CHEN WEIMING’S ADDITIONAL TAIJI PHOTOS

附圖
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS FOR THE TAIJI BOXING SOLO SET
陳微明
by Chen Weiming
[1933]

[translation by Paul Brennan, June, 2020]

附圖說明
ABOUT THE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

余著太極拳術一書用楊澄甫先生攝影圖式缺者余為補之共五十圖閱者尚嫌圖少余去歲赴粤應中山大學之聘請有梁生勁予者欲余攝太極全圖凡轉動之處可攝者均攝出無遺共一百十八式較原圖增多六十八式今將此圖製成銅版付印附於書內閱者參觀附圖更為明瞭惟複式太多未能重印特編為詳細目錄連重複者共二百六十一式按目索圖亦不費力余新攝之圖與楊澄甫先生在杭州所攝之圖比較觀之姿式規矩尚未差異是可告于閱者
太極起式假定面向正南轉右則為正西轉左則為正東轉後則為正北或正或隅均以起式向南而推之此圖從首至終均照一定之方向閱者觀圖卽可知其向何方也
凡轉動之處雖未能停止然以便閱者明其轉動之方向形式故于轉動之處亦攝一圖或二圖雖不能如電影片之密合亦可以觀得其大槪凡轉動之處必須圓滿不可有凹凸稜角則得之矣
When I wrote The Art of Taiji Boxing [1925], I used photos of Yang Chengfu. Where there were postures unrepresented by these photos, I added photos of myself, resulting in fifty photos altogether [thirty-seven of Yang, thirteen of Chen], but readers felt that this amount was still not enough. Last year [1932], I was invited to Sun Yat-sen University in Guangdong by Liang Jinyu. He wanted to photograph me demonstrating the entire Taiji boxing set, every transitional movement, nothing left out. This resulted in a total of a hundred and eighteen photos, sixty-eight more than the original total.
  I now present these photos, which are to be used alongside the text of the original book in order to provide readers of it with even greater understanding. Because many of the photos are reused, they have been specially arranged into a list showing the postures in their complete order. The continuous series of movements, including repetitions, amounts to two hundred sixty-one postures [meaning there are a hundred forty-three occasions in which photos from among the hundred eighteen are reused]. With the photos listed in this way, no extra effort is required on your part.
  Comparing this new set of photos to the original ones taken of Yang Chengfu while in Hangzhou, they noticeably adhere to the same orientation: In the beginning posture, he and I are both facing to the south, and thus the west is to our right, east to our left, and the north is behind us. Whatever direction the subsequent postures move toward, they are all based on the initial posture facing south. From beginning to end, these photos stick to this pattern, and thus you can always know what direction the postures are facing.
  When turning to a new direction, there is no actual pausing in the motion, but a photo or two has been added for such moments in order to make it clear which direction a posture has turned toward. Although this is not as detailed as a film reel would be, you will nevertheless get the general idea. When turning, the shift to the new direction also has to be complete, neither turning insufficiently nor too far, and then the proper orientations will be maintained.

附圖目錄
THE PHOTOS ARRANGED IN ORDER

第一圖 太極起式
Photo 1 – BEGINNING POSTURE:

第二圖 攬雀尾單手掤式
Photo 2 – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (warding off with one hand):

第三圖 攬雀尾合手式
Photo 3 – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (transitional movement of the hands closing toward each other):

第四圖 攬雀尾雙手掤式
Photo 4 – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (warding off with both hands):

第五圖 攬雀尾捋式
Photo 5 – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (rolling back – transitional movement):

第六圖 攬雀尾捋式
Photo 6 – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (rolling back – finished posture):

第七圖 攬雀尾擠式
Photo 7 – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pressing – transitional movement):

第八圖 攬雀尾擠式
Photo 8 – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pressing – finished posture):

第九圖 攬雀尾按式
Photo 9 – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pushing – transitional movement):

第十圖 攬雀尾按式
Photo 10 – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pushing – finished posture):

第十一圖 單鞭轉動式
Photo 11 – SINGLE WHIP (transitional movement 1):

第十二圖 單鞭轉動式
Photo 12 – SINGLE WHIP (transitional movement 2):

第十三圖 單鞭式
Photo 13 – SINGLE WHIP (finished posture):

第十四圖 提手式
Photo 14 – RAISE THE HANDS:

第十五圖 白鶴亮翅合手式
Photo 15 – WHITE CRANE SHOWS IT WINGS (transitional movement of the hands closing toward each other):

第十六圖 白鶴亮翅式
Photo 16 – WHITE CRANE SHOWS IT WINGS (finished posture):

第十七圖 摟膝抝步往後轉動式
Photo 17 – BRUSH PAST YOUR LEFT KNEE IN A CROSSED STANCE (transitional movement of going toward the rear):

第十八圖 摟膝抝步往前轉動式
Photo 18 – BRUSH PAST YOUR LEFT KNEE IN A CROSSED STANCE (transitional movement of coming back to the front):

第十九圖 左摟膝抝步式
Photo 19 – BRUSH PAST YOUR LEFT KNEE IN A CROSSED STANCE (finished posture):

第二十圖 手揮琵琶式
Photo 20 – PLAY THE LUTE:

第二十一圖 同第十九圖左摟膝抝步式
Photo 21 (repeat of photo 19) – BRUSH PAST YOUR LEFT KNEE IN A CROSSED STANCE (finished posture):

第二十二圖 摟膝抝步往後轉動式
Photo 22 – BRUSH PAST YOUR RIGHT KNEE IN A CROSSED STANCE (transitional movement of going toward the rear):

第二十三圖 右摟膝抝步式
Photo 23 – BRUSH PAST YOUR RIGHT KNEE IN A CROSSED STANCE (finished posture):

第二十四圖 摟膝抝步往後轉動式
Photo 24 – BRUSH PAST YOUR LEFT KNEE IN A CROSSED STANCE (transitional movement of going toward the rear):

