Last night I was reading this wuxia novel from a local wuxia writer. According to the novel, good bones and body shape matter in learning martial arts. Is this true, especially in JY's and GL's novels? I know Xiao Feng and Yan Nantian were both well-built men, but I do not recall anywhere stated in the novels that if you do not have a good bones and body shape, you will not be a good martial artist. Personally, I do not think so. Maybe it is just the adaptations, but I do not think ZBT was a muscle man, yet see how he became one of the Greats. Many of the characters in JY's novels were also described as, for example, skinny, fatty, etc. but that did not make them too less a martial artist, right?
Please correct me if I'm wrong.