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32 Standardized Simplified Sword Form 32 Standardized (Orthodox) Simplified Sword Form Movement Sequence

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"# $reparation and Openin%


Stand with feet together or less than shoulder width. Face to the North (N12). Hold the sword in the left hand, with the sword along the back side of the left arm, sword tip facing up. est the hands at the side of the hips. !ake up the Wuji meditation posture" stand up straight, rela# bod$ and mind (sung), sink energ$ to dan tien, tuck the bottom of the pel%is slightl$ forward, hold the chin slightl$ tucked, keep the crown of head held high, keep the lips slightl$ parted, rest the tongue on the roof of the mouth behind the front teeth, keep $our weight centered o%er hips and legs in central e&uilibrium ( zhong ding), etc. !his is a preparation posture for beginning to root the feet and legs into the power of the earth, ground the energetic forces (Qi) of the bod$, center and concentrate the mind (Yi) on the task at hand, and raise the spirit (Shen) b$ eturning to the 'ne. (#ecute a ceremonial bow as is appropriate to $our !ai)i&uan school*s tradition and practice. +an$ raise hands to chest height, touch hands or cross the hands, bow the head, then return the hands to the side of the hips. +an$ ,ang st$le pla$ers do a - aise Hands and .ower Hands- mo%ement. !he$ raise both hands, palms down, on an inhale, to about chest height, and then lower both hands back to sides of the hips on the e#hale. Stand &uietl$ in /u)i meditation for awhile to gain mental, ph$sical and spiritual composure. 0uiet the mind. 1ecome full$ present in both time and place. Focus on being here and now. /u)i stands for -no limit, emptiness, nothingness, without definition, before all mo%ement, spontaneit$, freedom and chaos-2 whereas, !ai)i stands for -at the limit, after mo%ement, multiplicit$, space3time emergence, e#treme limits, $in and $ang e%olution, regularit$, law and cosmos.-4n 5aoist ritual the first act is also called, 6calling the &i to order.7 !o call the &i to order one must first in%oke the 8erfected /arrior, 9hen /u. !his is done b$ standing still using the ph$sicalit$ of the method described abo%e. 4t is a totall$ read$ stance: able to instantaneousl$ issue force in all directions. 1ut 9hen /u is not )ust a 1

ph$sicalit$, he is a whole way of seeing the world , and he is the first stage in the practice of jindan (golden eli#ir). 9hen /u is %isuali;ed in his armor with skin like the night sk$ drawing inward, chain and silk is wo%en into his hair. He has bare feet and he is energeticall$ on the edge of his seat. !hink of him as holding a sword in one hand, without a sheath, the tip of the blade is dragging on the ground. He is the embodiment of the tai)i&uan concept song (or sung, let go, sink) he is utterl$ fearless, the god of nothing3to3lose.3 /eakness /ith a !wist 3 5aoist itual Standing Step to the left (/<) with the left leg. ,ou are now in position 1a as shown below. Settle into a stable centered stance, knees slightl$ bent, legs about shoulder width apart. ,ou should be facing to the North (N12). Hold the sword in the left hand, tip of the blade point up to the sk$, sword behind the left arm. est the hands at the side of the hips. !he inde# finger and middle finger are on the side facing forward along with the back of the hand, both fingers e#tended downward2 the thumb, ring finger and little finger all curl around and hold the sword on the hilt. .ist of +o%ements, =omplete 13>2, ?alle$ Spirit !ai)i&uan .ist (85F format)

$art One& Movement '$o ture ( ) *

(# +hree ,in% Around the Moon ((a)(%)

!his mo%ement, @1, has %arious names" !hree ings Around the +oon, =ircling the +oon !hree !imes, 8lace Feet !ogether and 8oint Sword, 8oint Sword with =losing Steps, 5ragonfl$ 5ips /ater, !hree Halos Around the +oon, !hree ings (n%elop the +oon.

