This is not a Print! This custom Japanese kanji calligraphy 'Hapkido' wall scroll is created by our talented disabled artist.
Length of Silk Scroll: 59.3" (150cm)
Width of Wooden Scroll Roller: 18.6" (47cm)
About 'Hapkido' Japanese Calligraphy Wall Scroll Artwork
Japanese kanji or Traditional Chinese Characters & Pinyin
Simplified Chinese Characters & Pinyin
Hapkido is rendered "합기도" in the native Korean writing system known as hangul, the script used most widely in modern Korea. The art's name can also however be written "合氣道" utilizing the same traditional Chinese characters which would have been used to refer to the Japanese martial art of aikido in the pre-1945 period. The current preference in Japan is for the use of a modern simplified second character; substituting 気 for the earlier, more complex character 氣. (Sprit / Qi / Chee calligraphy scroll)
Looking at the characters, the first means "union" or "harmony." The second character means "universal energy" or "spirit". The third means "way" or "method". One way to translate this into English is "Harmonizing Energy Method". This makes since, as Hapkido has more to do with redirecting energy, rather that fighting with strength against strength.
Although the arts are believed by many to share a common history they remain separate and distinct from one another. They differ significantly in philosophy, range of responses and manner of executing techniques. The fact that they share the same original Chinese characters, despite 合 being pronounced "ai" in Japanese and "hap" in Korean, has proved problematic in promoting the art internationally as a discipline with its own set of unique characteristics differing from those of the Japanese art.
About Talented Disabled Artist Shouxing Wang
Shouxing Wang, who lives with paralysis from the waist down, is an accomplished disabled calligrapher of traditional brush calligraphy, thought of as the highest form of art and widely practiced and revered in Sinophere. Being confined to a wheelchair in a small village for decades, Shouxing has been determined to teach and establish himself as a great calligrapher.
"Initially, practicing calligraphy lifted me out of the pain of losing legs, brought me consolation and gave me courage to face various difficulties in life, and I found new hopes. Now I believe in my future and I shall work harder and promote the calligraphy art form." he said. When he was interviewed by journalists with famous media and asked what it was like to practice calligraphy these years.
Shouxing writes with a brush, ink and an inkstone (used to mix the ink) on rice paper and is versed in all the five main scripts of characters: seal script (zhuanshu), clerical script (lishu), semi-cursive or running script (xingshu), cursive or grass scrip (caoshu) and regular script (kaishu).
How to Create Your Hapkido Calligraphy Wall Scroll Art Works
Warm Tip: please allow an additional 7~10 working days for custom-made or alteration service (except for Calligraphy Design online service).
I was quite pleased with the calligraphy, and the delivery service was excellent.