八卦掌之功夫,以走轉為基礎,全身三形具備,方可謂之完整,即龍、猴、鷹也,行走如龍,回身若猴,換式似鷹,趟泥步、剪子腿穩如坐轎。

Baguazhang’s gong fu uses Walking & Turning as the foundation, a Whole Body equipped with Three Shapes, its Method could be described in its entirety as Dragon, Monkey, & Eagle: Walking is like a Dragon, Returning Body is like a Monkey, Changing Forms is like an Eagle. Mud Wading Steps with Scissor Legs, settled as if sitting in a sedan chair. 

腳面綳直屬於踢,前踢后腎用法宜,

前踢奔襠撩陰腳,后腎上揚通脊椎。

Stretching the surface of the foot straight belongs to Kick, Forward Kicking the rear kidneys is proper, Forward Kick towards the crotch is Scoop the Yin Leg, the rear kidneys’ rising opens the backbone. 

左右兩邊雙掖肋,踢字用法細求追,

下踢撩陰和后腎,隨式上部来找尋。

Left & Right double conceal the ribs, the Kick Character’s usage seeks to chase quietly, Lower Kick Scoop the Yin & rear kidneys, Following Form comes to find out faults. 

左右兩腮和雙腋,隨機應變用法靈,

用腳踩法要仔細,左右兩腳用法一。

Left & Right both cheeks & the two armpits, Following the Chance to Change the Application Method is sensitive, when using the Leg Stamping Method it’s important to be cautious, Left or Right both legs’ Application Method is the same. 

足尖朝外名為踩,截腿踩法要奔膝,

腿膝之外也能踩,左大右小膀胱宜。

When the toes face toward the outside it’s called Stamping, the Intercepting Leg Stamping Method must seek the knee, the leg & knee to the outside is surely able to Stamp, using Left Big & Right Small on the urinary bladder is appropriate. 

左大要踩大腸位,右小要把小腸取,

大小二腸無踩上,隨式就把膀胱取。

Left Big wants to Stamp the large intestine’s location, Right Small wants to take the small intestine, if Big & Small both intestines can’t be Stamped just step up, in that case Follow the form at once to take the urinary bladder. 

三式跺腳身要隨,足尖里扣跺字為,

扣步轉腰身法快,翻身跺腳是此理。

In the three forms of Trampling Foot the body must Follow, Toes Inside Hooking Trample for the sake of it, Hooking Step Turn the Waist’s Body Method is quick, Overturning Body Trampling Foot is this principle.  

前跺胸腹臍尋找,后跺兩腎與脊椎,

左右雙肋和雙腋,下身雙胯與兩膝。

Forward Trample seeks the chest, abdomen, & navel, Backward Trample both kidneys & the backbone, left & right both ribs & both armpits, on the lower body the two kua & both knees. 

上下左右齊找到,跺腳用法妙神奇,

踹腳發力在足心,腳掌腳跟腳心運。

Upper & Lower, Left & Right seek to arrive at evenness, Trampling Foot’s Application Method is subtle & miraculous, Trampling Foot issues power from the foot’s center, the soles of the feet closely follow each other using the centers. 

縱身上踹雙華蓋,滴落一點将台隨,

左右将台中七坎,七坎隨下胃脘隨。

Throw the body up & Stomp both Huagai, drop below following up with a Point to Jiangtai, left & right Jiangtai targets the Qi Kan, Qi Kan follows, then the stomach & abdomen follow. 

右肝左脾也能用,背身轉身踹腎俞,

雙腎雙臀用力踹,定讓彼方嘴啃泥。

It can also be applied to the Right Liver & Left Spleen, Behind the Body & Turning Body Stomp the Kidneys is ok, exert yourself when Stomping both kidneys & both buttocks, it can fix it so the other side falls flat on their face. 

使用蹬腳法為奇,蹬法運用腳跟力,

腳跟之勁不一般,足跟大筋腦脊連。

To apply the Treading Foot Method is wonderful, the Treading Method uses the heel’s strength, the heel’s Jin is uncommon, the large tendon on the heel of the foot connects to the spine & head. 

周身發力骨與筋,腳跟蹬力這裡尋,

前蹬心肝脾肺腎,后蹬肝腎四俞間。

The whole body issues strength through the bones & tendons, seek the heel’s Treading strength here, Forward Tread the heart, liver, spleen, lungs, & kidneys, Backward Tread the liver, kidneys, & the Si Yu gap. 

前后若遇蹬一點,一則身倒二受殘,

彼持利刃或赤手,己不躲避進身腰。

Forward or backward if you have the opportunity then Tread a bit, one then his body collapses two then he’ll suffer injury, whether grasping sharp blades or using bare hands, I don’t avoid the difficulty but advance the body with the waist. 

