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  1. Kick-Boxing
  2. Boxing
  3. Fighting Spirit
  4. Savate
  5. Perseverance is the Key
  6. Tantui
  7. Soccer / Football / Futbol
  8. Drunken Fist
  9. Muay Thai
10. Ch'ang Hon Taekwondo
11. Ba Gua Zhang
12. Taekwondo


Kick-Boxing

Japan kikkubokushingu
Kick-Boxing Wall Scroll

キックボクシング is the Japanese Katakana word for kickboxing. キックボクシング is a transliteration or borrowed word, meaning that it's meant to sound like "kick-boxing," rather than being an organic Japanese Kanji word that means "kick-boxing."


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Kick-Boxing

China tī quán
Kick-Boxing Wall Scroll

踢拳 is kickboxing in Chinese.

The first character means "kick," and the second means "fist" hence "boxing."

Boxing

China quán jī
Boxing Wall Scroll

拳擊 is the term used in Chinese to refer to the original Olympic sport of combat and fighting. If you like to strap on your boxing gloves and go a few rounds, or are just a fan of boxing, this could make a nice wall scroll for you.

Note that Japanese use the same first character (which means fist) but a different Kanji for the second. Please see our Japanese boxing entry for that version.

Boxing

Japan ken tou
Boxing Wall Scroll

拳闘 is the term used in Japanese Kanji to refer to the original Olympic sport of combat and fighting. This can also be translated as "prize fighting."

The first Kanji means fist. The second means fight. So when literally translated, this means "fist fight" (though understood in Japanese as a more refined sport, versus street fighting).

Note: A completely different second character is used in the Chinese word for boxing but a Chinese person would still be able to guess the meaning of these Kanji.

Fighting Spirit

Japan tou shi
Fighting Spirit Wall Scroll

This literally means "fighting spirit" or "the will to fight." As in the spirit that a warrior, soldier, athlete or fighter must possess.

Fighting Spirit

Alternate Japanese version
Japan tou kon
Fighting Spirit Wall Scroll

闘魂 is an alternate title with the meaning "fighting spirit" or "the will to fight."

Fighting Spirit

The Will to Fight
China dòu zhì
Fighting Spirit Wall Scroll

This literally means fighting spirit. As in the spirit that a warrior, soldier, athlete or fighter must possess.

斗Note: There is more than one way to write the first character of this word. It is sometimes written like the version shown to the right (yes, it's completely different but has the same meaning & pronunciation). If you have a preference, please let us know in the special instructions about your order.

Fighting Spirit

Japan tou ki
Fighting Spirit Wall Scroll

闘氣 is an alternate Japanese title for "fighting spirit." This one is more like "fighting energy." The second character is "ki" the same "ki" in Aikido. This "ki" is the spiritual energy that all martial arts practitioners must master and focus.

Savate

Japan sobatto
Savate Wall Scroll

ソバット is the Japanese Katakana for the French word, Savate, meaning "kick-fighting," or "French boxing."


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Perseverance is the Key

Skills cannot be perfected without perseverance in practice
China bú pà liàn bù chéng jiù pà xīn bù héng
Perseverance is the Key Wall Scroll

This literally translates as: Do not worry about not being able to master [a skill]; What [one should] be concerned about is lack of perseverance.

Figuratively, this means: One's skills cannot be perfected without perseverance in practice.

For me, I've learned that you can only get so much from school or studying. You've really got to do "on-the-job training" to perfect your ability and skill.

For martial arts students: You can read about a kick in a book, or someone can tell you about a certain kick but until you practice the kick, there's no way you'll master it.

Tantui

China tán tuǐ
Tantui Wall Scroll

潭腿 is the title for "Tantui," a northern school of martial arts boxing.

Soccer / Football / Futbol

Japan shuu kyuu
Soccer / Football / Futbol Wall Scroll

This the title for football or soccer in Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja. The sport is very popular in both Japan and Korea (Korea and Japan co-hosted the football World Cup in 2002 - a world-class sporting event held every four years that rivals the Olympics).

In Japan, they sometimes say サッカ (sakka) or フットボール (futto bouru) in place of the pronunciation shown above. 蹴球 is supposed to sound like the English word "soccer" and "football / futbol" respectively.

