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  1. Lee

  2. Power / Strength

  3. Charisma / Charm

  4. Cooperation

  5. Courage and Strength

  6. Great Endeavor / To Strive

  7. Dynamic Energy / Enthusiasm

  8. Girl Power / Woman Power

  9. Gutsy / Daring / Bold

10. Inner Strength

11. Lali

12. Motivation

13. Perseverance / Will-Power

14. Power of Oneself / Self-Sufficient

15. Stamina / Endurance

16. Strength / Ability

17. Herculean Strength

18. Physical Strength

19. The Force

20. Catholic

21. Control of Power

22. Creativity

23. Eurice

24. Warrior of Heaven

25. Imagination

26. Leadership / Ability to Lead

27. Marian

28. Maricar

29. Maurice

30. Non-Violence

31. Philip

32. Philippe

33. Phillip

34. Phillipe

35. Psychic Power

36. Resilience / Flexibility

37. Resilience / Restoration / Recovery

38. Resiliency

39. Sheridan

40. Stamina / Endurance

41. Stamina / Tenacity

42. Strength and Love

43. Supernatural Energy

44. Vitality

45. Will-Power / Self-Control

46. Strength / Vigor / Energy

47. Ability to Adapt

48. Alex

49. Audrie

50. Auriel

51. Working Together as One / Cooperation

52. Dynamic Energy / Enthusiasm

53. Inner Strength

54. Maricar

55. Strength and Love in Unity

56. San Marino

57. Spiritual Strength / Strength of Spirit

58. Strength and Honor

59. Strength and Courage

60. Warrior of the Heavenly Realm

61. Work Together with One Heart

62. Juggernaut / Absolute Power

63. Mariorie

64. Strength and Honor

65. Strength and Courage

66. Love Faith Strength

67. Pricornios

68. Spare No Effort

69. God Give Me Strength

70. God give me strength

71. Mind Over Matter

72. God Give Me Strength

73. Wing Chun Fist Maxims

74. Daodejing / Tao Te Ching - Chapter 33

75. Five Reflections / Gosei

76. Wing Chun Fist Maxims


Lee

China
Lee Vertical Wall Scroll

力 is the most common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the masculine western name Lee.

力 means "power" or "strength."


Note: This can sometimes be used as a male given name in China. It is not the only given name that sounds like Lee or Li in China.

Power / Strength

China
Japan chikara / ryoku
Power / Strength Vertical Wall Scroll

力 is the simplest form of "power" or "strength."

In Japanese it is pronounced "chikara" when used alone, and "ryoku" when used in a sentence (there are also a few other possible pronunciations of this Kanji in Japanese).

In some context, this can mean ability, force, physical strength, capability, and influence.


See Also:  Strength | Vitality | Health

Charisma / Charm

China mèi lì
Japan miryoku
Charisma / Charm Vertical Wall Scroll

魅力 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for charm, fascination, glamor/glamour, charisma, attraction, appeal.

The literal meaning of these two characters roughly translates as, "charming power."

魅力 is also a Japanese female given name, Miryoku.

Cooperation

China xié lì
Japan kyouryoku
Cooperation Vertical Wall Scroll

If you look at the second character, which means "strength" or "power," and then you look at the first character, you will see that the first character seems to represent multiple "strengths" together. Thus, you can visually see the meaning of this word as "stronger when working together." The combination of characters that form this word is commonly seen in Japanese Kanji and Korean Hanja but not used in China (however, a Chinese person could probably guess the meaning, and it can be pronounced in Chinese).

It is implied that you are cooperating to create some project or product.

This can also be translated as "joint effort."


See Also:  Partnership

Courage and Strength

China yǒng lì
Japan yuu ri
Courage and Strength Vertical Wall Scroll

勇力 is a very short way to say "courage and strength" in Chinese and Japanese.

In Japanese, it's read more like "strong courage" or "powerful courage." This can also be the personal name Yuri or Yuuri in Japanese.

Great Endeavor / To Strive

China nǔ lì
Japan doryoku
Great Endeavor / To Strive Vertical Wall Scroll

努力 means great effort; to strive; to try hard; great effort; great exertion; great endeavor (endeavour); great effort; to strive.

This "striving endeavor" word is valid in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Dynamic Energy / Enthusiasm

China huó lì
Japan katsuryoku
Dynamic Energy / Enthusiasm Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese/Japanese/Korean word can be defined as: energy; vitality; vigor; vital force; enthusiasm; energetic; dynamism.

Girl Power / Woman Power

China nǚ lì
Japan onna ryoku / me riki
Girl Power / Woman Power Vertical Wall Scroll

This can be read as "girl power," "woman power," or "female strength."

女力 is kind of a strange or unofficial title in Chinese and Japanese. At least, it's not common for a wall scroll.

This should be "onna ryoku" in Japanese but I found some who suggest it should be "me riki."

Gutsy / Daring / Bold

China pò lì
Japan hakuryoku
Gutsy / Daring / Bold Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese word is a form of personal strength.

It is a word that describes a person who is willing to take a risk. In English, we might say, "Someone with guts."

An example might be a person that is not rich but invests a lot of money into something (knowing they could double their money, or lose it all). Win or lose, this is a person that knows or pushes their potential.

Tearing this word apart, the first character means "to compel," urgent, urge, force, imminent, or "spur on." The second means power, strong, bear, or exert.

Note: 迫力 is also a word in Japanese Kanji and Korean Hanja but with a meaning more like force, intensity, appeal, strength, impact, force, or simply power.

Inner Strength

China nèi lì
Japan nai ryoku
Inner Strength Vertical Wall Scroll

內力 is the shorter version of inner-strength (can also be translated as "internal force"). The first character holds the meaning of "inner" or "internal." The second character means "power," "force" or "strength."

內力 is kind of a Kung Fu way of talking about an inner power or strength from within. 內力 is sort of a way to express "inner-chi." 內力 is clearly something that you might hear in a real Chinese Kung Fu movie.

While understood in both Chinese and Japanese, this can have a secondary meaning of "inner stress" in Japanese.

Lali

China lā lì
Lali Vertical Wall Scroll

拉力 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the Latin / Spanish name Lali

Motivation

China dòng lì
Japan douryoku
Motivation Vertical Wall Scroll

動力 can be used for motivation - it can also mean power / motion / propulsion / force. It can be anything internal or external that keeps you going.

動力 is the safest way to express motivation in Chinese. If your audience is Japanese, please see the other entry for motivation. 動力 is a word in Japanese and Korean but it means "motive power" or "kinetic energy" (without the motivation meaning that you are probably looking for).


See Also:  Enthusiasm | Passion

Perseverance / Will-Power

China yì lì
Perseverance / Will-Power Vertical Wall Scroll

These two characters are a way to express "perseverance" with the idea of "willpower" in Chinese and old Korean Hanja. It can also mean "strong willed."

The first character means "strong" and "persistent," while the second means "strength" and "power."

Power of Oneself / Self-Sufficient

China zì lì
Japan jiriki
Power of Oneself / Self-Sufficient Vertical Wall Scroll

自力 is a word in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, old Korean, and Buddhist term meaning: power within oneself; self-sufficient; by oneself; self-made; self-power; inner ability.

Stamina / Endurance

China nài lì
Stamina / Endurance Vertical Wall Scroll

耐力 means stamina or endurance. However, depending on context, it can also mean patience or tolerance.

耐力 is the first part of titles like "endurance swimming."

The first character means, "to tolerate" or "to endure."

The second character is "power."

Together, you could say this word means, "the power to endure."

Strength / Ability

China lì liàng
Japan riki ryou
Strength / Ability Vertical Wall Scroll

力量 is a general strength term. It can refer to mental or physical strength (depending on context). 力量 can also be used to describe strength in terms of capability, capacity, ability and even tact. Some may translate this as power or force.

Herculean Strength

China qiáng lì
Japan kyou ryoku
Herculean Strength Vertical Wall Scroll

強力 means herculean strength, powerful, or strong. I've even hear this described as, "strength to carry a mountain."


Note: This can also be the Japanese surname Gouriki (like Mr. Strong).

Physical Strength

China tǐ lì
Japan tai ryoku
Physical Strength Vertical Wall Scroll

體力 means "physical strength," "physical power," or "physical stamina" in Chinese, ancient Japanese, and old Korean Hanja.


See Also:  Fortitude | Health

Physical Strength

China tǐ lì
Japan tairyoku
Physical Strength Vertical Wall Scroll

体力 means "physical strength" or "physical power."

The first character was first simplified in Japan. Later, that simplified version became the standard in mainland China. Just in case you want this version, it is offered here. I suggest it if you audience is Japanese. Most Chinese know the older traditional version which looks like 體力.

体力 can also be defined: stamina; endurance; physical strength; resilience; resistance to disease; clout; stability.

The Force

China yuán lì
The Force Vertical Wall Scroll

原力 is how "The Force" is written in Chinese.

This regards "The Force" is referred to in the Star Wars universe and fandom in China. The characters can be literally translated as "prime power."

Catholic

Japan katorikku
Catholic Vertical Wall Scroll

加特力 is the Japanese title for Catholic.

This can refer to a person, or the church. It is meant to sound like the western word "Catholic." It sounds like "cat-toe-ree-cou."

Control of Power

Him Cho Chung
China lì cào zhèng
Control of Power Vertical Wall Scroll

力操正 is a Korean martial arts title meaning, "Power Control."

It's most often cited as one of the 8 key concepts from Tang Soo Do.

This can be pronounced in Chinese but will only be recognized by those familiar with martial arts terms.

Creativity

China chuàng zào lì
Japan souzouryoku
Creativity Vertical Wall Scroll

Creativity is the power of imagination. It is discovering your own special talents. Daring to see things in new ways and find different ways to solve problems. With your creativity, you can bring something new into the world.

The first character means "to create" the second means "to make or build." Together they mean "creative." The third character means "strength." So altogether, these three characters are a word that means "strength of creativity" or sort of "creativity (is your) strength." This can also be translated as "ingenuity."

Eurice

China ōu lì sī
Eurice Vertical Wall Scroll

歐力斯 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Eurice.

Warrior of Heaven

China tiān lì shì
Japan ten riki shi
Warrior of Heaven Vertical Wall Scroll

天力士 means "Heavenly Warrior," or "Hero of Heaven," in Chinese, old Korean, and Japanese.

Often used in a Buddhist context.

Imagination

China xiǎng xiàng lì
Japan souzouryoku
Imagination Vertical Wall Scroll

想像力 is probably the best way to express "imagination" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja. It literally means "your strength to imagine." As the last character means strength or ability, while the first two mean imagine or conceptualize. My Japanese dictionary defines this as, "The power of imagination." While my Korean dictionary says, "imaginative power."

Leadership / Ability to Lead

Japan shidouryoku
Leadership / Ability to Lead Vertical Wall Scroll

指導力 is the Japanese word for "Leadership." This refers to the ability to lead (or with certain adjectives added, the lack of ability to lead).

Marian

China mā lì ràng
Marian Vertical Wall Scroll

媽力讓 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Marian.

Maricar

China mā lì kā
Maricar Vertical Wall Scroll

媽力喀 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Maricar.

Maurice

China mò lì sī
Maurice Vertical Wall Scroll

莫力斯 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Maurice.

Non-Violence

China fēi bào lì
Japan hibouryoku
Non-Violence Vertical Wall Scroll

非暴力 is fairly self-explanatory.

The first character means "not," "non-" or "un-"
The middle and last character together mean "violence," "use of force" or simply "violent."

Together, these three characters would normally be translated as "nonviolence." A great gift for your favorite peace-lover.


See Also:  Peace

Philip

China fēi lì pǔ
Philip Vertical Wall Scroll

菲力浦 is the most common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Philip.

Philip

China fēi lì pǔ
Philip Vertical Wall Scroll

菲力普 is a secondary transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Philip. Not the most popular version but valid. For no apparent reason, this one is the most popular for the "double L spelling" version.

Philippe

China fēi lì pǔ
Philippe Vertical Wall Scroll

菲力浦 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Philippe

Phillip

China fēi lì pǔ
Phillip Vertical Wall Scroll

菲力普 is the most common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Phillip.

Phillip

China fēi lì pǔ
Phillip Vertical Wall Scroll

菲力浦 is a secondary transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Phillip. Not the most popular version but valid.

Phillipe

China fēi lì pǔ
Phillipe Vertical Wall Scroll

菲力浦 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Phillipe

Psychic Power

Japan reinouryoku
Psychic Power Vertical Wall Scroll

霊能力 is a word that means psychic power or spiritual ability in Japanese.

You may recognize the first character, 霊 (rei) is the same as the first Kanji in the word reiki. It means spirit or spiritual, but in this context can also mean phychic.
能力 can mean ability, capacity or power.

