As feuding warlords fight to expand their power, the noble monks of the Shaolin Temple clean up the mess left behind, tending to the injured while trying their best to protect the poor and weak. General Hou Jie (Andy Lau, "Warlords," "House of Flying Daggers") has caused much of this mess with his violent and ruthless tactics that rarely discriminate between soldiers and civilians.
When Hou is betrayed by his sworn brother (and second in command) Cao Man (Nicholas Tse, "The Promise," "Shaolin Soccer"), he is forced into hiding, and takes refuge with the monks (including Jackie Chan, "The Karate Kid," "Rush Hour") at their hidden mountain temple. As the days pass, he finds himself more and more at ease as he learns the ways of peace, and begins to release his hatred through Martial Zen. But Cao is not far behind, and war soon reaches the temple, where the monks are ready to fight back- with their unstoppable Shaolin Kung Fu.