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螳螂拳短打緊要/Tanglangquan Duan Da Jin Yao – Tanglangquan’s Short Strike Essentials

進退虛實, 躥跳出入 Advance, Retreat, Empty, Solid, Leap, Jump, Exit, Enter 閃賺騰挪, 開合收閉 Dodge, Cheat, Clear, Shift, Open, Close, Take, Shut 長短起落, 剛柔硬軟 Long, Short, Rise,…

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螳螂八打八不打總論/Tanglang Ba Da Ba Bu Da Zong Lun – Tanglang’s Eight Strike Eight No Strike Overall Theory

八打/Ba Da - Eight Strikes: 一打眉頭雙睛(眉弓及眼睛處), 二打唇上人中(人中穴的一點), 三打穿腮耳門(面頰和耳門處), 四打背後骨縫(肩胛骨內外緣), 五打肺腑胸膛(兩肋骨頭區域), 六打撩陰高骨(恥骨上方部份), 七打鶴膝虎頭(髕骨小腿上節), 八打破骨幹斤(臁骨手臂中節); 1. Strike the brows above both eyes (the eyebrows' arch & both…

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八卦掌九宫說/Baguazhang Jiu Gong Shuo – Baguazhang Nine Palaces Theory

(一)九字訣/(1) Nine Character Secret 九宫者,順勇直巧妙連狠急功九字也。順者,自然也;勇者,果決也;直者,發必中也;巧者,千斤不費力也;妙者,出手不見形也;連者,沾連不停也;狠者,動手不容情也;急者,緊捷也;功者,心一動由内發出也。九宫明,則上乘法得矣。上法者以手足為奇,進法者以手足為妙,起手錄丹鳳朝陽,起步以搶步采打。總之,三節要明,四梢要齊,五行要備,六合要合,身法要活,手足要連随其遠近一動而至也。 The Nine Palaces are Shun/Smooth, Yong/Brave, Zhi/Straight, Qiao/Clever, Miao/Subtle, Lian/Link, Hen/Fierce, Ji/Quick, Gong/Merit; these are the Nine Characters. Smooth is…

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螳螂拳分身十二盤肘/Tanglangquan Fen Shen Shi’er Pan Zhou – Tanglangquan Divided Body Twelve Coiling Elbows

頓肘,腆肘,提肘,盤肘,揰肘,胳肘,插肘,臂肘,樹門肘,挑抱肘,滾龍肘,雙腆連環肘。 Stopping Elbow, Protruding Elbow, Rising Elbow, Coiling Elbow, Thrusting Elbow, Armpit Elbow, Inserting Elbow, Arm Elbow, Plant the Door Elbow, Raising Embracing Elbow, Rolling…

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螳螂拳中門四絕腳/Tanglangquan Zhong Men Si Jue Jiao – Tanglangquan Center Gate Four Severing Legs

第一鴛鴦腳,即右手外展,右側尖腳踶襠。 Number 1 Mandarin Duck Leg, that is the right hand extends to the outside, then right Side Pointing Leg kick the crotch.  第二迎風腳,即雙分鴛鴦腳,急進雙梆肘。 Number…

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形意拳之八勢練習法/Xingyiquan Zhi Ba Shi Lianxi Fa – Xingyiquan’s Eight Appearances Training Method

形意拳之姿勢, 其重要之點有八: 一曰頂, 二曰提, 三曰扣, 四曰圓, 五曰抱, 六曰垂, 七横順須知清 , 八起躦落翻須分明。 In Xingyiquan postures, there are Eight Major Points: first is Pressing, second is Raising,…

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形意拳之六字訣/Xingyiquan Zhi Liu Zi Jue – Xingyiquan’s Six Character Secret

采:鷹捉也;撲:虎撲也;裹:肘打也;絕:刮地風也;束:起也;藏:落也(藏身而落)。 采/Cai - Pluck:鷹捉也/this is Eagle Seizing 撲/Pu - Pounce:虎撲也/this is Tiger Pouncing 裹/Guo - Wrap:肘打也/this is ElbowStriking 絕/Jue - Cut:刮地風也/this is Scraping the Ground…

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崔寿山之螳螂拳譜/Cui Shoushan’s Tanglang Quanpu: Selections from the Table of Contents

螳螂拳譜/Tanglang Quanpu - Tanglang Boxing Manual 崔寿山/Cuì Shoushan 序/Preface 叙言/Introductory Remarks 拳術十戒/The Boxing Art's Ten Commandments 螳螂綱領/Tanglang's Guiding Principles 螳螂之體/Tanglang's Form 十八家拳祖/Eighteen Families Fist Ancestors…

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