Saturday, May 28, 2022

Xingyi Quan - The Song of the Tiger - 河北形意拳虎形 - Byron Jacobs

Xingyi Quan - The Song of the Tiger - 河北形意拳虎形 - Byron Jacobs

The fierce tiger pounces on its prey with a powerful and imposing mien, 

This intent engulfs and courses through the entire body like a tornado. 

The power of the back and shoulders comes from the tailbone, 

This skill can be expressed with two terms - straighten and extend. 

Byron Jacobs - 威龙 (Beijing - May 2022)

Monday, May 16, 2022

Bagua Zhang - A Traditional Chinese Martial Art - 1980's Documentary

 Bagua Zhang - A Traditional Chinese Martial Art - 1980's Documentary

"This documentary was produced in approximately 1986 in Beijing and features many of the prominent lineages/styles and practitioners. It portrays the methods and characteristics of these styles as they were existent in Beijing. I have added English subtitles to and relevant information to this documentary. This version's video quality is not ideal and it has proven quite difficult to locate a better quality copy in full, even when I contacted some of my own Bagua family members that were featured in this documentary.

 Nonetheless, is a valuable piece of history and now accessible to non-Chinese speakers. If I locate a better quality copy of this documentary, I will re-release it with the translation. As always, doing this type of translation and editing is time consuming and difficult, so any and all support you are able to give me through Patreon makes this worthwhile of my time and skills and will enable me to produce more such content into the future." - Byron Jacobs

Found HERE

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Chen Pan Ling Style - Seal the Throat Spear and Dragon Shape Hook Sword

黃裕盛 Huang Zhun-shen's student 林善民 Lin Shan-min back in 2003. He's performing the suo hou qiang 鎖喉槍 (seal the throat spear) and 龍形双鉤 longxing shuang gou (dragon shape hook swords). These are pretty rare sets and Huang is one of the last (if not the last) teachers that studied personally from CPL himself back in the day still alive.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Journey to the West - Sun Wukong the Monkey King

Scroll art of the 16th century novel by Wu Cheng'en, Journey to the West. With the three main characters, Sun Wukong the Monkey King, Sha Wujing and Zhu Bajie. China ink and rice paper. 

Anzu Fernandi    Found HERE