From my own belief as well as what was found in the trace of history, the Eight Treasures Fist was created by the Abbot of the Southern Shaolin Temple, whose name was Zhi Shan (or Gee Sin).
It happened during the Qing Dynasty when the newly established Government took fear from the high standing status of the Shaolin Temple, they executed a war against the monks and destroyed everything that was…
As the Shaolin Temple is imagined through many Kungfu movie, most likely in the knowledge of a typical moviegoer it is the Shaolin Temple located on Five Peaks Mountain, Songshan, Henan Province.
Nevertheless, did you know that during the Yuan Dynasty the abbot of this Shaolin Temple, Fo Yu, also built five other Shaolin Temples in five different provinces : He Lin, Lou Yang, Xi An, Tai Yuan and Ji Xian. (more…)