The training of Shaolin monks – photo from 1971

Posted By on December 4, 2016

ShaolinMonks1971

grasshopperOne of the television shows I enjoyed growing up watching was Kung Fu with David Carradine. The program regularly flashed back from Carradine’s character Kwain Chang Caine in the old west to China where he grew up learning the Chinese martial arts from the monks at the Shaolin Monastery.  When I saw this photo from 1971 of Shaolin Monks training, I thought of that show and the late actor … and Radames Perá who played "grasshopper."

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Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.