A professional sports company in China is trying to combine traditional martial arts with American-style pro-wrestling.
Oriental Wrestling Entertainment has trained Shaolin monks to perform in the ring. Not everyone is convinced with the East-meets-West experiment.
Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu reports from Shanghai.
In ancient China, students trained in martial arts to protect their communities from bandits and other and other enemies. These days, it is more of a hobby but these men say professional wrestling has given them a new way to turn their passion into a career.