The Shaolin Kung Fu training in the Classic Kung Fu movie “Shaolin vs Lama” is unique in its own way. This film is about a man named Yu Ting who wants to become a Kung Fu Master so he challenges other teachers in order to find out if they are capable of being his teacher.
Yu Ting runs into a young Shaolin Monk (Hsu Shi) who’s job is to get wine and meat for his Master. Hsu Shi tries to help by bringing him to the temple and getting his Master to teach Yu Ting.
Hsu Master refuses to teach Ting because he believes Ting to be unworthy. So Hsu and Ting try to learn kung fu by bribing the Master with chicken. This doesn’t work either.
The Chief Abbot finds out about Ting and expels him from the temple.
Yu Ting is allowed back after helping a young lady from being captured by the Skyhawk Clan. The head of the Clan is a Lama and traitor of the Shaolin temple who, twelve years ago, stole the I-Ching manual.
Hsu Shi’s Master finally takes Yu Ting on as a student but the relationship is ended after the Lama turns up and kills the master who was once his teacher. Yu now sets out to get revenge so he can defeat the Lama Chief.
The Shaolin Kung Fu training is good but different than other movies like “36th Chamber of Shaolin” Some of the techniques I like that’s taught in the movie is the breathing technique and the Buddhist Finger.
The fight scenes in this film are classic and the Chief Lama’s Kung Fu skills are superb.
Yu Ting defeats Chief Lama but to me it’s the Lama that makes the movie he has some of the best lines in the movie and his fighting skills just stand out.
“Shaolin vs Lama” is a good movie that anyone who loves this genre should have.