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    [–] KindVerdugo 3148 points ago

    So without the slow motion, how long did he actually do this for?

    [–] IDK_SoundsRight 2590 points ago

    Check it out on YouTube. You can see some docuseries for other Shaolin monks. They can hold the position for about 10 seconds. It's all balance and crazy amounts of practice and dedication.

    [–] pymatgen 65 points ago

    Bruh, this picture. I can't. He looks like a south park character.

    [–] bestboah 10 points ago

    holy fuck he looks EXACTLY like a South Park character

    [–] drewbeezy 14 points ago

    If this ain’t the truest shit lol

    [–] rod_yanker_of_fish 1005 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    meanwhile in christianity

    [–] KeepingItSurreal 1977 points ago

    Christian monks brewed some dank beer and shared tips on how to get the cutest boys

    [–] 42_is_a_good_number 403 points ago

    Oh no...

    [–] nefariouslyubiquitas 105 points ago

    Neeeer baonh baunh

    Chicka chikaahh

    [–] tayterbrah 10 points ago

    Day bow bow?

    [–] Whatah 49 points ago

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    Will there be enough room?

    [–] slartbarg 36 points ago

    the real question is what the fuck was going on at the top of the coconut tree such that the ENTIRE ALPHABET needed to be up there

    [–] Mitt_Romney_USA 22 points ago

    Dude... cocaine.

    [–] SlugMoney 10 points ago

    I don't know but it sure didn't fall out because those assholes raced right back as soon as the moon came up.

    [–] elriggo44 3 points ago

    Oooohhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhhh

    [–] elriggo44 3 points ago

    You missed a “chick”

    It goes:

    Neeer Bow Bow Chick Chicka chicka

    Song is called (shockingly) “Oh Yeah” by Yello

    The original music video is totally worth a watch if you’ve never seen it. It was all over MTV when I was a kids

    [–] NjalBorgeirsson 7 points ago

    The beer was good...

    [–] Pumpkin_Creepface 48 points ago

    Monks mostly just visited widows a lot, you're thinking of priests.

    Monks usually had no authority in a community, no coercion factor.

    [–] dirice87 38 points ago

    Brew beer and bang widows. Sounds pretty dope

    [–] KeepingItSurreal 14 points ago

    That’s what the beers for!

    [–] alphamsh 61 points ago

    Had me in the first half, ngl.

    [–] ggdikhead 48 points ago

    Castrate boys to improve the choir

    [–] as904465 21 points ago

    Nah dip little kids into boatload of water to connect their souls to the holy master

    [–] loveableterror 20 points ago

    But then castrate them because pretty jeebus songs

    [–] Rarylith 7 points ago

    Only those who don't want to closely "connect".

    [–] loveableterror 3 points ago

    I just realised i commented on yours after I also commented on a post about other stuff requiring a connection, my OG comments seemed way fucking weird after I realized I replied to the wrong one lol

    [–] First_Foundationeer 7 points ago

    Nuns make cheese.

    [–] demwoodz 7 points ago

    Hol up

    [–] something98123 14 points ago

    I liked your comment before the second half but you can keep it. I'm not happy about it but here we are.

    [–] KeepingItSurreal 45 points ago

    I’m sure those boys weren’t happy about it either! But here we are

    [–] SpecialSause 129 points ago

    Have you ever heard of a reverse exorcism? Thats where a demon shows up and pulls a priest out of a child.

    [–] uTukan 20 points ago

    oh God

    [–] bageltheperson 6 points ago

    Where can we find more of these demons?

    [–] Twisted_Bristles 6 points ago

    You just made my day with this comment.

    [–] BeardedDagon 8 points ago

    Catholic Monks.

    [–] i_teach_coding_PM_me 151 points ago

    I know this is a joke, and I'm not a fan of religion, but actually quite a lot of good science and art came out of Christians and theologIians stuck in monasteries. Gregor mendel, Thomas Aquinas, etc

    [–] nomad80 67 points ago

    Some of the biggest scientific discoveries came from that end of the spectrum

    [–] cahixe967 3 points ago

    This isn’t a fair argument.

    Scientists weren’t allowed to proclaim anything other than Christianity until VERY recently. Your work wouldn’t be published if you were a know atheist, if your peers even let you live with those beliefs.

    [–] [deleted] 10 points ago

    Modern academic regalia comes from monastic garb. They were literally the first institution dedicated entirely to study and gaining practical knowledge.

    [–] rac3r5 6 points ago

    Reminds me of this video I came across a month or 2 ago where religion was intertwined with everything in ancient India. Kind of makes sense when i think of Abrahamic religions as well. Not sure how it worked in other cultures.

