Sunday, July 26, 2009

Regarding the letter that Master Yan Long Chang wrote to DaiZiQiang (Jon Dyer) 25-05-09

Master Yan Long Chang,

About two months ago on the Blog of Jon Dyer (my disowned student), I saw your letter to him for the first time. Since then I have thought of writing a letter to you, but due to being busy training, working, teaching and writing it did not happen until today.

Today when I was about to put down the words there was still some reluctance on my part. There are so many things on my mind to talk about, but there is also an unwillingness to record all of these things. I do not like to talk too much about these types of things. People who read this might laugh at both of us. You were indeed my teacher for well over 15 years. So why would I want to make mention of our conflicts?

Evan Chen and Jon Dyer, who in their gratitude towards you for raising their rank and by issuing them both Teaching Certificates (it is quite laughable this whole affairs of fast tracking disciples succession) passed on their rumours about me, their very own teacher for over 10 years. I have been strongly criticised, and put down with this spreading of lies.

Given the situation, I prefer to be direct, clear and not beat around the bush. So I will try my best to address here the letter that you have written to Jon Dyer and was published on his blog site

In march 2009 or there abouts, I had just returned from China. Jon Dyer called me on the phone and He asked about my tour in China. Jon had been with me for well over 10 years as a student, and also he was at that time one of my disciples. I trusted him and hence gave him a warm reception on the phone. But at that time he has already been accepted by you as your disciple behind my back, the phone call was merely a way to find out how much I actually knew about the betrayal. This constitutes the first step to criticise and denigrate me. I was as ever so trusting and unaware of anything at this point

The following day Evan Chen, another disciple of mine for well over 10 years, made his appearance in the plot against me (Evan Chen was one of my most trusted disciples at that time).

Evan wrote on the web site that he and Jon Dyer are authentic certified teachers of your art. At the same time Evan refuted the authenticity of the story in the preface of my first Taiji book. This is the preface that he wrote for me in 1999.

Specifically Evan was refuting the story about my exchange with Dan Brook the then kickboxing champion. Evan was fully aware that the fabricated story he was now spreading came from Jon Dyer. (If the exchange with Dan happened the way Jon is now saying it did, then is he saying that he is a stupid person and an idiot, or that his brain was somehow damaged by something so that he ignored my supposed failing and yet continued to learn from me for another 10 years? Or has he gotten confused about what happened 10 years ago due to his poor memory? In either case, I told him to bring Dan back and try on me again to refresh his memory. The only other possibility is that he is just simply an ugly liar). Yet Evan intentionally passed on this new story from Jon as if it were the truth. Finding an excuse to stab me behind my back. He did all this for you. It is to be said that I think he has done all this against his better nature, and that I know he wanted to thank you for the fast track promotion and the gift of the certificate.

Let’s think about this. If Evan Chen and Jon Dyer had been with you for say 3-5 years, then all this is actually credible. Unfortunately they have met you merely on a few occasions, and with that you fast track their path and certified their qualification. Are you trying to deceive them? Why would you do such a thing?

This act of yours is deemed irresponsible towards the DSXYLHQ system. Why indeed should a man in your position do it?

It seems it is your selfish way of doing things that has driven you to do this. Indeed China and its current ill air has corrupted and changed you.

When I saw Evan’s letter, there was disbelief and anger. I forthwith wrote to Evan and Jon informing them that they had been disowned and expelled from my school.

Among my students, some are good in martial skills, others not so good. All those that are able to, improve gradually with patient teachings and coaching. But such a taint in personality and disregard for the traditions simply cannot be further encouraged nor allowed. There is simply no choice but to expel both of them.

After about a week of them being disowned Jon Dyer started his spreading of rumours on his web site. Spreading lies to put me down. He also posted to other web sites as well, and posted most 'specifics' in web blogs.

In the blog they gathered a few of my past students of mine and a Russian person whom I have never even met and criticised me and set about to destroy my reputation on the Internet. After Jon’s phone call, and Evans web posting, this constituted the 3rd step in your plot.

The above behaviours were met with protests from both other students of mine as well as me in a most vehement manner.

The 4th step of your plot is in a form of a letter to Jon Dyer in January 2009, and published on Jon’s web site. This letter's purpose was for aiding the lies against me.

On reading the letter, I found it first shallow then even amusing. In that letter my DSXYLHQ was criticized as being incorrect, and Jon Dyer’s way is more correct - more authentic. And it is with this you intend to select Jon as the successor. Jon Dyer then also wrote to informing Tom one of the the blog administrators that he will be the successor of the arts and will spread the arts worldwide. Aiming at providing a future to DSXYLHQ.

(But Master YLC you yourself have yet to be appointed to be a successor, so how can you appoint Jon Dyer as one? What then about Evan? Or the Russian?)

In my 20 odd years as a teacher of martial arts Jon is one of those few that I have had to repeatedly correct. He could still never get it quite right like other better students.

