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Wang Zeyu, 4, a fee-paying enthusiast of kung fu, displays his newly learnt skills in front of his classmates during a training class at a kung fu school near the Shaolin Temple April 10, 2005 in Dengfeng, Henan Province, China. Zeyu's father sent him to the school from his home in Jiangsu Province, thousands kilometres away from Dengfeng, when he was just 3 years old. And his father must pay 9,800 yuan (US$1195) for one year's tuition at the school, a huge amount for most Chinese. There are more than 80 kung fu schools that line the road from the city of Dengfeng to the Shaolin Temple with hundreds and thousands of young kung-fu lovers from all over the country and beyond studying here. All the schools use the Shaolin name to attract students as the Shaolin Temple is the birthplace of Chinese Kung Fu. (Photo by Cancan Chu/Getty Images)














Wang Zeyu reacts to his teacher during a maths class at a kung fu school near the Shaolin Temple April 10, 2005 in Dengfeng, Henan Province, China. (Photo by Cancan Chu/Getty Images)










Wang Zeyu (L), 4, a fee-paying enthusiast of kung fu, plays with his toy at his dormitory in a kung fu school near the Shaolin Temple April 10, 2005 in Dengfeng, Henan Province, China. (Photo by Cancan Chu/Getty Images)






Wang Zeyu (2nd from L), enjoys his dinner with his classmates at a kung fu school near the Shaolin Temple April 10, 2005 in Dengfeng, Henan Province, China. (Photo by Cancan Chu/Getty Images)


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