Shaolin Temple is considered by many as the birthplace of martial arts. Located on Song Mountain in Henan, China, it is where Zen and Chinese Martial Arts originated. Shaolin Temple has over 1500 years of history and today, it is a thriving martial arts community as well as a sacred place. Mount Song is known for its rich ore deposits and rejuvenating mountain springs. Shaolin Kungfu is among the oldest institutionalized styles of Chinese martial arts and often considered that all the Chinese martial arts is originated from Shaolin Kungfu.