Bodhi dharma was born in the 5/6 centuary,still it is un known .AND the truth says that he is a man from the pallava dynasty and by birth a kshatriya.His father's name is Simmaverman.
He had too elder brothers,Kandha verman IV and Nandhiverman.bodhidharma's real name is Budhha verman.In the ancient pallava king doms .The last son of the king's family was given to budhha ashram.In such a way the palla king Simma verman gave his third son,budhha verman to budha
Bodhi dharma is credited for bringing zen buddhish to china and he is the first partiach of chinese zen lineage
BODHIDHARMA AND HIS KUNG FU
bodhidharma learned verma kalai which is the martial art fighting introduced by maharashi agastiar.
It was that only them from the royal blood learnt who learnt it.And that time the people of pallava dynasty gave much importance to medicine .Which was an important part in vermakalai.It was the use of herbs to cure different types of diseases.Then it was that pallava dynasty should also become popular in the asian continents.His mother send him to china through the eastern way of INDIA and through butan .It took three years to reach china.So basically kungfu is from vermakalai.