(一)九字訣/(1) Nine Character Secret
The Nine Palaces are Shun/Smooth, Yong/Brave, Zhi/Straight, Qiao/Clever, Miao/Subtle, Lian/Link, Hen/Fierce, Ji/Quick, Gong/Merit; these are the Nine Characters. Smooth is natural; Brave is unwavering; Straight is sure to hit the mark when issued; Clever is a thousand jin doesn’t expend much effort; Subtle is the shape of the outgoing hand isn’t seen; Link is touch & link without end; Fierce is hitting people can’t have emotions; Quick is victory is close at hand; Merit is as soon as the Xin moves the inside issues. When the Nine Palaces are understood then the first class method has been obtained. The Superior Method uses the hands & feet unorthodoxly, the Advancing Method uses the hands & feet subtly, the rising hand copies a Red Phoenix facing the sun, the rising step uses Stealing Step Plucking Strike. In short, the Three Sections must be clear, the Four Tips must be even, the Five Phases must be ready, the Six Harmonies must join, the Body Method must be lively, the Hands & Feet must Link & vary according to the distance so that they arrive in a single move.
(二)走九宫要訣/(2) Walking the Nine Palaces Essential Secret
Each stake marks off a verticle with a diameter of approximately five chi around it, according to the Eight Steps one should Turn throughout Circle Walking, each step being a single Gua, it can cause Footwork that is rigid & sluggish to become sensitive, a Body Method that is inflexible & stiff to become smooth & unhindered. There are nine essential secrets: bluntly thrust up against the circle, relax & drop to stretch forward, strictly empty & fill, calmly slip away repeatedly, slide the buttocks erect, inhale & exhale thread together, contract to lift or cover, level sits & bends, inclined twists & turns.