1egin b$ facing to the N12 direction. !he sword is in the left hand, with the sword facing upward (1a). !he left hand is down along the left hip, with the sword being held in the re%ersed holding position (fanwo). !he right hand is held in the sword hand position (inde# and middle finger pointed, thumb curled and touching the ring finger). !he position of the empt$ hand is also called the -finger sword- ( jianjue, qijian). aise both hands to shoulder height (1a). !urn upper torso to the right side to face N(2, raise left hand and sword to e$e le%el (1c), lower right hand to waist. Step with left foot back to face /<, and place left leg in a left bow stance (i.e., BCD of weight in left leg, >CD in right leg). !urn torso to face /<. (#tend right arm forward towards /<. 1ring left hand and sword to left hip, sword facing upward (1d). 8osition 1d is sometimes called" !he 4mmortal 8oints the /a$, !he Fair$ Shows the /a$ ( , Xian Ren Shi Lu). +o%ing from 1c to 1d corresponds to the ,ang !ai)i&uan hand form mo%ement called *1rush Enee.*

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Step forward with right leg, right foot facing N12. 1end both knees and s&uat down a little in a twist step stance, with left knee tucked behind right knee (1e). 'pen right arm and e#tend arm to point with sword hand to (> (1e). (#tend left hand to point to /<, sword behind left arm. .ook back to (> (1e). Step forward with left leg into a left bow stance, turning the torso to facing /< (1f). 5raw sword back and up in clockwise circular manner (1fC to end with sword facing /< (1g). !orso is acing /< (1f). !ransfer sword from left hand to the right hand (1f). 1ring right foot up to left foot and bend knees, torso facing /< (1g). (#tend arms to /< at chest height (1g). .ower the tip of the sword towards floor (1g). 1g is called -8oint Sword with Feet !ogether.All of steps 1a 3 1g are done in a flowing, graceful, and slow manner. /hen a part of the bod$ is mo%ing, all other parts of the bod$ are mo%ing in a smooth coordinated manner. For e#ample, at the -finish- of 1e all parts of the bod$ arri%e in their positions at the same time. (mphasi;e coordinated and timed flowing, and a%oiding an$ )erkiness.

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At the end of each mo%ement or posture, the sword blade is held in a specific position. !he blade of the sword can be held with the -sharp- edge of the sword held in a %ertical or perpendicular position, one edge pointing directl$ down to the floor the other to the sk$, the zhimian position. !he blade of the sword can be held with the -sharp- edge of the sword held in a hori;ontal or parallel position relati%e to the floor, the sword blade flat relati%e to the ground, the pingmian position. Finall$, the blade of the sword can be held with the -sharp- edge of the sword held at an angle relati%e to the floor, tilted to the side, slanted, or angled to the right or left side. 4n position 1g, the sword blade edge is held in a %ertical position relati%e to the floor, zhimian. 4n general, during the practice of !ai)i sword, the posture is held upright, we stand tall, we keep our back straight, we rela# the shoulders and chest, we center the weight in the waist, we draw our chin in slightl$, and we keep the crown of the head held high. /e stri%e for nimbleness, alertness, poise, precision, and dignit$. Eeep in mind that although the one sentence at a time descriptions that follow might impl$ a kind of step3b$3step or one3two3three mechanical and )erk$ sort of mo%ement se&uence, in actual practice the mo%ements -flow- smoothl$ together. Sometimes, multiple mo%ements of the arms and legs occur simultaneousl$. /hen practicing alone at home, be sure to carefull$ stud$ the 5?5s, ?HS, or H!ube %ideo demonstrations or instructions (listed abo%e) on how to perform, to mo%e, to pla$, to dance, to properl$ perform this >2 sword form. Sword forms are fluid, graceful, controlled, and e#pressi%e. 4 ha%e chosen to describe the mo%ements using the clock diagram shown on this page, starting the >2 sword from a position of facing N12. 'nce $ou know how to do the >2 sword form, $ou can begin $our sword practice facing in an$ direction that is con%enient depending upon time and place. For e#ample, when 4 practice the >2 sword form outdoors in the earl$ morning, 4 begin b$ facing N/1C">C and mo%e along a S/I and N(2 line, so 4 don*t face the low morning sun as much.

2# +he -i% !ipper (2a)2d)

