Monthly Archives: May 2015

FURTHER WRITINGS OF SUN LUTANG

– ESSAYS BY SUN LUTANG [translation by Paul Brennan, May, 2015] – In addition to Sun’s five famous books… 形意拳學 A Study of Xingyi Boxing (1915) 八卦拳學 A Study of Bagua Boxing (1917) 太極拳學 A Study of Taiji Boxing (1921) … Continue reading

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THE XINGYI MANUAL OF SUN LUTANG

– 形意拳學 A STUDY OF XINGYI BOXING 孫福全 by Sun Fuquan [Lutang] [published May, 1915] [centennial translation by Paul Brennan, May, 2015] – 形意拳學序 PREFACE [BY ZHAO HENG] 武力諸技術率皆託始達摩而支分派别真以偽雜或利用而不良於觀或上下進退善為容而用焉輙窒因以致敗則傳受其要也拳法門內人言以太極為第一門而世俗所傳綿掌八極十二節充其量不過一匹夫之所能其專事吐納導引若五禽八段錦造次敵至手足無措又無以應變唯形意體本太極擴而發之不窮於用且年過可學一介儒生下至婦人女子力無不可為者而緩衣博帶無擇技之至者進乎道而通乎神痀僂丈人承蜩累五丸不墜猶掇呂梁丈夫蹈水與齊俱入與汨偕出庖丁十九年解牛數千刀刃若新發於硎莊子固多寓言抑豈遂無其事而故為此俶儻以自快其所託也書中所稱拳法大師郭雲深某嘗聞其力能摧壁又令五壯佼拄巨竿於腹一鼓氣五人者皆到退至五六步外撲地跌坐顧終身未嘗以所長加人隱死茶肆孫君旣為其再傳弟子淵源所自術業之精不問可决也往歲某見有寫本五公山人新城王餘佑所著刀法拳術心竊好之而未暇錄福以存曶曶今二十年十三刀法已梓行不復能憶其拳術亶憶其主要曰意氣力而力不自力他人之力皆其力道在用藉極其所至可以撼山灑海軒拄天地凡意氣之所至皆力之所至與今孫君所傳是不同出一原抑原一而異其支與流裔孫君當能知其所以然凡所與游儻有錄傳其書者尚望轉以相告勿秘藏也 民國四年五月湘帆趙衡序 The various martial skills began with Damo, then divided into … Continue reading

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