Chinese Wrestling and The Internal Martial Arts: A Look at the Relationship to Shuai Jiao

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend two different seminars on of Shuai Jiao or Chinese wrestling. The first was a Baoding style taught by James Lin, who’s father David Lin trained with Chang Dong Sheng. Chang was well-known for being one of the best fighters to come out of the Republican periods in China. … More Chinese Wrestling and The Internal Martial Arts: A Look at the Relationship to Shuai Jiao

Zuan Quan: An Overview of Xingyi Quan Principles and Practices From Famous Practitioners Part 4

In this series of posts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) I will be posting the various teachings of Xingyi’s teachers and authors who wrote books during the Republican period where Xingyiquan saw some of it’s greatest growth, and probably should be considered it’s golden age since it was often taught at many of the … More Zuan Quan: An Overview of Xingyi Quan Principles and Practices From Famous Practitioners Part 4

Brennan Translation Review: THE TAIJI MANUAL OF XU YUSHENG

Xu Yusheng’s manual is considered one of the best manuals on Taijiquan from the Republican period, and every Yang Style enthusiast should be reading it more than once. It very closely explains the principles of Taijiquan, and that they should be studied with diligence and applied to regular practice of form and fighting. 太極拳勢圖解 TAIJI … More Brennan Translation Review: THE TAIJI MANUAL OF XU YUSHENG

Brennan Translation Review: WU JIANQUAN STYLE TAIJI BOXING – FOR SELF-STUDY

In the next review of Paul Brennan’s translations that I had just read, I explored a bit about the Southern Wu style of Taiji Quan which comes from Wu Jianquan. I don’t know much about Wu Style Taiji Quan, other than it is largely descended from the teachings of Yang Banhou, Yang Luchan’s son who was … More Brennan Translation Review: WU JIANQUAN STYLE TAIJI BOXING – FOR SELF-STUDY