Postby JerryKarin » Wed Jul 14, 2004 5:28 am

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Postby Graham » Wed Jul 14, 2004 5:56 pm

Are we sure that's Sun Lu Tang? He looks a bit like Yang Sou-Hou as well.... Image
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Postby mls_72 » Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:07 pm

Grandmasters Yang Chen Fu, Yang Shou Hao, Sun Lu tang, Wu Chienquan, Chen Wei Ming and Tung Yeh Jie.

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Postby Wushuer » Wed Jul 14, 2004 9:35 pm

That's funny, I was just trying to figure out how I embed a photo in a reply so I could post that some picture. Thanks for saving me the trouble.

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Postby Louis Swaim » Wed Jul 14, 2004 10:28 pm


That's a nice photo -- quite the assembly! Chen Weiming is in the front row, directly in front of Sun Lutang. I can't identify the young man between Wu Jianquan and Dong Yingjie.

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Postby Gu Rou Chen » Fri Aug 13, 2004 6:54 am

Here are a couple photos from a visit with Xie Bingcan in Seattle earlier this summer. He studied with Fu Zhongwen (Yang style) and Ma Yueliang (Wu Style) in Shanghai.

I posted this previously, but had a problem with the link.
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Postby psalchemist » Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:37 pm

Greetings All,

Nice photos and calligraphy.

<<Re: A nice piece of Calligraphy by
Li Jinglin, master of the double-edged sword:
("Cloud peak, naked blade")>>Jerry Karin

<<This piece appeared in Chen Weiming’s
sword book, and Barbara Davis reproduced it
in her translation, Chen Weiming, _Taiji
Sword and Other Writings-_ (North Atlantic
Books, p. 3). It should read right-to-left
(jian guang ling yun)—something like, “the glint of the sword rides among the clouds.”
According to Liang Shiqiu, lingyun is a
compound meaning to
‘ride the high clouds,’ and he adds, “usually said of a person’s
ambition or aspiration.” I see in the Hanyu
Da Cidian that the poet Du Fu evidently
coined a term, “ling yun bi” (cloud-riding
brush?), which may have inspired this
usage. I suppose too that “jian guang”
could be read “glory of the sword” here,
given the overtone of aspiration, but it
could be taken different ways.>>Louis Swaim

Thank you, Louis, for your interperations
and translations of that calligraphy.

I was wondering if anyone was aware of any
internet links or further informations
concerning Li Jinglin "Master of the double-edged sword" and the poet quoted, Du Fu ?

Thank You,
Best Regards,

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Postby Louis Swaim » Fri Aug 13, 2004 6:03 pm

Greetings Psalchemist,
Du Fu (or Tu Fu in Wade-Giles romanization), was one of China’s most famous poets, from the Tang Dynasty. His dates are c. 712-770. There are lots of sites to explore, for example:

I think there are probably plenty of sites that mention Li Jinglin as well, if you search the name on
Barbara Davis translates the calligraphic endorsement as, “The Sword’s Brightness Reaches the Clouds.” Here’s her biographical synopsis:

General Li Fangchen, also known as Li Jinglin, (1885-1931) was from Zaoqian, Hebei Province. A career military man until his forties, he later helped to establish a martial arts center in Nanjing and then served as its assistant director. Li came to Shanghai in 1927. He had a life-long interest in the martial arts and was particularly skilled at sword He arranged a sword set he titled ‘Wudang Sword’ and also wrote an inscription for Chen Weiming’s Questions and Answers on Taijiquan. (Barbara Davis, trans., Chen Weiming: Taiji Sword and Other Writings, p. 3)

Take care,
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Postby psalchemist » Mon Aug 16, 2004 8:43 pm

Greetings Louis,

Thank you very much for your reply.

I will search for those figures on the internet, as you suggested...Thanks for that link.

And I really appreciate the biographical synopsis of the calligraphic endorsement from Barbara Davis.

Very interesting, many thanks.

Take care,
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Postby Gu Rou Chen » Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:00 am

Has anyone seen or heard of photos of Yang Shaohou doing Taiji?
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Postby JerryKarin » Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:18 am

There appears to be a book with the title:


but I've never seen it. Wu Tunan's books might be a place to look.
I've never seen any pictures except the head shots and a few
of him sitting in posed group photos. I
will ask Yang Jun if he has or has seen any.

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Postby Anderzander » Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:05 pm

Hi every one

I'd love some old photos in a frame for my training room.

Do any of you have ideas of where I could get some?

I could scan some of the pictures from the books but they are done with a half tone screen and made up of tiny dots....

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