ALL other martial art forms have used its teachings to grow their own paths. From the timeless classic Kung Fu Movies, the David Carradine series “Kung Fu” in the 1970’s to Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and even the “Kung Fu Panda”. Shaolin is held in high regard and with immense respect. The training methods of Shaolin Mind Body and Spirit resonate throughout the self-defense of Master Jim Adkins and his schools of Martial Arts.
After over 28 years of Kung Fu practice in the States and time spent in China at the Shaolin Temple, Master Adkins earned his Discipleship and was accepted as a student of the Shaolin Abbot Shi YongXin by way and recommendation of Shi YanJian. Master Adkins was given the Shaolin Name Shi YanXiang, that roughly translates to 32nd generation Shaolin Disciple “Bringer of Success” or “Auspicious one”. This is a great honor.