May be you can correct his forms. And also be able to make sure he will never change them in the future. My thinking is that if you can first guarantee this, then and only then you can talk about the subject of “Successor”. Hence the spreading of the arts to the end of the world will be realistic.

The letter and the certificates have made fools of Evan and Jon. They are irresponsible to DSXYLHQ. It benefits only yourself (Perhaps they can support you financially). You have not considered others.

On the web site where the video of your training is shown, you have considered that my forms are not as correct as Jon’s. If that is the case, I am willing to put my “Shi Ba” and my “Hu Pu” forms side by side with Jon’s similar videos. Let’s compare them. Why not? Will that not make it clear to all?

These untruths can be so easily proven as such. Yet you have committed these untruths... You have indeed changed.

Now another issue has came to mind. It is about the story of Wang Guo An, and your discontent with your Master YUE GUI NING for leaving out the DSXYLHQ spear and Dian Xue Jue out of your syllabus. You waited until YUE GUI NING had passed on and then introduced a distant relation of your wife, Wang Guo An, and said that he was your secret Master. This was for the purpose of venting your frustration and hatred towards Master YUE GUI NING.

I believed your story at first, but later I found out that apart from an external breathing exercise, this Master Wang Guo An had never taught you anything at all. And you have designed your very own version of Er Mei Ci even. It was never from Master Wang Guo An at all. You have admitted this to me in 2007 after my incessant inquiry. I did not wish to follow you erroneously and be accused of being a person who disregards history and the truth. Seeking the truth remains the highest personal principle in my study of martial arts and learning. It is a measure I am living by in all areas of my life.

A few of your classmates, such as Cao Ju Zi, Zhao Sui Gen, Duan Zi Gang, have followed you in error. They believe the lineage of Master Wang Guo An in you (Jon Dyer’s essay has lied about yourself being the only disciple of Master Wang Guo An as well).

In the end they never learned even a single authentic move. Cao Ju Zi was publicly criticised due to his mistake of making mention of Master Wang Guo An. A similar shame happened to you. You have been always very bitter about the fact that you were announced disowned by YUE GUI NING’s DAI XIYI orgnisation.

In a similar fashion to your story about Wang Guo An, due to your discontent with me, you have written to Jon Dyer creating stories to deceive Jon. This seems to be your way to vent frustration and hatred towards myself.

It seems that you are in the habit of creating stories when you are not happy with others. It is not necessary due to my specific behaviours that you are focusing upon. This is your habit.

For nearly 2 years I refused to contact you. You thought that it is due to my ungratefulness towards you. Thinking that after learning the complete arts I then began abandoning the Master.

Because of this you felt there is now a need for you to find my replacement. One or more people to provide a regular monthly income for you. Hence you deceived Jon Dyer making him believe that he indeed can be the “successor”.

You also think that I have become wealthy through the teaching of martial arts. Actually I have in the past 10 years only taught 2-3 students this DSXYLHQ and mostly these students learnt for free...

Encouraging Evan and Jon to create rumours in order to ridicule me, in the hope that I will loose students and hence be unable to make a living. It is both laughable and immature of you indeed.

I first thought all these attacks were the works of Evan and Jon. It was not until the emergence of the January 2009 letter that I began to see that you are the dominant hand in this plot. Evan and Jon both have paid dearly for this. Most importantly with their personal creditworthiness. Irredeemable indeed. And all for fast tracking promotions and the certificates.

You should be aware of the truth:

To rely on teaching martial arts is not only impossible but risking starvation even. The money I input into the learning of the martial arts far outweighs the money I get from teaching and writing of books by many hundred fold. This I do realize is a guaranteed loosing business, yet I still proceed with it, only because I love martial arts. Also I feel I have a responsibility towards Chinese culture, and wish to preserve the traditions in the arts. And I am also trying to avoid further bastardization of the already dying arts.

Truth shall remain, the videos of you on the web site, those that we have filmed together...They speak louder than the rumours from Evan and Jon disputing the authenticity of the story of Dan Brook’s exchange with myself. Later using Master Yek Sing Ong and my push hands video (SE Asian Taiji Champion) and the doubting of my lineage from Master Ma Yueh Liang. All these are rumours.

I have no choice but to present the still picture of the video of push hands with Master Yek Sing Ong and to show on the Internet a personal letter written to me by Master Ma Yueh Liang. They are all now on my blog (

This is to refute the shameless lies said about me (By this way I have harmed both Master Yek and Master Ma’s other students out of great reluctance .I prefer compassion and non vengeance).

It breaks my hearth thinking that before this I trusted these two expelled disciples. I have thought of passing on all that I had ever known and realized to them unreservedly. It included all styles. Their unsavoury acts in collusion with you are indeed an unfortunate event in the drama of play and event in life.

