The Dragon’s Nature belongs to Yin & it has the ability to Search Bones, Left & Right Jumping Step uses Soft Skill. Both palms Thread Flowers while Rising & Falling, both legs whipping exchange must be fast.
The Tiger’s nature belongs to Yang & its strength is bold & fierce, Jumping a Stream to Search the Mountain is its best ability. Stealing Step rises during the double drilling, both palms holding Qi & pouncing like the wind.
The Monkey’s Nature is agile & it rises aloft easily, its ability to Climb Branches is astute & nimble. Holding a Rope while also Hanging a Seal, Climbing a Pole while also Palming at the Throat Center.
The Horse has Hanging the Reins & Quick Hooves Skills, Jumping a Stream with Crossing Step is like the wind. The Dantian holds Qi while both fists wrap, the left & right both Thrust is The Truth.
The Alligator’s Nature is most quick & it floats on water, left & right stirring water is the real shape. There is the idea of both drilling & Lateral Strike, looking all around to block a hit is useful.
The Golden Rooster has the ability to Announce Dawn Standing Alone, Shaking its Plume to emit power it contends & competes bravely. Standing Alone first left then right is the idea, Eat the Rice, Peck the Rice, & Mount the Frame while walking.
The Swallows Nature is graceful & it’s able to Draw Water, Spread the Wings backward as quick as the wind. Upper Supporting Lifting Scoop the third is Drawing Water, the whole movement must be agile.
The Sparrow Hawk has the ability to Bind its Body & Enter the Forest, it has the Skills of both Overturning Body & Drilling Heaven. First do Binding the Body then Entering the Forest, Drilling Heaven & Overturning Body Front & Back together.
The Snake’s Nature is nimble & it Pushes Aside Grass easily, Bending & Stretching at will it is able to coil & wind around. Left & Right Lateral Dispelling is Bumping Strike, the Horizontal Jin originates when Kan is born.
The Tai’s Nature is direct & it’s able to Erect its Tail, Supporting Above & Falling Below uses the motion of the fists. The Spreading Wings’ Strike has a rolling up form, Empty Heart Full Belly is the true way to success.
The Eagle’s Nature is ardent & fierce & it has the ability to capture, above it is like Pi Quan below is the Seizing Skill. Walking left & right it is able to Advance & Retreat, Drilling & Overturning, Picking & Seizing is the truth.
The Bear’s Nature is stable & its might is ferocious, Externally Yin & Internally Yang rising & falling strikes. Wrapping & Overturning its strikes have Heng Quan, followed by Left & Right Inclined Walking Rising & Falling.
The Eagle & Bear Combined Exercise Fist & Palm Variation, rise like an Eagle fall like a Bear walking on both sides. Drilling while lifting the foot must have meaning, when falling the Jin Threading seperates the hairs.
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