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崔寿山之螳螂拳譜/Cui Shoushan’s Tanglang Quanpu: Selections from the Table of Contents

螳螂拳譜/Tanglang Quanpu - Tanglang Boxing Manual 崔寿山/Cuì Shoushan 序/Preface 叙言/Introductory Remarks 拳術十戒/The Boxing Art's Ten Commandments 螳螂綱領/Tanglang's Guiding Principles 螳螂之體/Tanglang's Form 十八家拳祖/Eighteen Families Fist Ancestors…

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螳螂之體/Tanglang Zhi Ti – Tanglang’s Form

梅花太極手,寒雞步,猴勢太極手,千變萬化。寒雞步變化無窮矣。螳螂此手如蜻蜓點水,勢如蝴蝶穿花,四面旋繞,上下環轉,疊如捶山,叫人入手無路而觸處受傷。此所謂渾然一太極也。 Plum Blossom Taiji Hands, Cold Chicken Steps, Monkey Pattern Taiji Hands, have a thousand variations & ten thousand changes. Cold Chicken Steps have limitless…

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螳螂綱領/Tanglang Gangling – Tanglang’s Guiding Principles

•I know I've posted portions of this material before, but I think it's worth putting the longer version out there. Please, enjoy!• 陽剛陰柔,陽柔陰剛。陰出陽打,陽出陰打;陰出陰打,陽出陽打。出剛動柔,出柔動剛;見剛柔克,見柔剛制。虛者實之,實者虛之;有虛虛,有實實。此乃虛實剛柔陰陽之變化也。 Yang is…

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螳螂拳門槼: 拳術十戒/Tanglangquan Men Gui: Quan Shu Shi Jie – Tanglangquan’s School Regulations: The Boxing Art’s Ten Commandments

1. 強橫無義者不傳,強橫則為亂,無義則負恩,逄蒙之事可鑑也。   Do not pass it on to those who bully & the immoral, bullies behave chaotically, the immoral turn their backs on kindness,…

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螳螂之打十三門/Tanglang Zhi Da Shi San Men – Tanglang’s Striking Thirteen Gates

螳螂代打,螳螂叫打,螳螂提打,螳螂捆打,螳螂拈打,螳螂拿打,螳螂截打,螳螂就打,螳螂封打,螳螂空打,螳螂閃打,螳螂閉打,螳螂緒打。 Tanglang Replacing Strike, Tanglang Calling Strike, Tanglang Raising Strike, Tanglang Bundling Strike, Tanglang Twisting Strike, Tanglang Controlling Strike, Tanglang Intercepting Strike, Tanglang Approaching Strike,…

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螳螂七長八短/Tanglang Qi Chang Ba Duan – Tanglang’s Seven Long & Eight Short

螳螂七長八短--(七長為雙手,八短為雙臂,輔以步法) Tanglang's Seven Long & Eight Short -- (Seven Long use both hands, Eight Short use both arms, assisted by footwork) 七長︰鑽、劈、崩、 增、掛、圈、漏 Seven Long:…

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番車轆轤訣/Fanche Lulu Jue – Song of Fanche Lulu

泰山壓頂勢非輕,單雙臿花步須正。 Tai Shan Crushes the Top Pattern isn't light, Single & Double Thrusting Flower must have proper steps. 番車轆轤雙合用,打上掃下不留傳。 Fanche Lulu are both useable, Dtrike…

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螳螂拳十二字訣/Tanglangquan Shi’er Zi Jue – Praying Mantis Fist 12 Character Secret

勾摟採掛 Hook, Drag, Pluck, Hang 粘黏貼幫 Stick, Adhere, Attach, Assist 崩劈挑沖 Smash, Chop, Raise, Thrust •勾 Gou/Hook •摟 Lou/Drag •採 Cai/Pluck •掛 Gua/Hang •粘 Zhan/Stick…

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螳螂十八宗歌/Tanglang Shi Ba Zong Ge – Praying Mantis Eighteen Elders Song

太祖的長拳起首、 Tai Zu’s “Long Boxing,” is the first 韓通的通背為母, Han Tong’s “Connected Back,” is the mother 鄭恩的纏封尤妙、 Zheng En’s “Winding & Sealing,” is especially clever…

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