Over the years the secrets of the Shaolin style have been passed on among students of the Shaolin temple. Many styles of Shaolin Kung Fu have evolved into deadly fighting arts and the Shaolin students became the most respected martial artists in China. But with respect comes jealousy and in the search for the ultimate fighter, many Shaolin schools came under attack by warriors looking to prove their skill. Whilst visiting Thailand, Chow, a master of Shaoiin Kung Fu befriends Chi, a Thai boxer who is under threat from the mob. Chow agrees to teach him his Shaolin techniques, especially the death-striking 'Knife style'. Meanwhile back home in Taiwan, Chow's martial arts school, which is being managed by his sister, is under threat from Tu Pien, a Japanese Judo and Karate expert. Tu Pien wants to prove he is the best fighter and throws down a challenge to the revered Chow (known in his homeland as King Boxer). On his return Chow learns of Tu Piens threats to his sister and the destruction he has caused in his school. When Chow beats Tu Pien, the Japanese tyrant plots his revenge and plans to kill his enemy. Unknown to Tu Pien, Chow's friend is on his way to Taiwan to visit his school - but will he be too late?.