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Sun Lu Tang

Sun Jian Yun

The Internal Practices of Sun Lu-T’ang

This book contains: Over 120 old photos and drawings, and over 120 pages of detailed information from the source. A distinctive book authored by one of Madam Sun Jian-Yun’s (daughter of Grandmaster Sun Lu-T’ang) direct long-term students. Contains old translations from Chinese boxing masters, lectures and explanations from Madam Sun [1913-2003] and original students of Grandmaster Sun [1861-1933].  Topics covered concern old practices of Sun Taijiquan (Tai-Chi), Sun and Cheng styles of Baguazhang, Xingyiquan, Qigong, sword practice methods, and an overview of Grandmaster Sun’s history with photos. Introduction to several of Madam Sun’s direct long-term students: Bradford Tyrey, Madam Sun’s first full-time foreign disciple (USA), Dave Martin (United Kingdom), and Su-Ying Martin (United Kingdom). Bradford also studied for two years with Sun Lu-Tang’s last living disciple, Wang Xi-Kui; descendants of Jue Hau, Sun’s disciple shown in our books; and many of the Sun clan elders over the years. Many of these teacher’s writings are contained in this book. Topics include: Glimpses into the Life of Grandmaster Sun Lu-T’ang, The Essence & Smoothness of Qi Within the 三體式  San-t’i Posture, Old Xingyiquan Teachings of Master Guo Yun-Shen [1827-1903], Baguazhang & Xingyiquan’s  I-Chin Jing (Changing Tendon Classic), Guo Yun-Shen’s Animal Pairings in Xingyiquan: Dragon & Tiger, Developing Inner Force Through Standing,  Ten Character Hands, Food & Drink That Harm Qi, Taoist Methods of Grandmaster Sun Lu-T’ang, Traditional Sun Family Sword Practices,  Sun Family Bagua Sword Methods, Introduction to the Eight Immortals & Sword Methods, Ten True [Correct] Sword Shape Methods, A Lecture on Internal Sword Practices ~ Presented by Madam Sun Jian-Yun in 1987,  An Explanation of Lao Yin Yunshou (Old Yin Cloud Hands), Questions & Answers, Moving Qi Among Three Points & The Skill of Nurturing the Small. This book is among one in our series offered on traditional Sun family style practices.