車者如車輪之旋轉無端也,轆轤者如轆轤之流轉無已也,既曰翻車,而又曰轆轤者單手為轆,雙手成輪也,車如轆轤,而加一翻字,反來復去,倒顛無已也,翻車轆轤,而兼以崩匝粘拿之手,貼靠連環之勢,捶肘互加,膝腳並用,則成螳螂打矣,翻車遠,而螳螂近,翻車疏,而螳螂密,其實翻車並不疏遠,比較之螳螂則微似疏遠耳,翻車無處躲,螳螂無處招,隨機應變渾身是打,此短打之妙境,手法之極致也,螳螂有刀即捶肘也,故一名拒斧,好事者,以竹杆戲之,粘打崩撲,閃賺開合,曲儘其妙,故螳螂手,為短打之總敵,學之者,必至官止神行,渾化無跡,斯為得之,間有略知大概,稍得彷佛,便自矜曰,吾會螳螂打,觀之者,亦曰此螳螂打也,然而螳螂之打,能者罕然矣,三十六者,言其成數也,至於因應變化,千頭萬緒,豈止三十六哉,然總不出三十六之範圍焉。

Che is like a wheel spinning without end, Lulu is like a windlass circulating without stopping. They are called Fanche – Waterwheel, & Lulu – Windlass, when making use of it, a single hand is a pulley, & both hands complete the wheel. Wheel like a windlass, & add the “Fan – Overturning” character, Reversing, Coming, Returning, Going, endlessly falling on the head. Fanche & Lulu link using the hands of Beng – Collapsing, Za – Smashing, Nian – Adhereing, & Na – Grabbing, with Tie – Attaching & Kao – Leaning Interlocking with the pattern, the fists & elbows are mutually added, the knees & feet are also used, this becomes Tanglang Striking! Fanche far, & Tanglang near, Fanche disperses, & Tanglang closes. Actually, Fanche is not for long distance, but when comparing it to Tanglang it seems to be slightly longer distance, that is all. Fanche leaves nowhere to hide, Tanglang leaves nowhere to maneuver, to change according to the situation from head to foot is striking. These Short Strikes have wonderful conditions, the pinnacle of Hand Methods. The Mantis has blades, namely the fists & elbows. Hence one famous for repelling an axe, having good affairs, used a bamboo pole to play with it. Adhereing, Striking, Collapsing, Pouncing, Dodging, Cheating, Opening, & Closing, its cleverness is inexhaustible. Therefore Tanglang Hands are, in every case, Short Striking the enemy. If you learn it, until you arrive at Guan Stopping the Spirit’s Motion, turbidly changing leaving no traces, this is getting it, while also having a general idea of a plan in mind. Rather like the Buddha, plainly boast saying: I am able to Tanglang Strike, watch its Practice! Also say: This is Tanglang Strike, a Mantis can strike, but someone able to use it correctly is certainly rare. Thirty six means, call it a complete number, as far as adapting it to the variations, a thousand heads with ten thousand threads, far more than thirty six! Thus in general, the range does not go beyond the limit of thirty six. 

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