The first Kanji means "kick" and the second means "ball." So technically, this means "kick ball" in Japanese and Korean (this is just an educational note - this will always be understood as the game of soccer / football).


FYI: This game would never be confused with American Football in Japan or Korea. Unlike the game of American basketball and baseball (both quite popular in Japan and Korea), there is only a vague awareness of a rugby-like game that is also called football in the USA.

Drunken Fist

Japan suiken
Drunken Fist Wall Scroll

酔拳 is the Japanese version of the title for Drunken Fist, or Drunken Boxing.

Muay Thai

Japan mue tai
Muay Thai Wall Scroll

ムエタイ is the Japanese Katakana title for "Muay Thai" or "Thai boxing."


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Ch'ang Hon Taekwondo

Ch'ang Hon Taekwondo Wall Scroll

蒼軒跆拳道 is the title "Chang Hon Taekwon-Do" written in old Korean Hanja.

This literally means, "Pale Blue Kick Fist/Punch Way."

The rather awkward official romanization is "cang heon tae gweon do."


Occasionally, you will see the first Hanja character written as 苍 instead of 蒼. It's just a different way to write the same character. If you want 苍 instead of 蒼, just let me know.

Ba Gua Zhang

Martial arts term
China bā guà zhǎng
Japan hakkeshou
Ba Gua Zhang Wall Scroll

八卦掌 is the title Baguazhang, a form of Chinese boxing.

Literally-translated, this means, "Eight Trigrams Palm.

You will see this romanized as, "Ba Gua Zhang," or "Pa Kua Chang" (same characters, just different romanization used in mainland China versus Taiwan).

八卦掌 is also known in Japan as hakkeshou or hakkesho.

Taekwondo

China tái quán dào
Japan te kon do
Taekwondo Wall Scroll

跆拳道 is one of the most widespread types of martial arts in the world as well as being an Olympic sport. Taekwondo was born in Korea with influences of Chinese and Japanese styles, combined with traditional Korean combat skills. Some will define it as the "Korean art of empty-handed self-defense."

In the simplest translation, the first character means "kick," the second character can mean either "fist" or "punching" the third means "way" or "method." Altogether, you could say this is "Kick Punch Method." When heard or read in various Asian languages, all will automatically think of this famous Korean martial art. It is written the same in Japanese Kanji, Chinese, and Korean Hanja characters - so the appearance of the characters are rather universal. However, you should note that there is another way to write this in modern Korean Hangul characters which looks like the image to the right. Taekwondo Hangul Characters

We suggest the original Korean Hanja (Chinese characters) for a wall scroll but if you really need the Hangul version, you must use master calligrapher Xing An-Ping: Order Taekwondo in Korean Hangul

Note: Taekwondo is sometimes Romanized as Tae-Kwondo, Tae Kwon Do, Taekwon-do, Taegwondo, Tae Gweon Do, Tai Kwon Do, Taikwondo, Taekwando, Tae Kwan Do and in Chinese Taiquandao, Tai Quan Dao, Taichuando, or Tai Chuan Tao.


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Kick-Boxing キックボクシングkikkubokushingu
kikubokushingu
Kick-Boxing 踢拳tī quán / ti1 quan2 / ti quan / tiquan t`i ch`üan / tichüan / ti chüan
Boxing 拳擊
拳击
quán jī / quan2 ji1 / quan ji / quanji ch`üan chi / chüanchi / chüan chi
Boxing 拳闘
拳斗
ken tou / kentou / ken to / kento
Fighting Spirit 闘誌
闘志
tou shi / toushi / to shi / toshi
Fighting Spirit 闘魂tou kon / toukon / to kon / tokon
Fighting Spirit 斗志dòu zhì / dou4 zhi4 / dou zhi / douzhi tou chih / touchih
Fighting Spirit 闘氣
闘気气
tou ki / touki / to ki / toki
Savate ソバットsobatto
Perseverance is the Key 不怕練不成就怕心不恆
不怕练不成就怕心不恒
bú pà liàn bù chéng jiù pà xīn bù héng
bu2 pa4 lian4 bu4 cheng2 jiu4 pa4 xin1 bu4 heng2
bu pa lian bu cheng jiu pa xin bu heng
pu p`a lien pu ch`eng chiu p`a hsin pu heng
pu pa lien pu cheng chiu pa hsin pu heng
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.


A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.


Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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