逝去的武林
by 李仲轩
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武侠小说和武侠影视多年来高温不退,而真实的武术和武林到底是什么样子?始终浓雾重重,一般民众难有概念,甚至会觉得武侠文化仅是想象和虚言。此书则讲述了一个真实的武林。 真实比想象更精彩,清朝灭亡后,民间习武的禁忌被打破,为解救民族危机,孙中山、冯玉祥等政界领袖提倡武风,甚至直接在武馆任职,中华武学呈现出一个高峰期,其中形意拳一门风光无限,代表着武术实战的最高水平。 李仲轩先生年轻时,拜入三位形意拳大师门下,后退隐几十年,未曾受过武术表演化和商品化潮流的侵扰,他所见证的三位大师的生活、功夫造诣,令人窥见了原汁原味的中华武学。    李仲轩先生生于书香门第,被唐维禄悉心培养,后又被尚云祥、薛颠破例收于门下,三位大师着重的是他的文化素质。果然,一个甲子过去,人间经过又一上轮回,当三位大师的徒弟一辈人尽数凋零的时候,李仲轩凭借他的文化素质,给世人留下了三位大师的言行和武学。 收李仲轩为徒,是三位大师早有的深意。老一代拳师多因文化水平所限,即便武功修为很高,却深陷无法表达之苦,李仲轩能留下文章,是中华武术的一次险胜。 书中有武林事件,老一辈武者的思维意识,更有区别于西方技击、为我中华所独有的训练体系。武术来源于道家文化,但当今往往练武是练武、道学是道学,武术失去了上通道学的途径,此书则把两者联系在一起,道出了武术的无限进境。 这不单是给武术界看的书,更是一本给普通人看的书,此书有着具体而微的种种细节,滴水映月,反映着中国传统文化的特质。

Wutaichi2's Review

Wutaichi2Wutaichi2 wrote a review
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this book obviously is a milestone in martial art books. There is no such books for decades since the early 1900s. The other book from xingyi world is of course the complete works of Sun Lutang. Surely Sun is of higher grade, but this books is more readable and down to earth for the average practitioner.
It is also of great reference value for taichi and pakua learners if they got a broad mind.
If one practises some xy , it is very easy to read. If not then the reader would miss a lot of good points. My advise is, as xy is really so easy to learn[though not easy to perfect], why not learn a bit and then re-read this book. Surely it is very rewarding.
The book got excellent part on how to practice the sword and perspective on how to read the books of the 1900s. I read such books decades ago. But only after reading his book then I really understand what is written behind the words of the books and names he mentioned.
For the xy and neigia world , this book is really a landmark monument.
Wutaichi2Wutaichi2 wrote a review
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this book obviously is a milestone in martial art books. There is no such books for decades since the early 1900s. The other book from xingyi world is of course the complete works of Sun Lutang. Surely Sun is of higher grade, but this books is more readable and down to earth for the average practitioner.
It is also of great reference value for taichi and pakua learners if they got a broad mind.
If one practises some xy , it is very easy to read. If not then the reader would miss a lot of good points. My advise is, as xy is really so easy to learn[though not easy to perfect], why not learn a bit and then re-read this book. Surely it is very rewarding.
The book got excellent part on how to practice the sword and perspective on how to read the books of the 1900s. I read such books decades ago. But only after reading his book then I really understand what is written behind the words of the books and names he mentioned.
For the xy and neigia world , this book is really a landmark monument.