Kids from Shaolin

Kids from Shaolin, also known as Shaolin Temple 2: Kids from Shaolin, is a 1984 Hong Kong–Chinese kung fu comedy film directed by Chang Hsin-yen. It stars Jet Li, Yu Chenghui, Yu Hai and Ding Lan from the original 1982 Shaolin Temple film, which is also directed by Chang. However, the plot has no relation to the first film, and Kids from Shaolin is a sequel to the original in name only. Like Shaolin Temple, the plot of Kids From Shaolin combines martial arts, comedy and romance elements.


In the late Ming Dynasty, former Shaolin monk, Tianlong ("Heaven Dragon", played by Yu Hai), and his younger brother, Yilong ("Earth Dragon", Hu Jianqiang), raise eight orphan boys whom they saved from murdering bandits ravaging their home village. The children refer to Tianlong as their father and Yilong as their uncle and are taught Shaolin kungfu by the two. All have taken the last character name of Long (龙/龍). They settle at the mountainous area at Lijiang where they live in a hut. The Long boys are playful and often bicker and fight with the daughters of the Bao family who live just across the river and practice Wudangquan. The mischievous Sanlong ("Third Dragon", Jet Li), the oldest of the Long children, likes to tease the third sister of the Bao family, Sanfeng ("Third Phoenix", Huang Qiuyan) who is a tomboy in her late teens and who has a nasty temper.