General Media

With the extraordinary abilities, ecstatic combat sequences, and deep philosophical meaning behind the culture of the Shaolin, it is of too much value to not expose to the world. Movies and films such as Fearless, The Iron Monkey, Kung Faux, and many other titles have presented the culture in several different manners. Martial artists such as Bruce Lee, Jet Lee, and Donnie Yen have portrayed strong, intellectual characters in the movies while noteworthy directors such as Stephen Chow have done the same, but from a more comical and fun perspective. Characters such as Xiaolin Showdown's Omi and Mortal Kombat's Liu Kang have shown qualities of the Shaolin through animation.