... The Bodhidharma taught Shaolin Monastery some martial arts to exercise their body,
... the reasons why Bodhidharma taught them was, as he saw all the monks are physically weak at that time,
... so with a 'Healthy Body will lead to a Healthy Mind' ...
... i've visited Zen Buddhist Centre 'Bodhidharma',
... years ago,
... when i've trained Karate Kyokushinkai in BKKK, at Riviera Club in Warsaw & more gyms.
... i've also read 'Three Zen Pillars' by Philip Kapleau, years ago.
... now i start to understand why.