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 (), 23 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Harj_9, _Simon_, andrewsmith, Jolly, Igor007
23072 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
futsaowingchun 8
Nikei 2
Jeff_G 1
andrewsmith 1
December
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
Fut Sao Wing Chun Wooden Dummy Form 1969
by futsaowingchun
12/08/16 11:24 PM
History of Martial Arts
by andrewsmith
12/04/16 06:58 AM
inside and outside Pak Sao Drill
by futsaowingchun
12/01/16 12:13 PM
Step and punch Drills
by futsaowingchun
12/01/16 11:54 AM
Siu Lin Tau- Wing Chun 1st form
by futsaowingchun
12/01/16 11:43 AM
Student and Teacher Chi Sao
by futsaowingchun
11/21/16 08:02 AM
MCM Wing Chun 6.5 Point Pole Form
by futsaowingchun
11/21/16 07:58 AM
How to master your Chi Sao
by futsaowingchun
10/24/16 11:00 PM
Hong Kong Kun Fu Inheritor- Southern Praying Manti
by Master_Chow
08/03/16 11:38 AM
Hello! Newbie looking for pointers!
by CristinaLlorens
02/23/16 09:00 AM
Recent Posts
Fut Sao Wing Chun Wooden Dummy Form 1969
by futsaowingchun
12/08/16 11:24 PM
History of Martial Arts
by andrewsmith
12/04/16 06:58 AM
inside and outside Pak Sao Drill
by futsaowingchun
12/01/16 12:13 PM
Step and punch Drills
by futsaowingchun
12/01/16 11:54 AM
Siu Lin Tau- Wing Chun 1st form
by futsaowingchun
12/01/16 11:43 AM
How to master your Chi Sao
by futsaowingchun
12/01/16 11:29 AM
Hong Kong Kun Fu Inheritor- Southern Praying Manti
by Nikei
11/28/16 11:11 AM
Hello! Newbie looking for pointers!
by Jeff_G
11/26/16 08:45 PM
Student and Teacher Chi Sao
by futsaowingchun
11/21/16 08:02 AM
MCM Wing Chun 6.5 Point Pole Form
by futsaowingchun
11/21/16 07:58 AM
Forum Stats
23072 Members
36 Forums
35667 Topics
432681 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

Stun Guns
Variety of stun gun devices for your protection

Buy Pepper Spray
Worry about your family when you’re not around? Visit us today to protect everything you value.

Koryu.com
Accurate information on the ancient martial traditions of the Japanese samurai

C2 Taser
Protect yourself and loved ones from CRIME with the latest C2 Taser citizen model. Very effective.

 

 



Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga