Monthly Archives: May 2013

A brife sketch of Fiore, Qi Jiguang (戚繼光), and Xinyi quan(心意拳)

Around 1409, Fiore de’i Liberi composed treatise called “The Flower of Battle”, aka ( Fior di Battaglia, Florius de Arte Luctandi, Flos Duellatorum ). It systemically outlines the strategy and techniques in combats. In 1560, Qi Jiguang (戚繼光) wrote a manual dedicated to wars, ranging topics from empty hand pugilists, archery and blades. Xinyiquan(心意拳)was passed […]

Ma Fengtu (馬鳳圖)

Ma Fengtu (馬鳳圖) 1888 – 1973 Older brother of Ma Yingtu (馬英圖) revolutionary, thinker, civil servants, Chinese medicine practitioner and one of  founder of Chinese warrior association (中華武士會) and Tongbei school (通備武學). Ma Fengtu (馬鳳圖) was born in a martial art family. In 1909, he join Tongmonghui (同盟會), an underground revolutionary alliance pushing for democracy. […]