第二十五圖 同十九圖左摟膝抝步式
Photo 25 (repeat of photo 19) – BRUSH PAST YOUR LEFT KNEE IN A CROSSED STANCE (finished posture):

第二十六圖 同二十圖手揮琵琶式
Photo 26 (repeat of photo 20) – PLAY THE LUTE:

第二十七圖 進步搬攔錘往左轉動式
Photo 27 – ADVANCE, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (transitional movement of going toward the left):

第二十八圖 進步搬攔錘往左轉動式
Photo 28 – ADVANCE, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (transitional movement of continuing toward the left):

第二十九圖 進步搬攔錘式
Photo 29 – ADVANCE, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (transitional movement of going forward):

第三十圖 進步搬攔錘式
Photo 30 – ADVANCE, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (finished posture):

第三十一圖 如封似閉式
Photo 31 – SEALING SHUT (transitional movement 1):

第三十二圖 如封似閉式
Photo 32 – SEALING SHUT (transitional movement 2):

第三十三圖 如封似閉式
Photo 33 – SEALING SHUT (finished posture):

第三十四圖 十字手轉動式
Photo 34 – CROSSED HANDS (transitional movement 1):

第三十五圖 十字手轉動式
Photo 35 – CROSSED HANDS (transitional movement 2):

第三十六圖 十字手式
Photo 36 – CROSSED HANDS (finished posture):

第三十七圖 抱虎歸山式
Photo 37 – CAPTURE THE TIGER AND SEND IT BACK TO ITS MOUNTAIN (transitional movement):

第三十八圖 抱虎歸山式
Photo 38 – CAPTURE THE TIGER AND SEND IT BACK TO ITS MOUNTAIN (finished posture):

第三十九圖 同第五圖攬雀尾捋式
Photo 39 (repeat of photo 5) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (rolling back – transitional movement):

第四十圖 同第六圖攬雀尾捋式
Photo 40 (repeat of photo 6) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (rolling back – finished posture):

第四十一圖 同第七圖攬雀尾擠式
Photo 41 (repeat of photo 7) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pressing – transitional movement):

第四十二圖 同第八圖攬雀尾擠式
Photo 42 (repeat of photo 8) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pressing – finished posture):

第四十三圖 同第九圖攬雀尾按式
Photo 43 (repeat of photo 9) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pushing – transitional movement):

第四十四圖 同第十圖攬雀尾按式
Photo 44 (repeat of photo 10) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pushing – finished posture):

第四十五圖 同第十一圖單鞭轉動式
Photo 45 (repeat of photo 11) – SINGLE WHIP (transitional movement 1):

第四十六圖 同第十二圖單鞭轉動式
Photo 46 (repeat of photo 12) – SINGLE WHIP (transitional movement 2):

第四十七圖 肘下錘轉動式
Photo 47 – PUNCH UNDER THE ELBOW (transitional movement 1):

第四十八圖 肘下錘轉動式
Photo 48 – PUNCH UNDER THE ELBOW (transitional movement 2):

第四十九圖 肘下錘式
Photo 49 – PUNCH UNDER THE ELBOW (finished posture):

第五十圖 倒輦猴往後轉動式
Photo 50 – RETREAT, DRIVING AWAY THE MONKEY (with the right hand – transitional movement):

第五十一圖 倒輦猴式
Photo 51 – RETREAT, DRIVING AWAY THE MONKEY (with the right hand – finished posture):

第五十二圖 倒輦猴往後轉動式
Photo 52 – RETREAT, DRIVING AWAY THE MONKEY (with the left hand – transitional movement):

第五十三圖 倒輦猴式
Photo 53 – RETREAT, DRIVING AWAY THE MONKEY (with the left hand – finished posture):

第五十四圖 同五十圖倒輦猴往後轉動式
Photo 54 (repeat of photo 50) – RETREAT, DRIVING AWAY THE MONKEY (with the right hand – transitional movement):

第五十五圖 同五十一圖倒輦猴式
Photo 55 (repeat of photo 51) – RETREAT, DRIVING AWAY THE MONKEY (with the right hand – finished posture):

第五十六圖 斜飛合手式
Photo 56 – DIAGONAL FLYING POSTURE (transitional movement of the hands closing toward each other):

第五十七圖 斜飛式
Photo 57 – DIAGONAL FLYING POSTURE (finished posture):

第五十八圖 同十四圖提手式
Photo 58 (repeat of photo 14) – RAISE THE HANDS:

第五十九圖 同十五圖白鶴亮翅合手式
Photo 59 (repeat of photo 15) – WHITE CRANE SHOWS IT WINGS (transitional movement of the hands closing toward each other):

第六十圖 同十六圖白鶴亮翅式
Photo 60 (repeat of photo 16) – WHITE CRANE SHOWS IT WINGS (finished posture):

第六十一圖 同第十七圖摟膝抝步往後轉動式
Photo 61 (repeat of photo 17) – BRUSH PAST YOUR LEFT KNEE IN A CROSSED STANCE (transitional movement of going toward the rear):

第六十二圖 同十八圖摟膝抝步往前轉動式
Photo 62 (repeat of photo 18) – BRUSH PAST YOUR LEFT KNEE IN A CROSSED STANCE (transitional movement of coming back to the front):

第六十三圖 同十九圖左摟膝抝步式
Photo 63 (repeat of photo 19) – BRUSH PAST YOUR LEFT KNEE IN A CROSSED STANCE (finished posture):

第六十四圖 海底針式
Photo 64 – NEEDLE UNDER THE SEA:

第六十五圖 扇通臂式
Photo 65 – FAN THROUGH THE ARMS:

第六十六圖 撇身錘式
Photo 66 – TORSO-FLUNG PUNCH (transitional movement 1):

第六十七圖 撇身錘式
Photo 67 – TORSO-FLUNG PUNCH (transitional movement 2):