!his mo%ement, @2, has %arious names" 1ig 5ipper, Standing on 'ne .eg and !hrusting the Sword, Standing on 'ne .eg to !hrust, !hrust 1ack 4ndependentl$, 'pposite 8ierce with 'ne3.eg Stand, 1ig 5ipper =onstellation, 1ig =hief Star. 1egin b$ stepping back (2a) with the right leg with foot at N12 (2b). 5raw sword in arc down to point to N(1. aise sword to point directl$ upward. !urn torso to look to N(1 (2c). 5raw left leg back to toe stance. !ransfer weight into the right leg. .ook to N(1 (2c). 5raw left leg in the air, knee facing /<, balancing on right leg. .ift sword o%er head, and point sword tip to /<, sword parallel to floor (2d). (#tend left arm to /<, fingers in the sword hand position. .ook towards /< (2d). 8osition 2d reminds us of the ,ang !ai)i&uan hand form position called *Kolden ooster Stands on ight .eg.* 4n position 2d, the sword blade edge is held in the %ertical position relati%e to the floor, zhimian. -=hen /eiming calls the empt$ hand (predominatel$ the left hand) literall$ -the hand pinched into a secret sword (shou nei jian jue), which is know elsewhere as -finger sword.- 4 ha%e rendered it -feigned sword.- !he empt$ hand keeps the feigned sword position throughout the form, with onl$ a few e#ceptions that will be noted, such as when supporting the back of the hand holding the sword. 4n general, the empt$ hand follows the sword hand. !his task ser%es to counter3balance the sword, to back it up energeticall$, to support the sword hand ph$sicall$, and &uite practicall$, to keep the empt$ hand out of the path of the sword.3 1arbara 5a%is, Taiji Sword and ther Writings, p. #%. S$mbolism and .ore about the 1ig 5ipper 8osture

3# +he Swallow S.im Acro

the /ater (3a)3c)

!his mo%ement, @>, has %arious names" Swallow Skims Across the /ater, Swallow Skimming Across the /ater, Sweep the Sword with Falling Step, =rouch 5own and Sweep Sword, Swallow Skims '%er the 8ond. 1egin b$ drawing the left foot down to floor, and step back with left leg to S/B (>a). Swing sword in arc down and point sword to N(2 (>a). ight leg in bow stance (>b). !ouch left hand to right wrist (>b). !urn the torso to face /< (>c). 8i%ot on left heel till left foot pointing S/B. .eft leg in bow stance (>c). Swing sword from N(1 down and up in arc to point to /<. Sword pointed slightl$ up at chest height towards /<. .eft hand raised abo%e head, left arm out from bod$, with left palm facing to SM (>c). ight palm holding sword is up. 4n position >c, the sword blade edge is held at an angle relati%e to the floor. 'n the abo%e book co%er, 8etra Eoba$ashi demonstrates !he 1ig 5ipper (>a) and !he Swallow Skims Across the /ater (>b). He draws the right knee %er$ low for >b, and then draws the sword %er$ low along the ground and then upward. !he rising mo%ement (2c,2d) and then the deep lowering mo%ement (>a,>b) pro%ides those with more strength, fle#ibilit$, and martial arts athletic skills the opportunit$ to show a more dramatic demonstration of the transition between the mo%ements 2 and >. /hen in group or pri%ate classes with a !ai)i&uan teacher, please %er$ carefull$ follow $our teacher in class and repeat, mimic, and replicate the mo%ements as he or she demonstrates them to $ou. 4n most cases, the specific mo%ement se&uencing and positioning will be prett$ close to what is described herein2 ne%ertheless, when differences occur, follow $our instructor*s demonstrations and all the details that the$ teach. !eachers ha%e different st$les of teaching" some sa$ %er$ little, some alwa$s do the form all the wa$ through e%er$ time, some modif$ the forms somewhat to suit their temperament and ph$sical skills, some will break the form into each mo%ement and ha%e $ou drill each mo%ement o%er and o%er before proceeding, some encourage outside stud$ using media and print resources, some pro%ide more information on the martial arts applications, etc. !he student )ust needs to adapt, be fle#ible, be open3 minded, show respect to the teachers, and alwa$s remember the distinction between the purposeNbenefitsNspirit of the acti%ities and the details of the acti%ities.

0# -loc. and Sweep to the ,i%ht (0a)01)

!his mo%ement, @J, has %arious names" 1lock and Sweep to the ight, 5rawing the Sword to the ight, =arr$ing the Sword to the ight, .e%el 1ringing to the ight, ight Slice with 1ow Stance, Sweep to the ight. 1egin b$ pushing the sword forward a little towards /< (Ja). !urn right palm down and rotate the sword in a tight counterclockwise circle. Step forward with right leg into right bow stance (Jb). .eft fingers touch right hand holding sword (Jb). Front of bod$ faces /<. 8osition Ja reminds us of the ,ang !ai)i&uan hand form position called *Fair .ad$ /orks the Shuttles.* 4n position Jb, the sword blade edge is held at an angle relati%e to the floor.

