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太極拳中之扎棍。亦稱沾黏棍。或曰十三勢棍。有十三字訣。扎、開、合、崩、劈、點、掃、撥、撩、纏、帶、滑、截。

Taijiquan’s Piercing Staff, also known as Sticking Adhering Staff, or Thirteen Patterns Staff, has a Thirteen Character Secret. Pierce, Open, Close, Bounce, Chop, Tap, Sweep, Stir, Scoop, Wind, Carry, Slide, Intercept.

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太極刀。一名十三勢刀。有十三字訣。砍、刴、剗、截、刮、撩、扎、捛、劈、纏、搧、攔、滑。

Taiji Saber, also called Thirteen Patterns Saber, has a Thirteen Character Secret: Hack, Mince, Trim, Intercept, Scrape, Scoop, Pierce, Roll, Chop, Wind, Slap, Block, Slide.

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孫氏八卦劍應用要法十字/Sun Shi Bagua Jian Yingyong Yao Fa Shi Zi - Sun Style Bagua Sword Application Ten Character Essential Methods

挑/Tiao – Raise, 托/Tuo – Support, 抹/Mo – Wipe, 掛/Gua – Hang, 㓲/Pian – Pare, 搜/Sou – Search, 閉/Bi – Close, 掃/Sao – Sweep, 順/Shun – Follow, 截/Jie – Intercept. 605 more words

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Idle Musings: Attempting to Explain Why Certain Weapons Draw My Eye

This is both quintessentially me and perfect musing-fodder, so let’s get right to it.

There are certain things my visual cortex loves. Most of my favorite weapon designs incorporate all of these things at least once, and some multiple times. 1,158 more words

Musings Of A Non-sparkly Aspergian

孫氏八卦劍練劍要法八字/Sun Shi Bagua Jian Lian Jian Yao Fa Ba Zi - Sun Style Bagua Sword Eight Characters on Essential Methods of Training the Sword

走轉裹翻穿撩提按為練劍要法八字走者行走步法也轉者左右旋轉也裹者手腕往裏裹勁也翻者手腕向外翻扭也穿者左右前後上下穿去也撩者或陰手或陽手望着前後撩去或半弧或圜形因式而出之也提者劍把往上提也按者手心裏邊向下按也

Walking, Turning, Wrapping, Overturning, Penetrating, Scooping, Lifting, & Depressing are the Eight Characters for the Essential Methods of Sword Training. Walking is to move using the Footwork. 84 more words

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Sleep, Sleep...

March 16 th 2018 was declared World Sleep Day.

This could have been the day when Kumbhakarna of the Ramayana and Rip Van Winkle of the Sleepy Hollow might have been eulogized as role models had the movement started a couple of hundred years ago. 763 more words

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Excerpt From Huang Yuanxiu's Wudang Sword Method Essentials: 武當劍法十三勢/Wudang Jian Fa Shisan Shi - Wudang Sword Method's Thirteen Patterns

武當劍法。大別為十三勢。以十三字名之。即抽帶提格。擊刺點崩。攪壓劈截洗。亦似太極拳之掤捋擠按。采挒肘靠。前進後退。左顧右盼。中定也。此外另有舞劍。未有定式。非到劍術純妙不能學習。非口授面傳。不能領會。

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