Monthly Archives: January 2009

Fu Nei Pai taiji of Li Zheng

In response to a post on Emptyflower, I thought I’d translate an interview about Fu Nei Pai Yang style taiji, which traces its lineage back to  a Manchu general, Fu Zhou, who studied from Yang Luchan in the mansion of … Continue reading

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Reminiscences of Yao Zongxun – An Interview with Cui Ruibin, part I

I have been interested in Yiquan (‘intention boxing’), also known as Dachengquan (Great Achievement Boxing), the chinese martial art famous for its focus on the practice of ‘zhan zhuang’ (stake standing) as a training method for a while now. I came … Continue reading

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Song Changrong’s Baguazhang

When people talk about ‘Song style’ in a bagua context, there are actually two styles that could be meant: one is the bagua of Song Yongxiang (passed on by Liu Wancang of Beijing and his disciples), while the other is that of … Continue reading

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Xingyiquan of Shang Ji

Professor Shang Ji of Xi’an Highway University Shang Ji is a master known for his efforts in spreading xingyiquan in Xi’an as it was passed on to him by his master Ma Litang, who was a grandstudent of Guo Yunshen … Continue reading

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‘Large Frame’ Zhaobao Taijiquan – Wang Haizhou

One of the main promoters of Zhaobao taijiquan in China is Wang Haizhou, the head coach of Zhaobao village. I have translated an extract of his life story (as told to the journalist Yan Hanxiu in the book ‘Taijiquan: Qi … Continue reading

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