形意拳七疾/Xingyiquan Qi Ji – Xingyiquan’s Seven Quicks: The Short Version

七疾者, 眼要疾, 手要疾, 腳要疾, 意要疾, 出勢要疾, 進退要疾, 身法要疾也。習拳者具此七疾, 方能完全制勝。所謂縱橫往來, 目不及瞬, 有
如生龍活虎, 令人不可捉模者, 唯持此耳。

The Seven Quicks are: Eyes must be quick, Hands must be quick, Feet must be quick, Yi must be quick, Outgoing Pattern must be quick, Advance & Retreat must be quick, & Body Method must be quick. Those who train Boxing must have these Seven Quicks, only then can one gain totally overpowering victory. What is called Vertical & Horizontal Going & Coming, the eyes blink too late, it is like a lively dragon & animated tiger, causing people to miss the pattern, only grasping the handle.

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