March 30, 2011
Kung Fu Master, China
Photograph by Fritz Hoffmann, National Geographic
This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features
Buddhist monk and kung fu master Shi Dejian (above) and his disciples hauled bags of cement and roof tiles up steep mountain paths to build an isolated retreat (in background) away from the tourist crowds at the Shaolin Temple.
See more photographs from the March 2011 feature story "Battle for the Soul of Kung Fu"