第六十八圖 撇身錘式
Photo 68 – TORSO-FLUNG PUNCH (finished posture):

第六十九圖 上步搬攔錘轉動式
Photo 69 – STEP FORWARD, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (transitional movement 1):

第七十圖 上步搬攔錘轉動式
Photo 70 – STEP FORWARD, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (transitional movement 2):

第七十一圖 上步搬攔錘式
Photo 71 – STEP FORWARD, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (transitional movement 3):

第七十二圖 上步搬攔錘式
Photo 72 – STEP FORWARD, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (finished posture):

第七十三圖 上步攬雀尾合手式
Photo 73 – STEP FORWARD, CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (transitional movement of the hands closing toward each other):

第七十四圖 同四圖攬雀尾雙手掤式
Photo 74 (repeat of photo 4) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (warding off with both hands):

第七十五圖 同五圖攬雀尾捋式
Photo 75 (repeat of photo 5) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (rolling back – transitional movement:

第七十六圖 同六圖攬雀尾捋式
Photo 76 (repeat of photo 6) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (rolling back – finished posture):

第七十七圖 同七圖攬雀尾擠式
Photo 77 (repeat of photo 7) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pressing – transitional movement):

第七十八圖 同八圖攬雀尾擠式
Photo 78 (repeat of photo 8) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pressing – finished posture):

第七十九圖 同九圖攬雀尾按式
Photo 79 (repeat of photo 9) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pushing – transitional movement):

第八十圖 同十圖攬雀尾按式
Photo 80 (repeat of photo 10) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pushing – finished posture):

第八十一圖 同十一圖單鞭轉動式
Photo 81 (repeat of photo 11) – SINGLE WHIP (transitional movement 1):

第八十二圖 同十二圖單鞭轉動式
Photo 82 (repeat of photo 12) – SINGLE WHIP (transitional movement 2):

第八十三圖 同十三圖單鞭式
Photo 83 (repeat of photo 13) – SINGLE WHIP (finished posture):

第八十四圖 抎手式
Photo 84 – CLOUDING HANDS (part 1):

第八十五圖 抎手式
Photo 85 – CLOUDING HANDS (part 2):

第八十六圖 抎手式
Photo 86 – CLOUDING HANDS (part 3):

第八十七圖 抎手式
Photo 87 – CLOUDING HANDS (part 4):

[Repeat of photo 84 – CLOUDING HANDS (part 5)]

[Repeat of photo 85 – CLOUDING HANDS (part 6)]

第八十八圖 同八十六圖抎手式
Photo 88 (repeat of photo 86) – CLOUDING HANDS (part 7):

第八十九圖 同十三圖單鞭式
Photo 89 (repeat of photo 13) – SINGLE WHIP:

第九十圖 高探馬式
Photo 90 – RISING UP AND REACHING OUT TO THE HORSE (transitional movement):

第九十一圖 高探馬式
Photo 91 – RISING UP AND REACHING OUT TO THE HORSE (finished posture):

第九十二圖 右分脚往右轉動式
Photo 92 – KICK TO THE RIGHT SIDE (transitional movement of going toward the right):

第九十三圖 右分脚往左合手式
Photo 93 – KICK TO THE RIGHT SIDE (transitional movement of going toward the left, the hands coming together):

第九十四圖 右分脚式
Photo 94 – KICK TO THE RIGHT SIDE (finished posture):

第九十五圖 左分脚往左合手式
Photo 95 – KICK TO THE LEFT SIDE (transitional movement of going toward the left, the hands closing toward each other):

第九十六圖 左分脚往右合手式
Photo 96 – KICK TO THE LEFT SIDE (transitional movement of going toward the right, the hands coming together):

第九十七圖 左分脚式
Photo 97 – KICK TO THE LEFT SIDE (finished posture):

第九十八圖 轉身蹬脚式
Photo 98 – TURN AROUND, PRESSING KICK:

第九十九圖 摟膝抝步式
Photo 99 – BRUSH PAST YOUR LEFT KNEE IN A CROSSED STANCE:

第一百圖 摟膝抝步式
Photo 100 – BRUSH PAST YOUR RIGHT KNEE IN A CROSSED STANCE:

第一百零一圖 進步栽錘式
Photo 101 – ADVANCE, PLANTING PUNCH:

第一百零二圖 翻身白蛇吐信式
Photo 102 – TURN AROUND, WHITE SNAKE FLICKS OUT ITS TONGUE (transitional movement):

第一百零三圖 翻身白蛇吐信式
Photo 103 – TURN AROUND, WHITE SNAKE FLICKS OUT ITS TONGUE (finished posture):

第一百零四圖 上步搬攔錘式
Photo 104 – STEP FORWARD, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (transitional movement):

第一百零五圖 同三十圖上步搬攔錘式
Photo 104 (repeat of photo 30) – STEP FORWARD, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (finished posture):

第一百零六圖 轉身合手式
Photo 106 – RIGHT PRESSING KICK (transitional movement of turning the body, the hands coming together):

第一百零七圖 右蹬脚式
Photo 107 – RIGHT PRESSING KICK (finished posture):

第一百零八圖 披身伏虎轉動式
Photo 108 – LEFT DRAPING THE BODY, FIGHTING-TIGER POSTURE (transitional movement):

第一百零九圖 左披身伏虎式
Photo 109 – LEFT DRAPING THE BODY, FIGHTING-TIGER POSTURE (finished posture):

第一百零十圖 右披身伏虎式
Photo 110 – RIGHT DRAPING THE BODY, FIGHTING-TIGER POSTURE:

第一百十一圖 轉身合手式
Photo 111 – RIGHT PRESSING KICK (transitional movement of turning the body, the hands coming together):

第一百十二圖 同一百七圖右蹬脚式
Photo 112 (repeat of photo 107) – RIGHT PRESSING KICK (finished posture):

