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形意十二形取意 Xingyi Twelve Shapes Selected Ideas

龍有搜骨之法 虎有撲食之勇 猴有縱山之能 馬有瘈蹄之功 鼍有浮水之靈 雞有爭鬥之性 燕有抄水之巧 鹞有鑽天之勢 蛇有撥草之精 鴕有崩撞之形 鹰有捉拿之技 熊有豎頂之力 The Dragon has the method of searching bones The Tiger has the bravery…

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翻子歌謠/Fan Zi Ge Yao – Fanzi Ballad

武穆留下翻子拳﹔直出直入妙含玄 Wumu left behind Fanziquan; Straight Exiting, Straight Entering exquisitely contain mystery  匆進匆退應機變﹔亦剛亦柔巧連環 Hasty Advance, hasty Retreat respond flexibly; also Hard, also Soft combine skillfully …

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岳飛三要論/Yue Fei San Yao Lun – Yue Fei’s Third Essential Thesis

夫氣本諸身,而身之節無定處,三節上中下也,以身言之,頭為上節,身為中節,腿為下節,以上節言之,天庭為上節,鼻為中節,海底為下節,以中節言之,胸為上節,腹為中節,丹田為下節,以下節言之,足為梢節,膝為中節,胯為根節,以肱言之,手為梢節,肘為中節,肩為根節,以手言之,指為梢節,掌為中節,掌根為根節,觀于是,而足不必論矣,然則自頂至足,莫不各有三節,要之,若無三節之分,即無着意之處,蓋上節不明,無依無宗,中節不明,渾身是空,下節不明,自家吃跌,顧可忽乎哉,至于氣之發動,要皆梢節動,中節隨,根節催之而已,然此猶是節節而分言之者也,若夫合言之,則上自頭頂,下至足底,四體百骸統為一節,夫何三節之有哉,又何三節中之各有三節雲乎哉。 Qi is the root of the whole body, & the body’s sections lack any fixed positions. The “Three Sections,” are Upper, Middle, & Lower.…

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岳飛二要論/Yue Fei Er Yao Lun – Yue Fei’s Second Essential Thesis

嘗有世之論捶者,而兼論氣者矣,夫氣主于一,可分為二,所謂二者,即呼吸也,呼吸即陰陽也,捶不能無動靜,氣不能無呼吸,吸則為陰,呼則為陽,主呼靜者為陰,主乎動者為陽,上升為陽,下降為陰,陽氣上升而為陽,陽氣下行而為陰,陰氣下行而為陰,陰氣上行而為陽,此陰陽之分也,何為清濁,升而上者為所清,降而下者為濁,清氣上升,濁氣下降,清者為陽,濁者為陰,而要之陽以滋陰,渾而言之,統為氣,分而言之為陰陽,氣不能無陰陽,即所謂人不能無動靜,鼻不能無呼吸,口不能無出入,此即對待循環不易之理也,然則氣分為二,而實在于一,有志于斯途者,慎勿以是為拘拘焉。 There have always been those who discuss boxing without discussing Qi, too. Though Qi is mastered whole, two types may be distinguished, namely “Exhalation…

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岳飛一要論/Yue Fei Yi Yao Lun – Yue Fei’s First Essential Thesis

從來散之必有其統也,分之必有其合也,以故天壤間四面八方,紛紛者各有所屬,千頭萬緒,攘攘者自有其源,蓋一本散為萬殊,而萬殊成歸于一本,事有必然者,且武事之論,亦甚繁矣,而要之千變萬化,無往非勢,即無往非氣,勢雖不類,而氣歸于一,夫所謂一者,從上至足底,內而有臟腑筋骨,外而有肌肉皮膚五官之百骸,相連而一貫也,破之而不開,撞之而不散,上欲動而下自隨之,下欲動而上自領之,上下動而中節攻之,中節動而上下和之,內外相連,前后相需,所謂一貫者,其斯之謂歟,而要非勉強以致之,襲為之也,當時而靜,寂然湛然,居其所而穩如山岳,當時而動,如雷如塌,出乎爾而疾如閃電,且靜無不靜,表里上下,全無參差牽挂之意,動無不動左右前后,并無抽扯游移之形,洵乎若水之就下,沛然而莫之能御,若火之內攻,發之而不及掩耳,不假思索,不煩疑義,誠不期然而然,莫之致而至,是豈無所自而雲然乎,蓋氣以日積而有益,功以久練而始成,觀聖門一貫之傳,必俟多聞強識之后,豁然之境,不廢格物致知之功,是知事無難易,功惟自盡,不可躥等,不可急遽,按步就步,循次而進,夫而后官骸肢節,自有通貫,上下表里,不難聯絡,庶乎散者統之,分者合之,四體百骸,終歸于一氣而已矣。 At all times, what is scattered must be gathered, what is divided must be united. Therefore, because Heaven & Earth have separated into the…

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形意拳十六分練法/Xingyiquan Shi Lou Fen Lian Fa – Xingyiquan’s 16 Point on the Practice Method

•寸 Cùn/Inch •踏 Tà/Tread •鑽 Zuān/Drill •接 Jiē/Receive •來 Lái/Come •合 Hé/Combine •儆 Jing/Warn •方 Fāng/Square •過 Guò/Pass •踦 Ji/Shin •起落 Qi Luo/Rise & Fall…

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