Wednesday, February 17, 2010

“The untrue preface of Liu He Quan text” by Yan Zhi Yuan(Dr. Stephen Yan) 2009-12-08

Two days ago a martial friend Hu Gang from Canada called and asked about the status of the essay I started writing on “The untrue preface of Liu He Quan text”,enquiring if I have finished ? I replied that due to being occupied with training,work as well as my research work I have not had time to complete it.But I told him that when I was in Shan Xi Tai Gu I did obtain a copy of the Guang Xu period copy of the manual of Xin Yi Quan,and i did obtain another different copy in Ping Yao . In those two different two manuals , the preface was the earliest,the untrue preface of the manual came from Tai Gu branch of Xing Yi Quan.

The reason that I said so is because when Li luo Nen was learning Dai XYLHQ,the Dai Family XYLHQ and Guo Wei Han both were very conservative.In fact Li Luo Nen had never set eyes upon Dai’s family XYLHQ at all.His disciples at the prefecture of Tai Gu also did not know about Dai Shi XYLHQ.When Mai Zhuang Tu was invited to Qi county to teach martial arts to Fan family,Mai Zhuang Tu was also invited to the house of Li Luo Nen’s disciple’s house at Tai Gu.The martial skill of Mai Zhunag Tu did impressed the second generation of Xing YI Quan masters.The surpirise they have had was that it was the very first time they actually witnessed XYLHQ.And it differed from Xing I Quan significantly.This gave rise to their deep respect for Mai Zhuang Tu.Thereafter donation was made to build a small bridge at Lu Shan the hometown of Mai Zhuang Tu.It was called “He Hu Jiao”(Black Tiger Bridge).I visited the place and Mai Zhuang Tu's great grandson Mai Gui Sheng several occasions and have sighted the names of those who donated the money for the building of the bridge.It was carved on the stone at the location.including the names of Che Yi Zhai ,Song Shi Rong .

And Xing I Quan second generation became worried that other might thus question their lineage and purity .There they have found a few reasons to explain away the differences between their system and Mai Zhunag Tu’s.Hence pulled an unrelated Cao Ju Wu name in aid to falsely create the “preface” to the manual.Making Dai Long Bang,Ma Xue Li both were learning from Cao Ju Wu .There were lack of communivcation esp relating to lineage issue there seldom wish by the responsible to add words to the matter if possible ,the second generation Xing I masters only heard of the name of Dai Long Bang and Ma Xue Li.But no one knows that Dai Long Bang and his sons were the disciple of the grandson’s of Ma Xue Li ,Li Zhen,hence created the untruth stating that Ma Xue Li had asked Dai Long Bang to write the preface.And brought in Cao Ju Wu,creating further misleading writings on Ma Xue Li,Dai Long Bang as well as Cao Ju Wu's disciples hence placing Xing I as in the same league as XYLHQ.Because of the conservativeness of Dai’s family the writers did not even got the name of the Dai father and sons wrong.The writer of this essay who made this untrue preface was Li Yun Heng,both Che and Song clearly jioned to plane the story .

When I am free to write more I will detail more on this matter.At the same time I would like to point out that on the falsely written “Ji Ji Ke self preface” came from the same source.