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Martial Arts

Here is a generous selection of 19th century to mid 20th Chinese Martial Arts Manuals (notably Taiji Boxing manuals) all translated to english and made available by Paul Brennan on his site. Original chinese scriptures are still in the copy along with vintage photographies and images. Interesting for practice, the manuals are also windows on chinese metaphysics and the fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine (which the “gymnastics” are part of), and on chinese (war) history…

Chen Xiaowang explains and demonstrates some principles and characteristics of Chen family style taijiquan, in an extract from a documentary for chinese television. Transcript is available here

martial_arts.txt · Last modified: 2015/09/06 18:04 by emily