Resilience / Flexibility

Japan dan ryoku sei
Resilience / Flexibility Vertical Wall Scroll

弾力性 means elasticity, flexibility, adaptability, or resilience in Japanese Kanji.

Resilience / Restoration / Recovery

China huī fù lì
Resilience / Restoration / Recovery Vertical Wall Scroll

This title suggests having the power to recover, restore, rehabilitate. This can refer to yourself, someone else, or even to something, like rehabilitating a burned forest. 恢復力 is the essence of resilience in life.

The first two characters are a word that means to reinstate, to resume, to restore, to recover, to regain, to rehabilitate, restoration, rehabilitation, recovery, return, improvement, recovery (from an illness), recuperation, or convalescence.

The last character means strength or power.


See Also:  Tenacity | Perseverance

Resiliency

Japan hanpatsuryoku
Resiliency Vertical Wall Scroll

This Japanese word means resiliency, repellent force, or elasticity.

Sheridan

China xuě lì dāng
Sheridan Vertical Wall Scroll

雪力當 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Sheridan.

Stamina / Endurance

Japan tai kyu ryoku
Stamina / Endurance Vertical Wall Scroll

耐久力 means stamina or endurance in Japanese Kanji.

Stamina / Tenacity

Japan jikyuuryoku
Stamina / Tenacity Vertical Wall Scroll

持久力 means tenacity or stamina in Japanese Kanji.

Strength and Love

China lì yǔ ài
Strength and Love Vertical Wall Scroll

While not a common title for a wall scroll in China, this means, "strength and love" or "power and love" in Chinese characters.

Supernatural Energy

China chāo néng lì
Japan chounouryoku
Supernatural Energy Vertical Wall Scroll

超能力 is used in both Japanese and Chinese to refer to the ability to comprehend supernatural power. Some may translate this as psychic ability, psychic power, ESP, or PSI.

Vitality

China shēng mìng lì
Japan seimeiryoku
Vitality Vertical Wall Scroll

生命力 can mean "vitality" or "libido." The first two characters mean "life" or "life force." The last character is a common word that means "strength." So together you get the meaning "life strength" which is the essence of vitality. Some will also translate this word as "good health."


See Also:  Life Force | Health

Will-Power / Self-Control

China yì zhì lì
Japan ishi ryoku
Will-Power / Self-Control Vertical Wall Scroll

意志力 is the form of will power or self-control is about having the determination or tenacity to keep going.

In Japanese, this is the power of will, strength of will, volition, intention, intent, or determination.

Strength / Vigor / Energy

Physical Strength
China qì lì
Japan kiryoku
Strength / Vigor / Energy Vertical Wall Scroll

氣力 can mean any of the words in the title above, and in some context, can also mean, effort, will-power, or talent. 氣力 refers mostly to physical strength (as opposed to mental or spiritual).


気In modern Japan, they use a simplified first character for this word. If you want to order this title with that special Japanese version, click on the character to the right instead of the button above.

Ability to Adapt

Japan ouhen nouryoku
Ability to Adapt Vertical Wall Scroll

応変能力 is, "the ability to take proper steps to meet the situation," "the ability to adapt oneself to the requirement of the moment," "the ability to adapt to circumstances," or "adapt and overcome," in Japanese Kanji.

Alex

China ài lì kè sī
Alex Vertical Wall Scroll

艾力克斯 is the most common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the English name Alex.

Audrie

China ōu dé lì āi
Audrie Vertical Wall Scroll

歐德力埃 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Audrie.

Auriel

China ōu lì ài lè
Auriel Vertical Wall Scroll

歐力愛樂 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Auriel.

Working Together as One / Cooperation

China tóng xīn xié lì
Working Together as One / Cooperation Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb means, "to work with a common purpose," "to make concerted efforts," "to pull together," or "to work as one."

Dynamic Energy / Enthusiasm

China huó lì sì shè
Dynamic Energy / Enthusiasm Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese word can be defined as: dynamic; enthusiastic; energetic; vitality.

活力四射 is the more robust 4-character version of this word. The short version consists of the first two characters: 活力. This 4-character version is commonly used only in Chinese.

Inner Strength

China nèi zài lì liàng
Inner Strength Vertical Wall Scroll

內在力量 is the slightly-verbose way to say inner-strength. The first two characters mean "intrinsic" or "inner." The second two characters mean "power," "force" or "strength" (especially physical strength). 內在力量 is more a short phrase rather than just a word in Chinese and Korean. This can sort of be understood in Japanese but it's not normal/proper Japanese.

Maricar

China mā lì sà ěr
Maricar Vertical Wall Scroll

媽力薩爾 is an alternate transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Maricar.

Strength and Love in Unity

Japan riki ai fu ni
Strength and Love in Unity Vertical Wall Scroll

This proverb literally means:
"Strength [and] Love [are] Not Two [separate ideas/concepts/things]."

You'll find this proverb translated from Japanese to English as:
Love and strength are not separate.
Power and love are indivisible.
Strength and love in harmony.
Strength and love stand together.

Old Japanese grammar is quite different than English, and so this proverb says a lot within the brevity of just 4 characters. If you just read these characters directly as, "Strength Love Not Two," you'd probably miss the real meaning.


According to the Swedish Shorinji Kempo Federation, this is the second characteristic of Shorinji Kempo.

This post really explains the concept best in my opinion: Bushido by MS: Riki Ai Fu Ni, which states: "Riki Ai Funi" is the philosophy that power (Riki) and love (Ai) are indivisible. More concretely, a person, who is powerful but does not have love, cannot control and misuse his/her power; on the other hand, a person, who has loved ones but is not powerful enough, cannot protect himself/herself nor loved ones.

San Marino

China shèng mǎ lì nuò
San Marino Vertical Wall Scroll

聖馬力諾 is the Chinese name for the country of San Marino


See Also:  Europe

Spiritual Strength / Strength of Spirit

China jīng shén lì liàng
Japan seishin rikiryou
Spiritual Strength / Strength of Spirit Vertical Wall Scroll

This title speaks of one's soul or spirit, and the capacity or strength that soul possesses.

The first two characters mean mind, heart, spirit, and/or soul.

The last two characters mean strength, capacity, or ability.

Note: Separately, these are two words in Japanese, and can be pronounced but this does not make a natural title in Japanese (best if your audience is Chinese).

