37th Chamber

37th Chamber
When the Chinese came to California, they brought the mysterious kung fu tradition with them. While that tradition has mostly assimilated into various communities, sometimes communities are based solely on the martial arts. Such is the case with the monastery known only as the 37th Chamber.

Or so the rumors say! This reporter never laid eyes on the fabled Shaolin monastery southeast of Lynchburg, said to lie in low hills cloaked with pine trees and fog. There celestial masters of the martial arts practice their craft, and sometimes take on new students. The proliferation of orange-garbed monks and wars between rival kung fu schools suggest that the 37th Chamber does truly exist, even if it’s exceedingly elusive.

37th Chamber

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