Creating rumours is one thing. Spreading is yet another. There is a rumour that they spread on the Chinese web sites against me, denying me as a disciple of Master Wang Shu Wen. It even went as far as someone falsely claiming to be a reporter that interviewed Master Wang Shu Wen. I did reveal the truth of the matter by taking Jon along to Master Wang’s place. At his home on the wall are many pictures of his disciples. The first one was showing me being accepted as a disciple. It was in Shanghai, taken in Shanghai Wang Kai Photography shop. That picture is clearly the picture of a master and his disciple.

Further rumours said that if I were to return to China they most certainly would seek me out perhaps even harming me.

You are aware of course those who tried to damage me and threaten me are those whose scams I have exposed as false previously.

The two expelled students of mine have helped to spread these lies onto the English websites. When I returned to China at the end of last year I published on the Chinese web sites of my impending return and stated the time and places I would be. I spent three days waiting and yet they were a no show. They are Liars, totally lacking in any resolve.

I attended the XYLHQ competition, in particular the “Shi Ba Cui” and “Duan Pin” events. I won first prize for each of them. Rumours said that I was not even there.

However after I posted the videos of the competition on the web I no longer hear from any of them. How unreliable all those sorts of rumours are indeed.

I am not too sure if it is Jon Dyer lying or if it is you Master Yan Long Chang that has deceived Jon. He mentioned that there is this “Yin Yang Tian Di Ba zhen tu” from DSXYLHQ system. It is this that you have not taught me, hence proof that I have not learned everything from you. However this set is from Master Ma Er Niu(created by MA.Er Niu) YUE GUI NING‘s branch has not got this set. It is so wrong to deceive Jon Dyer like that.

On reflection, I consider what could be the reasoning for you to destroy this 15 odd years of our relationship. And also to cause harm to so many others . And not even benefiting yourself in the end.

I have looked after you for so many years. Let’s not delve into the 2 occassions that I have arranged for you to come to NZ (On the second occassion it included your wife as well) You are the only teacher of mine that I did this. Other teachers never repeatedly asked to come to NZ. Definitely not twice.

On the second stay in NZ at the end of the 6 month stay there indeed was some conflicts between us. Ancient way says: “Wisemen or Gentlemen agree to disagree”

You wanted me to promote you, find more students for you and get you more income. I did all that. I wrote a long essay on the Chinese Internet to promote you. And Jon Dyer did the same for you on the English websites. Despite this you recently asked the Russian student to comment on my essay promoting you and say I had a ‘great imagination’. In truth when we did exchange for the very first time you did not strike me out at all. I however have in the spirit of promoting you said that I was pushed to the wall and 1 foot off the ground even. It is all exaggerated to promote you.

In my love to preserve the culture and not wishing to see it disappear into oblivion, I worked hard for you. However to you, culture or not, complete or not, matter little to you. All you want is promotion and for you to get rich in this period.

To promote you I do not have any problem with that. But to care not about others it is a problem. To promote XYLHQ and not just DSXYLHQ is my wish.

There are other XYLHQ like :

* Luo Yang Xin Yi liu he Quan

* Mai Zhuang Tu Xin Yi liu he Quan

* Li Chun Hu Xin Yi liu he Quan (12 da shi)

These are also the Xin Yi liu he Quan styles that I care about. I just simply cannot focus on your personal interest alone. It is the whole of XYLHQ culture that matters to me. I hope to do research, and arrange the materials of all the styles of XYLHQ. I feel I have a personal responsibility and purpose as a scholar as well as a martial artist to do this. Our irresolvable conflict lies in these differences.

There is another conflict of ours. I have decided to go to another teacher to learn DSXYLHQ Spear and Dian Xu Jue since you have not learned these from your teacher. But you were unhappy about that, thinking that I should give you the money instead. You do not understand my wish to preserve the culture of XYLHQ. I want to have complete knowledge and study all the different styles of XYLHQ. You have a different wish altogether.

There is another thing. During our exchange you did fall out repeatedly. You thought that I was disrespecting you. You Felt very raw about it despites my continuous consolation. You remain upset with me.

Of course you worship Chairman Mao. You have come consider him as a great man. I however think that he is the number 1 criminal of Chinese culture and race. He destroyed the Chinese traditions as well as our culture, perverted human values, and committed great human atrocity. He is a mega historical criminal. That we debated countless times.

On Deng Xioa Pin, you dislike him because you have not benefited from his changes. I however praise Deng and strongly dislike the dictatorial system instead.

There is a blog writer called “Wen Wu Jian Pe” he told me that you informed him that I have become wealthy through teaching martial arts. That is so laughable indeed. As I said before this is simply not possible in New Zealand. Especially as the number of people interested in DSXYLHQ would struggle to make up a single class.

The above conflicts have lead you to do the followings to me. Disregarding our 15+ years of Master and student relationship

* I let 2 of my students taking you out .You abuse my good intention. You deceived them. Issuing them teaching certificates behind my back. Trying to cut out my hope to set up DSXYLHQ

* You care nothing about traditions or etiquette. You seduced the two students to betray me. In reality all you have to do is to tell me your wish. I would gladly allow those two to serve under you just like I allowed Tony to work with you. You have ignored the proper way of doing things. Rather you like the status struggle of Mao’s way.