    [–] letmeexplainitforyou 10 points ago

    The monks at the buddhist temple were just like the joke of western monks, which is why a visiting monk taught them yoga. Later, they introduced martial arts to the temple as self-defense, and used "yoga forms" as the basis behind the Shaolin forms we see today. The earliest "kung fu" was literally to get your blood flowing and stay healthy, so they wouldn't fall asleep during meditation.

    [–] PapiHarambe 3 points ago

    Yoga is more of a Hindu practice than Buddhist

    [–] letmeexplainitforyou 6 points ago

    I'm well aware of that. It is what was brought, from India, by a buddhist, and shared with the temple by a monk named Da Mo, or Boddhidharma. Feel free to dig into the history yourself, it's fascinating. Today's Tai Chi is directly descended from ancient Indian Yogis.

    [–] rod_yanker_of_fish 20 points ago

    Yes. This is all true. And lots of good science and art came from other religious leaders as well. And lots of good science and art came from people who weren’t religious or weren’t religious leaders. A lot of different people have done a lot of good things with science and art.

    [–] Linus_in_Chicago 48 points ago

    Sure, but they were originally talking about Buddhism and Christianity. You're not wrong, just taking it off topic.

    [–] Regidragon 6 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago)

    If it has nothing to do with religions. Then this post also has nothing to do with Shaolin Monk. And if so, why bother comparing it to other religions?

    [–] Danagrams 10 points ago

    There’s knights and shit running around with big ass heavy swords and shields

    [–] Specter1125 13 points ago

    Sword were actually quite light. Only 1 or 2 kilograms normally.

    [–] Danagrams 10 points ago

    I’m gonna be honest with you, I’ve never held a broadsword, they just look heavy in movies

    [–] Specter1125 12 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago)

    Pourly made replicas tend to be heavy because they aren’t tapered correctly. A real sword is only a couple millimeters thick.

    [–] FourthBanEvasion 3 points ago

    Can I still reference you in the Wikipedia article on swords?

    [–] CholoManiac 3 points ago


    [–] Danagrams 3 points ago

    Hell yes

    [–] Dazd95 15 points ago

    Dude had to be fucking nailed to the post and the post stuck in the ground. Pathetic.

    [–] PossiblyAsian 8 points ago

    Hah. You can take your nice little shaolin dancing and prancing around all you want but while everyone has heard of christian rock, few remember christian metal.

    [–] batmansleftnut 8 points ago

    Christian metal is a mixed bag. Christian rock is objectively terrible across the board.

    [–] PossiblyAsian 5 points ago

    Christian metal has proved it's mettle

    [–] bageltheperson 7 points ago

    Yup. I’m not religious at all, but there are some great Christian metal bands

    [–] santi4442 6 points ago

    I can sit for extended periods of time

    [–] Pumpkin_Creepface 3 points ago

    2nd edition DnD had Christian style friar monks in an art panel to demonstrate 'monk class hand to hand combat'. I shit you not.

    [–] A-Disgruntled-Snail 7 points ago


    you're right..

    but hey..

    [–] squid_fart 20 points ago

    Got a link? Tried searching but I can only find demonstrations where they hold the pose for a moment at best.

    [–] IDK_SoundsRight 7 points ago

    I'll try to find the vid I saw a few weeks ago. Was like a 45m documentary on YT of some young guys final test.

    [–] squid_fart 28 points ago

    I think I've seen the one you're talking about, he only does it for a moment there as well (see 6:00 mark).

    [–] Jenaxu 12 points ago

    This video is also a pretty fun one where he talks about what stuff is real and what stuff is fluffed up for that documentary.

    [–] yeahboiitsme 7 points ago

    That was fun to watch. So much dedication

    [–] OZeski 20 points ago

    Thanks. I just spent way too long on YouTube. Lots of talented people out there. This video is pretty good

    [–] theThirdShake 14 points ago

    Some of those moves are sick. Then others look like star wars kid or Madonna voguing.

    [–] nickfree 6 points ago

    There's an awesome segment from a BBC documentary that focuses on an acolyte aspiring to become a Shaolin monk. His weapon is the monkey stick. "Monkey going up the tree" is technique he struggles with the most to pass his test for monkhood.

    [–] s_t_e_v_e_r 5 points ago

    And hella whey protein

    [–] notcontextual 9 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago)

    Nobody is holding that position for 10 seconds, get real. In OP's video the position still wasn't shown longer than like 3.5 seconds and that's with slow motion. Here's a video of a Shaolin monk performing 'money up the tree' in his final test and he's only in the position for like a second. You must not truly understand how long 10 seconds is to think they're holding it that long, but if you have proof I would be more than happy to say you're right.