Strength and Honor

Japan chikara to mei yo
Strength and Honor Vertical Wall Scroll

力と名譽 is, "strength and honor" in Japanese Kanji (with one Hiragana).

The first Kanji is understood as strength, power, or force.

The second character is a connecting particle like, "and" or "with."

The last two Kanji mean honor, honour, credit, or prestige. This last word is also used in the Bushido code to mean honor.

Strength and Courage

Japan riki to yu ki
Strength and Courage Vertical Wall Scroll

This may not be the most common Japanese phrase but this is how to write "strength and courage" in Japanese.

Warrior of the Heavenly Realm

China tiān jiè lì shì
Japan ten kai riki shi
Warrior of the Heavenly Realm Vertical Wall Scroll

天界力士 means "warrior of the heavenly realm" in Chinese, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji.

天界力士 is also known as Narayana in Buddhism.

Work Together with One Heart

China qí xīn xié lì
Work Together with One Heart Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb mean, "to work with a common purpose," "to make concerted efforts," "to pull together," or "to work as one (or as if with one heart)".

Juggernaut / Absolute Power

Japan zettai-tekina chikara
Juggernaut / Absolute Power Vertical Wall Scroll

絶対的な力 is a long Japanese word that means, "Absolute Power."

By those terms, this is roughly the Japanese equivalent to "juggernaut."

Mariorie

China mā lì ào lì āi
Mariorie Vertical Wall Scroll

媽力奧力埃 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Mariorie.

Strength and Honor

China lì liàng yǔ róng yù
Strength and Honor Vertical Wall Scroll

力量與榮譽 is, "strength and honor" in Chinese.

The first two characters are usually understood as (physical) strength but can also mean power or force.

The middle character is a connecting particle like, "and."

The last two characters are a way to say, honor but can also be understood as honorable reputation, honorary, or glory.

Strength and Courage

China lì liàng hé yǒng qì
Strength and Courage Vertical Wall Scroll

While not a typical Chinese phrase, this is how to write "strength and courage."

If this is an important idea for you, we can make a great custom Chinese "strength and courage" wall scroll for you.

Love Faith Strength

China bó ài xìn niàn lì liàng
Love Faith Strength Vertical Wall Scroll

This is the verbose way to write the word list, "love faith strength."


It should be noted that word lists like this are not as natural sounding in Chinese as word lists can be in English. It's more common to have a full phrase (with subject, verb, and object) or single words on calligraphy wall scrolls in Asia.

Pricornios

China pó lì kē ěr ní ào
Pricornios Vertical Wall Scroll

This is perhaps the second most common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Pricornios.

Spare No Effort

China bù yí yú lì
Spare No Effort Vertical Wall Scroll

This is a Chinese proverb that can be translated many ways. Here's some of them: go to any lengths; with all one's might; spare no pain; do one's utmost.

If you feel hard work and holding nothing back is your philosophy, then this is the phrase for you.

God Give Me Strength

China yuàn shàng dì gěi wǒ lì liàng
God Give Me Strength Vertical Wall Scroll

This is a wish or a prayer that you might call out at a desperate time.

Translated by us for a military serviceman in Iraq - obviously, he may have a need to use this phrase often, though I am not sure where he's going to find a place to hang a wall scroll.

God give me strength

Japan kami wa watashi ni chikara o ataeru
God give me strength Vertical Wall Scroll

This means, "God give me strength," in Japanese.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Mind Over Matter

Japan busshitsu-sei o chouetsu suru seishin-ryoku
Mind Over Matter Vertical Wall Scroll

This means, "mind over matter," in Japanese.

If you get really technical, you get a translation like, "mental strength transcends materiality."


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

God Give Me Strength

Japan kami ga watashi ni chikara o atae te kudasai
God Give Me Strength Vertical Wall Scroll

This is "God give me strength" in Japanese.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Wing Chun Fist Maxims (Part 1)

Wing Chun Fist Maxims (Part 1) Vertical Wall Scroll

A customer asked me to split these Wing Chun maxims into two parts, so he could order a couplet. It thought this was a good idea, so it's been added here.

Chinese text of part 1:
1 有手黐手,無手問手
2 來留區送, 甩手直沖
3 怕打終歸打, 貪打終被打
4 粘連迫攻, 絕不放鬆
5 來力瀉力, 借力出擊

A couplet is a set of two wall scrolls that start and finish one phrase or idea. Often, couplets are hung with the first wall scroll on the right side, and the second on the left side of a doorway or entrance. The order in Chinese is right-to-left, so that's why the first wall scroll goes on the right as you face the door.

Of course, couplets can also be hung together on a wall. Often they can be hung to flank an alter, or table with incense, or even flanking a larger central wall scroll. See an example here from the home of Confucius

Be sure to order both part 1 and 2 together. One without the other is like Eve without Adam.

Daodejing / Tao Te Ching - Chapter 33

China zhī rén zhě zhī yě zì zhī zhě míng yě shèng rén zhě yǒu lì yě zì shèng zhě qiáng yě zhī zú zhě fù yě qiáng xíng zhě yǒu zhì yě bù zhī qí suǒ zhě jiǔ yě sǐ ér bù wáng zhě shòu yě
Daodejing / Tao Te Ching - Chapter 33 Vertical Wall Scroll

This is referred to as passage or chapter 33 of the Dao De Jing (often Romanized as "Tao Te Ching").

These are the words of the philosopher Laozi (Lao Tzu).

The following is one translation of this passage:
To know others is wisdom;
To know oneself is acuity/intelligence.
To conquer others is power,
To conquer oneself is strength.
To know contentment is to have wealth.
To act resolutely is to have purpose.
To stay one's ground is to be enduring.
To die and yet not be forgotten is to be long-lived.
Another translation:
To understand others is to be knowledgeable;
To understand yourself is to be wise.
To conquer others is to have strength;
To conquer yourself is to be strong.
To know when you have enough is to be rich.
To go forward with strength is to have ambition.
To not lose your place is to be long lasting.
To die but not be forgotten -- that's true long life.
A third translation of the second half:
He who is content is rich;
He who acts with persistence has will;
He who does not lose his roots will endure;
He who dies physically but preserves the Dao
will enjoy a long after-life.


Notes:

During our research, the Chinese characters shown here are probably the most accurate to the original text of Laozi. These were taken for the most part from the Mawangdui 1973 and Guodan 1993 manuscripts which pre-date other Daodejing texts by about 1000 years.

