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THE EIGHTEEN LUOHAN EXERCISES ACCORDING TO XU YUSHENG

– 羅漢行功法THE LUOHAN EXERCISES許靇厚by Xu Longhou [Yusheng][published within 體育叢刊 Collected Materials on Physical Education, Nov, 1924] [translation by Paul Brennan, July, 2021] – 序言PREFACE 拳術基本教練之法有二。一曰散手。旨在熟練應用。一曰行功法。旨在強健身體。類皆單式練習。行功法則形似體操而運動較之遲緩。其不同者。以精神為主。運用肢體。每式均以意運勁。務令氣血徧於周身。達於四肢。周而復始。無一部偏頗之弊。久則筋肉緊張。氣血暢達。內而五臟六腑。外而筋骨肌肉。槪收發育強健之效。而智慧亦從而增進矣。我國舊、傳五禽圖、八段錦、十二式等。皆行功法也。體育學校設立之初。曾將易筋經內十二式。加以詮釋。用作教材。學者稱便。辛酉歲吾友楊君季子。以手抄羅漢行功論相示。姿勢優美。論述精深。視十二式尤美善矣。甲子春體育研究社擬刊行體育書報。同人以是書委余詮釋。再四披閱。益深嘆服。惟原書總式凡十八。每式中均含有分式。或三或五不等。說明均用詩歌。文字未盡能達其意。繪圖之法亦嫌簡略不完。鄙人不自度量。輒為詳審其詩歌中運勁之原意。及各式名稱之由來。愼辨性質。編列動作。次其秩序。使每一分式。為一動一作。聯各動作成一階段。圖式未善者另繪之。俾得施以口令用作學校教材。竭數月之力乃獲成編。較原書不無出入。然大體要旨。無敢歧也。海內研究體育之同志。盍教正焉。民國十三年八月古燕許靇厚識Boxing arts have two fundamental teaching methods: sparring and exercises.Sparring emphasizes practical skills. Exercises emphasize strengthening … Continue reading

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