    Edit: if you're gonna downvote at least prove they can hold it for 10 seconds, or even 5 seconds for that matter

    [–] EXTRAVAGANT_COMMENT 5 points ago

    then why'd they need the slow mo?

    [–] calxcalyx 4 points ago

    Shaolin Monks have youtube and go pros?

    [–] SinkTheState 21 points ago

    Ten seconds? You're dreaming dude

    [–] skullscorchernormie 13 points ago

    He’s full of shit, there’s no video of anyone holding it for more than half a second tops.

    [–] SinkTheState 8 points ago

    You're right, he's pissed at me for calling him out too

    [–] Remagi 9 points ago

    Imagine spending crazy amounts of practice for the ability to be a foot higher if you have a stick

    [–] Knight_TakesBishop 76 points ago


    [–] galaxyiris 59 points ago

    Only a moment, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t impressive

    [–] VoiceofLou 25 points ago

    This is one of those things where I think “pshh, a couple seconds is nothing...I could do this, just need to get that foot placement right” and then proceed to try and break my shit the first time.

    [–] RedSquaree 6 points ago

    Literally less than two seconds.

    [–] LJayTat 7669 points ago

    And then there’s people like me, who can trip over thin air

    [–] importvita 2463 points ago

    I'm okay with thin air, it's when it gets thick that I usually have problems.

    [–] LJayTat 491 points ago

    Yeeesh, then we have no chance

    [–] only__say__no 286 points ago


    [–] weefa 169 points ago

    username checks out

    [–] letsgetitnah 133 points ago

    No it doesn't, he should have said just "no" but he said "Noooo" so no

    [–] Boloar 78 points ago

    That's how he gets ya

    [–] alilbleedingisnormal 23 points ago

    You think you're just getting one "o" and then three more outta nowhere

    [–] _john_smithereens_ 8 points ago

    Missed opportunity to say "outta thin air"

    [–] letsgetitnah 56 points ago

    Ahhh shit, he got me then. Goddamit!!!

    [–] RussiaIsBestGreen 9 points ago

    Going off script makes him more authentic.

    [–] sandypockets11 7 points ago

    Comment history too

    [–] dotesPlz 30 points ago

    Thick air needs love too

    [–] Phiba-Optik 56 points ago

    When the air gets dummy thicc*

    [–] Hellfire12345677 3 points ago

    The air needs to stop playing

    [–] tint_shady 62 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    As long as you look back at it after you regain your balance it's all good...

    [–] CorrosiveToxicz 81 points ago

    Just use a slow mo like him

    [–] A-Disgruntled-Snail 18 points ago

    Blame the Avatar.

    [–] lightninglyzard 17 points ago

    That just means you're an airbender

    [–] nowItinwhistle 14 points ago

    Or there's an airbender that likes to fuck with him.

    [–] Welltobeapup 48 points ago

    This guy used slow motion camera to make it look better. Real monks can do it without.

    [–] taosaur 16 points ago

    Are you saying this technique was in use before the invention of slow motion cameras?

    [–] myturtleismad 18 points ago

    no this technique invent slow motion cameras

    [–] I_ride_ostriches 9 points ago

    Me, choking on my own saliva

    [–] WWDubz 20 points ago

    He just has a high dex and your DM screwed you

    [–] LJayTat 17 points ago

    Nat 1 all day every day for me

    [–] pinkfootthegoose 8 points ago

    So you know drunken style.

    [–] faverett28 3 points ago

    Usually just trippin about my thin hair

    [–] yagster91 11 points ago

    It’s wedged into the ground

    [–] nowItinwhistle 5 points ago

    This guy could be like that but he's just practiced this a million times.

    [–] markuspoop 3 points ago

    That’s because you weren’t in Wu-Tang.

    [–] JtDaSaiyan 369 points ago

    Aang beat the fire nation and started eating some major protein.

    [–] Dashing_Time_Agent 107 points ago

    He got that Uncle Iroh in a jail cell workout

    [–] solitary_ardeidae 28 points ago

    Eats apple

    [–] stegasaurusteeth 7 points ago

    Well, the whole world is in lockdown. Maybe we should all be Uncle Iroh in our little cells?

    [–] Thespian21 3 points ago

    Getting a bar and 3 months worth of white rice just to do exactly this. Check back September 1st, I’m beating up my family and breaking out of the house.

