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A monk by the name of Boddhidarma brought Dyana to China. Arround the year 400, Boddhidrama came from India to China at the Shaolin mountain. What he installed there was called Chan. Then Boddhidarma went to Japan and founded Zen.
So, what Boddhidarma learned in India is called Dyana yoga. That would the the root of Zen.
Now I bet you know about the Shaolin monks right? Well Boddhidarma didn't just bring Dyana to China, he brought martial arts as well. So all the techniques you see from the Shaolin monks, they all originate from Boddhidarma.
When in Japan, Boddhidarma was not just the founder of Zen, he was the founder of martial arts in Asia. When in Japan he founded the budos as well as Zen. (But Dyana actually touched Korea before Japan, over there its called Seon)
Boddhidarma is the patriach of zen and the founder of the budos in Japan. All modern martial arts of Asia trace back to him.
Now ask yourself this, why would a high level meditation expert be also a high level martial artist.
Like I said do some research. Go to a Zen center near you... Read some books.
Last edited by Ninjadude; 10-30-2009 at 03:29 PM.