In 1978 director Lau Kar-Leung delivered the classic martial arts film THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN to the world. Without a doubt one of the best, most beloved, and often called “The greatest kung fu movie ever made”. It tells the inspirational tale of a young Han student’s determination to make a difference in a land ruled by an oppressive and murderous government. After seeing the cruelty of the Manchu and the destruction of everything he loves, he vows to learn kung fu at the Shaolin Temple so he can fight for the rights of the people. His lofty goal is to create a new chamber… the “36th chamber” where non-monks can be taught the powerful martial arts of Shaolin to stand up against evil. The film contains some of the most memorable training scenes ever committed to film, exciting battles, and an incredible performance (both dramatically and physically) by fan-favorite Gordon Liu (Lau Kar-Fai, aka. Liu Chia-Hui) as Monk San-Te.
The variant design depicts Gordon Liu as the famous and heroic Monk San-Te as he prepares for some rigorous Shaolin kung fu training with the steel rings. He’s in a stance that simultaneously imparts both his wish for peace, and at the same time his ability to be a “Master Killer” if necessary. This version features a simpler text-only background. – Kung Fu Bob
The original art was accomplished with watercolors and markers, and completed in March, 2016.
This artwork has been professionally reproduced on acid and lignin-free, glossy 12 pt. light card-stock paper for all 11×17″ prints, and on high-quality, semi-gloss poster paper for all 18×24″ and 24×36″ poster prints.
The design can also be purchased separately on a T-shirt at 36 STYLES.