Temple Blog Meihua Quan Characteristics
Since ancient times, there have been literary and martial arts activities in the Meihua Zhuang (Plum Blossom Pile, 梅花桩). Its spread and development is “complete in civil and military”. Wenchang (文场) respects his ancestors and is responsible for the scriptures and genealogy passed down from generation to generation. Wenchang’s teacher is a senior in the Meihua Quan school with high morality and civil and military skills. He usually can heal, solve problems for people, educate his disciples, and maintain the unity of the Meihua Quan school, a fine tradition with the spirit of literature and science, to guide the activities of the entire boxing school.
The movement of the martial arts field is to practice martial arts. Since the Plum Blossom Pile Martial Arts is a ” no-character scripture “, it trains the spirit, trains the Qi, develops the wisdom, and educates people. Therefore, the Plum Blossom Pile martial arts is the entry and foundation of Meihua Quan disciples. The Plum Blossom Pile Wen Li is the Meihua Quan theory raised to the philosophical level. It is profound and basic. Therefore it can be applied to everything. It is the guiding ideology of Meihua Zhuang Quan, the highest theory, and the true essence.
Civil & Military
Meihua Zhuang Quan’s “complete civil and military” activities and characteristics are not found in any other martial arts schools. For this reason, the culture and education of the Meihua Zhuang Quan are integrated with the martial arts, and the martial arts become one. Martial arts is wisdom and learning. Punching and kicking in the Meihua Zhuang Quan have soul and life. The Plum Blossom Kung Fu has maintained its original appearance and basic spirit after it has been passed down from generation to generation.
Because of Meihua Quan‘s literary field activities, Meihua Quan had a leading role in the Boxer Rebellion more than 100 years ago, promoting the development of modern Chinese history. Therefore, the Plum Blossom Pile martial arts (Meihua Zhuang Quan) is a martial technique and also represents the glorious culture of the Chinese nation. History has proved that the plum blossom pile cannot be separated from civil and military.
Meihua Quan Splendour
Suppose the arts and sciences lose the foundation of martial arts. In that case, they will become mysterious philosophy or preaching, and people can’t understand it, let alone play a role in everything. Similarly, suppose the Plum Blossom Pile martial arts lose the guidance of literature and science. In that case, it will become a pure punching and kicking movement. It will soon be polluted by worldly ideas and lose its original splendour and precious value. In the activities of the Meihua Quan school, there will be many distractions and evil winds, and a situation of unity and progress can no longer be maintained. Therefore, in the dissemination and development of the Plum Blossom Pile, pure text and martial arts are incomplete, and such dissemination and development will only last for a while.
Our principle of spreading and developing the Meihua Quan worldwide is to fully inherit and carry forward the authentic spirit of the Meihua Quan. Therefore, civil and military should be integrated when we carry out education about the knowledge of Meihua Quan. When we carry out Meihua Quan activities and establish Meihua Quan organizations, we follow the order of martial arts and then literature. A true disciple of Meihua Quan must not forget the “ben”, which is to respect his teacher and believe in the ancestor of Meihua Zhuang Quan. This “ben” is the plum blossom pile’s morality, wisdom and fundamental spirit. Always stand in an invincible position.
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Shifu Shi Yanjun