Bodhidharma had a few following disciples, the two most notable were Tao-yu and Hui-k’o, who was bestowed the patriarchship of his lineage to.  Legend has it that Bodhidharma was poisoned by a jealous monk and died on the banks of Lo River. Three years after his death it is said an official met Bodhidharma while walking in the mountains of Central Asia, oddly he was carrying a staff and with one of his sandals hanging from it. Apparently he told the official he was going back to India. The official’s story created such curiosity that authorities approved to open his tomb, there they found only to find a single sandal inside.  Today Bodhidharma is worshipped in many temples built for him across China.  Shaolin Kung Fu The Shaolin Chan Fa is listed as one of the nine Wai Cha (external schools) of fighting systems and is regarded not only as the first established system in China, but also the best and most influential martial arts school. In comparison, there were the Niei Cha (internal schools), this is where we get Tai Chi Chuan, White Crane and other Chinese internal art forms.  Bodhidharma created chan fa which was 4 integral parts of Shaolin kung fu, also sutras: • 2 Qi gong forms: the Yijin Jing and the Xisui Jing • The Wuxing quan, the 5 original animal forms (tiger, leopard, monkey, crane and snake) • The Lohan Shiba Shou, the 18 Hands of Lohan/Arhat  The movements Bodhidharma created became the 18 essentials which play stress on both motion and stillness which lies at the core of Shaolin Kung Fu A kungfu classic showing two of the Eighteen Lohan Hands patterns: “Presenting Claws” and “Three Levels to Ground”. Sources:  A History of Goju Budo by Kohai Prashanth Raghavan, 3rd Degree Blackbelt The History of Goju Budo by Kohai Dianne Hadad, 3rd Degree Blackbelt