* I got my wife to take you out buying you gifts. Not only have you told some untruth in my father’s face leading him to warn me of you, saying that you have unkind intention. But similarly creating rumours in front of my 8-9 months pregnant wife, upsetting her greatly.
Why are you like that? I have more than 10 Masters, and none of them are like you.

* Was it not enough that I have arranged for you and wife to come to NZ? What about nearly fifty of thousands of RMB? You want a truck for your business use, and house in Qi Sian city. Those two things were beyond what I can afford. so I couldn’t supply them to you. Why would you interfere with my personal life, creating lies? When I teach my students I have never got involved with their personal matters...What is this tradition of yours?

* What you do not like about others you have spoken. That is your habit. I listened to it and made no comment. Your attempt to put a wedge between my wife and I however is beyond the limit of my level of tolerance. I got so upset, I called you to tell you off.

* For 2 years I ignored you. Last year I went to Pin Yao, China and I did not visit you. You thought that I had abandoned you. Hence plotting all these schemes to hurt me. But none of these harm me a bit. It has instead brought on a new wave of interest in my school. There is even a policeman came once a week or a fortnight from far away to do the class with me. Why do all that?

* You are a two face person. And very skilled in that I might add. Before you left in 2007 you pretend to tell Jon Dyer off for taking Kris’ student (I allowed Kris to follow you, to let you make some money, I do not know why after a few lessons he left you for Jon’s class, and you were feeling quite upset about that). At the farewell in the Airport with an embrace you thanked me for arranging you to come to NZ, you told me that foreigners like Jon is somewhat unreliable, and you even pretend to tell Evan off for taking away my students, saying that he does not know the proper way. As you were leaving he did not even come to send you off (but all you three have been in collusion with each others even at that point) Yet in tears you delivered all these touching words.

* About your relationship with your son and daughter-In-laws because it is your personal matters, I will not mention here. Your error is in your constant selfishness. It is because of that you cannot be fulfilled.

* Try this, if you would have asked for Evan and Jon from me I will never reject you. And if you would not have put a wedge between my family and I, I would be still sending you money monthly. Helping to promote you and gather students your way.

* If you are more open and sincere about XYLHQ I can share with you whatever you have yet to know. Its total content and its complete theory. Sharing unreservedly with you. Just as you have done for me in the last 15 years.

* All these years Master YLC you have indeed been diligent in your teaching, including the healing of my injured back. You performed Tui Na on me. I am indeed very touched. Master YLC you have trained hard for so many years you do possess the “Gong Li”. The shame is that all that gong li came solely from you. Why don’t you seek deep from the classical knowledge of DSXYLHQ? In that depth there is a wealth of knowledge.

* Master YLC your understanding of DSXYLHQ history, martial theory and methods etc including applications and weapons and its applications have yet to attain the level befitting that of a true transmission. There is in fact a lack. It is exactly because of this reason that when you met with an adapt hand in martial arts you cannot issue forth the true force of DSXYLHQ instead opening up gaps that make you susceptible to an attack.

* DSXYLHQ is indeed a very conservative art form. Master YLC you want me to show you the “Cai Yi”. You told me that you have heard of Master Yue gui Ning trained in some “Cai Yi” and he did not teach you. And you wanted to learn. If Master YLC remain as open like this. I perhaps can bring it all out to discuss and investigate and share them with you.

* When we talked about the Monkey Squat of DSXYLHQ. On the body of BOW. You did not know where “Gong Ba” or “Gong Xiao” actual locations were. However after I told you the locations that were taught to me by Master Ma Yueh Liang you suddenly realized and jumped with joy. Praising unceasingly the skills of Master Ma Yueh Liang.

* If you have not planned all these unpalatable acts, knowing the error of your way. I will look upon our relationship of many years and perhaps one day I could have forgiven you. This time you have caused me to abandon you.

* When I saw Jon Dyer’s letter passing rumours and lies about me, I thought he received instructions from you to have it written as he has a regular habit to exaggerate and lie. After a while I saw your letter on his web site then I knew for sure it was all from you.

* Selfishness has blinded your ability to rise above yourself.

* You have presented faked lineage of master from whom you have not even learned a move.

* You make the martial arts brother of the same rank as yours juniors. Robbing Master Yue gui Nin’s students from him. (I will not go into details here)

* You robbed me of my students.

* Wishing someone to send you regular income you then deceived them with your lies.

* I ignored you but you did not reflect on its underlying reasoning. Instead you schemed a plot to destroy me.

* Your established a Master-Disciple transmission traditions of your own. I still remember the story you told me about Master Yue gui Nin.

