Basic Terminology

We attach below two downloadable resources which may assist your personal studies.  First is a compendium of martial arts terms which we compiled over time and arranged in logical groupings with phonetic English pronunciations.  This "Dictionary" can be found in the Gun Fu Manual as "Appendix D", you you might want to check it out before downloading.

The second resource is a compilation of terms commonly used in the study of internal arts, particularly Taiji Chuan.  This comes from my own explorations into the art, under the guidance of Sifu Lily Qin.  The tone markers and pronunciation result from my own research into Chinese language and are as accurate (or inaccurate) as the many resources used in the preparation.

Martial Arts Terms

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Taiji Lexicon

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