It is accurate to say, anyone doing an
exercise has made more than a mental note about it; these include simple writings, magazine articles, books, films, videos,
and websites. Each includes their understanding, viewpoints, vanity, and intent to record or to teach. For this subject,
too often, the media is intent on a sale rather than a complete record or to hypnotise and control to become a follower.
General Encylopedic Introduction
: en.Wikipedia, this is a well-intentioned public encylopedia resource
assembled by an open-public 'committee'. Unfortunately the material tends flow back and
forth as if the file was written in 'sand-scratch' depending on the knowledge and intent of the contributor there tends to be placing of their own
website content and organization ahead of the intent of 'correct knowledge'. Wikipedia attempts
a 'neutral' unbiased public resource. But Contributors tend to record what they want and believe it, factual records and websites,
such as this one are ignored or in time are deleted. This is a corruption of the story and
the history for personal group notarity. This often does result in a 'challenge' to show authenticity and references but is
also used as a discrediting method to delete data that is not widely known and is deemed 'divisive' to mainstream dogma.
Also, there is the zealot, un-versed, dogmatic 'editor' that wishes his own interpretation and own standards
to be adherred to, ie. 'there is no support to call this exercise LiuHe BaFa', based on no knowledge of the subject, the context,
and the diversity possible within the subject schema.
The factual content thus suffers with the inclusion
of unsupported fantasy regarding origins [chen tuan is highly unlikely] or that the best students came through the lineage
of the HongKong school under Chen Yik Yan [unsupported by facts regarding the personal schisms that divided and disoluted
the school into what it now is]. LHBF is both a theoretical-philosophical principles AND it can be and is APPLIED to exercise
There is also the trend to subdivide ad infinum...on
and on a topic such that it is no longer tractable; this demonstrates a need for a general, collective summary which should
then link to all of the subtopics.
Search -Queries : Chinese
There are many ways to search, directly or indirectly ...meaning associated.
Similar searches 化出来的 :
華嶽太極拳 Hua Yue Tai Chi Boxing.
It also should be remembered that for 'linked' topics, such as LiuHe- or BaFa-boxing, that there are many
variations under the same name and there is also creations or stylings that do not fall under a school curriculum, such as
'Shao lin' temple. Thus, the query, in chinese must be for non [not] styles. This can also be problematic, as the query is
correct, yet all other commentaries have not considered that there should be a separation.Also, consider that browsers such
as Google may offer a query...but too often this is into any type of topic.
Non-shaolin stylings 非少林拳 :
An alternative is the Chinese language site http://zh.wikipedia.org/ which only offers the core factual material as just another martial
art. To access the chinese site, some ability to identify or read the chinese is useful and a cut and paste of the chinese
pictograms is required, not english letters. The complete chinese phrase Liu He Ba Fa Chuan is necessary 六合八法拳 to perform a search; entry of LHBF alone will not or may result in the seperate philosophies of Liu-He and Ba-Fa, one being
more 'taoist' and the other being more 'buddhist' is usage. Speaking within the context of martial arts most chinese understand
LHBF is boxing; without context identity, most chinese will 'hear' and associate the LHBF as being an idiom of buddhist philosophy.
It is also useful to do searches on 'swimming dragon' and on 'Lu Hong Ba Shih' or on 'Chen XiYi'.
Chinese website on Liu He Ba Fa, caution as some use only PinYin characters.
A complete thematic-clustered search can
be obtained with: A9-search and alternate would be Exalead-search for thumbshots. Be sure to input all of the various titles:
liuhebafa, liuhe bafa, liuhopafa, liuho pafa, waterstyle-boxing; caution: as 'water' boxing is associated with boxing in water
and the HongKong New Years burning of gift boxes.
For visual imagery on Liu_He_Ba_Fa,
either the Google is preferred over Yahoo.
Useful also is an images visual search with oskope. Oskope is like using Google
image search mode with all of the images returned on one view frame and you being given the option of view formate. Select image source: youtube, flickr, amazon, ebay, then search name-entry: liuhe bafa.
Next select view-form: [useless] grid, stack, pile, [useful] list, or graph.
youtube site has most of the video clips for LHBF, the flickr site has only the photos of Yun Yin Sen at SanFrancisco Lake
seminar with George Xu.
The ebay and amazon sites do have some books,
the amazon site does however return 52 frames of images for the query tai chi, everyone promises 'masterly' information.
It is also useful to copy and paste the Chinese Characters into an search engine such
as Google with chinese designated as the search language; what is retreaved can be translated into English. [ 六合八法 ]