* A lof of your self seeking tendency I can tolerate. But present a barrier in my family that I cannot tolerate that at all. It is totally unforgivable.

* 10 years ago your tears moved me. Then was your first time in NZ. My family suffered tremendously because of you then.

* The second time in NZ, you recycled your hideous act to destroy my home once more. Most selfish and I cannot allow that.

* Evan Chen’s nature is very good. He is highly educated. His ability to understand martial arts is not bad. At first I thought that he can understand this objective of mine, to restore the Chinese traditional arts and culture. Working together to put together and arrange and present them in the future.

* I do not have the ability to promote world peace for the Chinese race but to realize the common or universal values of peace, democracy, individual freedom, justice. These can be considered practical deeds on behalf of the Chinese people. But for the price of a certificate, to spread rumours. It briefly broke my heart. (Jon Dyer also mentioned that you were sad because of me, I believe there is no truth in that. You have used me, now that you have many students, are you sad? However, if the heart break is real, then my sadness for loosing Evan and the reason of your sadness is as different as heaven and earth. The former grieves for loosing a partner of a common goal in life’s ideal. The latter grieves for failing to reach a self seeking goal)

* Jon Dyer is also not a bad person. Not as highly educated as Evan. Jon has a bad habit to tell lies. When I consider the XYLHQ principals of 3 reasons to teach and 3 reasons not to teach, I almost did not want to accept him as my disciple. This was mainly because of what I knew about Jon’s past. But Jon had followed me for well over 10 years, and I thought that maybe he was sincere. I have indeed corrected many of his mistakes. In the end I accepted him as a disciple. But due to his desire to be the DSXYLHQ’s successor, under your instructions he spread poisonous lies against me. Although the onus of responsibility in his error I still place it squarely on you, Master YLC.

* I expelled both these students, starting a new path for them to learn DSXYLHQ from you. Do teach them properly. Do not play successor game any more. Avoid their struggle to be a successor of DSXYLHQ and get into fights amongst Evan, Jon and the Russian. In reality, learn the skills, pass on the DSXYLHQ arts. Make that your true objective.

As I write till this point, the anger that was in me has subsided. Perhaps I cannot solely put the blame on you. I blame Chairman Mao. He severed the spinal cord of the Chinese people’s long and rich culture. Halted the achievement of reaching cultural climax. In its rightful place Chairman Mao has instead replaced achievement with cultures of the peasant minds, such as the minds of land grabbers, minds of men who can think only of severely harsh rules to torture and to punish. The current government promotes Mao’s culture in an unprecedented manner. In the cities people are more selfish. They care very little except for themselves. Your behaviour is a reflection of the current social ill.

A gentleman likes to have wealth. But more importantly is to attain it in the proper way. If you leave behind “self” you will be even richer. Now you have many overseas students. You have crossed that bridge indeed. We who resemble a temporary bridge structure have passed our “use by date”. I hereby willingly dismantle this structure of support. Let the past flow eastward. I herby wishing you and you successor all the very best and hope to see you truly spread the arts of DSXYLHQ in Ernest.

This relates to an American named Kris Bowen. It is yet another episode in this saga.

About a year ago, Kris rang in requesting about the format of the DSXYLHQ training. After we had met he told me that he is an American married to a NZ wife. He related to me that he has a disability on one side of his body. That injury was caused by an accident during a play while he was in the Army. Part of his neck vertebrae was broken. His purpose in training DSXYLHQ is to strengthen the body. I then proceeded to teach Kris.

After a while, he told me that he would like to change his job from the Telephone exchange to something else. So he enrolled in a Web Design course. It was then he noticed that my Web Site had not been updated for a while. He then told me that he will update my Web site for me. This will then also give him an opportunity to practise what he was then learning at the course.

I trust people rather easily despites some people have told me that people can be difficult. Hence I believed in Kris. I proceeded to provide him my Web site’s password as well as material for the Web updates.

Kris was rather dedicated in the work at first so I decided to wave his private lesson fee in exchange for the work he was doing for me. He agreed in gratitude.

After a while he met Jon Dyer. Jon was another student of mine. After they got to know each other well Jon told me that Kris had given him many bits of software.

Jon got upset one day with Evan for not paying Kris for doing his web site and he complained to me. Evan was another student of mine... I told Jon that I really did not know what had transpired between Kris and Evan at all. It would be best Jon to ask them directly.

In 2007 Master Yan Long Chang came to NZ. I wanted to help him financially. So I introduced Kris to him as a student. After learning from Master Yan Long Chang for a short time Kris left without giving anybody involved the reason. Master Yan Long Chang was feeling rather upset. He complained that Jon had taken Kris off him. That Kris is now learning from Jon. I was rather amused by all these especially considering the drama that Master Yan, Evan and Jon have created against me later. One really does not know what to make of it. A comedy or a tragedy? The like minded gathered together, I Suppose.

After Kris left Master Yan Long Chang I too had little contact with him.

