Category Archives: Shaolin

MIDNIGHT STYLE LUOHAN BOXING

– 中華國術秘傳 少林護山子門羅漢拳圖影 SECRET TEACHINGS OF CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS: SHAOLIN MOUNTAIN-GUARDING MIDNIGHT STYLE LUOHAN BOXING ILLUSTRATED 朱霞天 by Zhu Xiatian [published Oct, 1930] [translation by Paul Brennan, March, 2021] – 引言 INTRODUCTION 余自垂髫致力拳藝,迄已二十餘年,此二十餘年中曾北走幽燕,西游甘陝,湖海一騎,挾以自豪者,子門羅漢拳亦其一也。此拳余受自第三業師,師法號企岳,系出少林,傳少林當代邁殊大師衣缽,功精內外,余北面執禮躬承提命者凡六年,惜限於天資,未窺堂奧,祇涉蹊徑面已。惟師愛余甚,末後乃以此拳授余,並謂余曰,此乃少林護山法拳,舍達摩點穴拳外,當推翹楚。少林拳藝震天下,然率皆混稱曰少林拳、少林棒,而不知少林系中尚有三乘十二門也。子丑寅卯四門為上乘,辰已午未四門為中乘,申酉戌亥四門為下乘,上乘恃以護山,向不外傳,外傳者僅中乘,而又以午門為多,至上乘中之子門拳,不但拳不外傳,並名亦不使外溢。此拳虎視龍驤,左顧右盼,有雷電飛騰、風雲叱咤之勢,研而精之,當者辟易,今以子天資渾厚、氣度寬大,用以相授,當不致挾以行不逞也,爾其珍之!余受而習之,又將六年,雖未精進,尚多心得。值茲國府提倡國術之際,國術運用,已納於正當途徑,爰為公開之貢獻,演而出之,以供同好,此舉或不致有忤師意也。不然,終恐此大好國術,因年湮代久,漸成廣陵散耳, 霞天謹識 I have devoted myself to boxing arts … Continue reading

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TEACHINGS OF JIN JIAFU

– 少林拳圖解 SHAOLIN BOXING ILLUSTRATED 傳授者 金陵金佳福 instruction by Jin Jiafu of Nanjing 作文者 維揚金一明 recorded by Jin Yiming of Weiyang [published by 上海中西書局發行 Chinese & Western Press of Shanghai, Dec 1, 1931] [translation by Paul Brennan, July, 2020] – 金佳福 金一明 合著 by … Continue reading

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SHAOLIN MIZONG LUOHAN

– 少林迷蹤派羅漢拳 SHAOLIN MIZONG LUOHAN BOXING 潘茂容 葉雨亭 by Pan Maorong & Ye Yuting [published in Hong Kong by the 健民國醫學院 Strengthen-the-People National Medical School, April 4, 1955] [translation by Paul Brennan, June, 2019] – 少林迷蹤派羅漢拳 Shaolin Mizong Luohan Boxing 葉雨亭演式 … Continue reading

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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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STARTLING-RAINBOW SWORD (JINGHONG JIAN)

– 驚虹劍術 THE ART OF THE STARTLING-RAINBOW SWORD 尹千合 by Yin Qianhe [published by 北辰出版社 Pole Star Press (and printed by 廣益印書局 Good Advice Printing House), Sep 1, 1960] [translation by Paul Brennan, Jan, 2014] – 國術叢書之九 Chinese Martial Arts … Continue reading

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TWELVE-LINE TANTUI

– 拳術基本 潭腿圖說 BOXING ARTS FUNDAMENTALS – ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOK FOR TANTUI 何光銑先生演式 postures performed by He Guangxian 胡健先生编輯 text compiled by Hu Jian 上海中華圗書館印行 published by Chinese Library of Shanghai 民國六年五月出版 1st edition – May, 1917 繪圖者 宜興徐悲鴻 drawings by Xu Beihong … Continue reading

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THE TEN HAND SETS OF NORTHERN SHAOLIN

– THE TEN HAND SETS OF NORTHERN SHAOLIN (according to three primary documents) [circa 1960] [translation by Paul Brennan, Jan, 2012] – [This trio of documents was supplied to me through a trio of sifus: Nelson Ferreira, who obtained them … Continue reading

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FOOTWORK-TRAINING SET (LIAN BU QUAN)

– 練步拳圖說 A HANDBOOK FOR THE FOOTWORK-TRAINING SET 吳志青  by Wu Zhiqing [published by 大東書局 Great East Bookstore, March, 1931] [translation by Paul Brennan, March, 2011] – 吳志青编 by Wu Zhiqing: 練步拳圖說 A Handbook for the Footwork-Training Set 馬公愚題 – … Continue reading

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DRAGON SHAPE SWORD (LONG XING JIAN)

– 龍形劍 DRAGON SHAPE SWORD 金一明著 by Jin Yiming 新亞書店印行 published by New Asia Press [Oct, 1932] [translation by Paul Brennan, Feb, 2011] – 夭矯如龍 Be supple as a dragon. 錢君試 – calligraphy by Qian Junshi – 真傳衣缽 Hold back … Continue reading

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