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Resources

The Ottawa Martial Arts Association has a large collection of source and reference materials concerning Shaolin martial arts.We also like to use this site to link to other national organization who are actively promoting traditional Shaolin style. Additional information and resources can also be found in the links section and feel free to contribute to this page.  

 
 Contents
 1.  Community
 2.  Books
 3.  Multimedia
 4.  Other Links


Community

The Ottawa Chinese Martial Arts Association supports organizations that promote traditional Shaolin Temple training. 

Organization

Description

Canada
Shaolin Culture Center of Canada (加拿大少林寺禅武中心) Yong Xin is the official Shaolin representative in Canada and trains in Scarborough, Ontario. 
North and South America
Shaolin Temple Overseas Headquarters
Shi Guolin leads an official subsidiary branch in Flushing, NY.
Shaolin Temple, USA Shi Yanran is an official representative of the Shaolin temple training in San Francisco.
Shaolin Temple Quanfa
Canada Shaolin Temple Quanfa
Shi Guosong has a training center in San Francisco, Toronto as well as a large school in Dengfeng City, Henan, China. 
USA Shaolin Temple
Founded in 1994 by Shi Yan Ming. He was one of the first monks to defect from China and establish his own school in New York. He has many branches across the US and around the world.
International
Shaolin Temple (嵩山少林寺)
The official site for the Songshan Shaolin Temple.  (server down 2009-11)
Hong Kong Shaolin Temple
A branch of the Shaolin Temple in Hong Kong, under Shi Yanchang.  There is training available at  Lantai Island. 







 

Books

The Ottawa Chinese Martial Arts Association has the following books on the Shaolin martial arts system. 

Books

Description

The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion, and the Chinese Martial Arts  by Meir Shahar  (Paperback - Oct, 2008) An informative historical perspective on the development of Shaolin martial arts.  Well researched and documented.
The Shaolin Grandmasters' Text: History, Philosophy, and Gung Fu of Shaolin Ch'an by Order of Shaolin Chan (Paperback - Feb 14, 2008) Horrible book when compared to the book from Shahar.  Does not provide references or sources, information are speculative at best.  Authors are not credible source of information.  Not recommended at all.
 
 
 

Multimedia

The Ottawa Chinese Martial Arts Association has review the following DVD's on Shaolin Martial Arts.  

Multimedia

Description

Shaolin Basic Skill
Provides a good introduction to Shaolin Basic Skills.  Good start for the series. 
Shaolin Wheel of Life  (2002)
Great demonstration of the mysteries of Shaolin kung fu - for the public.  Does not provide information on what are realistic techniques or what are performance art. 
 
 
 

Other Links

The Ottawa Chinese Martial Arts Association collects organizes Chinese martial resources that can be found over the Internet.  The following are sites that are related to the Shaolin style.  Please suggest a site for us to review.   

Links

Description

少林禅城 Shaolin Chan City

Master Shi Deyang (释德扬), 31st generation successor of the Shaolin tradition, provides readings on Traditional Shaolin Culture, History, Philosophy, and Arts.  His personal website is also available here
Zen Guide
Since 1999, Alan Do and Chon Tri has created maintained this nice Zen guide.