Grammar was a little different in Laozi's time. So you should consider this to be the ancient Chinese version. Some have modernized this passage by adding, removing, or swapping articles and changing the grammar (we felt the oldest and most original version would be more desirable). You may find other versions printed in books or online - sometimes these modern texts are simply used to explain to Chinese people what the original text really means.

This language issue can be compared in English by thinking how the King James (known as the Authorized version in Great Britain) Bible from 1611 was written, and comparing it to modern English. Now imagine that the Daodejing was probably written around 403 BCE (2000 years before the King James Version of the Bible). To a Chinese person, the original Daodejing reads like text that is 3 times more detached compared to Shakespeare's English is to our modern-day speech.

Extended notes:

While on this Biblical text comparison, it should be noted, that just like the Bible, all the original texts of the Daodejing were lost or destroyed long ago. Just as with the scripture used to create the Bible, various manuscripts exist, many with variations or copyist errors. Just as the earliest New Testament scripture (incomplete) is from 170 years after Christ, the earliest Daodejing manuscript (incomplete) is from 100-200 years after the death of Laozi.

The reason that the originals were lost probably has a lot to do with the first Qin Emperor. Upon taking power and unifying China, he ordered the burning and destruction of all books (scrolls/rolls) except those pertaining to Chinese medicine and a few other subjects. The surviving Daodejing manuscripts were either hidden on purpose or simply forgotten about. Some were not unearthed until as late as 1993.

We compared a lot of research by various archeologists and historians before deciding on this as the most accurate and correct version. But one must allow that it may not be perfect, or the actual and original as from the hand of Laozi himself.

Five Reflections / Gosei

Japan shi se i ni moto ru na ka ri shi ka? gen kou ni ha zu ru na ka ri shi ka?
ki ryo ku ni ka ku ru na ka ri shi ka? do ryo ku ni u ra mi na ka ri shi ka?
bu sho u ni wa ta ru na ka ri shi ka?
Five Reflections / Gosei Vertical Wall Scroll

These are the "Five Reflections" of Vice Admiral Hajime Matsushita of the Japanese Imperial Navy.

These days, the Five Reflections are recited or contemplated daily by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force recruits in training. This long proverb is popularly translated into English this way:

Hast thou not gone against sincerity?
Hast thou not felt ashamed of thy words and deeds?
Hast thou not lacked vigor?
Hast thou not exerted all possible efforts?
Hast thou not become slothful?


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Wing Chun Fist Maxims

Wing Chun Kuen Kuit
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll

This is the chant or poem of Wing Chun. I call it a "chant" because it was meant to be a somewhat rhythmic poem to help practitioners memorize many aspects of Wing Chun.

You will see this referred to as, "Wing Chun Kuem Kuit." This Cantonese romanization is popular in the west (and there is no official way to romanize Cantonese, so many variations exist). In Mandarin it would be, "Yong Chun Quan Jue." The last character (kuit or kyut from Cantonese, jue or chüeh from Mandarin) kind of means "secrets of the art." It's a short way to write 口訣, meaning "mnemonic chant" or "rhyme for remembering."

In the west (especially in the military), we often use acronyms to remember things. There's no initials to make acronyms in Chinese, so in ancient times, chants like this are used to remember vast amounts of information.

This is the Chinese text:
1 有手黐手,無手問手
2 來留區送, 甩手直沖
3 怕打終歸打, 貪打終被打
4 粘連迫攻, 絕不放鬆
5 來力瀉力, 借力出擊
6 步步追形, 點點朝午
7 以形補手, 敗形不敗馬
8 腰馬一致, 心意合一
9 拳由心發, 動法無形
10 活人練活死功夫

I will presume you already know the meaning of the 10 maxims, so I will skip that to keep this calligraphy entry from getting too large.

Some think 练拳者必记 is the title but that just says, "Training fist people should remember:." Therefore, I've not included that in the calligraphy. However, you can put a note in the special instructions if you want it added.

Note: On a traditional calligraphy wall scroll, the characters will be written in vertical columns, starting from the right, and proceeding left.


Note: This is an except and variation from a huge 口訣. These 10 maxims are used extensively in Wing Chun training, and you'll find them all over the internet. Just know there is a much longer version out there, along with several variations and excepts like this one. If you know of, or want a different version, just contact me, and I will add it for you.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ li4
Taiwan li
Japanese ryoku / りょく    riki / りき    chikara / ちから
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese power; force; strength; ability; strenuously; surname Li
Japanese (suffix) strength; power; proficiency; ability; (1) strength; power; proficiency; ability; (suffix noun) (2) (after a number of people) the strength of ... people; the strength of ... men; (1) force; strength; might; vigour (vigor); energy; (2) capability; ability; proficiency; capacity; faculty; (3) efficacy; effect; (4) effort; endeavours (endeavors); exertions; (5) power; authority; influence; good offices; agency; (6) (See 力になる) support; help; aid; assistance; (7) stress; emphasis; (8) means; resources; (given name) Riki; (given name) Teiriki; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (given name) Tsutome; (male given name) Tsutomu; (surname, female given name) Chikara; (surname) Takariki; (given name) Isamu; (given name) Isao
bala; power, strength, of which there are several categories: 二 power of choice and of practice; 三 the power of Buddha; of meditation (samādhi) and of practice. 五 pañcabala, the five powers of faith, zeal, memory (or remembering), meditation, and wisdom. 六 A child's power is in crying; a woman's in resentment; a king's in domineering; an arhat's in zeal (or progress); a Buddha's in mercy; and a bhikṣu's in endurance (of despite) . 十 q.v. The ten powers of Buddhas and bodhisattvas.

