起式歌訣/Beginning Pattern Song 

豎形立勢掌如拳,當按陰陽次第間。

審勢分明知躲閃,防身斜側識端偏。

進攻推托步偷半,插打劈穿學貴全。

欲免臨場心手亂,閑居發奮讀斯篇。

Erect Form Standing Pattern Palms used as the Fists, are suitable for controlling the timing of Yin & Yang’s sequence. Examine the pattern clearly to know Evading & Dodging, defend the body by laterally inclining to understand Level & Leaning. Advance to attack with Pushing & Lifting, the Steps are Stealing & Half, Stabbing, Striking, Chopping, & Penetrating, learn these valuable techniques completely. If you wish to avoid being put on the spot with the mind & hands confused, then make an effort to study this article while you have the time.  

手之歌訣/Hand Song

撐拳托掌若風煙,劈穿抓拿勢貴偏。

挺去牽來腳管硬,勾搬裹挽削劈連。

三盤内外須純練,前後高低混打全。

一日無間三歲半,保能發手倒山巔。

Propping Fist Lifting Palm is like wind & smoke, Chopping, Penetrating, Grabbing, & Controlling patterns are valuable from the oblique. When thrusting out or pulling back the legs are controlled & firm, Hooking, Moving, Wrapping, & Pulling are linked to Chopping & Paring. The Three Basins internally & externally must be genuinely trained, front & rear, high & low mixed strike everywhere. After three full years without missing a single day, you’re guaranteed the ability to overthrow a mountain. 

眼之歌訣/Eye Song

兩眼圓睜若朗星,頭端審視更分明。

瞻前顧後疾如電,展動周旋似轉輪。

秒定敵人身手腳,乘虛攻擊莫留情。

臨場對敵人難進,全在雙眸一團神。

The two eyes are full & open like bright stars, so the head may examine & watch clearly. Look out for the front & look after the rear as swift as lightning, use movement to contend like turning wheel. The second the enemy fixes his body, hand, or foot, take advantage of his emptiness to attack without mercy. When facing an enemy advancing is difficult, unless you completely gather the spirit into both eyes. 

身之歌訣/Body Song

頭端面正手平分,直竪身昂腿護陰。

斜立足分丁八步,勢如跨馬彎弓形。

腿腳不浮身便穩,平起平落移動靈。

足動腳跟同進退,肩投腰趁臀齊行。

翻身腹縮隨舒卷,偏閃騰挪勢勢承。

練習如常寡敵眾,横衝直撞莫停留。

The head & face are upright with the hands evenly divided, vertically erect body rises while the legs protect the Yin. Stand obliquely with the feet separated into Ding or Ba steps, the appearance is like riding a horse or stretching a bow in form. When the legs & feet don’t float the body is stable, level rising & level falling allows for nimble movement. When the feet move the legs follow along in Advance & Retreat, the shoulders, waist, & buttocks simultaneously move. In Overturning Body withdraw the abdomen following stretching out & rolling up, obliquely dodge with a shifting pattern to continue the momentum. Practice as if you’re alone against many enemies, thrusting sideways & crashing forwards without stopping. 

法之歌訣/Method Song

個中奧妙在深玄,掌在師傳學在專。

掌法千般學不盡,機關百種卒難言。

水到渠成三載力,鋼須純練始削堅。

總之熟練能生巧,處處相承節節連。

Profound subtlety exists within the depths of mystery, the Palm is transmitted by teacher & studied until expert. The Palm Methods have many categories to endlessly study, the many schemes are difficult to discuss completely. Where water flows a canal is formed after three years effort, steel must be refined before it can cut strongly. In short, mature practice gives birth to skill, little by little every part complements the others & is linked. 

步之歌訣/Step Song

兩膝彎步力自然,屈前直后練成堅。

之從順閃騰挪步,玄經斜擊反回圈。

翻復旋風肩平硬,膝雄跟端带勾臁。

Both knees curve & step with natural strength, bend the front & straighten the rear training to become solid. When zigzagging follow Dodging with Shifting Step, stealthily pass through while obliquely striking to return to turning around the circle. Overturning & returning like a whirlwind, the shoulders stay level & firm, with strong knees carrying & connecting the lower legs. 

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