When his wife and entire village are brutally murdered by evil Manchu soldiers, the master warrior Kwun (Jet Li) sets out on a mission of vengeance with the only survivor of the massacre his son Ting.
For seven years, the two journey across ancient China on their quest for revenge, always staying one step ahead of the deadly army. But Kwun is forced to face the past when they come across a wealthy benefactor with five young Shaolin masters in his charge who, unbeknownst to Kwun have the detailed map to a priceless treasure tattooed on their backs.
It is not long before Manchu officials find out about the maps, and deadly soldiers come after the masters. Now, in an ancient battle that will pit Kwun against one of the very soldiers who helped to kill his family, he and Ting will unite with the young masters masters of Shaolin for a fight to the death. Get ready for an ancient martial arts battle with the worlds most masterful warriors!