In fact gradually I even forgot that he was doing my web site updates.

A surprise, on the second half of 2008 someone came and inform me that my Web site had gone disappeared.

Fortunately the Host company of my Web Site had previously did a backup. But the Web Host company told me that the disappearing of the Web site was due to someone who has my password and can access the web site to delete things.

It became clear to me that it must have been Kris. A nasty person indeed.

People might ask why that guy would do such a thing to me. What right had he to do that? Especially considering that his Service to me was in exchange for his waving of private lesson’s fee. And my Web site was in a way the materials for his Web course training. And before all these my Web site might not have been updated but there was content on that web. There indeed cannot be any good reason for him to offend me. If I were to venture a reason it could only be that he is being just a nasty person.

And nasty person and bad characters are always in co-hort in their endeavour... That is just being natural.

But I am grateful to them for opening up my eyes and educated me to identify future nasties and bad characters much easier. And to be able to quickly avoid or rid of them in the future.

I will never allowed these unruly baddies to messed about with the progress of Chinese culture

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


谈谈“吴图南” 颜紫元 2009.7










这个出现在上世纪八十年代的夸大了十七岁的做法,与其二十年代由原名“吴荣培” 改名为“吴图南”,及三十年代著书是在杨少侯传人中安插一个无中生有的“乌拉布”,都是一脉相承的,只是吴鉴泉宗师在世时,及同辈知晓底细的人太多,故一直忍着,等到那些人绝大多数都去世了,他便说自己生于1885年(也许吴图南先生自知活的会不如马岳樑先生寿长,便不等了,来个“孤注一掷”),至于“乌拉布”名字的人,自然是子虚乌有的,好在杨少侯先生去世之后,来个死无对证,为将来说“乌拉布”就是他本人吴图南打好伏笔,用心真是良苦啊!

考试委员长张之江先生署名签发的《国考证书》,顶额有孙中山总理遗像。底上暗嵌白色“国考证书”四字。正文写着“中央国术馆,为发给证书事,兹有吴图南,年二十六岁,系河北省通县人,应第一届国考,评定成绩为中优等。合行给予证书。以昭郑重。此证。考试委员长:张之江 评判长:李烈钧 右给:吴图南。 中华民国十七年十月 日”
















在同一本书上的第16页上,吴先生写到:“我是吴鉴泉先生的第一个徒弟,后来他又介绍了我跟杨少侯先生学拳……”,在第14页上,他又写道: “我跟鉴泉先生学了8年,后来由鉴泉先生介绍又跟杨少侯先生学了4年,前后共学了12年。”

出生于1902年的吴图南先生称自己是吴鉴泉宗师的第一个弟子,那是图南先生把自己编造的假出生之年,当成事了。 吴鉴泉宗师弟子中早于吴先生拜师的不止十余位。历史一再告诉我们:当一个人生活在谎言包围之中,于是谎言也神奇的被当成真理了。



其一,许禹生在民初(1914年)同郭志云、杨季子、赵鑫州、恒寿山、纪子修、高克兴、佟瑞甫等人成立了大学 “北京体育社”,同时又聘请杨少侯、孙绿堂、杨澄甫、刘彩臣、刘恩绶、姜殿臣、梁师如、张忠元、姜登撰、兴石如及吴鉴泉宗师为体育社教师。其间有美国大力士及拳击家WILLIAN WYNEY 挑战体育社,因事关中国武术及体育社的名誉,众多名家讨论过后一致推举吴鉴泉代表体育社迎接挑战,比赛结果WILLIAN WYNEY成了吴鉴泉的学生(见照片)。试想,当时各派名家都在,大众一致推举吴鉴泉宗师去迎接挑战者,自然已说明问题。








为吴图南《国术概论》 写序的刘亚子先生在的序中说:“吾友吴图南,当今之国术大师也。其先世本蒙古旺族,宦游北平,遂就居焉。”这里提出吴图南是蒙族人,但并无指出他原名乌拉布。





这种羞答答地用“乌拉布”的方式,正说明他的故事是一个一厢情愿自编的故事,非事实,充其量只是偷偷地拜访过杨少候,因其著述时 杨少候、吴鉴泉二宗师都还健在,故不取用吴图南,而用一个无人知晓的“乌拉布”,为将来的沽名钓誉做伏笔。



图南先生在其《太极拳之研究》一书中的第26页上写道:“那是在清朝光绪末年或宣统初年时(1908—1909)我的一位朋友送的、、、、这本书看样子年代久远了,朋友说:你别弄碎了,最好把它糊上一层纸做襯就结实啦。我慢慢翻看,其中字迹还清楚。我 抄了一本把这本旧书当文献存了起来”。








