FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Stretching
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
Calligraphy
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

MOTOBU
Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 41 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
old1, Leonar, ManLar, Vimido, raya
22925 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
futsaowingchun 3
Ronin1966 3
Victor Smith 1
GojuRyuboy13 1
cxt 1
October
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
New Topics
The Classic Pak Sao drill
by futsaowingchun
10/20/14 10:32 AM
wing chun kicks and knees
by futsaowingchun
10/09/14 12:55 AM
2014 European Championships Juniors: the Gallery
by ergees
10/05/14 10:56 AM
Tan,Bong,Fuk & Wu Sao
by futsaowingchun
09/30/14 12:10 AM
Living a full life violence free...
by GojuRyuboy13
09/25/14 08:50 AM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Bartfast
08/05/14 04:18 PM
The Karate punch
by Matakiant
10/30/13 07:41 AM
Leo's Judo Journal
by Leo_E_49
01/24/12 02:58 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by
05/13/07 08:02 AM
Recent Posts
Living a full life violence free...
by GojuRyuboy13
10/22/14 07:20 AM
The Classic Pak Sao drill
by futsaowingchun
10/20/14 10:32 AM
Leo's Judo Journal
by swordy
10/11/14 09:21 AM
The Karate punch
by Ronin1966
10/09/14 03:16 PM
wing chun kicks and knees
by futsaowingchun
10/09/14 12:55 AM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Ronin1966
10/08/14 09:22 PM
2014 European Championships Juniors: the Gallery
by ergees
10/05/14 10:56 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by AndyLA
10/04/14 10:20 AM
Tan,Bong,Fuk & Wu Sao
by futsaowingchun
09/30/14 12:10 AM
Forum Stats
22925 Members
36 Forums
35582 Topics
432510 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#130328 - 08/24/02 06:10 PM Anybody saw Bodhidharma??
Nataraja Offline
Newbie

Registered: 08/24/02
Posts: 18
Loc: ATHENS, GREECE
Hello fighters!! I heard about Bodhidharma's three texts that become the foundation of early kung fu. I want to ask if there can be found a translation of them in english- I'm talking about the first which deals with the trasformation of the muscles and the tendons(YI KIN KING) and the second( Book on the cleansing of the marrow), concentrated on energetic exercises. I'm I looking for something that exists, or I'm chasing ghosts of the past? Whoever has a clue, please contact me at NATARAJA_000@YAHOO.COM />
Thanks
OM TAT SAT

Top
#130329 - 02/15/03 06:38 PM Re: Anybody saw Bodhidharma??
Hershal Offline
Member

Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 48
Loc: Sydney
Hey nataraja, If you ever find those texts, could you give me a copy, or a link to them, or where you can buy them etc...
I have no Kung-fu Instructors whithin 3 and a half hours drive of where I live, but it has always been a dream to follow Shaolin crane kung-fu.

~Hershal

(sv_hershal@hotmail.com)

Top
#130330 - 07/12/03 05:19 PM Re: Anybody saw Bodhidharma??
HUSH Offline
Stranger

Registered: 07/12/03
Posts: 2
Loc: New Zealand
Hello,
Yes those books are available, I have one that has the original texts in Mandarin, a direct translation, then an interpretation/explaination.
As far as I know they are available through Yans Martial Arts Association(YMAA)Publishing ISBN 0-940871-06-8
There are apparently a couple other books around, get them if you can they provide some pretty amazing insights into both the Arts and the life of Bodhidarma
Cher
Hush

Top
#130331 - 03/14/04 06:04 PM Re: Anybody saw Bodhidharma??
Anonymous
Unregistered


I'm a direct descendant [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

Top
#130332 - 11/15/04 08:44 PM Re: Anybody saw Bodhidharma??
Anonymous
Unregistered


[QUOTE]Originally posted by Shotokan:
I'm a direct descendant [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG][/QUOTE]

ya right

Top


Moderator:  Ames, Cord, MattJ, McSensei, Reiki 




Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Fight Videos
Night club fight footage and street fights captured with the world's first bouncer spy cam

How to Matrix!
Learn ten times faster with new training method. Learn entire arts for as little as $10 per disk.

Self Defense
Stun guns, pepper spray, Mace and self defense products. Alarms for personal and home use.

TASER MC26C
Stop An Urban Gorilla: Get 2 FREE TASER M26C Replacement Air Cartridges With Each New TASER M26C!

 

Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga