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Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development.

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What is the doctrinal justification for Shaolin martial arts?

It is known that Shaolin monks practice a form of Chan Buddhism. It is also known that they practice their own form of martial arts. What is the doctrinal justification for their practice of martial ...
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New to the site, new to Buddhism

New to the idea of getting external help, too. I have several questions about this path after read this Q&A: New to Buddhism How to get to Nirvana? What attracted me to buddhism was Meditation: ...
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Should a Buddhist advocate the learning of a martial art?

I'm listening to a lecture series about child development and in the first lecture it advocates teaching children martial arts as an aid to enhancing their self-control. I would quite like my daughter ...
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Buddhist shaolin monks and their practice

I once saw a television program about Buddhist shaolin monks. They were extremely skilled in martial arts and begin their training as young as 3-4 years old. Their day consists of martial arts ...
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