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THE XINGYI MANUAL OF LIU DIANCHEN

– 形意拳術抉微 SELECTED SUBTLETIES OF THE XINGYI BOXING ART 劉殿琛 by Liu Dianchen [1921] [translation by Paul Brennan, Sep, 2012] – 形意拳術抉微序 PREFACE [BY QI SHUKAI] 吾國人之於事雖至技藝之微末無不窮天地之奧盡性命之理從本原而達於枝葉非苟焉得其一節充然以耀於時者之所為也是以動皆中乎其竅而發之若神醫卜星相日者堪輿信之者不知譏之者亦口耳相傳不足齒之褒貶之例皆淺之為夫而已其師曠之審音公輸之呈巧一與道合而俱莫知其為之况羿射僚丸之各有本原者哉今世競言武技西人之體操日本之柔術誇於世界若獨步然吾國學校亦窮力追從而不敢後可謂炫乎世人之目而震懾其神明者矣乃一遇吾國武術則不待交綏而已決其敗績者知道者常勝逐末者固不宏也吾友劉君殿琛世精武術其名為形意其技內外兼進驚風雨走雷霆其所為書則陰陽五行三才之道歸元於太極叩其功則道家所為通貫天地歸根復命抱一之道皆涵於身以應於藝三十輻共一轂當其無有以為重心所謂知有本原者也昔莊生述庖丁之解牛而以為所好道也進乎技矣彼已窮天地盡性命而人顧誚其汪洋恣肆或則誣之曰文章之美噫誠文章也是一技藝之微之何待千載下始遇大聖而通其說哉劉君知之矣則且於形意抉微加說附圖以示其端民國九年七月蠡吾齊樹楷序於京兆尹公署佳晴喜雨快雪之亭 Whatever we Chinese do, even if it is something small, everything has the … Continue reading

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