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Taiji Quan

The word Taiji first appeared in Book of Changes of the Zhou Dynasty. The essay says: ``Where there is Taiji. there is peace and harmony between the positive and the negative.`` Taiji means supremacy. absoluteness. extremity and uniqueness....

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Chen-style

The Chen-style Taiji Quan falls into two categories £­the old and new frames. The old frame was created by Chen Wangting himself. It had five routines which were also known as the 13-move boxing. Chen Wangting also developed a long-style bo...

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Yang-style

The originator of the Yang-style Taiji boxing was Yang Luchan (1800-1873) from Yongnian in Hebei Province. Yang went to learn Taiji boxing from Chen Changxing in the Chenjia Valley as a boy. When grown up. he returned to his native town to...

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Wu Yuxiang Style

Wu Yuxiang Style of Taiji Quan Wu Yuxiang (1812-1880) was the creator of another style of the Taiji Quan. A Yongnian resident in Hebei. Wu Yuxiang learned the ABC`s of Taiji from fellow provincial Yang Luchan. In 1852. Wu Yuxiang went to wo...

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Wu-style

Wu-style Taiji boxing was created by Quan You (1834-1902)who lived at Daxing in Hebei Province (now under Beijing Municipality).Quan You was of the Manchu nationality of China. He learned Taiji Quan from Yang Luchan and later followed Yang...

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The Sport of Wushu

Wushu originated from China. It has a long history. a rich content and a wide variety of forms. Over a long period of time. it was developed and shaped through a constant struggle of man against nature as well as against his enemies on anc...

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Sun-style

The initiator of the Sun-style Taiji boxing was Sun Lutang (1861-1932) from Dingxian County in Hebei Province. Sun was a master of Xingyi Quan (free-mind animal-imitating boxing) and Bagua Zhang (Eightdiagram Palm). In 1911. he followed Hao...

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Shaolin Temple, Hometown of Chinese Kongfu

People. native or foreign. are easily amazed by Chinese Kungfu performed by Jet Li. a film star now active in Hollywood. or that is shown in ``Crouching Tiger. Hidden Dragon``. Anyone interested in Kongfu has heard of Shaolin Temple (Shaol...

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The Content of Wushu

The sport of Wushu includes two major disciplines: namely Taolu and Sanshou. Wushu Taolu can be divided into barehanded exercises. apparatus practice. prearranged fights and group exercises. Barehanded exercises include styles such as Chan...

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Ancient Buddhist Temple and Tourism

The 1.500-year-old Shaolin Temple. the cradle of the famous Shaolin Boxing. was not disturbed by swarms of tourists. because the Henan Provincial government keeps regulating the tourism sector. The temple was built in 496 in the period of...

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