The Palm divides into Eight Patterns with Turning as the root, both Left Whirling & Right Turning must have Contracting Body. When two people fight each other they seek victory in the wrist, instead use the Footwork to set about distinguishing victory.
Truly study the mysterious subtlety of Bagua, Walking, Penetrating, Twisting, & Overturning make it difficult for people to Enter. No matter how tremendous the power he uses to come & strike me, the variations of Whirling & Turning bring me close to his body.
Bagua’s Eight Shapes are born from Yin & Yang, the Sixty four Palms conceal the truth. Train until you arrive at the point where the physique connects to the spirit, the whole body is threaded together by Qi moving vertically & horizontally.
The Congenital Qi must be practiced, the Mutual Combination of Hard & Soft should be carefully examined. When Baguazhang’s Method is carefully noted & memorized, you need not fear a ferocious man with strength to lift a thousand Jin.
Externally attach importance to the Hands, Eyes, Body, Method, & Steps, Internally cultivate the Mind, Spirit, Intent, Qi, & Root. Ascending & Descending, Opening & Closing all train the Internal Skill, the Dantian is a mysterious & inexhaustible treasure.
Hen & Ha Intent combined with the subtlety of Swallow & Spit, results in a Thunderbolt Sound that can be used to startle people. Qian, Kun, Gen, & Xun are distributed to the four corners, Kan, Li, Zhen, & Dui complete the Eight Signs.
You must understand the subtlety of the Three Steps when Training the Skill, neither the Upper or Lower Qi leave the Center. Baguazhan’s Method values the Three Basins, the Three Basins & Three Sections all divide by three.
The Three Basins’ Gongfu is located entirely in the legs, the Mud Wading Step Method, & keeping the Intent in the Center. The Major & Minor Three Centers are aided by Water & Fire, the Palms’ striking power travels from the Yongquan.
Train the skills with utmost care to to seek their mysteries, long life is the proof that that you’ve comprehended this Dao.
Softness within that seeks Hardness is good, Contacting, Smallness, Softness, & Flexibility are skillful.
You must emphasize the Nine Sections Jin, state them clearly to understand them clearly.
Palms, Fists, Elbows, & Wrists, Shoulders, Waist, Kua, Knees, Feet.
Hands, Eyes, Body, Method, & Steps, these are the implements of Martial Skill.
The whole body must have orderly Jin, which slowly moves toward the inside by Walking.
Left & Right the variations are numerous, moving as a pair is superior to a monkey or cat.
Whirling & Turning with firm Steps, stopping is as stable as Mount Tai.
Flies cannot land on you when you’re as light as goose down.
Learning Baguazhang makes your method of use superior to others.