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05-15-2001, 06:36 AM
Gene can you post the names of the traditional forms used by the present day Shaolin Temple in pinyin? From your previous post you say there are
05-15-2001, 07:25 PM
Like I mentioned in that e-zine article BSL vs. Shaolin, it is not standardized across masters. I've seen a few listings but none comprehensive - You might reference Shi Deqian's Shaolinsi wushu baike qian shu - that is certainly the largest. Some of the other Shaolin books, like the HK Shaolin Kungfu book and Taguo, list several dozen - of course, with little overlap. A few sources quote different numbers to the forms and they all fall in around 200, but I believe that this number is dependent upon the specific master, thus the difficulty on determining such a list. So the number, like 18 maybe largely symbolic. I'm still researching this so let me know any lists anyone else might find.
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