Hook, Drag, Pluck, Hang
Adhere, Stick, Attach, Lean
Diao, Advance, Suspend, Strike
出手為勾, 回手為掛, 摟是出手回手, 采是隨手而入, 黏是邦, 即滾擘也, 粘是拿, 貼是揮擘劈也, 靠是大靠打, 刁是反手螳螂勾, 進是拳步乘勢而上, 吊是提高敵手而進攻, 打是成一括名詞, 如崩, 貫, 直, 靠, 漏, 劈, 撑等, 都應名為打, 是向敵攻擊的意思。
Extending a Hand is Hooking, Returning a Hand is Hanging, Dragging is Extending a Hand & Returning a Hand, Plucking is Following the Hand & Entering. Adhering is Assisting, that is Rolling & Breaking, Sticking is Grabbing, Attaching is Waving, Tearing, & Chopping, Leaning is the Big Leaning Strike. Diao is the Reverse Hand of the Praying Mantis Hook, Advancing is the Fists & the Steps seize the opportunity & move forward, Suspending is raising the enemy’s hands & attacking. With Striking success is contained in single words, such as Beng, Threading, Straight, Leaning, Leaking, Chopping, & Propping, all are known as Striking, it is the idea of attacking the enemy.
•勾 Gou/Hook – 出手為勾/Extending a Hand is Hooking
•摟 Lou/Drag – 摟是出手回手/Dragging is Extending a Hand & Returning a Hand
•采 Cai/Pluck – 采是隨手而入/Plucking is Following the Hand & Entering
•挂 Gua/Hang – 回手為挂/Returning a Hand is Hanging
•粘 Zhan/Stick – 粘是拿/Sticking is Grabbing (拿 Na/Grab)
•黏 Nian/Adhere – 黏是邦，即滾擘也/Adhering is Assisting, that is Rolling & Tearing
•貼 Tie/Attach – 貼是揮擘劈也/Attaching is Waving, Tearing, & Chopping
•靠 Kao/Lean – 靠是大靠打/Leaning is the Big Leaning Strike
•刁 Diao/Hook Wrist Strike – 刁是反手螳螂勾/Diao is the Reverse Hand of the Praying Mantis Hook
•進 Jin/Advance – 進是拳步乘勢而上/Advancing is the Fists & the Steps seize the opportunity & move forward
•吊 Diao/Suspend – 吊是提高敵手而進攻/Suspending is raising the enemy’s hands & attacking
•打 Da/Strike – 打是成一括名詞, 如崩, 貫, 直, 靠, 漏, 劈, 撑等, 都應名為打，是向敵攻擊的意思。/With Striking success is contained in single words, such as Beng, Threading, Straight, Leaning, Leaking, Chopping, & Propping, all are known as Striking, it is the idea of attacking the enemy.
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