体力

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Japanese tairyoku / たいりょく
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (1) stamina; endurance; physical strength; resilience; resistance to disease; (2) strength of an organization (e.g. profitability, productivity, economic clout, stability, growth potential)

内力

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Japanese nairyoku / ないりょく Japanese internal stress

力量

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Mandarin lì liang / li4 liang5
Taiwan li liang
Japanese rikiryou / rikiryo / りきりょう
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese power; force; strength
Japanese (1) ability; capacity; capability; talent; (2) physical strength

努力

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Mandarin nǔ lì / nu3 li4
Taiwan nu li
Japanese doryoku / どりょく
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese great effort; to strive; to try hard
Japanese (noun/participle) great effort; exertion; endeavour; endeavor; effort; (surname) Nuriki
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

勇力

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Mandarin yǒng lì / yong3 li4
Taiwan yung li
Japanese yuuryoku / yuryoku / ゆうりょく
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese courage and strength
Japanese courage; (personal name) Yuuri

動力


动力

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Mandarin dòng lì / dong4 li4
Taiwan tung li
Japanese douryoku / doryoku / どうりょく
Chinese power; motion; propulsion; force
Japanese (n,adj-f) (1) power; motive power; dynamic force; (2) {engr} (See 三相交流・さんそうこうりゅう) three-phase electricity; (personal name) Ichiriki

協力


协力

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Mandarin xié lì / xie2 li4
Taiwan hsieh li
Japanese kyouryoku / kyoryoku / きょうりょく
Chinese to unite in common effort
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) cooperation; collaboration

強力


强力

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Mandarin qiáng lì / qiang2 li4
Taiwan ch`iang li / chiang li
Japanese kyouryoku / kyoryoku / きょうりょく
Chinese powerful
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) powerful; strong; (surname) Gouriki
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

拉力

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Mandarin lā lì / la1 li4
Taiwan la li
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese tension

毅力

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Mandarin yì lì / yi4 li4
Taiwan i li
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese perseverance; willpower

氣力

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Mandarin qì lì / qi4 li4
Taiwan ch`i li / chi li
Chinese strength; energy; vigor; talent

活力

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Mandarin huó lì / huo2 li4
Taiwan huo li
Japanese katsuryoku / かつりょく
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese energy; vitality; vigor; vital force
Japanese vitality; energy; dynamism

耐力

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Mandarin nài lì / nai4 li4
Taiwan nai li
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese endurance

自力

see styles
Mandarin zì lì / zi4 li4
Taiwan tzu li
Japanese jiriki(p);jiryoku / じりき(P);じりょく
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) by oneself; self-made; (place-name) Jiriki
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

迫力

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Japanese hakuryoku / はくりょく
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese impressiveness; impact; force; intensity; appeal; strength; punch; edge; vigor

體力

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Mandarin tǐ lì / ti3 li4
Taiwan t`i li / ti li
Chinese physical strength; physical power

魅力

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Mandarin mèi lì / mei4 li4
Taiwan mei li
Japanese miryoku / みりょく
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese charm; fascination; glamor; charisma
Japanese charm; fascination; glamour; glamor; attraction; appeal; (female given name) Miryoku

創造力


创造力

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Mandarin chuàng zào lì / chuang4 zao4 li4
Taiwan ch`uang tsao li / chuang tsao li
Japanese souzouryoku / sozoryoku / そうぞうりょく
Chinese ingenuity; creativity
Japanese creative power; creativity

加特力

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Japanese katorikku / カトリック
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (noun - becomes adjective with の) (kana only) Catholic (church) (dut: katholiek)

反発力

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Japanese hanpatsuryoku / はんぱつりょく
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese repellent force; resiliency; elasticity

天力士

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Mandarin tiān lì shì / tian1 li4 shi4
Taiwan t`ien li shih / tien li shih
Japanese ten rikishi
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

弾力性

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Japanese danryokusei / danryokuse / だんりょくせい
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese elasticity; resilience; flexibility; adaptability

想像力

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Mandarin xiǎng xiàng lì / xiang3 xiang4 li4
Taiwan hsiang hsiang li
Japanese souzouryoku / sozoryoku / そうぞうりょく
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese conception; imagination
Japanese (power of) imagination

意志力

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Mandarin yì zhì lì / yi4 zhi4 li4
Taiwan i chih li
Japanese ishiryoku / いしりょく
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese willpower
Japanese willpower

持久力

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Japanese jikyuuryoku / jikyuryoku / じきゅうりょく
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese stamina; tenacity

指導力

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Japanese shidouryoku / shidoryoku / しどうりょく Japanese one's leadership (over the group); (lack) leadership qualities

生命力

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Mandarin shēng mìng lì / sheng1 ming4 li4
Taiwan sheng ming li
Japanese seimeiryoku / semeryoku / せいめいりょく
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese vitality
Japanese vitality; (one's) life force

耐久力

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Japanese taikyuuryoku / taikyuryoku / たいきゅうりょく
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese stamina

超能力

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Mandarin chāo néng lì / chao1 neng2 li4
Taiwan ch`ao neng li / chao neng li
Japanese chounouryoku / chonoryoku / ちょうのうりょく
Wing Chun Fist Maxims Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese superpower; extrasensory perception
Japanese (1) extra-sensory perception; ESP; psi; psychic ability; (2) psychokinesis; PK

