Shifu Shi Heng Sheng is a 35th Generation Shaolin Disciple from the Songshan Shaolin Temple in the Henan Province of China.
Shifu began his training at the age of 6 and completed the rigorous apprenticeship typical to Shaolin Disciples into his early twenties and is skilled in traditional Shaolin forms, weapons, acrobatics and Sanshou fighting skills.
Since 2003 Shifu Shi Heng Sheng has been teaching Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai-Chi and Qi Gong to students of all ages in UK.
This interview with David shot early in the morning in Chinatown in New York City, is part of an on going series entitled City Athletes by Justin Steele. This documentary project is exploring the vast diversity of New York City's Athletes and sports. This series is not about heroic competition moments, but rather the internal dialog each athlete has with them self while training.
I would like to thank David for sharing his workout and spirt with me.
If you are an athlete in NYC who would be interested in being part of this project please contact Justin Steele justinsteele.com/site/info/