mingsonjia:

赵宏本、钱笑呆 - 《孙悟空三打白骨精》 连环画本

"Sun Wukong defeating the Lady White Bone" Lianhuanhua (Gongbi Art) by Zhao Hongben and Qian Xiaodai

*Lady White Bone,  Baigujing (Chinese: 白骨精; pinyin: Báigǔjīng) is a yaoguai from the novel “Journey to the West”. The name is translated into English as White Bone Spirit in the William John Francis Jenner translation. Bai Gu Jing is a shapeshifting demoness, and in her true form she is depicted as a skeleton.

*This is the story for the Lianhuanhua and it’s slightly different from the original novel.

Lady White Bone was a demon who desired to eat the flesh of Xuanzang (the Monk, Wukong’s master. It’s said that whoever eat his flesh will have eternal life and power which needs 1000 years for a demon to practice). She disguised herself as a village girl and offered him and his disciples poisonous fruits. Due to her strong powers, no one could detect that she was a yaoguai except Sun Wukong. He hit her with his staff, seemingly killing her. Sun Wukong tried to explain to everyone what she was but they didn’t believe him. Xuanzang believed she was an innocent girl and buried her. Having survived the attack, she dug under ground to recover. She returned a second time disguised as an elderly woman. She lies to the group, causing them to believe that the village girl from earlier was her daughter. Sun Wukong sees through her disguise once again and kills her. The group is angered at Sun Wukong and continues to not believe him. She returns a third time as an elderly man who lies about having a daughter and wife. The group immediately felt guilty as they believed they are the two women Sun Wukong had slain.  Xuanzang gets angry at Sun Wukong for his reckless slaying. He cuts his ties with Sun Wukong and sends him away.

Hurt by his master’s words, Sun Wukong leaves and returns to Water Curtain Cave. In his absence, Xuanzang gets caught by Lady White Bone that Zhu Bajie (the pig) and Sha Wujing could not defeat. Only Zhu Bajie escapes, and he invites Sun Wukong back to save Xuanzang. Lady White Bone is defeated and turns back  to her skeleton form. 

art-of-swords:

Japanese Sword

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Measurements: overall length 42 inches

The sword features a scabbard with floral, figures, and animal motifs across the sword and handle. The blade features carved Chinese characters.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Altair Auctions & Appraisals

theblindninja:

Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto Art from Game of Death by Steven Gibson

theblindninja:

Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto Art from Game of Death by Steven Gibson

Gifts from one of my tiny tigers. She wrote my name and drew on a wrapper, and even gave me the empty box because it is shiny and it’s also her favorite color.

Kids are the best! 
 (at The Doc-Fai Wong Martial Arts Center)

Gifts from one of my tiny tigers. She wrote my name and drew on a wrapper, and even gave me the empty box because it is shiny and it’s also her favorite color.

Kids are the best!
(at The Doc-Fai Wong Martial Arts Center)

This looks like so much fun!!! It’s like going for a walk + whack a mole + kicking things…. Not to mention all the different ways you could hilariously fail… Now that’s a recipe for success if you ask me.

Pretty cool parkour/ninja video (there are references to ninja tools in the video). I was pretty impressed with it.

adamnicolson:

DON’T THINK… FEEL! | #wingchun #kungfu #brucelee #yipman #ipman #feel #type #font

adamnicolson:

DON’T THINK… FEEL! | #wingchun #kungfu #brucelee #yipman #ipman #feel #type #font

What style of Tai Chi do you practice? I've been learning Yang style Tai Chi for two-years-and-a-half years now, and I have a few questions.

I study Yang style as well, however it is the Doc-Fai Wong lineage (as taught by Hu Yuen Chou who was a student of Yang Cheng Fu). Most other Yang practitioners I meet come from the Chen Man Ching lineage, which have as many similarities as differences in the style.

With that said, I am always up to helping as long as it does not conflict with your instructor’s teachings.

A simple groundwork warm up that rocks!
Here are three exercises to break a sweat while reinforcing groundwork concepts like staying rounded and using the core.

Do each exercise for 30 seconds
-Rock Back
-Rock Around (both directions)
-Toe touch

Then repeat, we usually do this 3 times in our beginners classes. Also you can use more core by not grabbing the shins as in the video shown.