2# -loc. and Sweep to the 3eft (2a)21)

!his mo%ement, @L, has %arious names" 1lock and Sweep to the .eft, 5rawing the Sword to the .eft, =arr$ing the Sword to the .eft, .e%el 1ringing to the .eft, .eft Slice with 1ow Stance, Sweep to the .eft. 1egin b$ pushing the sword forward a little towards /< (La). !urn right palm up and rotate the sword in a tight clockwise circle. Step forward with left leg into left bow stance (Lb). .eft foot and knee aim towards S/I. Sword is pointed slightl$ up at chest height towards /<. .eft hand raised abo%e head, left arm out from bod$, with left palm facing to SM (Lb). ight palm holding sword is up. Front of bod$ faces /<. 4n position Lb, the sword blade edge is held at an angle relati%e to the floor.

4# Searchin% the Sea (4a)4d)

!his mo%ement, @M, has %arious names" .ittle 5ipper, Small Star of the 1ig 5ipper, Sounding the Sea, Split 4ndependentl$, /heel =hop Sword with 'ne3leg Stand, Small Star of the .iterar$ Kod. 1egin b$ stepping forward with the right leg (Ma) and placing the right foot b$ the left foot (Mb). .ower the left hand (Ma) down to touch the right wrist (Mb). otate at the waist and turn to look to S(L (Mc) as $ou draw the sword down in an arc towards S(L (Mb) and then up and mo%ing in an arc (Mc) to finall$ point the sword down to N/1C (Md). Step forward to N/1C with the right leg. !urn the torso to face /<. aise the left leg up with knee high and the left foot turned inward (Md). 1alance on the right leg. .eft hand is raised abo%e head, left arm out from bod$, with left palm facing to S/B (Md). 8oint the sword downward, with the blade in a %ertical position. .ook at the tip of the sword. 4n position Md, the sword blade edge is held in a %ertical position relati%e to the floor, zhimian.

5# 6oldin% the Moon (5a)51)

!his mo%ement, @B, has %arious names" Step 1ack and 8ull the Sword, Holding the +oon, /ithdrawing Sword in (mpt$ Stance, Sword /ithdraws and Feet etire, (mbrace the +oon. 1egin b$ lowering the left leg and stepping back (Ba) with left foot. 5raw the left hand down (Ba) towards left hip. 1ring the right hand back towards the bod$ (Ba) and mo%e the end knob and handle down to the left hip. !he left fingers touch the right hand. !he sword points up at an angle (Bb). !he bod$ faces to /<. !ouch the right toe on the floor, drawing the bod$ weight back into the left leg in a toe stance (Bb). .ook forward to /<. 4n position Bb, the sword blade edge is held in a %ertical position relati%e to the floor, zhimian. !his posture (Bb) is repeated in >Cb below.

*# +he -ird ,eturn to the +ree at !u . (*a)*1)

!his mo%ement, @I, has %arious names" 1irds eturning to the !rees at 5usk, Split Hpward 4ndependentl$, Hpward 8ierce Sword with 'ne3.eg Stand, Sleep$ 1irds eturning to the Forest, 1irds .odging in the Forest. 1egin b$ stepping forward slightl$ with the left foot (Ia). Shift weight into the right leg, drawing left leg off the ground with the knee high (Ib). !he left foot is turned inward. (#tended both arms with sword pointed upward in /< direction (Ib). 1oth hands hold the sword, with the palms facing upward. 4n position Ib, the sword blade edge is held in a hori;ontal position relati%e to the floor, pengmian. .ook forward towards /< towards the tip of the sword.

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7# +he -lac. !ra%on /hip 6i +ail (7a)71)

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!his mo%ement, @<, has %arious names" 1lack 5ragon /hips His !ail, 5ragon Sweeping !ail, Se%er 5ownward with (mpt$ Step, (mpt$ Stance and Slice 5ownward, 5ragon /hips 4ts !ail, 1lack 5ragon Swings 4ts !ail. 1egin b$ lowering the left leg (<a) and mo%ing it back so that the foot faced towards S/B (<b). As the leg is draw back mo%e the sword in a counterclockwise arc downward (slicing downward) so that the sword ends up pointing towards N/ 11, and the sword hand*s palm is facing down (<b). !he sword hilt is at about hip height. !he left hand is mo%ed from the forward position (<a) in a clockwise arc and ends being raised abo%e head, left arm out from bod$, with left palm facing to S/I. !he bod$ is turned at the waist toward N/1C (<b). 4n position <b, the sword blade edge is held in a angled or slanted position relati%e to the floor. !he e$es look to N/1C. 8osition <b reminds us of the ,ang !ai)i&uan hand form position called */hite Stork =ools 4ts /ings.*

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("# +he 8reen !ra%on 9mer%e from the /ater (("a) ("c)

