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YIN QIANHE’S TAIJI | Brennan Translation

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There was obviously a serious initial intention to publish, since the trouble was taken to produce photos, though it is not clear that it was ever even completed as a manuscript, and we have been left with only a “chapter fourteen”. We could reasonably assume he would have used the same prefaces that appear in his Baduanjin and Taiji Sword ...

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WU STYLE TAIJI SWORD (QIANKUN JIAN) | Brennan Translation

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In my opinion, our nation’s sword arts have been passed down through the generations by basically three kinds of people:      1. Their sword art focuses on the task of exorcising demons. They act with an air of righteousness and practice celibacy. Article and Image courtesy of brennantranslation.wordpress.com  

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TAIJI BOXING ACCORDING TO LI SHOUJIAN | Brennan Translation

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The descriptions of the postures, the movements of the hands and feet, in lifting and lowering, advancing and retreating, are all according to my teacher’s instructions without anything added, in order to maintain the authentic teachings and avoid generating a new style. 一推手。分大捋小捋散手。小捋有順步推手。合步推手。活步推手。略備九圖。以資表示惟活步則不便繪出。散手變化不居。尤難表示。 Pushing hands divides into large rollback, small rollback, and sparring. The small rollback occurs in the same-step ...

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THE TAIJI MANUAL OF LI XIANWU | Brennan Translation

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THE TAIJI MANUAL OF LI XIANWU | Brennan Translation Looking back over the millennia, practitioners of boxing arts are beyond counting, but it can be said that boxing theories are rather sparse. This causes people to look upon boxing arts as very minor and not worthy to be placed alongside other forms of learning – a very depressing attitude. At ...

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