躥跳出入,長拳之所有也,短打中可無此身法乎,滾漏提纏,短打之所有也,長拳中可無此身法乎,今人使拳者,一在天涯,一在地角,手舞足蹈,不知何為氣盡力歇,猶未交手。

Leaping, Jumping, Going, & Entering, Long Fist has all of these, Short Striking does not have these Body Methods. Rolling, Leaking, Raising, & Winding, Short Strike has all of these, Long Fist Striking does not have these Body Methods. Modern people cause boxing to be “one point at the ends of the Earth, & one point in the local corner.” Hands dance & feet trip, not knowing how by way of Qi one’s striving stops, as if you have not yet Crossed Hands.

即偶一打對,一手一腳倏然輒過,求不相犯,因曰長拳不如短打蓋嫌其手法疏闊,而無精密之致也,不知此並非長拳也,長拳即長驅大進,橫衝豎撞而言之也,為勢雖多,原非空論。

That is, once in a while strike the opponent, one hand & one foot suddenly cross at once, seeking not to mutually assault. You’ll say the reason is Long Fist is inferior to Short Strike, hiding its inaccurate Hand Methods behind resentment, & not devotedly refining it. Not knowing this really isn’t Long Fist. Long Fist is long driving & big entering, horizontal thrusting & vertical crashing, with regard ms to the older words, because its power is greater, it isn’t an empty theory.

短打者,即短兵相接,粘拿貼靠而言之也,原系一事,功無二理,世多錯會,故特辨之。

Short Strike is drawing near & fighting at close quarters. Adhering, Grabbing, Attaching, & Leaning pertain to it, the original system is one thing, the gong is not two principles. In a generation, many will make mistakes, what is special is to be the one that recognizes it.

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