!his mo%ement, @1C, has %arious names" Kreen 5ragon (merging from /ater, Split with .eft 1ow Step, 8ierce with .eft 1ow Stance, Kreen 5ragon =omes out of the /ater. 1egin b$ drawing the right leg back (1Ca) and place the foot facing N112 as the sword is lifted up and thrusted forward. !urn the torso to face N12 (1Cb). !he right hand draws the sword to about face height, with palm facing down, with the sword flat relati%e to the earth. !he left sword finger touches the right wrist. 5raw the left foot near the right foot into a left empt$ stance (1Cb). .ook to /<. Step to the left into a left bow stance (1Cc). !he sword is draw in a clockwise arc (1Cb) and ends pointing to /<. !he left hand is mo%ed in a clockwise arc and ends being raised abo%e the head, left arm out from bod$, with left palm facing to S/I (1Cc). 4n position 1Cc, the sword blade edge is held, palm up, in a hori;ontal position relati%e to the floor, pengmian.

((# +urnin% Around and :arryin% the Sword (((a) ((c)

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!his mo%ement, @11, has %arious names" !urning ound and =arr$ing Sword, 1ring 5iagonall$ and !urn 1od$, 8ull3back !urn and Skew Slice Sword, /ind =urls Hp .otus .ea%es, /ind 1lows the .otus .eaf. 1egin b$ drawing the weight to the right, while remaining upright. 8i%ot on the left heel, drawing the toes clockwise (11a). 5raw the left sword finger hand to touch the right wrist at about chest height (11b). 5raw the left leg ne#t to the right leg (11b). !urn from the waist to the right in a clockwise arc. Step with the left leg towards S(J into a left bow stance (11c). 4n position 11c, the sword blade edge is held in a hori;ontal position relati%e to the floor, pengmian. /e are turning 1<LO from 11a to 11c. (nd in 11c b$ facing to the S(J. .ook at the tip of the sword.

(2# +he 3ion Sha.e 6i Mane ((2a)(21)

!his mo%ement, @12, has %arious names" Stepping 1ackward =arr$ing Sword2 1ring 5iagonall$, Shrinking2 =ontract 1od$ and Skew Slice Sword, .ion Shakes 4ts Head, !he .ion Shakes His +ane. 4 ha%e seen conflicting demonstrations and descriptions of this mo%ement amongst different teachers. Here are two of the options 4 ha%e seen demonstrated" 1. 1egin (12a) b$ drawing the left foot up ne#t to the right foot, gentl$ touching the toe to the ground. !hen mo%e the left foot back (12a). 5raw the sword back towards the left side of the bod$ in a counterclockwise arc (12a). 5raw the right foot back into a right empt$ stance (12b). 5raw the sword to the center. !he torso and sword face towards (>. 4n position 12b, the sword blade edge is held, palm up, in a hori;ontal position relati%e to the floor, pengmian. !he left sword finger touches the right wrist.

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2. 1egin (12a) b$ drawing the left foot up ne#t to the right foot, gentl$ touching the toe to the ground. !hen mo%e the left foot back. Step backward with the right foot to near the left foot (12b). 'pen the arms to the side (arms as in 1>a, but feet re%ersed). !he sword finger and sword both point towards the center, forming an in%erted -?- shape. Step forward slightl$ with the right foot into a right empt$ stance (12b). 5raw the sword to the center. !he torso and sword face towards (>. !he left sword finger touches the right wrist. 4n position 12b, the sword blade edge is held, palm up, in a hori;ontal position relati%e to the floor, pengmian.

(3# +he +i%re

6old 6er 6ead ((3a)(3c)

!his mo%ement, @1>, has %arious names" !iger Holding Head, Sword !aken Hp and Enee .ifted, aise Enee and Hold Sword, !iger Holds 4ts Head. 1egin (1>a) b$ drawing the right foot back. Settle the weight back into the right leg. Step back )ust a little with the left toe. 'pen the arms (1>b). !he left sword finger and tip of the sword point to a center point in front of the bod$. !he bod$ faces (>. !he right sword and sword finger kind of make a re%erse ? shape. Step forward slightl$ with the left heel (1>b), and draw all the bod$weight into the left foot (1>c). +o%e the right knee up off the ground, knee le%el with the right hip, right toe down and foot turned inward slightl$ (1>c). 5raw the right and left hands together in front of the chest. 8lace the left hand under the right hand and grasp the right hand. 4n position 1>c, the sword blade edge is held in a hori;ontal position relati%e to the floor, pengmian. !he bod$ is facing (>. .ook at the tip of the sword (1>c). P +ichael 8. Karofalo, ?alle$ Spirit !ai)i&uan, Kreen /a$ =alifornia, Qanuar$ 2CCI. esearch, ed 1luff,

