Richard Del Connor, also known as "Buddha Zhen," discovered the "Masonic Kung Fu" June 2009 while practicing for his 3rd Degree Proficiency Test. The secret dugards and signs of the first degree include arm positions mimicking the use of a hammer and chisel, the symbolic tools of this degree.
Next he discovered the second degree secret hand signs and an elbow strike mimicking the 90 degree square, the symbolic tool of the 2nd degree of Freemasonry.
Then he realized that the secret hand signs of the 3rd degree included the trowel, symbol of a master mason.
He performed the Kung Fu form for his Panamericana Lodge 513 the next day and all the master masons voted unanimously that this was not a coincidence--this was a Kung Fu Form created to practice or teach Freemasony in China during the 1930s.
As Richard continued his research he discovered that the next section of the form was an enactment of the murder of Hiram Abif, the legendary architect Mason who was murdered inside King Solomon's Temple, as it was nearing completion.
The Chinese Freemasons have communicated with Richard about this discovery and...
An official book of Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Gongfu and Taijiquan.
Check out American Zen's music album
Kung Fu Cowboy PART 1
a rock opera about Hiram Abif
building King Solomon's Temple.