Category Archives: Shaolin

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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TEN-LINE TANTUI

– 教門彈腿圖說 A 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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XU YIQIAN’S INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE FOOTWORK-TRAINING SET

– 新編練步拳圖說 A NEWLY ARRANGED HANDBOOK FOR THE FOOTWORK-TRAINING SET 胥以謙編述 by Xu Yiqian 張之江 吳峻山 with input from Zhang Zhijiang & Wu Junshan 金一明繪圖 drawings by Jin Yiming [published in serialized form in 國術週刋 Martial Arts Weekly, Oct—Dec, 1934: postures … Continue reading

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RENHE STYLE SHAOLIN

– 南拳入門 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOUTHERN BOXING ARTS 許太和 by Xu Taihe [1926] [translation by Paul Brennan, Nov, 2016] – 江陰許太和先生五十小影 Portrait Xu Taihe of Jiangyin at the age of fifty 王瑩若題 photo by Wang Yingruo – 太和先生與遠才君的父子對拳 Xu Taihe and … Continue reading

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SINGLE DEFENSE-SABER (DAN JIE DAO)

– 單戒刀 SINGLE DEFENSE-SABER 金一明 by Jin Yiming [published by 新亞書店印行 New Asia Press, Oct, 1932] [translation by Paul Brennan, Sep, 2015] – 當頭捧喝 Offering a toast to the one before me. 何超 – [calligraphy by] He Chao – 精神舉畏 … Continue reading

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BAFAN BOXING

– 岳氏八翻手 BAFAN BOXING OF THE YUE SCHOOL 王新午 by Wang Xinwu [1930] [translation by Paul Brennan, Dec, 2014] – 著者小影 Portrait of the author – 岳氏八翻手目錄 CONTENTS 自序 Author’s Preface 一 八翻手之源流 One: The Origins of Bafan Boxing 二 八翻手之真義 Two: … Continue reading

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