第一百十三圖 雙風貫耳式
Photo 113 – DOUBLE WINDS THROUGH THE EARS (transitional movement):

第一百十四圖 雙風貫耳式
Photo 114 – DOUBLE WINDS THROUGH THE EARS (finished posture):

第一百十五圖 轉身合手式
Photo 115 – LEFT PRESSING KICK (transitional movement of turning the body, the hands coming together):

第一百十六圖 左蹬脚式
Photo 116 – LEFT PRESSING KICK (finished posture):

第一百十七圖 同一百十一圖轉身合手式
Photo 117 (repeat 111) – RIGHT PRESSING KICK (transitional movement of spinning around, the hands coming together):

第一百十八圖 同一百七圖右蹬脚式
Photo 118 (repeat of photo 107) – RIGHT PRESSING KICK (finished posture):

第一百十九圖 同卄九圖進步搬攔錘式
Photo 119 (repeat of photo 29) – ADVANCE, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (transitional movement):

第一百二十圖 同三十圖進步搬攔錘式
Photo 120 (repeat of photo 30) – ADVANCE, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (finished posture):

第一百卄一圖 同卅一圖如封似閉式
Photo 121 (repeat of photo 31) – SEALING SHUT (transitional movement 1):

第一百卄二圖 同卅二圖如封似閉式
Photo 122 (repeat of photo 32) – SEALING SHUT (transitional movement 2):

第一百卄三圖 同卅三圖如封似閉式
Photo 123 (repeat of photo 33) – SEALING SHUT (finished posture):

第一百卄四圖 同卅四圖十字手轉動式
Photo 124 (repeat of photo 34) – CROSSED HANDS (transitional movement 1):

第一百卄五圖 同卅五圖十字手轉動式
Photo 125 (repeat of photo 35) – CROSSED HANDS (transitional movement 2):

第一百卄六圖 同卅六圖十字手式
Photo 126 (repeat of photo 36) – CROSSED HANDS (finished posture):

第一百卄七圖 同卅七圖抱虎歸山式
Photo 127 (repeat of photo 37) – CAPTURE THE TIGER AND SEND IT BACK TO ITS MOUNTAIN (transitional movement):

第一百卄八圖 同卅八圖抱虎歸山式
Photo 128 (repeat of photo 38) – CAPTURE THE TIGER AND SEND IT BACK TO ITS MOUNTAIN (finished posture):

第一百卄九圖 同第五圖攬雀尾捋式
Photo 129 (repeat of photo 5) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (rolling back – transitional movement):

第一百卅圖 同第六圖攬雀尾捋式
Photo 130 (repeat of photo 6) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (rolling back – finished posture):

第一百卅一圖 同第七圖攬雀尾擠式
Photo 131 (repeat of photo 7) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pressing – transitional movement):

第一百卅二圖 同第八圖攬雀尾擠式
Photo 132 (repeat of photo 8) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pressing – finished posture):

第一百卅三圖 同第九圖攬雀尾按式
Photo 133 (repeat of photo 9) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pushing – transitional movement):

第一百卅四圖 同第十圖攬雀尾按式
Photo 134 (repeat of photo 10) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pushing – finished posture):

第一百卅五圖 同第十一圖單鞭轉動式
Photo 135 (repeat of photo 11) – DIAGONAL SINGLE WHIP (transitional movement 1):

第一百卅六圖 同十二圖單鞭轉動式
Photo 136 (repeat of photo 12) – DIAGONAL SINGLE WHIP (transitional movement 2):

第一百卅七圖 斜單鞭式
Photo 137 – DIAGONAL SINGLE WHIP (finished posture):

第一百卅八圖 野馬分鬃合手式
Photo 138 – WILD HORSE SENDS ITS MANE SIDE TO SIDE (transitional movement of the hands closing toward each other):

第一百卅九圖 右野馬分鬃式
Photo 139 – WILD HORSE SENDS ITS MANE SIDE TO SIDE (to the right):

第一百四十圖 野馬分鬃合手式
Photo 140 – WILD HORSE SENDS ITS MANE SIDE TO SIDE (transitional movement of the hands closing toward each other):

第一百四十一圖 左野馬分鬃式
Photo 141 – WILD HORSE SENDS ITS MANE SIDE TO SIDE (to the left):

第一百四十二圖 野馬分鬃合手式
Photo 142 – WILD HORSE SENDS ITS MANE SIDE TO SIDE (transitional movement of the hands closing toward each other):

第一百四十三圖 同一百卅九圖右野馬分鬃式
Photo 143 (repeat of photo 139) – WILD HORSE SENDS ITS MANE SIDE TO SIDE (to the right):

第一百四十四圖 上步攬雀尾轉動式
Photo 144 – STEP FORWARD, CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (transitional movement):

第一百四十五圖 上步攬雀尾單手掤式
Photo 145 – STEP FORWARD, CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (warding off with one hand):

第一百四十六圖 上步攬雀尾合手式
Photo 146 – STEP FORWARD, CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (transitional movement of the hands closing toward each other):

第一百四十七圖 同第四圖攬雀尾雙手掤式
Photo 147 (repeat of photo 4) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (warding off with both hands):

第一百四十八圖 同第五圖攬雀尾捋式
Photo 148 (repeat of photo 5) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (rolling back – transitional movement):

第一百四十九圖 同第六圖攬雀尾捋式
Photo 149 (repeat of photo 6) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (rolling back – finished posture):

第一百五十圖 同第七圖攬雀尾擠式
Photo 150 (repeat of photo 7) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pressing – transitional movement):

第一百五十一圖 同第八圖攬雀尾擠式
Photo 151 (repeat of photo 8) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pressing – finished posture):

第一百五十二圖 同第九圖攬雀尾按式
Photo 152 (repeat of photo 9) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pushing – transitional movement):

