Monthly Archives: April 2015

THE BAGUA MANUAL OF SUN LUTANG

– 八卦拳學 A STUDY OF BAGUA BOXING 孫福全 by Sun Fuquan [Lutang] [published April, 1917] [translation by Paul Brennan, April, 2015] – 大總統府校尉官 Junior Field Officer for the Presidential Palace 陸軍步兵上尉七等文虎章孫福全 Captain Sun Fuquan, Infantry, #7 of “Scholar Tiger” Section … Continue reading

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THE TAIJI MANUAL OF SUN LUTANG

– 太極拳學 A STUDY OF TAIJI BOXING 孫福全 by Sun Fuquan [Lutang] [published June, 1921] [translation by Paul Brennan, April, 2015] – 大總統府武承宣官 Head Martial Arts Instructor of the Presidential Palace [appointed by president Xu Shichang himself] 陸軍步兵少校六等文虎章孫福全 Major Sun … Continue reading

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BAGUA SWORD

– 八卦劍學 A STUDY OF BAGUA SWORD 孫福全 by Sun Fuquan [Lutang] [published Nov, 1927] [translation by Paul Brennan, April, 2015] – 陸軍步兵少校六等文虎章孫福全 Major Sun Fuquan, Infantry, #6 of “Scholar Tiger” Section – 序 PREFACE [BY WU XINGU] 古無所謂劍術也自猿公敎少女以刺擊而劍術始見於記載其他如宜僚之弄丸魏博之取合似與劍術有關然不傳其術無從加以評論予幼好技擊苦無師承淸季覔食春明見有所謂三才純陽六合太極靑龍諸劍名心好之而終以為未至也後獲親炙祿堂夫子始得見所謂八卦劍者竊以為歎觀止矣蓋此劍脫胎於八卦拳術左旋為陽右旋為陰於開合變化之中見參互錯綜之妙靜則太極動則爻變究其神之所至卽在不動時已含有靜極而動之妙用非所謂陰陽合撰者耶祿堂師近復以所著八卦劍術見示雖僅有八綱學者如神而明之則六十四卦之交錯無不寓於八綱劍之中猶之八卦實原於乾之一畫是在學者體會已耳自媿一知半解未能闡發祿師之意爰就所知者粗述之附驥名彰抑亦鯫生之幸已 民國十四年十二月歲次乙丑東臺吳心穀拜序 … Continue reading

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