運用踢蹬踹踩彈,進步貼身用擺蓮,

人云動招三隻手,奧妙就在這裡邊。

To use Kick, Tread, Stomp, Stamp, & Spring, Advance Step Attach the body & apply the Swinging Lotus, people say make use of the maneuvers like a pickpocket, mysterious subtlety exists herein. 

鴛鴦腿法不宜遲,前腳虛發后腳實,

前后左右招一樣,虛實之招妙中藏。

The Mandarin Duck Leg Method is unsuitable if slow, the front foot misses the target but the rear foot is true, front or back, left or right, the maneuvers are all the same, subtlety is hidden within the maneuvers of empty & solid. 

前腳未落后脚起,二起腿法是此理,

彼人前腳已躲過,我腳隨后緊相隨。

The front foot has yet to fall as the rear foot rises, this is the principle of Two Rising Legs, other people first kick than excessively dodge, my feet soon after follow each other close at hand. 

彼想躲避不容易,解此招法身法急,

一要自己隨身倒,二是提身懸中起。

Others think dodging isn’t easy, the Body Method must be quick to understand this method of use, first you must follow the body’s downward movement, second is to lift the body & hang while rising. 

倒名仙姑臥絲床,鈍鐮割谷妙中藏,

容彼進身勾掛踹,烏龍纏柱點胸膝。

Overthrow his fame with Sorceress Lies on the Silk Couch, there is subtlety hidden within Blunt Sickle Mows the Valley, contain him with Advance the Body Hooking Hanging Stomp, Black Dragon Coils the Pillar Dots the chest with the knee.  

身隨提起是貼碑,用此避法躲時機,

彼腳踢空我落地,臥牛伸蹄橫踹臍。

Allowing yourself to be picked up is Attaching the Stele, apply this Escape Method to dodge according to the opportunity, when his foot Kicks air I drop to the ground, Lying Ox Extends its Hoof horizontally Stomps his navel. 

八卦掌法九宮濟,腳代掌用顯神奇,

雖然八卦乾坤步,腳隨坎離用法宜。

Baguazhang’s Method is aided by the Nine Palaces, it’s a miraculous display when the foot replaces the palm in application, although Bagua uses Qian & Kun Steps, the feet should comply with the Kan & Li Application Methods when suitable.  

掌用招法乾坤定,坎離進招用腳擊,

用腳發招身法濟,左右獻傳動尺機。

In the Palm Applications method of use Qian & Kun are set, Kan & Li Entering maneuvers use the foot to strike, in Applications the foot issues maneuvers aided by the Body Method, the left & right put on display & transmitted, move & grasp the opportunity. 

進招避式不放鬆,用法才能顯奇功,

掃掛腿法自古傳,腳尖勾掃畫正圈。

Entering maneuvers & Escaping forms cannot be relaxed, the Application Method displays wonderful achievement, the Sweeping Hanging Leg Method has been transmitted from time immemorial, the tip of the foot hooks & Sweeping draws a true circle. 

四面八方人眾多,橫掃千軍不費難,

眾語八卦無有腿,其實此語是妄言。

When there are many people all around, Horizontally Sweeping One Thousand Soldiers s neither costly nor difficult, the masses say Bagua doesn’t have legs, in fact this saying is nonsense. 

八卦門中腿最廣,七十二式内中藏,

八卦掌法圆中圆,掃掛之法圈中圈。

Legs are extremely numerous in the Bagua School, Seventy Two Forms are hidden within, Baguazhang’s Method is circles within circles, Sweeping Hanging’s Method is circles within circles.  

有人學會此腿法,要想敵其難上難,

董師傳藝數十載,奧妙之術用口傳。

There are people who have mastered these Leg Methods, if you want to be a match for them it will be difficulty upon difficulty, Master Dong passed on the art for ten years, orally transmitting the profound art of Application. 

不盛藝者不輕傳,誤傳他人受牽連,

他人只知掌中掌,不知暗腳内中藏。

It is an uncommon skill that should not be transmitted lightly, it is a mistake to pass it on to someone implicated in trouble, people only know of the Palms within the Palms, they’re unaware of the secret legs concealed within. 

彼已動手注重掌,我掌不發用腳傷,

雖說練藝不忌度,留點絕技來提防。

Others then set about paying attention to the Palms, I don’t issue my Palms instead using my feet to injure, even if you talk about perfecting the art don’t dread spending the time, be vigilant & keep at it until you arrive at consummate skill.  

萬一遇上大敵手,就用此法把他傷,

古有南拳北腿說,就在篇中細探索。

If by any chance you happen upon a serious enemy, then use these methods to contain & injure him, the ancients had the saying Southern Fists & Northern Legs, take advantage of this article while minutely exploring it. 

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