Kids From Shaolin (1984)
It stars Jet Li, Yu Chenghui, Yu Hai and Ding Lan from the original 1982Shaolin Temple film, which is also directed by Chang. However, the plot has no bearing with the first movie and hence Kids from Shaolin is a sequel to the original in name only.
The film also stars Li’s first wife, Huang Qiuyan, as his rival and later love interest. Li first met Huang, also a martial artist, in the Beijing Wushu Team and they have two daughters. (The couple have since divorced and Li is married to Nina Li Chi, a former Hong Kong actress.)
In the late Ming Dynasty, former Shaolin monk, Tianlong (“Heaven Chinese Dragon“, played by Yu Hai), and his younger brother, Yilong (“Earth Chinese Dragon“, Hu Jianqiang), raise eight orphan boys whom they saved from murdering bandits ravaging their home village. The children refer to Tianlong as their father and Yilong as their uncle and are taught Shaolin kungfu by the two. All have taken the last character name of Long . They settle at the mountainous area at Lijiang where they stay in a hut.