Friday, October 12, 2007

Karate Nuns






"In 1991, a group of French nuns arrived in New York to open a mission. All of them were from the Order of Fraternite Notre Dame. Not one spoke English. Their first plan was to establish a soup kitchen for the poorest of the poor. They chose a storefront in Spanish Harlem and started working.

"Shortly after their arrival, they began to study the martial arts. Though they would never use the arts to hurt someone, a number of them have become quite good. Sister Mary, who is just over five feet tall, is the most serious."

Awesome.

9 comments:

Spring said...

Awesome.

theatre said...

sweet!!!!!

International Mastermind said...

Wow, maybe I will join the convent...

Anonymous said...

Whoa-M-G!

Patsee said...

But what martial art do they study?

ananka said...

The sign behind her head appears to read "tae kwon do."

Jessica said...

Whoa, that's way cool :)

annemarie said...

well that's different...

Anonymous said...

If they ever needed to use their self defense I bet nobody would be expecting it ;D