Tai Chi Martial Art Digital Library

Tai Chi Martial Art Digital Library

Postby Gu Rou Chen » Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:05 pm

Link to site with reproductions of several interesting materials. Quite a few interesting photos in some of these publications as well.


http://martialart.giss.ncpes.edu.tw/taichi95/data.html

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Postby Louis Swaim » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:06 pm

Jeff! This looks like a gold mine! I can't wait to delve into some of these old titles. Xu Zhen, Xu Zhiyi -- there are some real treasures.

Thank you for sharing this!

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Postby Yuri_Snisarenko » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:26 am

Thanks! The authors of the site made a good job.
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Postby César » Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:39 pm

Hi!

This is really a gold mine, like Louis said. Too bad for people like me who don't know chinese language at all.
I was watching Yang Chengfu's first book. http://martialart.giss.ncpes.edu.tw/taichi95/data2_3_2.php?originalNumber=095B00AK
I find it very interesting. It allow us to see the evolution of Yang style through time, even in the same Yang Chengfu. It is obvious that this form is totally diferent of the pictures shown in his later book (in refinement terms).

On the other hand, I would like to know who is the other guy on the book? I mean, at the end of the book we can see Chen Wei Ming's pics of the whole 103 form. But Is He the same that appears on the first pages, where we can see photos alternate with those of Yang Cheng Fu?
Who are these people doing push hands?
What year was published this book?
I hope someone knows

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Postby Louis Swaim » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:46 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by César:
<B>Hi!

This is really a gold mine, like Louis said. Too bad for people like me who don't know chinese language at all.
I was watching Yang Chengfu's first book. http://martialart.giss.ncpes.edu.tw/taichi95/data2_3_2.php?originalNumber=095B00AK
I find it very interesting. It allow us to see the evolution of Yang style through time, even in the same Yang Chengfu. It is obvious that this form is totally diferent of the pictures shown in his later book (in refinement terms).

On the other hand, I would like to know who is the other guy on the book? I mean, at the end of the book we can see Chen Wei Ming's pics of the whole 103 form. But Is He the same that appears on the first pages, where we can see photos alternate with those of Yang Cheng Fu?
Who are these people doing push hands?
What year was published this book?
I hope someone knows

César

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Greetings César,

That is Chen Weiming's 1925 book, Taijiquan Shu (The Art of Taijiquan). The photos alternating with YCF are of CWM. I've forgotten who the guy is with CWM in the push hands photos. Anyone know?

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Postby Louis Swaim » Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:16 am

César,
Regarding the people doing push hands in the Chen Weiming book, I belive this page shows Chen Weiming, but I can't identify the bearded partner:
http://martialart.giss.ncpes.edu.tw/taichi95/books/D1925AK0/D1925AK00073072.jpg
On this page, I believe it's a young Yang Chengfu. His partner may be Xu Yusheng (Xu Longhou), but I'm not positive: http://martialart.giss.ncpes.edu.tw/taichi95/books/D1925AK0/D1925AK00075072.jpg
If anyone can verify, that would be great.
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Postby César » Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:32 pm

Thank you very much Louis!
Is Xu Yusheng the one who wrote a book in 1921, and
wasn't He YangJianhou's disciple?
Thanks again

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Postby Louis Swaim » Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:09 pm

Hi César,

Xu Yusheng studied with Yang Jianhou, Yang Chengfu, and other great masters when he headed the Beijing physical education research society in the '20s.

His 1925 book is also in the database. The line drawings are quite interesting. Check out this page showing "Cross Hands.":
http://martialart.giss.ncpes.edu.tw/taichi95/books/D1921AM0/D1921AM00046072.jpg


Take care,
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Postby Gu Rou Chen » Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:21 pm

OK. So, now the secrets are out:


Yin-Yang pants, Chuck Taylors, and referee shirt, all on a Twister game mat.


http://martialart.giss.ncpes.edu.tw/taichi95/books/C1933AO0/C1933AO00070072.jpg
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Postby Louis Swaim » Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:08 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Gu Rou Chen:
<B>OK. So, now the secrets are out:


Yin-Yang pants, Chuck Taylors, and referee shirt, all on a Twister game mat.


http://martialart.giss.ncpes.edu.tw/taichi95/books/C1933AO0/C1933AO00070072.jpg

</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Jeff,

One Hot Door Dude!

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Postby Gu Rou Chen » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:34 am

Yet still, it does not detract from his form . . . . . which really is bloody fantastic.

(strength a plenty to last through the local punk rock club mosh pit.)

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Postby Louis Swaim » Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:31 pm

Greetings Jeff,

Sadly, the research site that you linked here last year appears to be gone. Do you happen to know if it's available somewhere else?

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Postby Louis Swaim » Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:36 pm

Ah ha, I found a mirror site: http://210.60.0.160/taichi95/data.html

Carry on.

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Postby apulia » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:24 am

Hi, I was (desperatly!) looking for the first book by Yang Chen Fu, when I ran into this discussion.
I'm very interested in comparing the two form sets photographs by Yang Chen Fu: I own "The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan" translated by Mr Swaim, but can't find the earlier book.
Please, can anyone tell me where I could find it?
Thanks,
Rossella

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Re: Tai Chi Martial Art Digital Library

Postby tcfu » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:49 am

The links do not seem to work anymore, does anyone know of a new link or have copies of the media ?
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