第一百五十三圖 同第十圖攬雀尾按式
Photo 153 (repeat of photo 10) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pushing – finished posture):

第一百五十四圖 同十一圖單鞭轉動式
Photo 154 (repeat of photo 11) – SINGLE WHIP (transitional movement 1):

第一百五十五圖 同十二圖單鞭轉動式
Photo 155 (repeat of photo 12) – SINGLE WHIP (transitional movement 2):

第一百五十六圖 同十三圖單鞭式
Photo 156 (repeat of photo 13) – SINGLE WHIP (finished posture):

第一百五十七圖 玉女穿梭合手式
Photo 157 – MAIDEN SENDS THE SHUTTLE THROUGH (transitional movement of the hands closing toward each other):

第一百五十八圖 玉女穿梭式
Photo 158 – MAIDEN SENDS THE SHUTTLE THROUGH (first corner):

第一百五十九圖 玉女穿梭合手式
Photo 159 – MAIDEN SENDS THE SHUTTLE THROUGH (transitional movement of the hands closing toward each other):

第一百六十圖 玉女穿梭式
Photo 160 – MAIDEN SENDS THE SHUTTLE THROUGH (second corner):

第一百六十一圖 玉女穿梭合手式
Photo 161 – MAIDEN SENDS THE SHUTTLE THROUGH (transitional movement of the hands closing toward each other):

第一百六十二圖 玉女穿梭式
Photo 162 – MAIDEN SENDS THE SHUTTLE THROUGH (third corner):

第一百六十三圖 玉女穿梭合手式
Photo 163 – MAIDEN SENDS THE SHUTTLE THROUGH (transitional movement of the hands closing toward each other):

第一百六十四圖 玉女穿梭式
Photo 164 – MAIDEN SENDS THE SHUTTLE THROUGH (fourth corner):

第一百六十五圖 同一百四十五圖上步攬雀尾單手掤式
Photo 165 (repeat of photo 145) – STEP FORWARD, CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (warding off with one hand):

第一百六十六圖 同一百四十六圖上步攬雀尾合手式
Photo 166 (repeat of photo 146) – STEP FORWARD, CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (transitional movement of the hands closing toward each other):

第一百六十七圖 同第四圖攬雀尾雙手掤式
Photo 167 (repeat of photo 4) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (warding off with both hands):

第一百六十八圖 同第五圖攬雀尾捋式
Photo 168 (repeat of photo 5) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (rolling back – transitional movement):

第一百六十九圖 同第六圖攬雀尾捋式
Photo 169 (repeat of photo 6) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (rolling back – finished posture):

第一百七十圖 同第七圖攬雀尾擠式
Photo 170 (repeat of photo 7) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pressing – transitional movement):

第一百七十一圖 同第八圖攬雀尾擠式
Photo 171 (repeat of photo 8) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pressing – finished posture):

第一百七十二圖 同第九圖攬雀尾按式
Photo 172 (repeat of photo 9) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pushing – transitional movement):

第一百七十三圖 同第十圖攬雀尾按式
Photo 173 (repeat of photo 10) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pushing – finished posture):

第一百七十四圖 同第十一圖單鞭轉動式
Photo 174 (repeat of photo 11) – SINGLE WHIP (transitional movement 1):

第一百七十五圖 同第十二圖單鞭轉動式
Photo 175 (repeat of photo 12) – SINGLE WHIP (transitional movement 2):

第一百七十六圖 同第十三圖單鞭式
Photo 176 (repeat of photo 13) – SINGLE WHIP (finished posture):

第一百七十七圖 同八十四圖抎手式
Photo 177 (repeat of photo 84) – CLOUDING HANDS (part 1):

第一百七十八圖 同八十五圖抎手式
Photo 178 (repeat of photo 85) – CLOUDING HANDS (part 2):

第一百七十九圖 同八十六圖抎手式
Photo 179 (repeat of photo 86) – CLOUDING HANDS (part 3):

第一百八十圖 同八十七圖抎手式
Photo 180 (repeat of photo 87) – CLOUDING HANDS (part 4):

第一百八十一圖 同八十四圖抎手式
Photo 181 (repeat of photo 84) – CLOUDING HANDS (part 5):

[Repeat of photo 85 – CLOUDING HANDS (part 6)]

[Repeat of photo 86 – CLOUDING HANDS (part 7)]

第一百八十二圖 同十三圖單鞭式
Photo 182 (repeat of photo 13) – SINGLE WHIP:

第一百八十三圖 單鞭下勢式
Photo 183 – SINGLE WHIP, LOW POSTURE:

第一百八十四圖 金雞獨立起式
Photo 184 – GOLDEN ROOSTER STANDS ON ONE LEG (rising up):

第一百八十五圖 金雞獨立式
Photo 185 – GOLDEN ROOSTER STANDS ON ONE LEG (standing on the left leg):

第一百八十六圖 金雞獨立式
Photo 186 – GOLDEN ROOSTER STANDS ON ONE LEG (standing on the right leg):

第一百八十七圖 同五十一圖倒輦猴式
Photo 187 (repeat of photo 51) – RETREAT, DRIVING AWAY THE MONKEY (with the right hand):

第一百八十八圖 同五十二圖倒輦猴往後轉動式
Photo 188 (repeat of photo 52) – RETREAT, DRIVING AWAY THE MONKEY (with the left hand – transitional movement):

第一百八十九圖 同五十三圖倒輦猴式
Photo 189 (repeat of photo 53) – RETREAT, DRIVING AWAY THE MONKEY (with the left hand – finished posture):

第一百九十圖 同五十圖倒輦猴往後轉動式
Photo 190 (repeat of photo 50) – RETREAT, DRIVING AWAY THE MONKEY (with the right hand – transitional movement):

第一百九十一圖 同五十一圖倒輦猴式
Photo 191 (repeat of photo 51) – RETREAT, DRIVING AWAY THE MONKEY (with the right hand – finished posture):

