Thumbs up! Watch Shaolin monk perform incredible one-finger stand (VIDEO)
Watch this monk perform an incredibly rare Shaolin Kung-Fu skill as he balances into an inversion on just a single finger in front of an amused crowd in China.
The monk first supports himself with two hands on outstretched fingers, not using his palms as he throws his legs up against a board held by two other men.
Then he removes one hand off the ground and balances himself into a full inversion using just his index finger for support.
Video: Monk performs incredible Shaolin skill "one Finger Stand" in N.China pic.twitter.com/JMHhXItUS6— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) October 6, 2015
The two-finger stand is more common, albeit still performed by very few in the world, but the one-finger stand is so rare many internet users still believe it’s a hoax.
Shaolin Kung Fu is one of the oldest styles in Chinese martial arts – it’s over 1,500 years old.