Thursday, February 16, 2012

Secrets of Bodhidharma

Around 500 AD, when an Indian Buddhist monk named Bodhidharma went to China. He taught Indian fighting exercises to the Chinese monks in order to improve their physical condition. All forms of Kung-Fu have evolved from this.

Travelling to China

Bodhidharma was the third son of a local king and a member of the caste of warriors and rulers, arrived in China in 520.
Some say he travelled by sea, from Madras in southern India to Guangzhou and then by land to Nanjing. Other scholars believe that he walked over the Pamir Plateau, across the desert and along the Yellow River to Luoyang, and center of Chinese Buddhist culture.

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