Rise like a steel file, Fall like a hooked pole. Rising is Going, Falling is Returning. Not yet Rising is like plucking stars, not yet Falling is like the sinking moon. Rise like an arrow, Fall like the wind, chasing the wind to catch the moon must never relax. Rise like the wind, Fall like an arrow, overthrow the enemy while resenting your own slowness. The foot strikes seven & the hands strike three, the Five Phases & Four Tips must be complete, Qi links with the Intention at all times for usage, hard Striking & hard Advancing don’t cover or block.
Rising is like a hidden dragon ascending to heaven, Falling is like lighting striking the earth. Rise without shape, Fall without trace, the intention of Going is like a wind rolling along the ground. Rising isn’t Rising when it’s used to make a resurgence, Falling isn’t Falling when it’s used for a second Fall. Below the center of the full moon is ascending, above the center of the full moon is descending, Rising & Falling is like the water within overturning waves, not Overturning & not Drilling, One Inch & Go.
In Fist Striking the shape of the Three Sections must not be seen, if the shape or shadow are seen then it lacks ability. Emptiness contains Solidity within, Solidity contains Emptiness within. The Unorthodox doesn’t lack Orthodox, the Orthodox doesn’t lack the Unorthodox, the transformation of Unorthodox & Orthodox yields clever usage without end. Boxing without Boxing, Intention without Intention, to lack Intention during Boxing is True Intention, that is Three Returns & Nine Rotations are One Form.
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