GL : Nowadays, lots of people know Shaolin well, thanks to the movies. Before that, very few people had heard about it, especially before the opening of mainland China 's borders and the apparition of the movies in the 70s. Today, everybody thinks that Kung fu is only from Shaolin, which is not true; there are many Kung fu styles completely different. But it doesn't really matter; the important thing is that the Kung fu culture got to be more and more recognized.
Editors's note : The worldwide success of the 36th chamber of Shaolin triggered the production of a great number of Kung fu flicks
, with “Shaolin” as part of the title]