各派螳螂十 二 字訣/Ge Pai Tanglang Shi’er Zi Jue – All Mantis Factions’ 12 Character Secrets

1。 粘黏幫貼﹐ 來叫順送﹐ 提拿封閉 Stick, Adhere, Assist, Attach, Come, Call, Follow, Dispatch, Lift, Grab, Seal, Close (太極/Taiji, 梅花/Plum Blossom) 2。 勾摟採掛﹐刁進崩打﹐粘黏貼靠 Hook, Drag, Pluck, Hang,…

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螳螂拳基本六路/Tanglangquan Jiben Liu Lu – Tanglangquan’s Basic Six Roads

第一路:柱捶摔落/First Road: Pillar Hammer Throw & Fall 第二路:馬式衝捶/Second Road: Horse Stance Thrusting Hammer 第三路:左右圈捶/Third Road: Left & Right Hook Punch 第四路:斧刃腳/Fourth Road: Axe Edge Kick…

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螳螂拳手法總論/Tanglangquan Shou Fa Zong Lun – Tanglangquan’s General Theory of Hand Methods

拳術為手上工夫,其手法之多,罄南山之竹不能盡書,今論僅十余則,知不免于蠡測管窺之誚,然五寸之矩,可盡天下之方,是在學者,舉一反三,于此十余手之中循環變化,自無儘期,如孩提之舉步,必逐一舉之,使一步未得穩,即中道而欲馬,幾何其不傾跌也哉,且如戚東牟所云,山東李半天之腿,鷹爪王之拿,千跌張之跌,張可敬之打,何嘗不以一著之妙,即名垂寰宇,學者果能于此數則之中,得一二手過人之處,安見不可出人頭地,不然則雖多亦奚以為。 This Boxing Art is Superior Hand Kung fu. It has many Hand Methods, & if you exhausted Nanshan's bamboo you couldn't write them all…

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螳螂拳法概論/Tanglang Quanfa Gailun – Praying Mantis Boxing Method Introduction 

勾摟采掛 Hook, Drag, Pluck, Hang 黏粘貼靠 Adhere, Stick, Attach, Lean 刁進吊打 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,…

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More Sections of Collected Techniques from the Tanglang Manual

二十步部/Er Shi Bu Bu - Twenty Step Section 小步,過步,偷步,提步,進步,下步,順步,搖步,箭步,縮步,顛步,倒步,玉環步,寒雞步,蹬山步,騎馬步,竄跳步,踏花步,轉林步,蹬蹋步。   Small Step, Passing Step, Stealing Step, Raising Step, Advancing Step, Lower Step, Smooth Step, Shaking…

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螳螂拳短打為長拳條目 長拳即短打綱領/Tanglangquan Duan Da Wei Chang Quan Tiaomu Chang Quan Ji Duan Da Gangling – Tanglangquan’s Short Strike is Long Fist Entry Long Fist is Short Strike Guiding Principle

躥跳出入,長拳之所有也,短打中可無此身法乎,滾漏提纏,短打之所有也,長拳中可無此身法乎,今人使拳者,一在天涯,一在地角,手舞足蹈,不知何為氣盡力歇,猶未交手。 Leaping, Jumping, Going, & Entering, Long Fist has all of these, Short Striking does not have these Body Methods. Rolling, Leaking, Raising, & Winding,…

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螳螂拳七長八短/Tanglangquan Qi Chang Ba Duan – Tanglangquan’s Seven Long & Eight Short

七長/Qi Chang - Seven Long 順步請長,搖步入手,纏封雙掌,迎面通捶,剿手砍掌,反身疾入,韓通通背。 Smooth Step Inviting is Chief, Shaking Step Entering Hand, Winding Sealing Double Palm, Direct Connecting Hammer, Stealing Hand Chopping…

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螳螂拳翻車轆轤捶六六三十六/Tanglangquan Fanche Lulu Chui Liu Liu San Shi Liu – Tanglangquan Water Wheel & Windlass Hammers Six Six Thirty six

車者如車輪之旋轉無端也,轆轤者如轆轤之流轉無已也,既曰翻車,而又曰轆轤者單手為轆,雙手成輪也,車如轆轤,而加一翻字,反來復去,倒顛無已也,翻車轆轤,而兼以崩匝粘拿之手,貼靠連環之勢,捶肘互加,膝腳並用,則成螳螂打矣,翻車遠,而螳螂近,翻車疏,而螳螂密,其實翻車並不疏遠,比較之螳螂則微似疏遠耳,翻車無處躲,螳螂無處招,隨機應變渾身是打,此短打之妙境,手法之極致也,螳螂有刀即捶肘也,故一名拒斧,好事者,以竹杆戲之,粘打崩撲,閃賺開合,曲儘其妙,故螳螂手,為短打之總敵,學之者,必至官止神行,渾化無跡,斯為得之,間有略知大概,稍得彷佛,便自矜曰,吾會螳螂打,觀之者,亦曰此螳螂打也,然而螳螂之打,能者罕然矣,三十六者,言其成數也,至於因應變化,千頭萬緒,豈止三十六哉,然總不出三十六之範圍焉。 Che is like a wheel spinning without end, Lulu is like a windlass circulating without stopping. They are called Fanche - Waterwheel, & Lulu…

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螳螂拳勾部/Tanglangquan Gou Bu – Tanglangquan’s Hook Section

陽勾,陰勾,底勾,上下勾,外門,順步外勾,陰陽雙勾,蹬蹋步,後步外胯,陰陽雙勾,鎖口捶,隔肘隨,里門底勾,胯步雙叫雙梆掌,外門底勾,雙叫雙梆掌,陰陽勾子叫插捶,護眼迭掌加力打,右拿雙勾使霹靂,右叫雙勾使協肘,自先行手,陽掌打,陰陽雙勾護明堂,掌手雷電將手,霹靂手,雙梆肘,金龍合口跟掀肘,外門雙勾先人取髮,上下二龍擒珠。 Yang Hook. Yin Hook. Hook from Below. Upper & Lower Hooks. Outer Door, Smooth Step Outer Hook. Yin Yang Double Hooks, & Treading Stumbling…

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螳螂拳煉功之要訣/Tanglangquan Lian Gong Zhi Yao Jue – Tanglangquan’s Essential Secrets of Refining Skill

一要,精神爽,二要,式里清,三要,步里輕,手不離懷,捶不離肩,高不攔,底不架,採衣如釦環,招架如擒拿。 The First Essential is the Jingshen must be bright. The Second Essential is the forms must be clear internally. The Third Essential is the…

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