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Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光 – Part 6 Not only was the Yuān Yāng Position 鴛鴦陣 armed with a long spear and the branch weapon, which would confuse the enemy, there were also soldiers inside who were armed with shot guns! These were…

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Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光 – Part 5 Yuān Yāng Position 鴛鴦陣 Qī Jì Guāng’s 戚繼光, Qī Jiā Jūn 戚家軍 -  Qī Family Army was very organised. It had rules and a system that everything was based on. All the soldiers…

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Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光 – Part 4 Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光 Commander Tán Lún 譚綸 liked Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光 a lot. He found him to be very brave, smart, loyal and always had new ideas on military strategy and even created new…

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Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光 – Part 3 The next Wǔ Jǔ 武舉 – Imperial Miliary Exam that Qī Jìguāng 戚繼光 took was in Běijīng 北京 , and this was the final one. Unfortunately Qī Jìguāng failed. However, at that time,…

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Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光 – Part 2 Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光 was born on the 12 November 1528 and died on the 17 January 1588. He was born in Shāndōng Shěng 山東省 -Shāndōng Province in Dēng Zhōu 登州. For six generations,…

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Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光 – Part 1 Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光 Chén Wáng Tíng 陳王廷, the founder of Chén Style Tàijíquán 陳式太極拳, loved Kung Fu and Daoism, and so he combined the physical skill with the Daoist principles…

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Elbow and Fist – Part 2 In Chén Style Tàijíquán 陈式太极拳, we always punch and elbow together. The fist is a long-distance strike, and the elbow is a short distance strike. Fist is Quán 拳 like in Tàijíquán. It means…

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Elbow and Fist – Part 1 Quán bùlíxīn, zhǒu bùlí lē, quán bùlí zhǒu, zhǒu bù lí huái, níng āi shí shǒu, bù āi—zhǒu, zhǒu dǎ sìfāng rén nán fáng, shǒu zhǒu qí fā rén nán dǎng, zuǒyòu liǎng lèi…

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Internal and External Three Closings 內外三合 - Part 6 All the Nèi Wài Sān Hé 內外三合 – Internal and External Three Closings and the Nèi Wǔ Hé 內五合 – Internal Five Closings, tell us that the whole body is Closing…

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Internal and External Closing 內外合 - Part 5 There are another set of Nèi Wǔ Hé 內五合 – Internal Five Closings and they are: Xīn Yǔ Mù Hé 心與目合 Heart and Eyes Closing Gān Yǔ Jīn Hé 肝與筋合 Liver…