Author Archives: Paul Brennan

TEACHINGS OF LI CUNYI ON XINGYI’S FIVE ELEMENTS

– 五行連環拳譜合璧 A COMBINED VOLUME: FIVE ELEMENTS MANUAL / CONTINUOUS BOXING MANUAL 深州李存義口述 Dictated by Li Cunyi of Shenzhou [in Hengshui, Hebei] 廣宗杜之堂編錄 Recorded by Du Zhitang of Guangzong [in Xingtai, Hebei] [circa 1916 (This book has no date on … Continue reading

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CHAQUAN #4

– 國術教範查拳 A MARTIAL ARTS TEACHING MANUAL FOR CHAQUAN 吳志青 by Wu Zhiqing 張本源 postures performed by Zhang Benyuan [published by 大東書局 Great East Bookstore, 1929] [translation by Paul Brennan, Sep, 2017] – 中央國術館鑒㝎 吴志青編 Authorized by the Central Martial Arts … Continue reading

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TAIJI BOXING ACCORDING TO CHEN ZIMING

– 陳氏世傳太極拳術 THE INHERITED CHEN FAMILY TAIJI BOXING ART 著作者 溫縣陳子明 by Chen Ziming 審定者 中央國術館 河南省國術館 authorized by the Central Martial Arts Institute and the Henan Martial Arts Institute 校閱者 沁陽劉丕顯 定興朱國福 proofread by Liu Pixian of Qinyang and Zhu Guofu of Dingxing 發行處 中國武術學會 … Continue reading

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TEN-LINE TANTUI

– 教門彈腿圖說 ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOK FOR THE MUSLIM ART OF TANTUI 吳志青 by Wu Zhiqing [published New Year’s Day, 1922] [translation by Paul Brennan, July, 2017] – 目錄 CONTENTS 序 Preface 例言 Introductory Comments 歌訣 Song 行拳方位圖 Positioning Chart for the … Continue reading

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THE TAIJI MANUAL OF WAN LAISHENG

– 湖南國術訓練所 From the Hunan Martial Arts Training Institute’s 武術小叢書之一 “Small Collection of Martial Arts Books” – 原式太極拳圖解 ORIGINAL POSTURES OF TAIJI BOXING EXPLAINED 萬籟聲編著 by Wan Laisheng [published 1932] [translation by Paul Brennan, June, 2017] – 萬籟聲先生近影 Portrait of … Continue reading

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SIX-SECTION SHORT BOXING (LIU LU DUAN QUAN)

– 六路短拳圖說 A HANDBOOK FOR SIX-SECTION SHORT BOXING 吳志青 by Wu Zhiqing [published by 大東書局 Great East Bookstore, July, 1928] [translation by Paul Brennan, May, 2017] – 吳志青先生編 by Wu Zhiqing: 六路短拳圖說 A Handbook for Six-Section Short Boxing 張之江題 – … Continue reading

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THE BAGUA MANUAL OF YIN YUZHANG

– 八卦掌簡編 A CONCISE BOOK OF BAGUA PALMING 尹玉章 by Yin Yuzhang 王芹塘 edited by Wang Qintang [published Jan, 1932] [translation by Paul Brennan, April, 2017] – 靑島市國術館 from the Qingdao Martial Arts Institute: 八卦掌简编 A Concise Book of Bagua … Continue reading

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