螳螂七長八短–(七長為雙手,八短為雙臂,輔以步法)

Tanglang’s Seven Long & Eight Short — (Seven Long use both hands, Eight Short use both arms, assisted by footwork)

七長︰鑽、劈、崩、 增、掛、圈、漏

Seven Long: Drill, Chop, Smash, Add, Hang, Circle, Leak

拉鑽直捅謂一長,裡處翻牽謂二長, 崩捶側擊謂三長,插增破打謂四長, 圈曲窩炮謂五長,斜圈泠橫謂六長, 勾漏纏鞭謂七長。

Pulling Drilling Straight Thrust is the First Long,

Inside Spot Overturning Leading is the Second Long,

Smashing Hammer Inclined Strike is the Third Long,

Inserting Adding Breaking Strike is the Fourth Long,

Circling Bending Bodycavity Pounding is the Fifth Long,

Slanting Circling Flowing Across is the Sixth Long,

Hooking Leaking Coiling Whip is the Seventh Long. 

八短︰頂、榜、枕、采、懇、隨、格、貼

Eight Short: Thrust, Row, Rest, Pluck, Earnest, Follow, Frame, Paste

側後頂腆是一短,跛腿陽榜是二短, 跛腿枕肘是三短,進步采肘是四短, 入手懇肘是五短,隨肘護中是六短, 格肘遮身是七短,貼肘護肋是八短。

Inclined Back Thrusting Protruding is the First Short,

Limping Leg Yang Rowing is the Second Short,

Limping Leg Resting Elbow is the Third Short,

Advance Step Pluck the Elbow is the Fourth Short,

Entering Hand Earnest Elbow is the Fifth Short,

Following Elbow Protects the Center is the Sixth Short,

Framing Elbow Covers the Body is the Seventh Short,

Pasting Elbow Protects the Ribs is the Eighth Short. 

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