Author Archives: Paul Brennan

STAFF VERSUS STAFF

– 寫真少林棍法 AN AUTHENTIC DESCRIPTION OF SHAOLIN STAFF METHODS 姜容樵 by Jiang Rongqiao [published Jan, 1930] [translation by Paul Brennan, Nov, 2018] – 少林宗法 Herein lies authentic Shaolin methods. 于右任 – [calligraphy by] Yu Youren – 制梃可撻 “With a stick, … Continue reading

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STAFF VERSUS SPEAR

– 棍進槍 STAFF VERSUS SPEAR 蘭晉如 by Lan Jinru [Chapters 7–10 of An Authentic Description of Shaolin Staff Methods, published Jan, 1930] [translation by Paul Brennan, Nov, 2018] – 第七章 棍進槍 CHAPTER SEVEN [CHAPTERS 7–10]: STAFF VERSUS SPEAR 開門式 第一動作 OPENING POSTURE … Continue reading

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CHARGING PUNCHES

– 插捶 CHARGING PUNCHES BOXING SET 黃漢勛 by Huang Hanxun [Wong Honfan] [1954] [translation by Paul Brennan, Oct, 2018] – 揷捶 Charging Punches 蔡仲夔题 – calligraphy by Cai Zhongkui – 論揷捶 ABOUT THE CHARGING PUNCHES BOXING SET 崩步躱剛等兩拳已先後刋印成書。多承海內外同道購閲。使漢勛感愧交集。謝同道不以魯鈍而予賜教。愧則未䏻以更善方式闡發螳螂拳藝。以是耿耿於心也。 廼者:承海內外同道促將揷捶拳圖説刋印成册。余經再三与同學研究。僉認仍以仿照躱剛拳之方式為佳。因是而以此為今後再印其他拳書之藍本矣。 揷捶一拳『架式』大且剛手佔全拳之八九。與『四路奔打』為同型之拳。外表似為易練。但能盤『架式』穩定。手歩剛健。發勁雄猛則非認真做工夫者㪽易得到之成就『撲腿』之多。為各拳之冠。『十字腿』之手脚齊一更非膺淺者㪽可純正出之也。苟䏻向此中研練。當知余言不謬矣。 … Continue reading

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NIMBLENESS BOXING (JIE QUAN)

– 捷拳圖說 A HANDBOOK FOR NIMBLENESS BOXING 傅秀山 by Fu Xiushan [1930] [translation by Paul Brennan, Oct, 2018] – 傅秀山編 by Fu Xiushan: 捷拳圖說 A Handbook for Nimbleness Boxing 馬公愚題 – calligraphy by Ma Gongyu – 國術真魂 The true soul … Continue reading

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PLUM BLOSSOM SABER (MEI HUA DAO)

– 梅花刀圖說 A HANDBOOK FOR PLUM BLOSSOM SABER 呂光華 李元智 by Lü Guanghua & Li Yuanzhi [published by 大東書局 Great East Press, Sep, 1931] [translation by Paul Brennan, Sep, 2018] – 中央國術館编 from the Central Martial Arts Institute: 梅䔢刀圖說 A Handbook … Continue reading

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SUNDIAL SWORD (ZIWU JIAN)

– 子午劍 SUNDIAL SWORD 順德黃漢勛編述 by Huang Hanxun [Wong Honfan] of Shunde 山東蓬萊羅師光玉授 as taught by Luo Guangyu of Penglai, Shandong 校對者:戴金城 text proofread by Dai Jincheng [published 35th year of the cycle, 3rd month, 20th day (May 8, 1958)] … Continue reading

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TAIJI BOXING ACCORDING TO XU ZHIYI

– 太極拳(吳鑑泉式) TAIJI BOXING (WU JIANQUAN STYLE) 徐致一編著 by Xu Zhiyi [published July, 1958] [translation by Paul Brennan, July, 2018] – 目錄 CONTENTS 第一章 太極拳的優點 Chapter One: The Merits of Taiji Boxing 第二章 太極拳在行功時的心理作用 Chapter Two: Psychological Function in the Practice of … Continue reading

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