第一百九十二圖 同五十六圖斜飛合手式
Photo 192 (repeat of photo 56) – DIAGONAL FLYING POSTURE (transitional movement of the hands closing toward each other):

第一百九十三圖 同五十七圖斜飛式
Photo 193 (repeat of photo 57) – DIAGONAL FLYING POSTURE (finished posture):

第一百九十四圖 同十四圖提手式
Photo 194 (repeat of photo 14) – RAISE THE HANDS:

第一百九十五圖 同十五圖白鶴亮翅合手式
Photo 195 (repeat of photo 15) – WHITE CRANE SHOWS IT WINGS (transitional movement of the hands closing toward each other):

第一百九十六圖 同十六圖白鶴亮翅式
Photo 196 (repeat of photo 16) – WHITE CRANE SHOWS IT WINGS (finished posture):

第一百九十七圖 同十七圖摟膝抝步往後轉動式
Photo 197 (repeat of photo 17) – BRUSH PAST YOUR LEFT KNEE IN A CROSSED STANCE (transitional movement of going toward the rear):

第一百九十八圖 同十八圖摟膝抝步往前轉動式
Photo 198 (repeat of photo 18) – BRUSH PAST YOUR LEFT KNEE IN A CROSSED STANCE (transitional movement of coming back to the front):

第一百九十九圖 同十九圖左摟膝抝步式
Photo 199 (repeat of photo 19) – BRUSH PAST YOUR LEFT KNEE IN A CROSSED STANCE (finished posture):

第二百圖 同六十四圖海底針式
Photo 200 (repeat of photo 64) – NEEDLE UNDER THE SEA:

第二百零一圖 同六十五圖扇通臂式
Photo 201 (repeat of photo 65) – FAN THROUGH THE ARMS:

第二百零二圖 同六十六圖撇身錘式
Photo 202 (repeat of photo 66) – TORSO-FLUNG PUNCH (transitional movement 1):

第二百零三圖 同六十七撇身錘式
Photo 203 (repeat of photo 67) – TORSO-FLUNG PUNCH (transitional movement 2):

第二百零四圖 同六十八圖撇身錘式
Photo 204 (repeat of photo 68) – TORSO-FLUNG PUNCH (finished posture):

第二百零五圖 同六十九圖上步搬攔錘轉動式
Photo 205 (repeat of photo 69) – STEP FORWARD, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (transitional movement 1):

第二百零六圖 同七十圖上步搬攔錘轉動式
Photo 206 (repeat of photo 70) – STEP FORWARD, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (transitional movement 2):

第二百零七圖 同七十一圖上步搬攔錘式
Photo 207 (repeat of photo 71) – STEP FORWARD, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (transitional movement 3):

第二百零八圖 同七十二圖上步搬攔錘式
Photo 208 (repeat of photo 72) – STEP FORWARD, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (finished posture):

第二百零九圖 同七十三圖上步攬雀尾合手式
Photo 209 (repeat of photo 73) – STEP FORWARD, CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (transitional movement of the hands closing toward each other):

第二百十圖 同四圖攬雀尾雙手掤式
Photo 210 (repeat of photo 4) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (warding off with both hands):

第二百十一圖 同五圖攬雀尾捋式
Photo 211 (repeat of photo 5) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (rolling back – transitional movement:

第二百十二圖 同六圖攬雀尾捋式
Photo 212 (repeat of photo 6) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (rolling back – finished posture):

第二百十三圖 同七圖攬雀尾擠式
Photo 213 (repeat of photo 7) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pressing – transitional movement):

第二百十四圖 同八圖攬雀尾擠式
Photo 214 (repeat of photo 8) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pressing – finished posture):

第二百十五圖 同九圖攬雀尾按式
Photo 215 (repeat of photo 9) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pushing – transitional movement):

第二百十六圖 同十圖攬雀尾按式
Photo 216 (repeat of photo 10) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pushing – finished posture):

第二百十七圖 同十一圖單鞭轉動式
Photo 217 (repeat of photo 11) – SINGLE WHIP (transitional movement 1):

第二百十八圖 同十二圖單鞭轉動式
Photo 218 (repeat of photo 12) – SINGLE WHIP (transitional movement 2):

第二百十九圖 同十三圖單鞭式
Photo 219 (repeat of photo 13) – SINGLE WHIP (finished posture):

第二百二十圖 同八十四圖抎手式
Photo 220 (repeat of photo 84) – CLOUDING HANDS (part 1):

第二百卄一圖 同八十五圖抎手式
Photo 221 (repeat of photo 85) – CLOUDING HANDS (part 2):

第二百卄二圖 同八十六圖抎手式
Photo 222 (repeat of photo 86) – CLOUDING HANDS (part 3):

第二百卄三圖 同八十七圖抎手式
Photo 223 (repeat of photo 87) – CLOUDING HANDS (part 4):

第二百卄四圖 同八十四圖抎手式
Photo 224 (repeat of photo 84) – CLOUDING HANDS (part 5):

[Repeat of photo 85 – CLOUDING HANDS (part 6)]

[Repeat of photo 86 – CLOUDING HANDS (part 7)]

第二百廿五圖 同十三圖單鞭式
Photo 225 (repeat of photo 13) – SINGLE WHIP:

第二百廿六圖 同九十圖高探馬式
Photo 226 (repeat of photo 90) – RISING UP AND REACHING OUT TO THE HORSE (transitional movement):

第二百廿七圖 同九十一圖高探馬式
Photo 227 (repeat of photo 91) – RISING UP AND REACHING OUT TO THE HORSE (finished posture):

第二百廿八圖 上步穿手式
Photo 228 – STEP FORWARD, THREADING HAND:

第二百廿九圖 十字腿轉動式
Photo 229 – CROSSED-BODY KICK (transitional movement):

第二百三十圖 十字蹬腿式
Photo 230 – CROSSED-BODY KICK (pressing kick):

