19th Century (1801-1900)

The Shaolin Temples were reopened in the early 19th Century. This included the opening of the temple of Kwangtung, located about 200km Southwest of Fukien. Shaolin martial arts were still forbidden, but the religious activities of the Buddhists were permitted. Rulers still feared the power of martial arts that the monks possessed. So, they restricted this by making the practice punishable by death.