To uphold the heritage of martial art and the outstanding historical contribution of great south Asian sage and philosopher ‘BODI DHARMAWe offer ‘Bodhidharma International Martial Art Hall of fame’ to the distinguished, dedicated and genuine martial artists all over the world as selected by the BIMHF board Under Bodhidhrma Martial Art Museum ‘Hall of Fame program’.
Bodhi dharma is a legendary Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China and regarded as its first Chinese patriarch. According to Chinese legend, he also began the physical training of the monks of Shaolin Monastery which led to the creation of Shaolin kungfu. In Japan, he is known as Daruma. His name means “dharma of awakening (Bodhi)” in Sanskrit. He is also the founder of ‘ZEN’ which was pronounced as ’Chan’ in CHINA.
This ‘Hall of Fame’ aims to recognize the martial artists whose contribution to the development and promotion of the art is extraordinary.
‘Bodhi-dharma Hall of Fame’ executive board
The Bodhidharma hall of fame nominees will be selected by the hall of fame executive board every year based on the practitioner’s dedication, any historical achievement or contribution, success in business applying martial art principles, organizational skill or charity endeavours to mankind through martial art philosophy etc.