[QUOTE]Originally posted by azultkd:
Chinese martial art(wushu) are said to be brought to china when a monk brought buddhism to china. He found out that chinese monks at that time were weak are they do not eat meat, thus their concentration while meditating was poor. Martial art was taught to strengthen their body. Qi gong were taught to balance the body and mind.

There was a saying "Tian xia wu gong chu shaolin" All martial art "in china" originated from shaolin.

Recent studies from China researchers says otherwise. Martial art may have a further root in He Nan, China. Martial art may have been passed down from there. Still, India martial had a great influence on Chinese martial art.

Are you referring to Bodhidharma? [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]