一寸、二踐、三鑽、四就、五夾、六合、七疾、八正、九經、十脛、十一起落、十二進退、十三陰陽、十四五行、十五動靜、十六虛實。

1. Cun – Inch, 2. Jian – Treading, 3. Zuan – Drilling, 4. Jiu – Approach, 5. Jia – Press, 6. He – Coordinating, 7. Ji – Sickness, 8. Zheng – Square, 9. Jing – Passing, 10. Jing – Shin, 11. Qi Luo – Rising & Falling, 12. Jin Tui – Advance & Retreat, 13. Yin & Yang, 14. Wu Xing – The Five Phases, 15. Dong Jing – Movement & Stillness, 16. Xu Shi – Emptiness & Fullness

寸,是步也。踐,是腿也。鑽,是身也。就,束身也,上下束而為一也。夾,是剪也,兩腿行如剪也。合,內外六合也,外三合,手與足合、肩與胯合、肘與膝合,內三合,心與意合、意與氣合、氣與力合,內外如一,成其六合。疾,是毒也。正,是直也,看正卻是斜,看斜卻是正也。經,手摩內五行也。脛,是驚起四梢也,火機一發物必落,摩經摩脛意氣響連聲。起,是去也,落,是打也,起也打,落也打,起落如水之翻滾,方為起落也。進退,進步低,退步高,進退不識枉學藝。何為陰陽,看陰而有陽,看陽而有陰,天地陰陽相合能下雨,拳技陰陽相合能成其一塊,此謂陰陽之氣也。五行,內五行要動,外五行要隨。動靜,靜為本體,動為作用,若言其靜,未露其機,若言其動,未見其跡。,動靜要發而未發之間,謂之動靜也。虛,是精也。實,是靈也,精靈皆有成其虛實。

Inch is the stepping. Treading is in the legs. Drilling is in the body. Approaching is binding the body. Upper & Lower bind & become one. Pressing is Scissoring, both legs move like scissors. Coordinating is the Inner & Outer Six Coordinates. The External Three Coordinates are the hands & feet coordinate, the shoulders & hips coordinate, & the elbows & knees coordinate. The Internal Three Coordinates are the Xin & Yi coordinate, the Yi & Qi coordinate, & the Qi & Li coordinate. The Inner & Outer like One is Completing the Six Coordinates. Sickness is poison. Square is straight. It looks Square, nevertheless it’s Slanted, it looks Slanted, nevertheless it’s Square. Passing is the hands rub in performing the Five Phases. Shin is suddenly jolting the Four Tips. Fire the mechanism with a single emission & the thing will surely fall. Rub when passing, rub the shins with the intent of making the Qi repeatedly echo. Rising is Going, Falling is Striking. Rising is Striking, Falling is also Striking. Rise & Fall like boiling water, that is the method for Rising & Falling. Advance & Retreat, Advance Step low, Retreat Step high, it is a waste of study to not understand Advance & Retreat. What are Yin & Yang? Look at Yin, & there is Yang, look at Yang, & there is Yin. When the Yin & Yang of Heaven & Earth mutually combine, they have the ability to produce rain. When the Yin & Yang of Boxing Skill mutually combine, the have the ability to succeed in one shot. This is called the Qi of Yin & Yang. The Five Phases, if the Internal Five Phases move, the External Five Phases must follow. Movement & Stillness, Stillness is the source, Movement is the effect, like words that quiet, not yet revealing the intention, like words that stir emotions, not yet leaving a trace. Following the Interval of Emitting & Not Emitting is called Movement & Stillness. Emptiness is the Essence. Fullness is the Spirit. Essential Spirit succeeding in all cases is Emptiness & Fullness.

精養靈根氣養神,養功養道見天真;

丹田養就長命寶,萬兩黃金不與人。

Essence nurturing Spirit (Ling) follows Qi nurturing Spirit (Shen), nurture the Gongfu & nurture the Dao to see Heaven’s Truth;

Nurturing the Dantian is to approach the Jewel of Longevity, I wouldn’t give it to someone else for Ten thousand taels of gold.

自古六合無雙傳,多少無妙在其間,

設若妄傳無義人,招災惹禍損壽年。

From time immemorial Liu He has had a unique transmission, how many have been unsubtle during the interval,

If rashly transmitted to an unrighteouss person, you’ve beckoned calamity & incited misfortune to shorten your lifespan.

武藝都道無真經,任意變化勢無窮,

豈知悟得嬰兒玩,打法天下是真形。

Martial Skills entire Dao lacks True Classics, the random variations of momentum are endless,

How do you know a baby comprehends play? This is the true form of the World’s Striking Method.

天為一大天,人為一小天,牆倒容易推,天塌最難擎,雨灑塵灰淨,風順薄雲回。熊出洞,虎離窩,硬崩摘豆角,犁之下項,將有所去,虎閉其勢,將有所取。勢正者不上,勢遠者不上,知遠、知近、知老、知嫩、知寬、知窄,上下相連。心動身不動則枉然,身動心不動亦枉然。一戰要勢吊鬼,閃展騰挪,足底隨明,只是把勢,打來亦算好武藝。或問曰:爾以何藝為先?答曰:行勢如槐蟲,起勢如挑擔,若遇人多,三搖兩旋;我的場中,不執一定,或把或拳,望著就是,隨高打高,隨低打低,打遍天下,即如老雞。

Heaven is a Big Heaven, people are a Small Heaven. A falling wall is easily pushed, but if Heaven collapsed it would be most difficult to support. Rain sprinkles dust & dirt clean, the cold wind follows & clouds return. Bear Exits its Cave, Tiger Leaves the Woods, Stiff Beng Pluck the Greenbeans, plow below the nape of the neck. If to some extent you desire to go, the Tiger closes is dynamic, which to some extent leads to taking. The power upfront is not superior, the power at a distance is not superior. Know the far, know the near, know the old, know the young, know the wide, know the narrow, Above & Below are Mutually Linked. If the Xin moves & the body does not then it is in vain, if the body moves & the Xin does not it is also in vain. A battle may resemble a pitiful ghost, Dodging, Extending, Moving, & Shifting, the bottom of the feet follow clearly, simply grasp the power, if strikes come you also regard it as a good martial skill. Perhaps you’ll be asked: Which skill will you use first? Reply saying: Its Moving Pattern is like a stick bug, its Rising Pattern is like lifting a shoulder pole, like encountering people a lot, Three Swings & Two Whirls; in my training field there is no fixed execution, perhaps holding & perhaps boxing. Looking at maneuvers is exactly the same, follow high strike high, follow Low strike low, strike everywhere in the world, just like an old chicken.