Chinmi is a young Chinese boy devoted to martial arts training. Word of his skill reaches the kung-fu masters at the famous Dailin temple who invite him to study with them. Through his own dedication and the guidance of his teachers, Chinmi becomes one of the top students at the temple. Eventually the time comes for him to leave Dailin and make a pilgrimage. On his journey he faces a number of dangers that test his skills, but he also meets many people who inspire him in different ways. A chastened but determined Chinmi returns to Dailin for advanced training. But soon his skills are needed again - the Mongol hordes are nearing the temple.
Tekken Chinmi had twelve volumes published in English as Ironfist Chinmi by Bloomsbury Publishing, from July 14, 1995 to January 30, 1997. The volumes are not numbered, but subtitled Kung Fu Boy, Journey to Mount Shen, Victory for the Spirit, Leap of Faith, Attack of the Black Flame, Blind Fury, Pole Stars, Drunken Master, Breaking Glass, Boxing Clever, Whirlwind Fist and Cutting Edge.