Yu Ting is a kung fu fanatic in search of the ultimate master. When he saves a young Shaolin monk, Hsu Shi from a group of mobsters he persuades the young novice monk to smuggle him into the holy gates of Shaolin. However, Ting's presence isn't welcome at the temple and he is driven out, but remains close to the temple, liaising with Hsu Shi. One night Ting rescues a girl from the clutches of the Flying Eagle gang, the leader being the infamous Golden Wheel Lama and sworn enemy of Shaolin Fong Lin. Ting is no match for the Lama and is defeated by him in a furious fight. Realising his kind nature and diligence for the arts, the abbot decides to bring Ting into the Shaolin order and teach him the deadliest techniques to prepare him for the Lama's merciless fury.