The Kung Fu Nuns Of Nepal Get More Than A Kick Out of Life

The Kung Fu nuns of Nepal are determined to change the world one bold and powerful kick at a time. Read on for more about this nation’s only order of nuns ever to engage in the deadly martial art form made so famous by the late Bruce Lee.

Breaking traditions demands respect and takes courage

#1. Nuns At Practice

The Kung Fu Nuns Of Nepal Get More Than A Kick Out of Life
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Hailing from Katmandu, the Kung Fu nuns of Nepal are a force to reckon with in more ways than one. For centuries, nuns were forbidden to participate in this ancient art of self-defense, and a double standard thrived even among the most religious orders of the world. The Nepalese Druk Amitabha Mountain nunnery became the world’s first to allow women to openly practice the martial art of kung fu, which they do faithfully for up to two hours every single day.

Kung Fu is somewhat misunderstood in the western world

Kung fu appeals to many different types of people because it has it own unique performance standard, which nurtures self-confidence and a relentless drive to learn all there is to know about this martial art form. This centuries-old self-defense method was first developed in ancient China and became known to the modern world during the Vietnam era when it was widely practiced among Viet Cong guerrillas. Its worldwide popularity is credited to the cinematic advent of the late kung fu master, Bruce Lee, who at the age of 32, died too young to see the influence kung fu wrought upon the modern concept of self-defense.

#2. Bruce Lee

The Kung Fu Nuns Of Nepal Get More Than A Kick Out of Life  The Kung Fu Nuns Of Nepal Get More Than A Kick Out of Life
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