TAIJI BOXING EXPLAINED by Dong Yingjie (Brennan Tr., 7/2022)

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TAIJI BOXING EXPLAINED by Dong Yingjie (Brennan Tr., 7/2022)

Postby marvin8 on Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:53 am

太極拳釋義
TAIJI BOXING EXPLAINED
董英傑
by Dong Yingjie
[published in Hong Kong, Aug, 1948 (revised Oct, 1950)]

[translation by Paul Brennan, July, 2022]

https://brennantranslation.wordpress.co ... g-yingjie/

太極拳釋義目錄
CONTENTS

序文十篇
Prefaces
祖師觀雀蛇鬥智圖
A Painting of the Founder Watching a Fight Between a Sparrow and a Snake
著者像
Photo of the Author
同學合照
Group Portraits
著者手書
Author’s Calligraphy
著者事略
A Brief Bio of the Author
太極拳系統表
Lineage of Taiji Masters
太極圖表
Taiji Diagrams
凡例
About This Book
太極拳源流
Taiji Boxing History:
 太極拳源流論
 On the Origins of Taiji Boxing
 宋氏太極拳源流支派論
 Discussion of the Origins & Branches of the Song Family Transmission of the Taiji Boxing
拳論詳解
Commentary to the Taiji Classics:
 王宗岳太極拳論詳解
 The Taiji Boxing Treatise of Wang Zongyue
 王宗岳行功論詳解
 Wang Zongyue’s Treatise on How to Practice
 行功口訣詳解
 Secrets of How to Practice
歌訣論解
Taiji Boxing Poetry:
 十三勢歌
 Thirteen Dynamics Song
 八字歌
 Song of the Eight Techniques
 心會歌
 On Mentally Understanding
 功用歌
 Song of Function
 打手歌
 Playing Hands Song
 四性歸元歌
 Song of the Four Natures Returning to One
 周身大用論
 On Fully Using the Body
 關要論
 The Sixteen Key Points
 八門五部
 The Eight Gates & Five Steps
 八門五部用功法
 On the Training Method for the Eight Gates & Five Steps
 固有分明法
 Our Innate Ability to Distinguish
 粘連黏隨
 Stick, Adhere, Connect, and Follow
 頂扁丟抗
 Crashing in, Collapsing, Coming Away, and Resistance
 對待無病
 Fighting Without Mistakes
 對待用功法守中土(俗名站撞)
 Practicing Maintaining the Central Ground in Fighting (Commonly Called “Standing Like a Post”)
 身形腰頂
 The Body’s Posture – The Waist & Headtop
 太極圈
 Taiji’s Circling
 太極進退不已功
 Taiji’s Skill of Advancing & Retreating Ceaselessly
 太極上下名天地
 Taiji’s Above & Below, or “Sky & Ground”
 太極人盤八字歌
 Taiji’s Eight Techniques in the Realm of Mankind
 太極體用解
 Taiji’s Substance & Application
 太極文武解
 Taiji’s Civil & Martial Qualities
 太極懂勁解
 Taiji’s Identifying of Energies
 八五十三勢長拳解
 On the Thirteen Dynamics Long Boxing Set
 太極陰陽顚倒解
 Taiji’s Inversion of the Passive & Active Aspects
 人身太極解
 The Taiji-ness of the Human Body
 太極分文武三成解
 Taiji’s Separation of the Civil & Martial Qualities into Three Accomplishments
 太極武功事解
 Taiji’s Lesser Accomplishment – Its Martial Quality
 太極正功解
 Correctness of Skill in Taiji
 太極輕重浮沈解
 Taiji’s Lightness & Heaviness, Floating & Sinking
 太極四隅解
 Taiji’s Four Secondary Techniques
 太極平準腰頂解
 The Proper Alignment of Waist & Headtop in Taiji
習拳須知
Taiji Boxing Prose:
 大小太極解
 The Large Taiji & the Small Taiji
 太極拳能卻病延年
 Taiji Boxing Can Rid Illness and Lengthen Life
 談太極拳養身
 A Discussion of How Taiji Boxing Nurtures the Body
 學太極拳初步
 The First Steps of Learning Taiji Boxing
 習太極拳程序
 The Process of Learning Taiji Boxing
 太極虛實之解釋
 An Explanation of Emptiness & Fullness
 太極弓腿坐腿之解釋
 An Explanation of Taiji’s Bow Stance & Sitting Stance
 身法練法
 Body Principles & Training Principles
 習拳箴言
 Maxims for Practice
 經驗談二十則
 Some Lessons from Experience
太極拳式
Taiji Boxing Postures:
 太極拳架子名目
 Taiji Boxing Solo Set Posture Names
 太極拳架子圖附詳解
 The Boxing Set Presented in Photos & Explanations
太極推手
Pushing Hands:
 四正推手法
 Pushing Hands Method for the Four Primary Techniques
 四正推手圖
 Photos for the Four Primary Techniques
 四隅推手圖
 Photos for the Four Secondary Techniques
 四隅推手法
 Pushing Hands Method for the Four Secondary Techniques
 五行步法
 Five Elements Footwork
附錄
Appendices:
 太極劍
 Taiji Sword
 太極刀
 Taiji Saber
 太極槍
 Taiji Spear
 太極快拳
 Taiji Fast Set
 董英傑太極快拳緣起
 On the Creation of Dong Yingjie’s Fast Set
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Re: TAIJI BOXING EXPLAINED by Dong Yingjie (Brennan Tr., 7/2022)

Postby origami_itto on Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:54 am

Yeah I had a private lesson with Alex Dong the day that came out and I was like "OOOOHHHH KISMET!"
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Re: TAIJI BOXING EXPLAINED by Dong Yingjie (Brennan Tr., 7/2022)

Postby Trip on Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:55 am

Brennan does a great service to the community -- as usual!

Out of pure curiosity
why leave out the Fast Form Photos?

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Re: TAIJI BOXING EXPLAINED by Dong Yingjie (Brennan Tr., 7/2022)

Postby SCMT on Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:08 pm

My taijiquan teacher for the last 25 or more years was a student of Dong Ying Chieh. And there are 2 fast sets
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