic environment of Riverside Park.
January 1, 2003
In Beyond Human Endurance, a Discovery Channel Documentary, we span the globe and see the human body pushed to amazing extremes.
September 4, 2002
Shaolin kung fu training in Austria: Wien, Mittwoch, Sept. 4th 2002
September 4, 2002
Newspaper Article: Shaolin Temple Austria: Mittwoch Sept. 4 2002.
September 1, 2002
Update on the Vienna Temple for Chan Buddhism. Kurier September 2002.
July 27, 2002
Nachrichten: Austria News. Vienna Temple: Shi Yan Ming visits Austria to teach a seminar and visit the Austria branch of the USA Shaolin Temple.
July 24, 2002
Austria News: Classes beginning in Austria. Nachrichten July 24th 2002.
July 21, 2002
Der Standard Temple news.
July 19, 2002
Shi Heng Xin at the Temple in Vienna
July 17, 2002
Lokal Nachrichten July 2002: Austria Temple.
July 16, 2002
News related to the Austria Branch of the USA Shaolin Temple
July 16, 2002
UExpress July 16th 2002: Cover, Stadtreport.
July 1, 2002
Kung fu workshops in Vienna Austria in 2002 by Shi Yan Ming.
July 1, 2002
Temple News in Austria. Shi Yan Ming seminar.
July 1, 2002
Summer events featuring Shaolin Kung fu with Shi Yan Ming
June 24, 2002
Vienna Temple news: Mittwoch. July 2002.
November 1, 2001
July 1, 2001
The methods discussed below will help you bring intense effort, discipline and mental focus to your practice. There is no quick fix in the martial arts or in life.
February 1, 2001
January 1, 2001
Shaolin fighting monk and martial arts master shares the stuff of a balanced life.
April 1, 2000
Nearly every martial arts system has its own method of warming up. There are probably enough different stretching exercises to create a whole new stretching system. But what’s wrong with the old ones?
October 1, 1999
Travels through Shaolin with RZA by Gene Ching. (C) Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine, reprinted by permission.
September 1, 1999
Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and his Shifu, Shaolin Monk Shi Yan Ming.
September 1, 1999
In just seven years, Shi Yan Ming has gone from defector to prime-time Shaolin Monk in the Big Apple.
August 1, 1999
First the good news: jing, or power can be found in virtually every Chinese martial arts system. Now the bad news: most practitioners don’t know what to do with it.
March 1, 1999
My adventures this spring took me to Hawaii for the Martial Arts spectacular which hosted Jackie Chan week and performances by the Beijing Wushu Team and 34th Generation Shaolin Monk Shi Yan Ming. Emceeing the Shaolin part of the show were Rosie Perez and Bokeem Woodbine, now studying Shaolin kung fu, and definitely livening up our fun on Oahu, Maui and Kauai.
November 1, 1998
This photo spread features Shifu Shi Yan Ming and Wu Tang Clan’s the RZA.
December 1, 1997
Shi Yan Ming, who came to New York from China in 1992, is probably the only green-card holder who can dangle a 50 pound weight from his testicles.
December 1, 1997
Le Temple de Shaolina: Bushido Karate. Les arts martiaux chinois ce sont plus de 400 styles de kung fu, sans compter la lutte, les Chinna et les armes. La redaction de Karate Bushido vous propose un dossier pour vous y retrouver facilement.
June 1, 1996
Approximately 1500 years ago, the famed Indian Buddhist monk Bodhidharma, known also as DaMo by the Chinese, arrived in China at a time when the nation was divided into the Northern Wei and Liu Sung dynasties.
January 1, 1996
Shifu appears on the cover of this magazine with students of the USA Shaolin Temple in 1996.
August 1, 1995
After 1,500 years of waiting, the real Shaolin Temple has finally come to America thanks to Shi Yan-Ming’s daring bolt to freedom.
I was born in Henan Province and grew up at the Shaolin Temple for many years. From my understanding, I believe everywhere is my home, I believe New York City is my home.
Wu Tang’s RZA speaks with Shi Yan Ming.
Before there are branches, there are roots. Therefore, to tell the story of my life I must start by talking about my parents. My father grew up in an extremely poor family. They were basically homeless; they had to go door to door and beg for food and he never went to school.
Thirty-fourth generation Shaolin fighting monk Shi Yan-Ming (pronounced SHER-yen-ming) opened his kung fu school in 1994 above a Chinese grocery store on Mott Street in New York’s Chinatown.
Tourism Bureau of Henan Province China International Travel Service Luoyang Branch
Chinese martial arts magazine
Shi Yan Ming was featured on the cover of the Buddhist Association of the United States, Sept. 1993. The Buddhist Association of the United States, 1993
Shi Yan Ming was featured on the cover the book The Secrets of 3 Shaolin Martial Arts – Chi Gong, Dim Mak, and Chin Na, 1998.
Published by Hong Kong Huan Yu Publishing House. The Shaolin Kungfu of China, 1992. Photos by Mr. Song Shufan.
Henan China: a book documenting the Shaolin Temple, which features Shaolin Monk Shi Yan Ming.
China Travel 2: a book that documents travel in China and features the Shaolin monks of China.
Feature article on Shi Yan Ming in VOGUE Russia.