岳飛六要論/Yue Fei Liu Yao Lun – Yue Fei’s Sixth Essential Thesis

心與意合,意與氣合,氣與力合,內三合也,手與足合,肘與膝合,肩與胯合,外三合也,此為六合,左手與右足相合,左肘與右膝相合,左肩與右胯相合,右之與左以然,以及頭與手合,手與身合,身與步合,孰非外合,心與眼合,肝與筋合,脾與肉合,肺與身合,腎與骨合,孰非內合,豈但六合而已哉,然此特分而言之也,總之一運而無不動,一合而無不合,五形百骸,悉用其中矣。 The Xin & Yi combine, the Yi & Qi combine, the Qi & Li combine, are the Internal Three Harmonies. The Hands & Feet…

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八卦掌三十六歌訣/Baguazhang Sanshiliu Gejue – Baguazhang’s Thirty six Song Secrets: Part 8

歌二十六/Song Twenty six 力要剛兮勁要柔,剛柔偏重功難收。  過剛必折真物理,優柔太盛等於休。 The Li must be Hard & the Jin must be Soft, overemphasizing either Hard or Soft makes the Skill difficult…

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孫氏八卦劍應用要法十字/Sun Shi Bagua Jian Yingyong Yao Fa Shi Zi – Sun Style Bagua Sword Application Ten Character Essential Methods

挑/Tiao - Raise, 托/Tuo - Support, 抹/Mo - Wipe, 掛/Gua - Hang, 㓲/Pian - Pare, 搜/Sou - Search, 閉/Bi - Close, 掃/Sao - Sweep, 順/Shun…

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“In Defense of the Status Quo” is Against Martial Ethics: Why I’m Expelling a Certain Student & Ending Their Serious Training

As much as it pains me to do this, I have to admit defeat. There's an insurmountable obstacle in my way, & it's clearly impossible…

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孫氏八卦劍練劍要法八字/Sun Shi Bagua Jian Lian Jian Yao Fa Ba Zi – Sun Style Bagua Sword Eight Characters on Essential Methods of Training the Sword

走轉裹翻穿撩提按為練劍要法八字走者行走步法也轉者左右旋轉也裹者手腕往裏裹勁也翻者手腕向外翻扭也穿者左右前後上下穿去也撩者或陰手或陽手望着前後撩去或半弧或圜形因式而出之也提者劍把往上提也按者手心裏邊向下按也 Walking, Turning, Wrapping, Overturning, Penetrating, Scooping, Lifting, & Depressing are the Eight Characters for the Essential Methods of Sword Training. Walking is to move…

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螳螂拳基本六路/Tanglangquan Jiben Liu Lu – Tanglangquan’s Basic Six Roads

第一路:柱捶摔落/First Road: Pillar Hammer Throw & Fall 第二路:馬式衝捶/Second Road: Horse Stance Thrusting Hammer 第三路:左右圈捶/Third Road: Left & Right Hook Punch 第四路:斧刃腳/Fourth Road: Axe Edge Kick…

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螳螂拳手法總論/Tanglangquan Shou Fa Zong Lun – Tanglangquan’s General Theory of Hand Methods

拳術為手上工夫,其手法之多,罄南山之竹不能盡書,今論僅十余則,知不免于蠡測管窺之誚,然五寸之矩,可盡天下之方,是在學者,舉一反三,于此十余手之中循環變化,自無儘期,如孩提之舉步,必逐一舉之,使一步未得穩,即中道而欲馬,幾何其不傾跌也哉,且如戚東牟所云,山東李半天之腿,鷹爪王之拿,千跌張之跌,張可敬之打,何嘗不以一著之妙,即名垂寰宇,學者果能于此數則之中,得一二手過人之處,安見不可出人頭地,不然則雖多亦奚以為。 This Boxing Art is Superior Hand Kung fu. It has many Hand Methods, & if you exhausted Nanshan's bamboo you couldn't write them all…

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