I read this translation again and it is by far the best translation I have ever seen of the book on Zimen Boxing (Tzu Men Chuan).
AUTHENTIC ZIMEN BOXING
including SECRET RECORDS OF INJURY MEDICINES
by Hu Yisheng
authorized by the Central Martial Arts Institute
[published Mar, 1933]
[translation by Paul Brennan, Oct, 2014]
This book has been sent to the publishers with a couple of extra verses to start it off:
I have written down what I was taught, attentively gathering it all up,
but I feel only that “the more I look up at his teaching, the higher it goes, and the more I drill into his teaching, the harder it gets”. [Lun Yu, 9.11]
I have told it as I have heard it,
so much have I heard that I dare compare myself to Ananda [Buddha’s main disciple].
The art’s boundless subtle truths provoke interpretations,
and so I have elaborated upon the method, pushed to produce twelve essays.
I am blessed…
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