Fukien / Fuzhou Cranes.

February 19, 2009

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You often hear me talk about Fukien and Fuzhou Cranes and some of you might wonder; why the distinction.

Crane is Crane is Crane, right ?

Weeeell, right and wrong.

Sprang from the same source but later days’ Fuzhou Crane imported elements from others to render it “distinctive” – for want of a better word.

And here to show that I’m not alone with this demarcation, a Taiwanese article explaining “Fuzhou” and “Non’Fuzhou” Cranes……..here.

 

台灣南派武術之傳承-以鶴拳及單頭棰為例———-發佈日期:2006/8/31


(一) 非福州鶴拳
今日學者多為福建鶴拳乃源自福建永春州之方七娘(原住福寧府北門外),故多名之為「永春白鶴拳」。而福州鶴拳乃在此系,由(清)福州府福清縣人方世培再發展而成。故由永春州逐步向外散佈,但又非福州———–。
台灣武術之中,「永春鶴」的傳衍,雖然因為文獻不足徵,師徒口耳相傳之資料,也往往未能直接明白的點眀(這與台灣屬於移民社會有關),但由拳術特徵,祖師爺名號等是可以推斷得出的,此外,至少有一個直接證據,依據台中潭子黃城老師父傳抄的銅人簿所載:「達摩師祖傳授少林寺、而少林寺教授而傳授聖惠師,女子七姑娘,傳授獨目僧一師,上人傳陳獅、曾四海、林明、蘇招良、鄭禮、蔡苓伯住在泉州府惠安縣,總任清山輔田央村,蔡苓伯師傳授八義,蔣標(來台),傳至(台中)清水海風庄仁德堂風仁金獅陣」云云,則係出永春方七娘白鶴拳系統,是非常明顯的。黃城師父時稱自己為達摩拳,時稱自己為太祖拳、永春拳等…這是台灣老拳師的共通說法,總之不管是太祖、永春等…,都與「永春鶴」非常相關。
「永春鶴」一般是比較古樸。
台灣相當明確屬於永春鶴且系統較-的。我們在此列舉三支,第一、西螺勤習堂系,第二、台中玉麟金獅陣,第三、台南飛鶴及春桃鶴等。

 

 

Most Taiwanese Cranes are “Fuzhou” Crane and from the inside looking out, the rest are then, “Non Fuzhou Cranes”.

Hmmm isn’t “Inside Looking Out” a Grand Funk Railroad song – must go youtube to find the clip – if it’s there.

“I’m sitting here lonely like a broken man…I serve my time doing the best I can”……. something like that……..

Aha, a couple of clicks later …the Grand Funk’s clip …. man I love the internet…..

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