Chen Pan-ling became vice-dean of the Central Guoshu Instititute on the
mainland after 1939 following Zhang Xiangwuin, who first occupied the role.
After moving from the mainland to Taiwan he quickly became the leading
authority on Chinese Martial Arts, writing a myriad of texts in the Chinese
language including Chen Pan Ling’s Original Textbook; now fortunately –
thanks to Colonel Y.W. Chang, Dr. Ann Caruthers, and the CPL Foundation –
his personal notes are available in English.
Chen Yu-ching, CPL’s son, follows in his father’s footsteps teaching as his
father taught. He has numerous books, as well as nei jia and shaolin DVD’s
available through www.chenpanling.com. CYC has written the forward to
Mark’s book throwing or shuai applications: Taiji, Xingyi, and Baguaquan
Throwing By Way of Our Modern Masters – A Nei Jia Primer, which is based
upon CPL’s 99 posture taiji long form –available at: www.lulu.com. CPL’s
taijiquan was formulated in 1941 at Nanking Institute and called the
Authentic Tai Chi Chuan of China at that time. It holds nei jia influences
of xingyi and baguaquan and is based upon the Old Yang Style of Yang
Lu-Chan. It expresses the silk reeling power of chansijin associated with
the Chen Village. This early modern combined form is more expressly
traditional in its martial applications than most contemporary nei jia
Lingyupai family systems culminate in Mountain Top Boxing or Feng Quan which
combines Chen Pan-ling¡¯s favorite moves in taiji, xingyi, and baguaquan
with Shaolin gong fu as found in the many martial traditions of Taiwan at
the turn of the century.
Xiaoyaopai implies the state of free expression at its highest level. It
eludes to the unlimited and unrestricted nature of Long Shan Gong Fu’s free
fighting or sanshou. In order for you to attain a state of absolute freedom
utilizing your martial abilities it is necessary that your martial arts
knowledge be both deep and broad and that you be able to integrate internal
and external techniques. When you are able to assimilate and express the
whole body movements needed for throwing, in particular, and you make them
your own then you will have attained the state of “extend from the rule,
yet in accord with the rule” in every movement.
The Wuji and Xiaoyaoshuai styles of the Song Dynasty inspired Grandmaster
Liang Shou-Yu who set out the requirements of the Wujixiaoyiaopai and the International Wushu Sanshou
Dao Association based upon
the well-known traditions of Emei, Wudang, Shaolin wushu, and qigong.
Grandmaster was originally from Sichuan province, and now lives in
Vancouver, Canada. His numerous books and training DVD’s are available at:
www.lianshouyu.com and www.sanshoudao.com
Jia can be translated as “holding”, nei refers to qi cultivation –the
mental and even spiritual etherial aspects of moving internal energies.
Hence, nei jia , means holding the movement of intrinsic energy, particularly
through the practices of taiji, xingyi, baguaquan, and lohebafa. Neigong or
internal energy exercises were differentiated from most qigong and external
gong fu exercises, and were historically recognized as being associated with
Wudang mountain region’s Daoistic exercises of the Hubei province of China.