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Leelì / li4 / li
Power
Strength
chikara / ryokulì / li4 / li
Charisma
Charm
魅力miryokumèi lì / mei4 li4 / mei li / meili
Cooperation協力
协力
kyouryoku / kyoryokuxié lì / xie2 li4 / xie li / xielihsieh li / hsiehli
Courage and Strength勇力yuu ri / yuuri / yu ri / yuriyǒng lì / yong3 li4 / yong li / yongliyung li / yungli
Great Endeavor
To Strive
努力doryoku / doryokunǔ lì / nu3 li4 / nu li / nuli
Dynamic Energy
Enthusiasm
活力katsuryokuhuó lì / huo2 li4 / huo li / huoli
Girl Power
Woman Power
女力onna ryoku / me riki
onnaryoku / meriki
nǚ lì / nv3 li4 / nv li / nvlinü li / nüli
Gutsy
Daring
Bold
迫力hakuryokupò lì / po4 li4 / po li / polip`o li / poli / po li
Inner Strength內力
内力
nai ryoku / nairyokunèi lì / nei4 li4 / nei li / neili
Lali拉力lā lì / la1 li4 / la li / lali
Motivation動力
动力
douryoku / doryokudòng lì / dong4 li4 / dong li / donglitung li / tungli
Perseverance
Will-Power
毅力yì lì / yi4 li4 / yi li / yilii li / ili
Power of Oneself
Self-Sufficient
自力jirikizì lì / zi4 li4 / zi li / zilitzu li / tzuli
Stamina
Endurance
耐力nài lì / nai4 li4 / nai li / naili
Strength
Ability
力量riki ryou / rikiryou / riki ryo / rikiryolì liàng / li4 liang4 / li liang / liliang
Herculean Strength強力
强力
kyou ryoku / kyouryoku / kyo ryoku / kyoryokuqiáng lì / qiang2 li4 / qiang li / qianglich`iang li / chiangli / chiang li
Physical Strength體力
体力
tai ryoku / tairyokutǐ lì / ti3 li4 / ti li / tilit`i li / tili / ti li
Physical Strength體力
体力
tairyokutǐ lì / ti3 li4 / ti li / tilit`i li / tili / ti li
The Force原力yuán lì / yuan2 li4 / yuan li / yuanliyüan li / yüanli
Catholic加特力katorikku / katoriku
Control of Power力操正lì cào zhèng
li4 cao4 zheng4
li cao zheng
licaozheng
li ts`ao cheng
litsaocheng
li tsao cheng
Creativity創造力
创造力
souzouryoku
sozoryoku
chuàng zào lì
chuang4 zao4 li4
chuang zao li
chuangzaoli
ch`uang tsao li
chuangtsaoli
chuang tsao li
Eurice歐力斯
欧力斯
ōu lì sī
ou1 li4 si1
ou li si
oulisi
ou li ssu
oulissu
Warrior of Heaven天力士ten riki shi
tenrikishi
tiān lì shì
tian1 li4 shi4
tian li shi
tianlishi
t`ien li shih
tienlishih
tien li shih
Imagination想像力souzouryoku
sozoryoku
xiǎng xiàng lì
xiang3 xiang4 li4
xiang xiang li
xiangxiangli
hsiang hsiang li
hsianghsiangli
Leadership
Ability to Lead
指導力
指导力
shidouryoku
shidoryoku
Marian媽力讓
妈力让
mā lì ràng
ma1 li4 rang4
ma li rang
malirang
ma li jang
malijang
Maricar媽力喀
妈力喀
mā lì kā
ma1 li4 ka1
ma li ka
malika
ma li k`a
malika
ma li ka
Maurice莫力斯mò lì sī
mo4 li4 si1
mo li si
molisi
mo li ssu
molissu
Non-Violence非暴力hibouryoku / hiboryokufēi bào lì
fei1 bao4 li4
fei bao li
feibaoli
fei pao li
feipaoli
Philip菲力浦fēi lì pǔ
fei1 li4 pu3
fei li pu
feilipu
fei li p`u
feilipu
fei li pu
Philip菲力普fēi lì pǔ
fei1 li4 pu3
fei li pu
feilipu
fei li p`u
feilipu
fei li pu
Philippe菲力浦fēi lì pǔ
fei1 li4 pu3
fei li pu
feilipu
fei li p`u
feilipu
fei li pu
Phillip菲力普fēi lì pǔ
fei1 li4 pu3
fei li pu
feilipu
fei li p`u
feilipu
fei li pu
Phillip菲力浦fēi lì pǔ
fei1 li4 pu3
fei li pu
feilipu
fei li p`u
feilipu
fei li pu
Phillipe菲力浦fēi lì pǔ
fei1 li4 pu3
fei li pu
feilipu
fei li p`u
feilipu
fei li pu
Psychic Power霊能力reinouryoku
reinoryoku
Resilience
Flexibility
弾力性dan ryoku sei
danryokusei
Resilience
Restoration
Recovery
恢復力
恢复力
huī fù lì
hui1 fu4 li4
hui fu li
huifuli
Resiliency反発力hanpatsuryoku
Sheridan雪力當
雪力当
xuě lì dāng
xue3 li4 dang1
xue li dang
xuelidang
hsüeh li tang
hsüehlitang
Stamina
Endurance
耐久力tai kyu ryoku
taikyuryoku
Stamina
Tenacity
持久力jikyuuryoku
jikyuryoku
Strength and Love力與愛
力与爱
lì yǔ ài
li4 yu3 ai4
li yu ai
liyuai
li yü ai
liyüai
Supernatural Energy超能力chounouryoku
chonoryoku
chāo néng lì
chao1 neng2 li4
chao neng li
chaonengli
ch`ao neng li
chaonengli
chao neng li
Vitality生命力seimeiryokushēng mìng lì
sheng1 ming4 li4
sheng ming li
shengmingli
Will-Power
Self-Control
意志力ishi ryoku / ishiryokuyì zhì lì
yi4 zhi4 li4
yi zhi li
yizhili
i chih li
ichihli
Strength
Vigor
Energy
氣力
气力 / 気力
kiryokuqì lì / qi4 li4 / qi li / qilich`i li / chili / chi li
Ability to Adapt応変能力ouhen nouryoku
ouhennouryoku
ohen noryoku
ohennoryoku
Alex艾力克斯ài lì kè sī
ai4 li4 ke4 si1
ai li ke si
ailikesi
ai li k`o ssu
ailikossu
ai li ko ssu
Audrie歐德力埃
欧德力埃
ōu dé lì āi
ou1 de2 li4 ai1
ou de li ai
oudeliai
ou te li ai
outeliai
Auriel歐力愛樂
欧力爱乐
ōu lì ài lè
ou1 li4 ai4 le4
ou li ai le
ouliaile
Working Together as One
Cooperation
同心協力
同心协力
tóng xīn xié lì
tong2 xin1 xie2 li4
tong xin xie li
tongxinxieli
t`ung hsin hsieh li
tunghsinhsiehli
tung hsin hsieh li
Dynamic Energy
Enthusiasm
活力四射huó lì sì shè
huo2 li4 si4 she4
huo li si she
huolisishe
huo li ssu she
