形意拳七疾/Xingyiquan Qi Ji – Xingyiquan’s Seven Quicks: The Long 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 The Eyes must be Quick, The Hands must…

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形意戰略: 抓住主動權/Xingyi Zhanlue: Zhuazhu Zhudong Quan – Xingyi Strategy: Seizing the Initiative

Recently, while perusing Twitter, I happened upon a retweet from the illustrious Ed Latimore regarding Offensive Strategy. Here's the tweet in question: Now, I'm a…

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岳飛六要論/Yue Fei Liu Yao Lun – Yue Fei’s Sixth Essential Thesis

心與意合,意與氣合,氣與力合,內三合也,手與足合,肘與膝合,肩與胯合,外三合也,此為六合,左手與右足相合,左肘與右膝相合,左肩與右胯相合,右之與左以然,以及頭與手合,手與身合,身與步合,孰非外合,心與眼合,肝與筋合,脾與肉合,肺與身合,腎與骨合,孰非內合,豈但六合而已哉,然此特分而言之也,總之一運而無不動,一合而無不合,五形百骸,悉用其中矣。 The Xin & Yi combine, the Yi & Qi combine, the Qi & Li combine, are the Internal Three Harmonies. The Hands & Feet…

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An Excerpt from Li Cunyi’s Five Phases Manual: 第二節: 變化/Di Er Jie: Bianhua – Section Two: Variations

第二節: 變化/Di Er Jie: Bianhua -Section Two: Variations 拳雖有五而寔有神妙之功用自其變化言之則。劈拳有六, 鑽炮横各有七, 崩拳有九, 共三十六套。以下分述之凡前所有者皆列每段之首。 Although there are only Five Fists, it is said that the spiritually subtlety…

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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…

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