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  • 27 January 2011, 11:20

Monk shows off balls of steel

Yong Hsueh shows off his talent /Europics

A Shaolin monk has appeared on the Chinese version of Britain's Got Talent - showing off his ability to withstand a kick to the groin.

Yong Hsueh, a practitioner of a rare martial art known as "steel crotch Kung Fu", appeared on the programme on CCTV, China Central Television.

He told the audience: "Steel crotch Kongfu is an ancient art, with roots stretching back to ancient China.

"It's a practice to strengthen and protect the male genital organs so there is less chance they are injured or incapacitated in battle."

Cross legged male members of the audience watched in shock as various members of the panel were invited to boot the monk - who simply bowed and smiled after each blow - between the legs.

The martial art is divided into hard crotch Kung Fu - and soft crotch Kung Fu.

The monk said the former could only be learned by a student that started in childhood - it involved pushing the testicles into the body where they could not be hurt.

But those who started later in life could still hope to master soft crotch Kung Fu which was also said to be good for improving the man's sex life.