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#134911 - 08/24/02 06:19 PM Anybody saw Bodhidharma?
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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 />

#134912 - 11/20/02 11:10 AM Re: Anybody saw Bodhidharma?
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There is a good book written by noted expert Dr. Yang Jwing Ming called Yi Jin Ching/Shii Soei Ching. It discusses in depth the methods and translates many of the documents pertaining to these gongs. His work is different than most others who just publish the standing exersizes. The book actually gets into the conditioning, herbs and potions needed, training times and schedules. It is a very good read.



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