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    Immortal Shaolin: The Past, Present, and Future of Kung Fu



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    Sunday, November 12
    Immortal Shaolin: The Past, Present, and Future of Kung Fu
    Immortal Shaolin: The Past, Present, and Future of Kung Fu showcases the essence and evolution of Kung Fu with the Shaolin Temple.
    By Immortal Studios

    Date and time
    Sunday, November 12 · 2 - 4pm PST
    Location
    Million Dollar Theater
    307 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90013

    Immortal Shaolin: The Past, Present, and Future of Kung Fu showcases the essence and evolution of Kung Fu with the Shaolin Temple.
    In a monumental collaboration between the revered Shaolin Temple and Immortal Studios, a unique multimedia experience is set to unveil in the heart of Los Angeles. This unparalleled event aims to bridge 1,500 years of rich Shaolin history with the future aspirations of Kung Fu, casting a spotlight on both its martial and spiritual prowess.
    Scheduled for November 12, 2023 from 2 to 4 pm at the iconic Million Dollar Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, Immortal Shaolin: The Past, Present, and Future of Kung Fu, serves as a vivid exploration of the essence of Shaolin, recognized globally as the birthplace of Kung Fu and Chan (Zen) Buddhism.
    Guiding this journey will be the esteemed Abbot of the Shaolin Temple, Shi Yongxin, accompanied by the elite group of Shaolin warrior monks. Immortal Studios, the collaborating multiplatform entertainment studio building a modern martial arts fantasy universe, is accentuating and deepening the experiential and philosophical dimensions through multi-media stage experience.
    A delightful ensemble awaits attendees: mesmerizing displays of legendary Shaolin superhuman feats, deep dives into their meditation forms, insights into the mysterious internal energy practices for rejuvenation, and firsthand narratives of its storied histories.
    The spectacle does not end here. Prominent Shaolin disciples from the North American martial arts landscape, including Philip Sahagan of Cirque du Soleil fame and Sifu Kisu - the inspiration behind the animated sensation, Avatar: The Last Airbender, including others, are slated to grace the stage.
    An added dimension to the event will be a tribute to Shaolin's cinematic and cultural legacy. From iconic classics like Bruce Lee films to modern wonders like Shaolin Soccer and The Last Airbender, this section underscores Shaolin's global cultural impact.
    Integral to the event will be the announcement of the North American Shaolin Games' victors. The event will culminate in honoring Abbot Shi Yongxin with the inaugural Immortal Martial Hero Award, a testament to his unique contributions to preserving the martial hero spirit.
    Reflecting on the event, Shi Yongxin shared, "Being in Los Angeles offers a wonderful opportunity for the Shaolin Temple to acquaint Americans with the authentic tenets of Shaolin, transcending beyondmartial displays to the profound philosophies and histories underpinning them."
    Payhuan Shiao, CEO of Immortal Studios and long-time Shaolin collaborator, resonated similar sentiments, "Growing up, I've had the privilege of witnessing Shaolin's grandeur, both in stories and in reality. As the world grapples with unprecedented challenges, we hope to infuse the timeless wisdom and strength of Shaolin into people's lives through an event like this, along with power of media and culture to share that to the masses"

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    Immortal Shaolin



    Shaolin Temple and Immortal Studios Team Up for “Immortal Shaolin” in LA
    Modern-day wuxia company Immortal Studios is putting the spotlight on Shaolin’s global cultural legacy

    Adan Kohnhorst

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    The abbot of the Shaolin Temple, Shi Yongxin, is heading to LA to celebrate kung fu’s past, present and future.

    On November 12th, wuxia entertainment company Immortal Studios is teaming up with the abbot and warrior monks of the Shaolin Temple for “Immortal Shaolin.” The live event at the Million Dollar Theater will showcase rare displays of superhuman martial arts skills and meditative practices, as well as the living, global cultural legacy of Shaolin kung fu.

    Immortal Studios is a media company aiming to revolutionize Asian-American storytelling and bring wuxia — a Chinese genre of martial arts fantasy — into the modern age. Audiences can expect feats of strength and skill from the Shaolin monks, and teachings from the current abbot of the Shaolin Temple Shi Yongxin, who will be receiving the inaugural Immortal Martial Hero Award.

    “Growing up, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing Shaolin’s grandeur, both in stories and in reality,” says Immortal Studios Founder Peter Shiao.



    “As the world grapples with unprecedented challenges, we hope to infuse the timeless wisdom and strength of Shaolin into people’s lives through an event like this, along with power of media and culture to share that to the masses.”

    Besides the abbot and the monks themselves, other major kung fu names will be joining in.

    Sifu Kisu will explain how he transformed various Chinese kung fu styles into the bending techniques of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender.’ Also on the program is the announcement of 2023’s North American Shaolin Games winners, and a celebration of the Shaolin Temple’s enduring legacy and impact on global film and pop culture.

    Tickets are available on Eventbrite. Follow Immortal Studios on Twitter for more information about their biggest Kickstarter yet, launching this month.

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    Million Dollar Theater
    307 S Broadway
    Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States

    Live on stage, on Sunday, November 12th at the Million Dollar Theatre in Downtown LA, witness the breathtaking blend of strength, precision, and spiritual discipline that has been honed over centuries by the monks of the Shaolin Temple. They are truly the living embodiment of the harmony between mind, body, and spirit.

    This live on-stage activation goes to the heart of martial arts, and the philosophies that guide it. Featuring a dive into the mysteries of Kung Fu with extraordinary feats from Shaolin warrior monks, and more – including a glimpse behind the inspirations of “Avatar: The Last Airbender.”

    Sunday, November 12, 2:00-4:00pm

    Million Dollar Theater

    307 S Broadway

    Los Angeles CA 90013

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immorta...s-742576063997
    Hope to see some of you there!
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    From Immortal Studios Press Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Immortal Studios and Shaolin Temple Offer Healing and Empowerment Through Martial Arts to the Los Angeles Community

    Los Angeles, CA – [November 9th, 2023] – In recognition of the economic challenges faced by many in Los Angeles, Immortal Studios, in collaboration with the legendary Shaolin Temple, is earmarking gratis seats for their upcoming "Immortal Shaolin: The Past, Present, and Future of Kung Fu" event to individuals experiencing economic hardship.

    This initiative, under the banner of 'Empowering Angels,' invites single mothers, inner-city youths, artists affected by industry strikes, emerging cultural creators and formerly incarcerated to be their guests at an afternoon that will start with a special Shaolin blessing and ceremony aimed at bringing positivity, healing, and empowerment to the “Cities of Angels” community. The event, scheduled for November 12, 2023, from 2 to 4 pm at the historic Million Dollar Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, promises to be a transformative experience.

    The program aligns with the spirit of the event, which celebrates the incredible journey of Shaolin from its origins to its current status as a cultural icon, immortalized in films and popular media. The narrative is enriched by prominent figures such Sifu Kisu, the martial artist who inspired and consulted with the animated hit "Avatar: The Last Airbender, and other prominent members of the Shaolin community.

    "Being in Los Angeles offers a wonderful opportunity for the Shaolin Temple to acquaint Americans with the authentic tenets of Shaolin, transcending beyond martial displays to the profound philosophies and practical lifestyles underpinning them," shared Abbot Shi Yongxin.

    “LA has been through a lot in these past period, and we just wanted people to know that we want to offer some palpable support to people who are having a hard time. In Zen everything starts with the mind, and through this event we want to share some “peace of mind” with all who are seeking it in a uniquely Kung Fu kind of way, says Payhuan Peter Shiao, the founder of Immortal Studios.

    Tickets for this event are available on the Eventbrite page, with the special code 'EmpoweringAngels' providing complimentary access to those who self-identify with the described categories. For more information about the event and the 'EmpoweringAngels' initiative, please visit [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immorta...-742576063997].

    About Immortal Studios
    Immortal Studios is an emerging Hollywood content studio seeking to “turn the page” in global pop culture through its interconnected “storyverse” rooted in the rich tradition of martial arts fantasy (known as Wuxia). Its foundational stories first launched as comic books which have been Kickstarter fan favorited projects, are deeply intertwined with Shaolin philosophy and features multiple Shaolin characters.

    About Shaolin Temple
    The Shaolin Temple, a Zen Buddhist temple located in Dengfeng City, is the main temple of the Shaolin school of Buddhism to this day. Renowned as the birthplace of both Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Kung Fu, it is a symbol of discipline, strength, and wisdom. The Temple continues to share its profound legacy of Shaolin teachings, martial arts, and cultural significance with the world, fostering a community that spans across continents and cultures.

    Contact Information: Christopher Lee (310-365-1901)


    Nov 12th—Join Immortal Studios in LA as we team up with the abbot and warrior monks of the Shaolin Temple, a 1,800-year-old spiritual legacy—to celebrate kung fu’s past, present and future. You can expect:
    Martial arts demonstrations from the Warrior Monks of Shaolin. 💪
    Guided meditations with a community of wisdom seekers, martial artists, and comic enthusiasts.☮️
    Wisdom teachings from leader, Abbot Shi Yongxin.✨
    Guest appearances including Sifu Kisu, the kung fu master who influenced the bending techniques of 'Avatar: The Last Airbender.' 💥

    As a thank you for being a part of our journey, use this promo code for 20% off the event: ImmortalShaolin

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    Also note - we're looking for a few volunteers. I'm told volunteers will get a photo op and a commemorative hat. Follow the link below to sign up.

    11/12 Immortal Shaolin signup sheet
    Nov. 12, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (check in at 12:00 PM) at the Million Dollar Theater in DTLA (307 S Broadway).

    Registration attendants, aisle ushers, and stage hands will be needed to support the audience and talent in a smooth show.

    To sign up, select a row below

    Show classic view Show volunteers

    What and when

    Open Sign up
    Registration attendant
    Sunday, Nov. 12, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Aisle usher
    Sunday, Nov. 12, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Stage hand
    Sunday, Nov. 12, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Hope to see you there!
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    Shaolin monks bring Kung Fu to U.S.(1/6)
    2023-11-14 10:54:33Ecns.cn Editor :Li Yan


    Monks of the Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu group greet the audience after a performance at the Million Dollar Theater in Los Angeles, California, the United State, Nov. 12, 2023. (Photo: China News Service/Zhang Shuo)
    Organized by the renowned Songshan Shaolin Temple in China, a series of martial arts-related activities took place in Los Angeles.


    A martial arts student performs at the Million Dollar Theater in Los Angeles, California, the United State, Nov. 12, 2023. (Photo: China News Service/Zhang Shuo)
    There are 4 more pix but they were tricky to cut&paste so I didn't bother.


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