Category Archives: Taiji

TEACHINGS OF SONG SHUMING

– 太極功 THE TAIJI ART 宋書銘 by Song Shuming [1908] [translation by Paul Brennan, Mar, 2017] – [Wu Tunan wrote in 1983 that this document was presented to him by a friend named Zhang Ximing in 1908. There is no … Continue reading

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TAIJI BOXING ACCORDING TO WU TUNAN

– 科學化的國術太極拳 A MORE SCIENTIFIC MARTIAL ART: TAIJI BOXING 吳圖南 by Wu Tunan [published by 商務印書館 The Commercial Press, LTD, Oct, 1931] [translation by Paul Brennan, Feb, 2017] – 科學化的國術太極拳 A More Scientific Martial Art: Taiji Boxing 褚民誼題 – calligraphy … Continue reading

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DONG HULING’S APPLICATIONS

– 太極拳使用法 METHODS OF APPLYING TAIJI BOXING 董虎嶺 by Dong Huling [1956] [translation by Paul Brennan, Jan, 2017] – 董虎嶺著 by Dong Huling: 太極拳使用法 Methods of Applying Taiji Boxing 如衡署 – calligraphy by [Li] Ruheng – 董英傑老師像 Portrait of Dong … Continue reading

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FURTHER TAIJI DISCUSSION FROM WU ZHIQING

– 太極正宗銓真 GENUINE EXPLANATIONS FOR AUTHENTIC TAIJI 吳志青 by Wu Zhiqing [published Oct, 1943] [translation by Paul Brennan, Dec, 2016] – 吳志青著 by Wu Zhiqing: 太極正宗銓真 Genuine Explanations for Authentic Taiji 張小廔署耑 – calligraphy by Zhang Xiaolou – 太極拳正宗詮真 自序 AUTHOR’S … Continue reading

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TAIJI BOXING ACCORDING TO WU ZHIQING

– 太極正宗 AUTHENTIC TAIJI 吳志青 by Wu Zhiqing [published by 大東書局 Great East Bookstore, Sep, 1936] [translation by Paul Brennan, Oct, 2016] – 尚武精神 Martial spirit! 王震 – [calligraphy by] Wang Zhen – 居今之世非尚武不是以保民族之生命太極拳亦武術之一種借敵人之力以打敵人乃其妙用也 In today’s world, if we do … Continue reading

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XIANG KAIRAN’S TAIJI EXPERIENCE

– 向愷然先生練太極拳之經驗 MY EXPERIENCE OF PRACTICING TAIJI BOXING by Xiang Kairan [written in 1929, published in Wu Zhiqing’s 太極正宗 Authentic Taiji, 1936] [translation by Paul Brennan, July, 2016] – 前淸丁未年間。我在日本會見一位直隸朋友。就聽他說起北方練拳術的人。有幾個大派別。一派是練八卦拳的。一派是練形意拳的。一派是太極拳的。還有一派練岳氏散手拳的。後來由岳氏散手。又產生一派。謂岳氏連拳。此外雖尚有不少的家數。然練習的比較人少。不能自成一派。我當時聽了這些話。不過知道有這些名目罷了。究竟各派是些什麼手法。彼此分別之點。在什麼地方。因那位直隸朋友。不能一一演給我看。無從知道。直到民國癸卯年。遇見李存義的弟子葉雲表、郝海鵬。纔見着了形意拳。八卦拳也看了一部份。太極拳。仍是不曾見着。不過曾聽得葉、郝二人說起太極拳意義。使我增添了許多向往之心罷了。 In 1907, I was in Japan visiting a friend from … Continue reading

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THE TAIJI MANUAL OF YAO FUCHUN & JIANG RONGQIAO

– 太極拳講義 TAIJI BOXING EXPLAINED 姚馥春 姜容樵 合編 by Yao Fuchun & Jiang Rongqiao [published by 上海武學書局 Shanghai Martial Studies Press, 1930] [translation by Paul Brennan, May, 2016] – 太極拳 Taiji Boxing – [calligraphy by 蔣中正 Jiang Zhongzheng] – 姚馥春近影 Portrait of … Continue reading

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