Is martial arts Chinese or Japanese?
Karate was developed in what is now Okinawa, Japan, and Kung Fu in China. Karate is a form of unarmed Japanese martial arts developed from fighting methods of the RyÅ«kyÅ« Islands in Okinawa, Japan. Kung fu consists of a number of fighting styles that have developed over the centuries in China.
Are Shaolin monks Chinese or Japanese?
It combines Ch’an philosophy and martial arts and originated and was developed in the Shaolin temple in Henan province, Greater China during its 1500 year history. This may interest you : Can you train 2 martial arts at once?.