huolissushe
Inner Strength內在力量
内在力量
nèi zài lì liàng
nei4 zai4 li4 liang4
nei zai li liang
neizaililiang
nei tsai li liang
neitsaililiang
Maricar媽力薩爾
妈力萨尔
mā lì sà ěr
ma1 li4 sa4 er3
ma li sa er
malisaer
ma li sa erh
malisaerh
Strength and Love in Unity力愛不二
力爱不二
riki ai fu ni
rikiaifuni
San Marino聖馬力諾
圣马力诺
shèng mǎ lì nuò
sheng4 ma3 li4 nuo4
sheng ma li nuo
shengmalinuo
sheng ma li no
shengmalino
Spiritual Strength
Strength of Spirit
精神力量seishin rikiryou
seishinrikiryou
seishin rikiryo
seishinrikiryo
jīng shén lì liàng
jing1 shen2 li4 liang4
jing shen li liang
jingshenliliang
ching shen li liang
chingshenliliang
Strength and Honor力と名譽
力と名誉
chikara to mei yo
chikaratomeiyo
Strength and Courage力と勇氣
力と勇気
riki to yu ki
rikitoyuki
Warrior of the Heavenly Realm天界力士ten kai riki shi
tenkairikishi
tiān jiè lì shì
tian1 jie4 li4 shi4
tian jie li shi
tianjielishi
t`ien chieh li shih
tienchiehlishih
tien chieh li shih
Work Together with One Heart齊心協力
齐心协力
qí xīn xié lì
qi2 xin1 xie2 li4
qi xin xie li
qixinxieli
ch`i hsin hsieh li
chihsinhsiehli
chi hsin hsieh li
Juggernaut
Absolute Power
絶対的な力zettai-tekina chikara
zettai-tekinachikara
Mariorie媽力奧力埃
妈力奥力埃
mā lì ào lì āi
ma1 li4 ao4 li4 ai1
ma li ao li ai
maliaoliai
Strength and Honor力量與榮譽
力量与荣誉
lì liàng yǔ róng yù
li4 liang4 yu3 rong2 yu4
li liang yu rong yu
liliangyurongyu
li liang yü jung yü
liliangyüjungyü
Strength and Courage力量和勇氣
力量和勇气
lì liàng hé yǒng qì
li4 liang4 he2 yong3 qi4
li liang he yong qi
liliangheyongqi
li liang ho yung ch`i
lilianghoyungchi
li liang ho yung chi
Love Faith Strength博愛信念力量
博爱信念力量
bó ài xìn niàn lì liàng
bo2 ai4 xin4 nian4 li4 liang4
bo ai xin nian li liang
boaixinnianliliang
po ai hsin nien li liang
poaihsinnienliliang
Pricornios鄱力科爾尼奧
鄱力科尔尼奥
pó lì kē ěr ní ào
po2 li4 ke1 er3 ni2 ao4
po li ke er ni ao
polikeerniao
p`o li k`o erh ni ao
polikoerhniao
po li ko erh ni ao
Spare No Effort不遺餘力 / 不遺余力
不遗余力
bù yí yú lì
bu4 yi2 yu2 li4
bu yi yu li
buyiyuli
pu i yü li
puiyüli
God Give Me Strength願上帝給我力量
愿上帝给我力量
yuàn shàng dì gěi wǒ lì liàng
yuan4 shang4 di4 gei3 wo3 li4 liang4
yuan shang di gei wo li liang
yuanshangdigeiwoliliang
yüan shang ti kei wo li liang
yüanshangtikeiwoliliang
God give me strength神は私に力を與える
神は私に力を与える
kami wa watashi ni chikara o ataeru
Mind Over Matter物質性を超越する精神力busshitsu-sei o chouetsu suru seishin-ryoku
bushitsu-sei o choetsu suru seishin-ryoku
bushitsu-seiochoetsusuruseishin-ryoku
God Give Me Strength神が私に力を與えてください
神が私に力を与えてください
kami ga watashi ni chikara o atae te kudasai
Wing Chun Fist Maxims (Part 1)有手黐手無手問手來留區送甩手直沖怕打終歸打貪打終被打粘連迫攻絕不放鬆來力瀉力借力出擊
有手黐手无手问手来留区送甩手直冲怕打终归打贪打终被打粘连迫攻绝不放松来力泻力借力出击
Daodejing
Tao Te Ching - Chapter 33
知人者知也自知者明也勝人者有力也自勝者強也知足者富也強行者有志也不失其所者久也死而不亡者壽也
知人者知也自知者明也胜人者有力也自胜者强也知足者富也强行者有志也不失其所者久也死而不亡者寿也
zhī rén zhě zhī yě zì zhī zhě míng yě shèng rén zhě yǒu lì yě zì shèng zhě qiáng yě zhī zú zhě fù yě qiáng xíng zhě yǒu zhì yě bù zhī qí suǒ zhě jiǔ yě sǐ ér bù wáng zhě shòu yě
zhi1 ren2 zhe3 zhi1 ye3 zi4 zhi1 zhe3 ming2 ye3 sheng4 ren2 zhe3 you3 li4 ye3 zi4 sheng4 zhe3 qiang2 ye3 zhi1 zu2 zhe3 fu4 ye3 qiang2 xing2 zhe3 you3 zhi4 ye3 bu4 zhi1 qi2 suo3 zhe3 jiu3 ye3 si3 er2 bu4 wang2 zhe3 shou4 ye3
zhi ren zhe zhi ye zi zhi zhe ming ye sheng ren zhe you li ye zi sheng zhe qiang ye zhi zu zhe fu ye qiang xing zhe you zhi ye bu zhi qi suo zhe jiu ye si er bu wang zhe shou ye
chih jen che chih yeh tzu chih che ming yeh sheng jen che yu li yeh tzu sheng che ch`iang yeh chih tsu che fu yeh ch`iang hsing che yu chih yeh pu chih ch`i so che chiu yeh ssu erh pu wang che shou yeh
chih jen che chih yeh tzu chih che ming yeh sheng jen che yu li yeh tzu sheng che chiang yeh chih tsu che fu yeh chiang hsing che yu chih yeh pu chih chi so che chiu yeh ssu erh pu wang che shou yeh
Five Reflections
Gosei
一至誠に悖るなかりしか一言行に恥づるなかりしか一氣力に缺くるなかりしか一努力に憾みなかりしか一不精に亘るなかりしかshi se i ni moto ru na ka ri shi ka? gen kou ni ha zu ru na ka ri shi ka?
ki ryo ku ni ka ku ru na ka ri shi ka? do ryo ku ni u ra mi na ka ri shi ka?
bu sho u ni wa ta ru na ka ri shi ka?
shi se i ni moto ru na ka ri shi ka? gen ko ni ha zu ru na ka ri shi ka?
ki ryo ku ni ka ku ru na ka ri shi ka? do ryo ku ni u ra mi na ka ri shi ka?
bu sho u ni wa ta ru na ka ri shi ka?
shiseinimotorunakarishika?genkonihazurunakarishika?
kiryokunikakurunakarishika?doryokuniuraminakarishika?
bushouniwatarunakarishika?
Wing Chun Fist Maxims有手黐手無手問手來留區送甩手直沖怕打終歸打貪打終被打粘連迫攻絕不放鬆來力瀉力借力出擊步步追形點點朝午以形補手敗形不敗馬腰馬一致心意合一拳由心發動法無形活人練活死功夫
有手黐手无手问手来留区送甩手直冲怕打终归打贪打终被打粘连迫攻绝不放松来力泻力借力出击步步追形点点朝午以形补手败形不败马腰马一致心意合一拳由心发动法无形活人练活死功夫
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.