后来文章中吴先生的故事就显得更滑稽:“一天,杨氏太极拳宗师杨少侯携徒东润芳、尤志学、乌拉布(吴图南)、马润芝,来到宋书铭住所拜访。少侯先生是当时京师太极拳第一人,其技艺之高、名气之大胜过杨澄甫,他的太极拳得班侯的亲传,儿时得乃祖禄禅教授,功夫极佳。宋闻听少侯来访,亲自迎出门外。把少侯一行让到室内,寒喧过后,少侯表明切磋拳艺的来意。宋书铭对少侯久已闻名,能与少侯接手,就是一份殊荣,何况登门造访。当即到室外,接手。宋与少侯一搭手,竟然空如无物,就感到遇着对手了。少侯也觉得宋的全身没有实处。两人似乎静止,少有动作。只见少侯像是在练气功,头悬、身正、气沉、体舒;宋则相反,运功、提气,不敢稍有松懈。突然,少侯抬手,一拉一放,就见宋书铭像被风刮跑了一般,倒出三丈开外,连退数十步,才慢慢停下来。过了一会,连声说:“好厉害的‘凌空劲’,我领教了。”接着咏歌诀一首:   无形无象,全身透空,应物自然,西山悬磬,虎吼猿鸣,泉清河静,翻江播海,尽性立命。。。。”

首先,民国初年许禹生(1879——1945)33岁,杨少候(1862—1930)50岁, 宋书铭(约1840—?)72岁。那时不到十岁的吴图南还未开始学习太极拳,与其所述的“学了八年吴氏太极拳后再从杨少侯学了四年”的杨少候,还未某过面,杨少候怎么就率领吴图南等弟子去宋书铭处试手?




而来自非太极门的《鹰手拳》一书中的纪德传,也说明确有许、纪、吴等与宋书铭推手较技之事,马岳梁恩师晚年也提到。吴氏太极的不少推手手法来自宋书铭先师,“太极功”也来自宋书铭。(注:吴门太极并无 “三世七” 的太极拳,所谓“三世七”太极拳之说及其动作名目,自许禹生的杜撰,而非宋之口。宋书铭先师1916年著的《太极功》中并无“三世七”,只有十篇拳经,目前真正宋书铭留下的有:太极功拳经十篇,阴阳二十四法太极功,推手手法,均存于吴门太极中,并无后人杜撰的“三世七”及《宋氏家传太极功源流》一文)。


由此可见,年龄和杨班侯(1837—1892)、杨健侯(1839—1917)相仿的宋书铭(约生于1840年前后),武技高深莫测,功夫当不在班侯、健侯之下。 若真有宋书铭、、杨少候推手试技的话,应该是杨少候被扔出去老远才对。因此,这个故事,显然也是吴图南的一贯自编自导的作风。




吴先生的门人马有清先生在2004年香港商务印书馆出版的“太极拳之研究 吴图南太极功”一书的第59页上写道:他(指吴图南)治学严谨,主张研究太极拳历史,要本着“既不冤枉古人,又不欺骗今人,更不贻害后世”的治学态度,实事求是地对待过去、现在和未来”。



















(笔者按:有位二水先生终于在翻阅仙家道流图集《续仙传》时,找到了许宣平的来源。《续仙传》载:  “ 许宣平,新安歙县人也。睿宗景云年(710-711)中,隐于城阳山南坞,结庵以居,不知其服饵,但见不食,颜若四十许人,轻健行疾奔马。时或负薪以卖,薪担常挂一花瓢及曲竹杖,每醉行腾腾以归,吟曰:‘负薪朝出卖,沽酒日西归,路人莫问我,穿云入翠微’。  迩来三十余年,或施人危急,或救人疾苦。城市之人多访之,不见,但览庵壁题诗云:‘隐居三十载,筑室南山巅。静夜翫明月,闲朝饮碧泉。樵人歌垄上,谷鸟戏岩前。乐以不知老,都忘甲子年。’  好事者多诵其诗,有抵长安者,于驿路洛阳同华间传舍,是处题之。天宝(742-756)中,李白自翰林出,东游经传舍,览诗吟之,叹曰:‘此仙人诗也。 ’诘之于人,得宣平之实。白于是游及新安,涉溪登山,累访之不得,乃题诗于庵壁曰:‘我吟传舍诗,来访仙人居。烟岭迷高迹,云林隔太虚。窥庭但萧索,倚仗空踌蹰。应化辽天鹤,归当千载余。’宣平归庵,见壁诗,又吟曰:‘一池荷叶衣无尽,两亩黄精食有余。又被人来寻讨着,移庵不免更深居。’其庵后被野火烧之,莫知宣平踪迹。  后百余载,至咸通十二年,郡人许明恕家有婢,常逐伴入山采樵,一日独于南山中,见一人坐于石上,方食桃甚大,问婢曰:‘汝许明恕家人也?’婢曰:‘是。’其人曰:‘我即明恕之祖宣平也。’婢言曰:‘常闻家内说,祖翁得仙多年,无由寻访。’宣平谓婢曰:‘汝归为我向明恕道,我在此山中。与汝一桃食之,不得将出。山内虎狼甚多,山神惜此桃。’婢乃食之,甚美,顷之而尽。遣婢随樵人归家言之。婢归觉担樵轻健,到家具言:‘入山逢祖宣平。’其明恕嗔婢将上祖之名牵呼,取杖打之。其婢随杖身起,不知所之。  后有人入山内逢见婢,童颜轻健,身衣树皮,行疾如风,遂入昇林木而去。”









