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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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THE BAGUA MANUAL OF SUN LUTANG

– 八卦拳學 A STUDY OF BAGUA BOXING 孫福全 by Sun Fuquan [Lutang] [published April, 1917] [translation by Paul Brennan, April, 2015] – 大總統府校尉官 Junior Field Officer for the Presidential Palace 陸軍步兵上尉七等文虎章孫福全 Captain Sun Fuquan, Infantry, #7 of “Scholar Tiger” Section … Continue reading

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THE TAIJI MANUAL OF SUN LUTANG

– 太極拳學 A STUDY OF TAIJI BOXING 孫福全 by Sun Fuquan [Lutang] [published June, 1921] [translation by Paul Brennan, April, 2015] – 大總統府武承宣官 Head Martial Arts Instructor of the Presidential Palace [appointed by president Xu Shichang himself] 陸軍步兵少校六等文虎章孫福全 Major Sun … Continue reading

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BAGUA SWORD

– 八卦劍學 A STUDY OF BAGUA SWORD 孫福全 by Sun Fuquan [Lutang] [published Nov, 1927] [translation by Paul Brennan, April, 2015] – 陸軍步兵少校六等文虎章孫福全 Major Sun Fuquan, Infantry, #6 of “Scholar Tiger” Section – 序 PREFACE [BY WU XINGU] 古無所謂劍術也自猿公敎少女以刺擊而劍術始見於記載其他如宜僚之弄丸魏博之取合似與劍術有關然不傳其術無從加以評論予幼好技擊苦無師承淸季覔食春明見有所謂三才純陽六合太極靑龍諸劍名心好之而終以為未至也後獲親炙祿堂夫子始得見所謂八卦劍者竊以為歎觀止矣蓋此劍脫胎於八卦拳術左旋為陽右旋為陰於開合變化之中見參互錯綜之妙靜則太極動則爻變究其神之所至卽在不動時已含有靜極而動之妙用非所謂陰陽合撰者耶祿堂師近復以所著八卦劍術見示雖僅有八綱學者如神而明之則六十四卦之交錯無不寓於八綱劍之中猶之八卦實原於乾之一畫是在學者體會已耳自媿一知半解未能闡發祿師之意爰就所知者粗述之附驥名彰抑亦鯫生之幸已 民國十四年十二月歲次乙丑東臺吳心穀拜序 … Continue reading

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THE VOICES OF SUN LUTANG’S TEACHERS

– 拳意述真 AUTHENTIC EXPLANATIONS OF MARTIAL ARTS CONCEPTS 孫福全 by Sun Fuquan [Lutang] [published March, 1924] [translation by Paul Brennan, April, 2013] – 拳意述真序 PREFACE [BY CHEN WEIMING] 孫祿堂先生以形意八卦太極拳術教授後學恐久而失其真也乃作拳意述真述先輩傳授之精意而加以發揮竣稿後命余序之三家之術其意本一大抵務勝人尚氣力者源失之濁不求勝于人神行機圓而人亦莫能勝之者其源則清清則技與道合先生是書皆合乎道之言也先生學形意拜李奎垣先生之門李之師為郭先生雲深而先生實學于郭從之最久幼棄其業隨之往來各省郭先生騎而馳先生手攬馬尾步追其後奔逸絕塵日嘗行百餘里至京師聞程先生廷華精八卦拳術董海川先生之徒也訪焉又絕受其術程先生賛先生敏捷過于人人亦樂授之蚤從郭暮依程如是精練者數年游行郡邑聞有藝者必造訪或不服與較而先生未嘗負之故郭程二先生賛曰此子真能不辱其師先生年五十餘居京師有郝先生為真者自廣平來郝善太極拳術又從問其意郝先生曰異哉吾一言而子通悟勝專習數十年者故先生融會三家而能得其精微筆之於書表章先輩開示後學明內家道藝無二之旨動靜交脩之法其理深矣其説俱備于書閲者自知之余因略述先生得道之由以見先生是書乃苦功經歷所得者非空言也 民國十二年歲次癸亥仲冬蘄水陳曾則序 After Sun Lutang had learned the boxing arts of Xingyi, … Continue reading

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