Xingyi Encyclopedia Entry: 五花炮 /Wu Hua Pao – Five Flowers Pounding

五花炮由鑽拳、裹拳、踐拳、劈拳、反背拳等五拳组威. 它是在戴氏傳統拳鑽拳、裹拳、踐拳俗稱 “三拳” 的基礎上、加入劈拳、反背拳、由兩人進行攻防訓練的一個形式比較簡單、實用價值却頗大的套路形式. 甲乙二人同时出左三体式, 面对面搭把起势.

Five Flowers Pounding, Drilling Fist, Wrapping Fist, Treading Fist, Chopping Fist, & Back Fist, is a group equal in prestige to the Five Fists. It consists of the “Three Fists” of Dai Family’s Traditional Boxing, Drilling Fist, Wrapping Fist, & Treading Fist, as a foundation with Chopping Fist & Back Fist added on top. This allows both partners to carry out Attack & Defense Training with a single comparatively simple Form, the practical value of which is considerably greater than implied by the Form’s outward appearance. Both partners, A & B, face each other & simultaneously assume San Ti Shi, & Connect as the Initial Pattern.

一名稱

1. Choreography

(一) 起势: 左三体式 (甲乙同)

(1) Initial Pattern: Left San Ti Shi (A & B Together)

甲上方 – A is the Upper Party   

乙下方 – B is the Lower Party

(二)右步裹拳卡面捶(即鑽拳)

退步托手

(2) Right Step Wrapping Fist & Clip the Face Hammer (Immediate Drilling Fist)

Retreat Step Lifting Hand

(三)挑手踐拳

虛步撥手

(3) Raising Hand Treading Fist

Empty Step Dispelling Hand

(四) 劈拳反背拳

側身撥手

(4) Chopping Fist & Back Fist

Lateral Body Dispelling Hand

(五)左步裹拳卡面捶

退步托手

(5) Left Step Wrapping Fist & Clip the Face Hammer

Retreat Step Lifting Hand

(六)挑手踐拳

虛步撥手

(6) Raising Hand Treading Fist

Empty Step Dispelling Hand

(七) 劈拳反背拳

側身撥手

(7) Chopping Fist & Back Fist Lateral Body Dispelling Hand

(八)收势

(8) Closing Pattern

二練法

2. Practice Method

(The pictures in the copy used are not of an acceptable quality, & have been omitted for now. See Uncle’s description of the MethodUncle’s description of the Method for a different example.)

三要領

3. Essentials

北拳以側門進擊, 快打猛攻為特點, 有 ”乱而取之” 之意。動作時要眼為先行, 內外相合. 上步時, 要連身擠進, 步步緊逼; 出手時, 要捉拿稳准, 拳擊兇猛; 退步時, 要身縮步快, 靈活迅速。拳法雖然不多, 但打擊效呆明顯。

This Fist uses Side Door Entering Striking. Fast Striking & Violent Attacking are its main features. “Create Chaos & Take It” is the idea. When moving, the Eyes must precede everything else. Inner & Outer are Mutually Combined. When Stepping Forward, you must Connect Bodies to force your way in, pressing hard with every Step; when Extending a Hand, Seizing & Grabbing must be stable, Fist Strikes must be ferocious; When Retreat Stepping, you must Contract the Body & Step quickly, agile & speedy. Even if there isn’t much to this Boxing Method, the efficacy of the Strikes is simple & obvious.

四歌訣

4. Mnemonic Verse

搭把插步出裹拳, 側進鑽拳取鼻尖.

架手踐拳急打肋, 順步一拳劈在肩.

向上握成反背拳, 拳背向外打鬓間.

一攻一防拳法快, 左右進擊連環演.

Take an Inserting Step while sending a Wrapping Fist, Laterally Advance Drilling Fist to take the tip of his nose.

Blocking Hand Treading Fist quickly strikes the ribs, Smooth Step Single Chopping Fist is located in the shoulder.

Completely master the Back Fist to advance, the back of the fist should strike outwardly at the temple area.

One Attacks, One Defends, the Boxing Method is Quick, Left & Right Entering & Striking Interlink & evolve.

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