Start September 2020

TO SHAOLIN BY MOTORCYCLE

A documented single journey into the Middle Kingdom. The new most spontaneous action of my life. Stories about adventures, joys and difficulties once a week on YouTube and Instagram, don’t miss the start.

Ended on November 31, 2020

Thanks to everyone who participated, if you want to watch all the episodes, then at the bottom of this page there are links to all the episodes, or you can immediately go to the channel on YouTube[in Russian]

To Shaolin by Motorcycle 1
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in Shaolin
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The background

How it was by the plane

In 2015 I quitted an office job and took my way to Shaolin Temple. In 2019 a YouTube video with my interviewabout life in Shaolin hit more than 2 million views in one week, and the last year it got over 6 million views.

Travel is the way

Way around Asia

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cities
countries
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Through the old places

Early in the morning I’ll stop by the main gate of Shaolin Temple. I’m gonna get on the kung fu show, show the place where I camped out and lived for the first two weeks. I’ll show you how Dengfeng has changed in the last years.

Tai Chi and Bagua - Two sequences of one diagram by shaolin60

I’m learning

Since 2019 I have been studying for a master’s degree in Beijing, studying Chinese philosophy, since 2015 I have been studying martial arts and bodily practices, in five years I have accumulated topics for conversation.

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I’m creating

From St. Petersburg to the east, with a stop at Baikal Lake. Ulaanbaatar to the Chinese border From Beijing through Guoliang to Shaolin Temple. Traveling west to Xinjiang, Kazakhstan, back to Russia through the cities .

How will I move

“Once a spring is broken through, it can flow anywhere, if the road is laid out, you can go anywhere.”

Current location

Upon arrival at the point, I throw a location into the Telegram channel, as well as information about meetings. (click on title)

The road will be mastered by on-roading
Despite the challenges of the journey, the pass of borders during the pandemic, I do not call it difficulties, I think of it as a “way”. The way is distinguished by the absence of rigid plans at intermediate points.
Alexey Karpov travels to the USA, selfie on the oldest funicular in Los Angeles
“He left his native Saint-Petersburg, gave up a good job, a rotten apartment, all his past life and left for the other side of the Earth.”
Anna Savelyeva
laowai.ru
years in Shaolin
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I’m talking about

What interests me

Everyone in their life should have their own guidelines for growth, their goals in achieving of which development is felt. I am similar to you in that Shaolin was a dream that inspires

  • Motivation of others
  • Freedom as a lifestyle
  • Ready for change
  • Man to man
Video reviews

Influencer impressions

Hundreds of warm reviews from people who have changed their view of Shaolin

“His biography is a catchy story, how to live not according to a pattern, but follow an inner feeling”
Nikolai Yivoglyadov
gol.ru
“It’s a story about how and why actually learning Shaolin kung fu, and how you can understand life by simply repeating the same movements year after year. It’s a great story!”
Leonid Pashkowski
“I Want Home”
Motorcycle trip

Saint Petersburg — Shaolin​ Temple

The aim is

to show the entrance to Shaolin Temple (China) the second time, reporting all what I see in YouTube

The purpose
  • Organize spontaneous meetings with people;
  • Share the rules and tips of safe motorcycle ride;
  • Motivate others to become self-aware;
  • Show others that traveling is bigger than it seems to be, it’s a road to yourself

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