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THE BAGUA MANUAL OF YIN YUZHANG

– 八卦掌簡編 A CONCISE BOOK OF BAGUA PALMING 尹玉章 by Yin Yuzhang 王芹塘 edited by Wang Qintang [published Jan, 1932] [translation by Paul Brennan, April, 2017] – 靑島市國術館 from the Qingdao Martial Arts Institute: 八卦掌简编 A Concise Book of Bagua … Continue reading

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YIN YUZHANG’S SABER MANUAL

– 砍刀術練習法 PRACTICE METHODS FOR CLEAVING SABER TECHNIQUES 尹玉章 by Yin Yuzhang [published June, 1933] [translation by Paul Brennan, June, 2016] – 總理遺像 Portrait of Sun Yat-sen – 總理遺囑 SUN YAT-SEN’S WILL 余致力國民革命凡四十年其目的在求中國之自由平等積四十年之經驗深知欲達到此目的必須喚起民衆及聯合世界上以平等待我之民族共同奮鬥 現在革命尚未成功凡我同志務須依照余所著建國方略建國大綱三民主義及第一次全國代表大會宣言繼續努力以求貫澈最近主張開國民會議及廢除不平等條約尤須於最短期間促其實現是所至囑 [First part – to the nation:] … Continue reading

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JIN ENZHONG’S SABER MANUAL

– 實用大刀術 PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES FOR THE LARGE SABER 金恩忠 by Jin Enzhong [published June, 1933] [translation by Paul Brennan, June, 2016] – 著者金恩忠小影 Portrait of the author, Jin Enzhong – 實用大刀術目錄 CONTENTS 著者小影 Portrait of the author 序言 Preface 握刀式 … Continue reading

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BAJI BOXING

– 八極拳 BAJI BOXING 繆淦傑 by Miao Ganjie [published Nov, 1936] [translation by Paul Brennan, Dec, 2015] – 八極拳圖譜序 PREFACE [BY XU ZHEN] 同邑繆君淦杰。精研少林拳技十餘載。近著八極拳圖譜一編。請序于余。繆君之意。一以為八極拳動止整齊。用以敎練學校團體。尤稱宜適。一以為著圖譜。可使來者得以考見其體勢與法式。予惟八極拳與形意之連環拳雜式捶略相似。而剛猛特甚。旣簡約而易明。力量又易見加益。敎練學校團體。誠至善也。若夫拳技之流別。惟得其體勢與法式。乃可推較其同異。故圖譜行卽流別不至混淆難辨。今世言拳技師承者。大都誇誕不經。附會之談滋多。由于昔之授拳者。鮮有圖譜可考也。今太極八卦形意潭腿杳拳等皆已有書。而八極尚闕。然則繆君之為。固不容已者矣。吾聞有淸之世。南皮大馬家莊有周長春者。肥碩而短。善超躍。眈道術。當道光之末。已七十餘歲。習八極者推為得之眞傳。時人號為周大魔。言其道術之神也。今八極拳流行于山東河北。而河北尤盛。自首都設中央國術館。館中定八極為必修課。多延河北八極專家。來任敎師。故邇來江南一帶。亦頗流布焉。繆君八極之學。淵源于河北。不知其出于南皮周氏者乎。抑否乎。吾願繆君博訪而審辨之。而更有以語我也。吾常見演八極者。震步時用力太過。易于傷腦。謂宜去其震步之猛厲。繆君亦以為然。因釆此意。列于凡例。其諸變通而無弊者歟。 中華民國二十三年武進徐震哲東甫序于正德國技學社 Miao Ganjie is from my own hometown. He has studied Shaolin Boxing intensively for more … Continue reading

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ZIMEN BOXING

– 字門正宗 AUTHENTIC ZIMEN BOXING 附醫傷秘錄 including SECRET RECORDS OF INJURY MEDICINES 胡遺生 by Hu Yisheng 中央國術館審㝎 authorized by the Central Martial Arts Institute [published March, 1933] [translation by Paul Brennan, Oct, 2014] – 書將付梓吟二絕代卷頭語 This book has been sent … Continue reading

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BOXING METHODS OF THE INTERNAL SCHOOL (NEI JIA QUAN FA)

– 王征南先生傳 BIOGRAPHY OF WANG ZHENGNAN [also known in abridged form as 內家拳法 Boxing Methods of the Internal School] 黃百家 by Huang Baijia [1676] [translation by Paul Brennan, Aug, 2014] – 征南先生有絕技二曰拳曰射然穿楊貫戟善射者古多有之而惟拳則先生為最 Wang Zhengnan mastered two arts: boxing and archery. … Continue reading

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WUDANG SWORD

– 武當劍法大要 ESSENTIALS OF THE WUDANG SWORD ART 黃元秀 by Huang Yuanxiu [published by 商務印書館 The Commercial Press, LTD, Shanghai, July, 1931] [translation by Paul Brennan, June, 2014] – 練剣之要身如遊龍切忌停滯習之日久身與剣合剣與神合於無剣處處處皆剣能知此義則近道矣 右廣川李景林題 The key in sword practice is that your body … Continue reading

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