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据吴鉴泉宗师一脉口传:宋书铭曾述其为明初宋远桥先师之十七世嫡孙(河南陈家沟陈氏十六世陈鑫年龄略小于宋书铭,其第一世祖陈卜也是由明初洪武年间由山西洪洞迁至河南,故宋远桥为明初人当无误)。宋书铭又述其先祖宋远桥得武当麸子李(据太和之志记载麸子李是元末张三丰的武当弟子之一)传授“太极功”、“推手”打手手法、“太极功口诀’等。上述聊聊数语竟被许禹生先生极度发挥,非但扯进了俞莲舟,俞岱,张松溪,张翠山,殷利亨,莫谷声六人,还进一步扯入了南北朝时的韩拱月、程洗灵、宋代的程珌、唐代于欢子、许宣平、李道子、胡镜子、宋代的宋仲殊等人,并编造“三世七”, “小九天”, “后天法”的动作名目。这些名目除了在许禹生的“宋谱”上出现外,在历史上均无据可查,而将明末嘉靖年间人张松溪,说成是明初人,将明初麸子李说成是唐初李道子,更显得浅显,而且唐初的李道子并非江南安庆人而是河南怀庆府人。此 “宋谱”最后还扯进了汉武帝时的东方朔及春秋时的孟子,令人啧啧称奇。





文献记载,张三丰祖师曾在嵩山崇福宫住过,因此,张三丰祖师极可能去过嵩山少林寺,并与元代才首次入住少林寺的禅宗一脉方丈福裕禅师 “慧、智辈” 的传人交流过,得悉禅宗初祖达摩创的“易筋经”。






一、 在许禹生先的文章里,宋远桥的太极来自三方面:唐初于欢子传许宣平,许宣平又传十四代至明初宋远桥为其一;宋远桥明初于武当山麸子李即李道子为其二;宋氏后又遇武当张三丰为其三。

物,以增神秘性。许宣平历史上虽有其人,但无只字片语记载他会武功,及“三十七”太极拳的任何名目。“三十七”或“三世七”纯粹是许禹生先生杜攒出。 “三十七”的动作名目是许禹生先生根据杨露禅传的十三势改编而成,后人竟还将杨澄甫的太极拳架揍拼在一起,称为属代许宣平“三世七”太极拳,而顾留馨则将刘彩臣弟子李先吾的吴鉴泉氏早期太极拳架也断论为“三世七”太极拳,以致一再引发混乱。



二、 许禹生将俞莲丹的先天拳也杜攒成是一个跨越六、七百年从唐初到明初还活着的李道子所传授的,并与许宣平的拳术一样,也是“三十七”,只是名称不同而已。许进一步杜攒出俞清慧、俞一诚等人名,称他们是俞莲丹的上祖,这些人名不见任何文献记载。“三十七”是杜攒,与“三十七”一样的“先天拳”,自然也是许禹生先生的杜攒了。

韩拱月,前文述,或为许氏杜攒的人物,因许禹生先生也好“易经”并找 出一个精于《周易》的程珌来,并将程珌做学问的“用功五志”及对事物认识的“四性归原歌”说成是“小九天”拳术的歌诀(事实上,此二歌诀适合所有学问的研究)。又找出一个南北朝梁时人程灵洗说是程珌的先祖,据记载,仅知程灵洗“少以勇力闻”(笔者按:程灵洗“少以勇力闻”,而非“以拳勇闻”,在明初官方对张三丰祖师的文献记载就不同了,如:永乐四年即公元1407年,“侍读学士胡广奏言,先师深通道法,拳技绝伦”、《道统源法》载:张三丰好道善剑,三丰祖师自己也作有“刀、尺歌”、“十三势论”等,均直接指明三丰祖师精于武功,与程灵洗截然不同。)。程灵洗梁时以据侯景乱,授焦州刺史,入陈,官歙州太守、、、只是记载其有“勇力”,做过官,无只字片语说他会武功,或小九天拳术。历史上没有出现过“小九天”及其动作名称,直至民国初期许禹生先生杜攒出时,才出现。吴图南先生还煞有其事地说:“小九天法於宋版《洺水集》中尚存。后历经改朝动乱,于明嘉丙辰刻本甲,惜已失散。”反正根本没有存在过,说原先有,后来失散了,说宋版的、元版的、明初的都行,总之查无可查,故可随意编造。

四、 唐代胡镜子传宋代人宋仲殊,又传明初人殷利亨“后天法”

五、 张三丰传张松溪、张翠山“十三式”