•In this selection from the Old Xingyi Manual, details on the graduated practice of Xingyi’s first solo routine, Jun Tui Lianhuan Quan, are examined. Enjoy!•



(一)混合五行拳法,連絡成組,能進能退,光怪陸離,式皆連環,其進退也無定,故名曰進退連環拳式,今多簡稱謂之連環拳式。

(1) Mixed Five Phases Boxing Method, connected around & made up of the ability to Advance & Retreat, brilliant, unusual, & variegated, it’s style is always interlocked, yet it’s Advancing & Retreating aren’t fixed. It’s old name is Advancing Retreating Interlocking Fist Form, nowadays it’s simply called Interlocking Fist Form.

(二)連環拳法,以五行拳法為母,故五行拳法,其初步也;連環拳法,其進退也。其法共為十式,進退各半,因其範圍稍小,是以有引長之法,實非小也,其引長法即前節不轉,至崩拳式仍接二式,則往返至十四式之數。

(2) Interlocking Boxing Method, uses Five Phases Boxing Method as the mother, therefore Five Phases Boxing Method is its initial step, too; with Interlocking Boxing Method, it’s also Advance & Retreat, too. It’s method is commonly up to ten forms, Advancing & Retreating every half step, causing it’s range to be somewhat small, therefore there is the Drawing out Length Method, so it isn’t really small. In the Drawing out Length Method, don’t turn around at the Smashing Fist form, add on a second section, going back & forth until as many extra forms are counted as needed.

(三)拳法以應用為主旨,連環拳可以連環,五行拳應時措用,握之為拳,伸之為掌,故又可變為連環掌,此用徒手之應用也。無論刀槍劍棍,皆能刺、劈、砍、打,以為應用,此用手勢之變化也,故各種器械,均可包括無遺,則變化之技擊,豈淺鮮哉。

(3) The Boxing Method uses Application on propose, Interlocking Fist is able to interlink, Five Phases Fist is capable of being applied, grasping it’s a fist. Extending its a palm, therefore it’s alternate name was Interlocking Palm, both use bare handed application. Regardless of whether Saber, Spear, Sword, or Stick, in all cases having the ability to Stab, Chop, Hack, & Strike, considering the applications, these all use the hand patterns’ variations. Therefore, all kinds of weapons are ok to include without omission, following the variations to skillfully strike.

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