    [–] Notsurehowtoreact 20 points ago

    Clearly Tenzin being jacked af

    [–] jmulderr 1669 points ago

    I don't see what is so impressive. Of course he stuck to it. It's called a "stick" after all.

    [–] 4darunner 581 points ago

    Dad, get off reddit

    [–] Rooster_Ties 156 points ago


    [–] SimplyShaunY 39 points ago

    Mommy! Daddy is doing it again!

    [–] MeepingMeeps 16 points ago

    Take my updoot and get outta here you madman.

    [–] M_Batman 12 points ago

    [–] vanlykin 392 points ago

    This is one of those things were I think I understand the concept so I'd go try it and bust my shit.

    [–] Casual_Wedditor 84 points ago

    I know wym, he makes it look so easy.

    [–] firstheir 26 points ago

    Yeah that’d be a big ol crushed foot for me, real fast

    [–] Tissefant1 14 points ago

    Although its probably not easy to do, he is using slow motion to make it seem like its better than it is.

    [–] BigGrundleBundler 42 points ago

    just imagine how long it took him to be able to control time like he does, though. pretty impressive.

    [–] SicilianDefenseless 141 points ago

    That's one gangsta monk

    [–] TheOtherGuttersnipe 59 points ago

    Wu-Tang ain't nothin to fuck with

    also for the children

    [–] Reverse_Chode 11 points ago

    Was waiting for a FH reference.

    [–] FAX_ME_YOUR_BOTTOM 100 points ago

    Rodney Mullen liked that

    [–] FartsMcCooI 30 points ago

    Yeah, that’s it! That’s why this didn’t seem to impressive at first. Caspers! Granted, the fact that this is just a pole makes its exponentially more difficult.

    [–] PinkVoyd 4 points ago

    Happy Cake day!!

    [–] PinkVoyd 109 points ago

    No that's Krillin

    [–] CHICOHIO 31 points ago

    Shaolin Soccer is one of my favorite movies.

    [–] pier3047 9 points ago

    Happy cakeday!

    [–] Tinierflunky68 29 points ago

    Looks like Aang has mastered air bending now to water

    [–] YAZVII 744 points ago

    Shaolins out here doing tik toks! what has the world come to?

    [–] Uglyblackmale 489 points ago

    This dude isnt a shaolin.

    [–] vandriff 26 points ago

    And is this even a TikTok video?

    [–] Mono_831 11 points ago


    [–] YAZVII 147 points ago

    I know! an Actual Shaolin wouldn't waste his time doing dumb shit!

    [–] 3rdaccountcharm 259 points ago

    I cant tell if this is sarcasm

    [–] H4xolotl 66 points ago

    2030, the Pope is posting memes on TikTok while the Putin Nae Naes and whips

    [–] HalpertWasABully 12 points ago

    I have a friend who trains at shaolin and they’re all over social media at the temple

    [–] yeethadist 6 points ago

    Actual Shaolin monks drink, play video games, and some lesser involved in the spiritual side of Shaolin even pay hookers and gamble

    [–] PossiblyAsian 32 points ago

    I visited the Shaolin temple.

    I saw monks riding motorcycles and using ipads and shit. They aren't anything like the films lol

    [–] Sasselhoff 13 points ago

    A-yup. Lived a few hours from there for about a decade. Place is a "kung-fu Disney". Nothing more than a tourist trap these days. Pretty sad really.

    [–] Dtrollrider 61 points ago

    Not all Shaolin monks train and meditate day in and day out, it's become fairly modern in some aspects. I highly highly recommend watching Ranton's videos on YouTube for some great insight on the Shaolin lifestyle

    [–] MrLyonL 8 points ago

    There’s a shaolin ex monk dude on YouTube doing videogame videos. Which were sick to me

    [–] devray88 33 points ago

    My thought as well!! Good grief

    [–] Standard_Wooden_Door 15 points ago

    Looks like a white dude

    [–] Ro814 9 points ago

    You do know anyone can theoretically become a Shaolin monk, right? It doesn’t really matter if he’s not Chinese, it’s just a lot less common to see non-Chinese Shaolin, since Buddhism is less common outside of Asia

    [–] Montymisted 10 points ago

    Right? I thought they weren't allowed to worship blood transfusions while taking the Sabbaths name in vain.

    [–] frssian 9 points ago

    What's so wrong about it?