第二百卅一圖 摟膝指𦡁錘式
Photo 231 – BRUSH PAST YOUR LEFT KNEE, PUNCH TO THE CROTCH (transitional movement):

第二百卅二圖 指𦡁錘式
Photo 232 – BRUSH PAST YOUR LEFT KNEE, PUNCH TO THE CROTCH (finished posture):

第二百卅三圖 上步攬雀尾合手式
Photo 233 – STEP FORWARD, CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (transitional movement of the hands closing toward each other):

第二百卅四圖 同第四圖攬雀尾雙手掤式
Photo 234 (repeat of photo 4) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (warding off with both hands):

第二百卅五圖 同第五圖攬雀尾捋式
Photo 235 (repeat of photo 5) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (rolling back – transitional movement):

第二百卅六圖 同六圖攬雀尾捋式
Photo 236 (repeat of photo 6) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (rolling back – finished posture):

第二百卅七圖 同七圖攬雀尾擠式
Photo 237 (repeat of photo 7) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pressing – transitional movement):

第二百卅八圖 同八圖攬雀尾擠式
Photo 238 (repeat of photo 8) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pressing – finished posture):

第二百卅九圖 同九圖攬雀尾按式
Photo 239 (repeat of photo 9) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pushing – transitional movement):

第二百四十圖 同十圖攬雀尾按式
Photo 240 (repeat of photo 10) – CATCH THE SPARROW BY THE TAIL (pushing – finished posture):

第二百四十一圖 同十一圖單鞭轉動式
Photo 241 (repeat of photo 11) – SINGLE WHIP (transitional movement 1):

第二百四十二圖 同十二圖單鞭轉動式
Photo 242 (repeat of photo 12) – SINGLE WHIP (transitional movement 2):

第二百四十三圖 同十三圖單鞭式
Photo 243 (repeat of photo 13) – SINGLE WHIP (finished posture):

第二百四十四圖 同一百八十三圖單鞭下勢式
Photo 244 (repeat of photo 183) – SINGLE WHIP, LOW POSTURE:

第二百四十五圖 上步七星式
Photo 245 – STEP FORWARD, BIG-DIPPER POSTURE:

第二百四十六圖 退步跨虎式
Photo 246 – RETREAT, SITTING-TIGER POSTURE:

第二百四十七圖 轉脚擺蓮式
Photo 247 – SPIN AROUND ON THE FOOT, SWINGING LOTUS KICK (transitional movement):

第二百四十八圖 轉脚擺蓮式
Photo 248 – SPIN AROUND ON THE FOOT, SWINGING LOTUS KICK (finished posture):

第二百四十九圖 彎弓射虎轉身式
Photo 249 – BEND THE BOW, SHOOT THE TIGER (transitional movement):

第二百五十圖 彎弓射虎式
Photo 250 – BEND THE BOW, SHOOT THE TIGER (finished posture):

第二百五十一圖 上步搬攔錘轉動式
Photo 251 – STEP FORWARD, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (transitional movement 1):

第二百五十二圖 上步搬攔錘轉動式
Photo 252 – STEP FORWARD, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (transitional movement 2):

第二百五十三圖 同二十九圖進步搬攔錘式
Photo 253 (repeat of photo 29) – STEP FORWARD, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (transitional movement 3):

第二百五十四圖 同卅圖進步搬攔錘式
Photo 254 (repeat of photo 30) – STEP FORWARD, PARRY, BLOCK, PUNCH (finished posture):

第二百五十五圖 同卅一圖如封似閉式
Photo 255 (repeat of photo 31) – SEALING SHUT (transitional movement 1):

第二百五十六圖 同卅二圖如封似閉式
Photo 256 (repeat of photo 32) – SEALING SHUT (transitional movement 2):

第二百五十七圖 同卅三圖如封似閉式
Photo 257 (repeat of photo 33) – SEALING SHUT (finished posture):

第二百五十八圖 同卅四圖十字手轉動式
Photo 258 (repeat of photo 34) – CROSSED HANDS (transitional movement 1):

第二百五十九圖 同卅五圖十字手轉動式
Photo 259 (repeat of photo 35) – CROSSED HANDS (transitional movement 2):

第二百六十圖 同卅六圖十字手式
Photo 260 (repeat of photo 36) – CROSSED HANDS (finished posture):

第二百六十一圖 同第一圖合太極式
Photo 261 (repeat of photo 1) – CLOSING POSTURE:

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[Included below are a couple of additional brief pieces by Chen Weiming published in magazines.]

談太極拳
A PLACE FOR TAIJI BOXING
陳微明
by Chen Weiming
[published in 鄞縣縣國術館一周紀念刊 Yin County [in Ningbo, Zhejiang] Martial Arts Institute’s 1st Anniversary Commemorative Publication, New Year’s Day, 1931]

黃黎洲先生言:內家始於張三豐祖師,後流傳於寧波,如張松溪葉繼美吳昆山周雲山單思南陳貞石孫繼槎,皆有名於世。其後又輾轉傳於山西河南直隸,代有聞人。寧波反寂焉無聞。近百年來,皆習外家者居多,內家殆失其傳矣。余創辦致柔拳社於滬上,提倡太極拳。五年以來,入社者不下千餘人,而寧波籍者居三分之一,蓋其堅忍耐苦之性,好俠尚武之風自古然也。寧波設立國術舘,已及一週,成績甚著。而漸注意於太極拳,必有後起之傑,超古人而上之者,於是內家拳術復歸之於寧波,斯可為寧波前途賀者,抑亦吾中國國術之光榮也。
Huang Lizhou [Zongxi] said that the internal school of martial arts began with Zhang Sanfeng and later spread through Ningbo, and that famous masters included Zhang Songxi, Ye Jimei, Wu Kunshan, Zhou Yunshan [Yunquan], Shan Sinan, Chen Zhenshi, and Sun Jicha. It was subsequently passed down through many hands, producing many famous masters in Shanxi, Henan, and Hebei, while ironically in Ningbo there were none. By a hundred years ago, everyone was practicing external styles, and the internal school had been almost lost.
  I established the Achieving Softness Boxing Society in Shanghai to promote Taiji Boxing. Over the last five years, more than a thousand people have joined the school. A third of them are natives of Ningbo, all of whom are hardworking and perseverant, embodying the martial attitude of ancient days.
  A Martial Arts Institute was established in Ningbo a year ago and has since seen great success. Its members have gradually been focusing more attention on Taiji Boxing, and hence this new generation of heroes will surely surpass those of the past. And now that the internal school of boxing arts has thereby returned to Ningbo, not only does this bode well for the future of Ningbo, it also brings glory to our nation’s martial arts.

