Friday, April 21, 2023

Kung Fu Conversations Podcast - Episode #37 - Interview#5 - Scot M. Rodell - Yang Taiji and Chinese Swordsmanship

 Kung Fu Conversations Podcast - Episode #37 - Interview#5 - Scot M. Rodell - Yang Taiji and Chinese Swordsmanship. In this episode, Owen and Randel interview Scott M. Rodell of the Great River Taoist Center about his practice, teaching, and martial development!

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Bagua Zhang - Ma Weixin (1847 ~1875) - Student of Dong Hai Chuan

Ma Weixin (1847 ~1875), a person of Dingxing, Hebei, Dong Haichuan, and one of the representative figures of the gossip.
Ma Weixin's family opened a coal plant in the east of Beijing, nicknamed "Coal Horse". During the same period, Dong Haichuan left the Suwang Palace due to his old age. He lived in Ma Weixin's home for three years. During this time, Ma Weibin devoted himself to following Dong Haichuan's practice. He was well He is good at wind wheel palms, leg points and back back stacks, and is known as "iron leg coal horse". He has a violent temperament, he is willing to fight others. He often goes to the martial arts in the area of the Temple of Heaven to compete with others. He has also traveled to the areas of Hebei, Henan, and Shandong to challenge people, and he has He passed away at a very young age (29 years old). The cause of death has been mixed. Legend has it that he was enforced because he broke the rules of martial law, and there are also legends that he was poisoned.
There are two statements about his students.
One saying is that Ma Weixin did not accept disciples. His wind wheel was only passed on to Liu Cai Shen (the younger brother of Liu Dongshen), a disciple of After Ma Weixin's death, Liu Cai-shen asked Cheng Tinghua as a teacher. Therefore, the elements of wind wheel palm and leg method were added to the soft palm passed by Cheng T
Another saying is that Yang Bin inherited all of Ma Weixin's practices. Yang Bin is a relative of Ma Weixian and has lived in Ma's family for a long After Ma Weibu died, in order to avoid the harm of his enemies, he went to Shenyang to preach Hu Laiyi, Liu Dekui, Xu Guodong and other disciples. Hu Laiyi also preached Wang's blessing and so on. The iconic kung fu of this existing mavis include wind wheel paw, back dorsal and dragon-shaped 72 amputations.

(Mawi Wei's image, the picture below is the authenticity of the net picture not verified)


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Saturday, April 1, 2023

“In the Sword, don't use hand business. You put the sword near the targets then issue short energy to stab or cut. This is the fundamental theory or principle. At the last moment, go. Only Cheng Man-Ch'ing told us this so many times. You look at his sword form, so soft. We said, "What is this kind of sword? There is no energy used, nothing." He said it is not necessary to use energy. That means you get close, then use energy. Not from way back to stab forward. Don't use energy all the way, just the last moment. The last moment is enough, that kind of energy must be developed. Use your whole body, not just the hand. Gradually, intrinsic energy will be developed. You see my hand, the sword is nearly dropped, but it cannot fall out. it looks loose, but you cannot knock it out of my hand. That is the principle, gradually you'll do according to this way. It looks easy, but it takes ten years to reach that level.”

- TT Liang quoted from: T'ai-Chi Ch'uan Lessons with Master. Liang Compiled and Edited by Ray Hayward

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