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Some of websites (such as kalaripayattu websites) claim that bodhidharma learned kalaripayattu or some form of martial art from india and then went to china? However, all of the history books that I’ve read state that Bodhidharma is more legend than fact…. most state the legend that he taught meditative exercises and not actual martial arts…. all the history books seem to state that his association with martial arts is legend… my history professor in Chinese history also states this and further states that most historians believe that his association with Chan/ Zen buddhism is legendalso. However, there are books written by kung fu masters that seem to disagree with them? What’s up with that?