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Saturday, April 15, 2006
Most ancient kungfu manual -vwv vww

I am sure most people would have heard about the three Singaporeans who went to Japan in search of a Karate master with a secret manual. If you have not, just ask around. Anyway, these guys supposedly found the Karate master who claims that his secret manual is 4000 years old from China. After reading an entry from Book of Aletheia, I went to look up what script was used back then. I know it must be more ancient than the Zuan script used on bamboo scrolls because that was what they used on the Art of War, which is only about 2000 plus years old.

Anyway, 4000 years ago, it was the Xia Dynasty. This is before Feng1 Shen2 Yan3 Yi4 (Investiture of the Gods), before Nezha, Jiang Ziya and gang, before Jia3 Gu3 Wen2 (oracle bones writing) and also two and a half thousand years before Bodhi Dharma (Da2 Mo2) came to China. This is what Xia Dynasty writing looks like. If this was what the manual was written in, there better be diagrams...lots and lots of diagrams.

The moves are supposedly so powerful you can hit a bird flying in the sky. It might sound very impressive now but back in the days of Feng Shen when everyone has some sort of magical weapon, such moves are nothing to boast about. Heheh


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2 Comments:

hehe go check out the online manual on shaolin.com!
By Anonymous jangace, at 12:25 AM  

www.shaolin.org.cn got better manuals, although you can really get yourself crippled or killed by following their insane training methods. Btw, thanks for introducing CGoban!
By Anonymous Yiheng, at 11:24 AM  

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