八反者, 與尋常拳家不同, 反其道而行之, 獨到專具之法也。
The Eight Reverses are distinct from ordinary boxing schools, they act in a diametrically opposite way, only by becoming expert can you possess this method.
第一反/The First Reverse:
Advance Step first advances the front step, Retreat Step first withdraws the rear step.
第二反/The Second Reverse:
入則直步, 出則彎步, 跨則横步, 回則倒步。
Enter with a Straight Step, go out with a Cuved Step, stride with a Lateral Step, return with an Inverting Step.
第三反/The Third Reverse:
People use Five Flowers & Eight Gates, I use Use Stillness to Wait for Movement.
第四反/The Fourth Reverse:
People use Fist Strikes & Leg Lifts, I use Penetrating Palm & Covering Elbow.
第五反/The Fifth Reverse:
People usually use the tip to strike a person, I use To Use the Tip First Use the Root.
第六反/The Sixth Reverse:
People usually apply Fist Variations as their Palms, I then apply Straight Extending Palm.
第七反/The Seventh Reverse:
People use Circling Fist & Returning Body to face the rear, I use Moving Steps to quickly face the Eight Directions.
第八反/The Eighth Reverse:
People use Upright Body Straight Advancing, I use the Palms Go & the Steps Follow.