太極拳中之扎棍。亦稱沾黏棍。或曰十三勢棍。有十三字訣。扎、開、合、崩、劈、點、掃、撥、撩、纏、帶、滑、截。 Taijiquan's Piercing Staff, also known as Sticking Adhering Staff, or Thirteen Patterns Staff, has a Thirteen Character Secret. Pierce, Open, Close, Bounce, Chop, Tap,…

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孫氏太極拳參考資料: 推手歌訣/Sun Shi Taijiquan Can Kao Zi Liao: Tui Shou Gejue – Sun Style Taijiquan Reference Material: Pushing Hands Song Secret

掤捋擠按須認真,上下相隨人難進。 Peng, Lu, Ji, & An must be genuinely understood, when Upper & Lower Mutually Follow people find Entering difficult. 任他巨力來打我,牽動四兩撥千斤。 I allow his huge…

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孫氏太極拳參考資料: 撒放密訣/Sun Shi Taijiquan Can Kao Zi Liao: Safang Mijue – Sun Style Taijiquan Reference Material: The Secret Trick to Releasing

擎引鬆放四字 Raise, Draw, Relax, Release; Four Characters 擎開彼勁借彼力。中有靈字。 Lift & Open his Jin to Borrow his Li. This relates to Liveliness. 引到身前勁始蓄。中有斂字。 Your Jin begins…

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太極圖說/Taiji Tu Shuo – Taiji Diagram Explanation

無極而太極。太極動而生陽,動極而靜,靜而生陰。靜極復動。一動一靜,互為其根;分陰分陽,兩儀立焉。 Wuji becomes Taiji. Taiji moves & gives birth to Yang, movement at its extremity becomes stillness, & stillness gives birth to Yin. Stillness at…

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孫氏太極拳參考資料: 王宗岳太極拳論/Sun Shi Taijiquan Can Kao Zi Liao: Wang Zongyue Taijiquan Lun – Sun Style Taijiquan Reference Material: Wang Zongyue’s Taijiquan Theory

太極者,無極而生;動靜之機,陰陽之母也,動之則分,靜之則合。無過不及,隨曲就伸。人剛我柔謂之走,我順人背謂之黏。動急則急應,動緩則緩隨。雖變化萬端,而理惟一貫。由著熟而漸悟懂勁,由懂勁而階及神明。然非用功之久,不能豁然貫通焉。虛靈頂勁,氣沉丹田。不偏不倚,忽隱忽現。左重則左虛,右重則右杳。仰之則彌高,俯之則彌深。進之則愈長,退之則愈促。一羽不能加,蠅虫不能落。人不知我,我獨知人。英雄所向無敵,蓋皆由此而及也。斯技旁門甚多,雖勢有區別,概不外乎壯欺弱,慢讓快耳。有力打無力,手慢讓手快,是皆先天自然之能,非關學力而有所為也。察四兩撥千斤之句,顯非力勝。視耄耋能禦眾之形,快何能為?立如平準,活似車輪。偏沉則隨,雙重則滯。每見數年純功不能運化者,皆自為人制,卒不能制人,則雙重之病未悟耳。欲避此病,須知陰陽。黏即是走,走即是黏。陽不離陰,陰不離陽,陰陽相濟,方為懂勁。懂勁後,愈練愈精,默識揣摩,漸至從心所欲。本是舍己從人、多誤捨近求遠。所謂差之毫釐,謬之千里,學者不可不詳辨焉。 Taiji is given birth by Wuji; it is the Pivot of Movement & Stillness, as well as the Mother of Yin & Yang; in…

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