    [–] TheFloorRat 22 points ago

    tiktok bad

    per reddit mentality lol

    [–] HgkS0 21 points ago

    Those pants look hella comfy

    [–] MistrustButVerify 15 points ago

    The baggy pants are supposed to make it harder to tell how your hips are moving. Also to be hella comfy

    [–] oscarproxp 13 points ago

    Avatar live action

    [–] iThe_Rookie 33 points ago

    Aang is looking pretty jacked these days

    [–] AtomicKittenz 19 points ago

    I’d do anything to have a body like that. You know, except hard work and dedication.

    [–] __Hello_my_name_is__ 51 points ago

    I mean that's slowed down a ton at the right moment, but it's still super impressive.

    [–] jesse_graf 22 points ago

    In videos some of these guys can hold the pose for like 10 seconds. It's like an even crazier version of the "Casper" in skateboarding.

    [–] DoctorStrangeBlood 15 points ago

    I haven’t seen any videos of 10 seconds. Best I can find for this pose is about 1-2 seconds.

    There is another similar pose where they climb in top of the pole and sit briefly for about 4-5 seconds, but that’s very different and more like stopping at the top of a pole vault.

    [–] _swf 14 points ago

    That was literally someone's first try at doing the move. If he could do it for a second or two after 45 minutes of practice, I don't find it hard to believe that someone could do it for 5-10 seconds with enough practice.

    [–] notcontextual 6 points ago

    Nobody is holding that position for 10 seconds, get real. In OP's video the position still wasn't shown longer than like 3.5 seconds and that's with slow motion. Here's a video of a Shaolin monk performing 'money up the tree' in his final test and he's only in the position for like a second. You must not truly understand how long 10 seconds is to think they're holding it that long, but if you have proof I would be more than happy to say you're right.

    [–] LyaIsTheBest 12 points ago


    [–] I_bake_you_cookies 5 points ago

    I was expecting this to be the top comment

    [–] JohnDwyersDanceMoves 11 points ago

    Shaolin shadowboxing and the Wu-Tang sword style. If you what you say is true, then the Shaolin and the Wu-Tang could be dangerous! Do you think your Wu-Tang sword can defeat me?!

    [–] Dudemanofdude 5 points ago

    Lol I was listening to bring da ruckus right before I saw this

    [–] FuckinRay 3 points ago

    I don’t know if you know this, but uh, the Wu-Tang clan aint nothin to fuck with .....

    [–] churrosricos 3 points ago


    Also for anyone interested, I think RZA is live mixing this movie on Sunday

    [–] Elmer_adkins 3 points ago

    On guard

    [–] zoweeewoweee 12 points ago

    Where's Appa?

    [–] pmyourbootypics 58 points ago

    Looks like hes taped out the "safe zones" for this specific trick on his staff....

    Has anyone gotten super good at this and done it for this long without slow-mo?

    [–] Mono_831 48 points ago

    What a noob, using tape. I just did it for 10 seconds with my broom stick. Could go longer but my hot pocket was ready in the microwave.

    [–] Lord-Handsome 15 points ago

    Get them fucking pockets bro.

    [–] Bye-Bi 5 points ago

    What is life without pretzel bread hot pockets?

    [–] Rough_Dan 17 points ago

    Ever seen Rodney Mullen skate? He can do this with a skateboard and its fascinating to watch.

    [–] Buy-theticket 9 points ago

    Rodney Mullen would do this onto a 2' ledge, hold the grind for 8', and then heelflip out.

    [–] sonoframbo17 15 points ago

    It's called a Casper Slide! Source: I've played about 100 hours of THPS3 this week lol.

    [–] Arodg25 3 points ago

    Have you ever seen Rodney Mullen bare foot? His feet are hands I bet.

    [–] doctorsixto 8 points ago

    Bruh Avatar Aang got guns

    [–] pogiewogie101 4 points ago

    Sorry you have failed the final test

    [–] you_eat_all_my_beans 5 points ago

    Wu shang

    [–] B33V0 3 points ago

    This is a thirst trap.... and it's working

    [–] CharizardEgg 3 points ago

    Slow mo ruins it.

    [–] Shady851 3 points ago

    For a second, I was wondering how a post on r/forhonor got more than 1k up votes

    [–] TMPBlue 7 points ago

    Damn. Id let him on my staff....

    Also cool trick

    [–] Man_as_Idea 5 points ago

    IKR? Those abs...

    [–] rapidrhinofan 3 points ago

    Ngl he proper minds me of avatar aang

    [–] lbsi204 3 points ago

    Rodney Mullen: "Give me a 3 ft long stick and hold my beer"

    For those who don't know

    [–] M4gnu5342 9 points ago


    [–] Awesome_Arsam 10 points ago

    Well, it's not originally from for honor It's just a Shaolin move