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Friday, January 15, 2021

Xing Yi Quan by old Bagua master Yang Bao

 

Xing Yi Quan by old Bagua master Yang Bao

"One of old generation Beijing master Yang Bao practice Xing Yi Quan (形意拳). Yang Bao (*1937 in Hebei province) is one of famous old generation Beijing masters of 5th generation of Bagua Zhang style. He has been learning martial arts since 9 yars old under local master Meng Fanjing (孟凡敬). He learned Xing Yi Quan(形意拳) and Shaolin Quan first(少林拳).  In 1956 year he became disciple of famous Cha Quan (查拳) master Chang Zhenfang (常振芳) and learned the style include various weapons. Then he bacame disciple of famous Beijing master of Bagua Zhang (八卦掌) style Gao Ziying(高子英). He also practiced Xing Yi Quan under master 朱云行. Yamng Bao is member of Chinese Wushu Association( 中国武术协会会会员),Beijing  Bagua Zhang Research Association(北京武协八卦掌研究会会员) Beijing Xing Yi Quan Research Association (北京武协形意拳研究会会员) and Beijing Chaquan Research Association vice-president (北京武协查拳研究会副会长). 

Lineages: 

1)Cha Quan Lineage: Chamir(查密尔)--- Li Laochong(李老崇)---Zhang Qian(张乾)---Yang Hongxiu(杨鸿修)--- Zhang Qiwei(张其维)---Chang Zhenfang(常振芳)---Yang Bao (杨宝). 

2) Bagua: First Lineage: Dong Haichuan(董海川)---Liang Zhenpu (梁振普)---Guo Gumin(郭古民)--- Gao Ziying(高子英)---Yang Bao (杨宝) Secong Alternative Lineage:  Dong Haichuan(董海川)---Yin Fu(尹福)/Liu Dekuan(刘德宽,creator of Bagua 64 hands linear form-八卦掌六十四手)---Gao Wencheng(高文成,father of Gao Ziying)--- Gao Ziying(高子英)---Yang Bao (杨宝) 

3) Xing Yi Quan lineage: Li Luoneng(李洛能)---Liu Qilan(刘奇兰)---Li Cunyi(李存义)---Li Liangzhong(李良忠)---(Zhu Yunxing)朱云行---Yang Bao (杨宝) 

Alternative lineage: Li Luoneng(李洛能)---Liu Qilan(刘奇兰)---Liu Dekuan(刘德宽)---Gao Wencheng(高文成,father of Gao Ziying)---Gao Ziying(高子英)---Yang Bao (杨宝) 

Long live to uncle Yang Bao!!!"

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Chinese Sword - Dāndāo Shuō (單刀說) by Cheng Zongyou trans. S.M. Rodell

 


其用法,亦惟以身法 為要,

儇跳超距,眼快手捷,
誘而擊之,驚而取之,
心手俱化,
膽識不亂,方可言妙。

Qí yòngfǎ, yì wéi yǐ shēn fǎ wèi yào,
xuān tiào chāo jù, yǎn kuài shǒu jié,
yòu ér jī zhī, jīng ér qǔ zhī,
xīn shǒu jù huà,
dǎnshì bù luàn, fāng kě yán miào.

Using the saber, the most important point is the body technique,
long nimble jumps, quick eyes, fast hands,
entice the enemy to strike, startle capturing the advantage,
heart and hand moving together,
courage and insight clearly precieved, then one achieves wonderous skill.

from Dāndāo Shuō (單刀說) by Cheng Zongyou
trans. S.M. Rodell