祭李芳宸將軍文
A EULOGY FOR GENERAL LI FANGCHEN [JINGLIN]
陳微明
by Chen Weiming
[published in 國術聲 Martial Arts Voices, Vol. 3, Issue #5, July 20, 1935]

將軍劍法,深藏莫窺,余知之早,聞完縣師,將軍蒞滬,一見稱奇,沉雄精悍,名將丰姿,開社設筵,歡迎進巵,一人傳十,觀者闐逵。將軍蒞止,慷慨陳詞,拔劍起舞,風掣電馳,光射牛斗,氣貫虹霓,莫不色變,震心目迷,夫人嬌女,曼鬋娥眉,觥觥衞士,如熊如羆,日課擊劍,騰騰淋漓。授余劍法,靑眼相垂,余演太極,紆徐委蛇,將軍贊嘆,斯進道基,悉令從學,為講矩規,以拳易劍,余樂可知,將軍謂余:吾師異人,穎川陳姓,名諱世鈞,三盤劍法,變化如神,吾得其二,天盤未純,師誡吾言,謹佩諸紳,功名事業,劍以為因,吾每臨陣,劍法是遵,縱橫盪决,掃千人軍,飛光過影,摧枯剉薪,猜忌之帥,讒諛是親,遂棄兵柄,走隱海濱,逍遙在野,求道安貧,提倡國技,獎勵殷懃。豪傑歸仰,劍士如雲,嗚呼民國!廿載毒亂,攘攘兵戈,羣生塗炭,敲骨吸血,仰屋悲歎,標曰民生,民命益賤,養兵之費,何祗億萬?强隣相逼,不堪一戰,義軍孤鬭,宛轉戰線,四顧中原,誰赴國難?將軍壯年,肥遯無悶,何時奮起,一雪仇恨,金剛之體,卒為病困,騎箕而逝,天道甯論,忽聞哀耗,碎余方寸,遺言何哀!生者不愧,心黑眼赤,駓駓逐利,靑天白日,橫行鬼魅,嗚呼民國!民將無類,痛思將軍,匪惟私誼。
The General’s sword skill was so subtle it was hard to comprehend.
I knew of him early on, hearing about the master from Wan County.
When he came to Shanghai, with but a glance it was clear he was a remarkable man.
Heroic and vigorous, he was a great soldier and yet had a graceful bearing.
  A banquet was arranged to welcome him with wine.
One person told ten others, who each told ten more, and so on, and soon spectators filled the street.
When the general arrived at the banquet, he was greeted with tremendous warmth.
He drew his sword and began to dance, moving as fast as lightning.
Flashes of light seemed to shoot down constellations, energy coursing through and arcing like a rainbow.
Every move a transformation, he startled the mind and confused the eye.
One moment he was like a graceful delicate maiden,
the next a bear-like bodyguard.
  He practiced his sword fighting every day until steam rose from him and sweat fell.
He taught me his sword art, favoring me with his good graces.
I demonstrated my Taiji set for him, moving leisurely and carefree.
He sighed in approval: “You express the fundamentals of the art.”
I followed his guidance and learned much from him about standards and patterns.
“Drawing upon the boxing set makes it easier to learn the sword.” – a tip that has given me great delight.
  The General told me: “My teacher was an unusual man.
He was Chen Shijun of Yingchuan.
With his ‘three realms’ sword method, he transformed magically.
I obtained only the first two levels – the ‘human realm’ and ‘ground realm’ – but never rose to the ‘sky realm’.
My teacher warned me to treat all gentlemen with sincere respect,
and yet my rank and position came to me due to the sword.
Whenever I went into battle, it was the sword art that led me through it.
Within the fray, I swept aside countless soldiers.
The sword flashed in a blur, scything away men like dead wood.
Enemy commanders envied and flattered,
then threw down their arms and ran away to hide.
Now ever since I’ve been free of war, I’ve sought the Way and the simple life.”
  He promoted our martial arts with great encouragement.
Esteemed as a hero, this swordsman was more like a spirit.
Woe to the Republic that he is gone from it. He went through twenty years of chaos,
the turmoil of battles, the suffering of the people,
the breaking of bones and spilling of blood, and looking to the sky in lament.
The people could not make a living, for even their lives had become too cheap.
Armies then could not be maintained, sources of money drying up.
With powerful nations crowding in, the will to fight subsided.
Volunteer armies had to battle alone, the front line changing all the time.
Looking in all directions, it was hard to find anyone who would face up to the national crisis.
In the prime of his life, the General lived like a recluse, free of cares,
but when the time came to rise to action, he could make vengeance against the merest snowflake.
He had the body of an arhat, and yet he was pulled down by sickness.
Alas, to pass away is the way of things.
  I was struck with sorrow when I heard the news, heartbroken.
On his deathbed, he had said: “I don’t deserve to live anyway”.
With black heart and red eyes, he had galloped after gain.
Under the blue sky and white sun, he now walks among ghosts.
Woe to the Republic. There will be none like him again.
I’ll miss you, General. You were more than a mere friend.

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