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  1. here's a link to a page showing traditional five...

    here's a link to a page showing traditional five poison coin charms
    http://primaltrek.com/fivepoisons.html
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    Iggy Pop and Lou Reed. Can't get much cooler...

    Iggy Pop and Lou Reed.
    Can't get much cooler than that.
  3. Yes and No

    The concept of the Five Poisons is a very old traditional Chinese thing.
    They are kind of a general representation of evil or of negative influences or things which caused harm.
    In general they...
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    historical kungfu bears

    Training Asiatic Black Bears to do things like juggle sticks and walk on balls was a longstanding tradition in China.
    Bear trainers often traveled with small circuses or made their living as street...
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    Hakka show in Fujian

    Most of the stuff there is modern performance stage wushu stuff and modern performance "Daoist" hybrid Taiji stuff.
    There is a big push to make martial arts look like super high class scholar...
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    Man I'm really sorry to hear that. I had a...

    Man I'm really sorry to hear that.
    I had a subscription for a while but the last 6 years or so I've just been buying it off the rack in my local grocery store. They stopped carrying it maybe five...
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    realistically almost definitely not. It is...

    realistically almost definitely not.
    It is extremely unlikely that either of them are not 100% fictional characters.
    Bai Yun / Bai Yuan Lao Ren is pretty much always set somewhere between the...
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    The Shan are known as Dai in China. They speak...

    The Shan are known as Dai in China.
    They speak a Tai language and are ethnically and linguistically related to the Thai and other Tai language speakers.
    In China they are all grouped under the...
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    I can't find the info I had on him before, but...

    I can't find the info I had on him before, but the name of the person I was talking about who brought the 6 Chan Quan sets from Shaolin to Suzhou was Wang Ziren 王子仁.
    They seem to use the standard...
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    The Wu Zi Quan set is the one that claimed to...

    The Wu Zi Quan set is the one that claimed to come from Shaolin Bei Yuan. The sets in the Suzhou Shaolin Can Quan video are unrelated to Wu Zi Quan and are from Shaolin proper, or at least they were...
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    Actually now that I think of it Hai Deng may have...

    Actually now that I think of it Hai Deng may have stayed in Suzhou for a couple years.
    But I know they never opened the school and he tried to stay away from his friend, at least publicly.
    In any...
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    I'll try to get the info at some point, I have it...

    I'll try to get the info at some point, I have it somewhere.
    But I know this was being taught at Shaolin in the first two decades of the 20th century.
    It was brought to Suzhou by a guy who was at...
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    Another question while I have you guys

    Anyone have any back ground on these sets?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3EwAKVJJgY

    I've only been able to trace them back about 100 years.
    If you guys know anything about the origins of...
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    Here are the names of the five monks who created...

    Here are the names of the five monks who created the style, 周福、普红、普俊、普毅、广德. They are described as five monks from the Shaolin Si Bei Yuan (少林寺北院有五僧) during the Ming dynasty.
    There was a fighter in...
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    It would have been outside for at least 300...

    It would have been outside for at least 300 years.
    I'll post up some more info when I get a chance.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nlg4Ip9DWfM I...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nlg4Ip9DWfM
    I wrote a little about it in the video description. I'll put up a better description with names and dates of important people and whatnot in a day or two,...
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    I was reading about a school of martial arts that...

    I was reading about a school of martial arts that originated there during the Ming dynasty.
    It's kind of a small obscure style found only in a couple places (mainly Cangzhou).
    I'll post some...
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    Shaolin Bei Yuan

    Can anyone tell me the exact definition of Shaolin Bei Yuan 少林寺北院?
    Is this an area inside the temple, a division of the monks in the temple or does it refer to a minor offshoot temple associated...
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    Then do you know which Xiao and Da Luohan sets...

    Then do you know which Xiao and Da Luohan sets are the ones that were paired with the Qing Long Chu Hai Quan Luohan set?
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    So you guys have 26 pages breaking down all the...

    So you guys have 26 pages breaking down all the different Shaolin Luohan sets in detail, but not one of you can help identify which ones the Chang family sets came from?

    I can't imagine that their...
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    Bawang, where is your hometown?

    Bawang, where is your hometown?
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    You're completely right, I think my dislike for...

    You're completely right, I think my dislike for Bruce Lee was affecting my memory.
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    It's not a Tan Tui book

    The description says ""Tan Tui Sect" written in Chinese on the front cover by Lee in pencil".
    There is a big difference between that and just ""Tan Tui Sect" written in Chinese on the front cover",...
  24. Thread: Zhong Din

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    These are the characters, it comes from the Taiji...

    These are the characters, it comes from the Taiji classics 中定
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    Honestly no one knows how old the style is. ...

    Honestly no one knows how old the style is.
    However it was not made up by Zhang Dongshu and his Father. Wudang Da Hong Quan is only one 4 very closely related branches of Da Hong Quan practiced in...
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