I practiced zen meditation a lot when I was young. This last decade or so I do a lot of Qigong (pronounced Chi Kung). The five animal styles (monkey, crane, deer, bear, and tiger) were developed by Taoist monks over 1,300 years ago, and were the foundation of Chinese Martial arts. I prefer Chinese fighting styles because they are centered on spirituality, something sorely lacking in other disciplines.
(Source: you-are-another-me, via skeletongarden)