The Chinese Masters Of Yesteryear.

THE CHINESE MASTERS OF YESTERYEAR.The longevity of the Chinese Culture and the means to secure it has ensured a long list of heroes. From many times and traditions, past and present.The Martial Arts Tradition has produced some of note. The modern/current continuation of such as TAI CHI or the SHAOLIN KUNG FU MONKS an ongoing example. Shiro selects a top group of ten, who in the days of yore... did quite well indeed it seems. Just enough to be LEGENDS INDEED AND IN FACT.

This image: One of Eight Views of Xiao and Xiang Rivers, 1788. Tani Buncho (Japanese, 1763Ð1840). Section of a handscroll mounted as hanging scroll, ink and color on paper; 29.5 x 49 cm (image). Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1980.188.3 The Cleveland Museum of Art’s major spring 2011 exhibition, “The Lure of Painted Poetry,” explores the influence of Chinese literary paintings on the arts of Japan and Korea. The show introduces Seunghye Sun, the museum’s new curator of Japanese and Korean art. Courtesy The Cleveland Museum of Art.THE CHINESE MASTERS OF YESTERYEAR.The longevity of the Chinese Culture and the means to secure it has ensured a long list of heroes. From many times and traditions, past and present.The Martial Arts Tradition has produced some of note. The modern/current continuation of such as TAI CHI or the SHAOLIN KUNG FU MONKS an ongoing example. Shiro selects a top group of ten, who in the days of yore… did quite well indeed it seems. Just enough to be LEGENDS INDEED AND IN FACT.

 

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The longevity of the Chinese Culture and the means to secure it has ensured a long list of heroes.

From many times and traditions, past and present.

 

 THE CHINESE MASTERS

  OF YESTERYEAR. 

 

The Martial Arts Tradition has produced some of note. (click)

The modern/current continuation of such as TAI CHI or the SHAOLIN KUNG FU MONKS an ongoing example.(click)

 

part of MARTIAL ART HISTORY AND WEAPONRY... 刺股 photocredit/thanks:cephalophore

part of MARTIAL ART HISTORY AND WEAPONRY… 刺股 photocredit/thanks:cephalophore

 

The following historical overview and pics provided by Guest Blogger @ chinawhisper.com records some 10 past Masters of the Martial Ways.

The Chinese Masters of Yesteryear.

 

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 THE CHINESE MASTERS:

Nowadays real Kung Fu Masters, or Martial Artists, are difficult to find in China.

Finding a genuine Master is more difficult than finding a gem in a hay stack.

However, actually in ancient China there were many good Kung Fu Masters.

Here is a list of  10 ancient Chinese martial artists.

 

1.   HUA TUO   华佗:

HUA TUO

HUA TUO

 

HUA TUO in the Han Dynasty was more famous as a physician. However he was also known for the early QI GONG exercise named Five – Animal Exercises, in which the practitioner imitates the actions of tigers, deer, bears, apes, and birds. These practices later developed into many kinds of martial arts such as TAI CHI.

 

2.   YUE FEI  岳飞;

YUE FEI

YUE FEI

 

YUE FEI  was a well-known patriotic general in Southern Song Dynasty (1127–1279). Besides he is widely credited for creating XINGYIQUAN, a kind of Chinese martial arts featuring aggressive, seemingly linear movements and explosive power. Several more martial arts were also attributed to YUE FEI such as EAGLE CLAW, FANZIQUAN AND CHUOJIAO.

 

3.   ZHANG SANFENG  张三丰:

ZHANG SANFENG

ZHANG SANFENG

 

ZHANG SANFENG was usually regarded as the founder of TAI CHI. The legend goes that he created TAI CHI by observing a fight between a snake and a crane in Wu-dang Mountains.

 

4.   WANG LANG  王朗:

WANG LANG

WANG LANG

 

WANG LANG is said to have created the PRAYING MANTIS BOXING during the Northern Song Dynasty (969-1126). He was inspired to develop this special KUNG FU by observing the insects actions and interactions.

 

5.   CHEN WANGTING  陈王廷:

CHEN WANGTING

CHEN WANGTING

 

CHEN WANGTING  (1580–1660), a Ming Dynasty General, founded Chen-style TAI CHI at Chenjiagou, Wenxian county, Henan province. CHEN is also said to have helped create the Push Hands exercises often practiced.

 

6.   ZHANG SONG XI  张松溪:

ZHANG SONG XI

ZHANG SONG XI

 

ZHANG SONG XI  (Ming Dynasty) was  the disciple of martial artist Zhang Sanfeng. He also combined the fundamental WUDANG practices and created the unique Wudang Songxi Internal Style.

 

7.   QI JIGUANG :

QI JIGUANG

QI JIGUANG

 

QI JIGUANG  was well-known as a patriotic military general in the Ming Dynasty. He made great contribution in sorting out and researching folk style KUNG FU, leaving behind a famous book JiXiao Xinshu, a book dedicated to the practice of WUSHU.

 

8.   GAN FENGCHI  甘凤池:

GAN FENGCHI

GAN FENGCHI

 

GAN FENGCHI (Qing Dynasty) was a master of HUA QUAN which originated from SHAOLIN KUNGFU. He wrote a book called “ The Essence of Hua Fist ” which gives detailed introduction of this martial art. HUA QUAN  has the speed & power of LONG FIST and softness of TAIJI.

 

9.   DONG HAICHUAN  董海川:

DONG HAICHUAN

DONG HAICHUAN

 

DONG HAICHUAN is widely regarded to be the founder of BAGUA ZHANG, which features a very effective fighting system. He integrated ideas from the The Book of Changes into martial arts and created the famous BAGUA ZHANG.

 

10.   YANG LUCHAN  杨露蝉:

YANG LUCHAN

YANG LUCHAN

 

YANG LUCHAN was an influential TAI CHI master and teacher in the second half of the 19th century. He founded his own style of Tai Chi –  YANG STYLE TAI CHI, which features agreeable movements and actions combining hardness, softness and naturalness.

 

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