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(0# +he /ild 6or e 3eap Over the :ree. ((0a)(0d)

!his mo%ement, @1J, has %arious names" /ild Horse .eaping '%er =reek2 .e%el Stab, Qumping2 Qump and Flat 8ierce Forward2 /ild Horse Qumps the Stream2 +ustang Qumps the a%ine. 1egin (1Ja) b$ stepping the right foot forward towards (>. 5raw the full weight into the right leg in a deep bow stance. (#tend both arms forward, thrusting the sword towards (> (1Jb). .ean forward into right leg until $ou are about to loose balance and fall forward. .eap off the right leg and )ump forward with the left foot (1Jb). Settle all the weight into the left foot, stand up straight, and raise the right toe slightl$ off the ground (1Jc). !he hands separate from (1Jb) and are drawn down to the side of the hips (1Jc). Step forward from (1Jc) with the right leg into a right bow stance (1Jd). (#tend the right arm forward and thrust the sword tip in the direction of (> (1Jd). !he right palm is held upward. 4n position 1Jd, the sword blade edge is held in a hori;ontal position relati%e to the floor, pengmian. !he left hand is mo%ed from the left hip (1Jc) upwards in a clockwise arc and ends being raised abo%e head, left arm out from bod$, with left palm facing to N12. .ook towards (> at the tip of the sword.

(2# :uttin% ;pward in a 3eft 9mpty Stance ((2a) (2c)

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!his mo%ement, @1L, has %arious names" =utting Hpward in (mpt$ Stance, Hold Hp with .eft (mpt$ Step, Swing Sword with .eft (mpt$ 1ow Stance, .ittle 5ipper, the .ittle 5ipper =onstellation. 1egin (1La) b$ stepping back with the right leg into a right toe stance (1Lb). 5raw the sword in the right hand in a clockwise arc from the right side to the left side of the bod$, sword point up, drawing the left hand downward in a clockwise arc to about hip height, and hold the sword at about hip height. 1ring the left sword fingers to the right wrist (1Lb). !urn the upper torso to face N/11 (1Lb), as $ou step forward with the right leg. 5raw the sword downward in a wide counter3clockwise arc. 8i%ot on the right toe. Step forward with the left leg into a left empt$ stance (1Lc). !urn the bod$ to ha%e the torso face towards S(L, with the head and sword facing (>. 5raw the sword up to about e$e le%el. 4n position 1Lc, the sword blade edge is held in a %ertical position relati%e to the floor, zhimian. !he sword points to (> and the e$es look at the tip of the sword (1Lc).

(4# Scoopin% the Moon from the -ottom of the Sea ((4a)(4c)

!his mo%ement, @1M, has %arious names" Scooping the +oon from the Sea 1ottom2 Hold Hp with ight 1ow Step2 Swing Sword with ight 1ow Stance2 Scoop the Sea 1ottom for the +oon2 Fishing for the +oon at the Sea 1ottom. 1eginning in position (1Ma), step forward slightl$ with the left foot. 5raw the sword in a clockwise arc abo%e the head from front to back, turning the torso to face back towards S/I (1Mb). !he sword is draw down to waist height, keeping the left sword finger on the right wrist (1Mb). Step forward with the right leg into a right bow stance, facing (>, as $ou draw the sword down and forward in a wide clockwise arc (1Mb). !he sword is drawn upward with the wrist turning so that at the end (1Mc) the wrist is turned up. As $ou step forward into position 1Mc, the sword blade edge is held in a %ertical position relati%e to the floor, zhimian. !he left hand is draw in counterclockwise arc from the far right side (1Mc) to the left side, and ends being raised abo%e the head, left arm out from bod$, with left palm facing to N12. .ook towards (> at the tip of the sword.

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(5# +he ,hinocero 8aze at the Moon ((5a)(5d)

!his mo%ement, @1B, has %arious names" hinoceros Ka;ing at the +oon, /ithdraw Sword otating 1od$, !urn and 8ull Sword 1ack, Shooting the /ild Koose. 1egin (1Ba) b$ pi%oting on the left heel, and drawing the bod$ weight into the right leg, sinking the right knee, and rotating at the waist so that the chest faces N12 (1Bb). 5raw the sword from the right side to the left side, mo%ing to the center of the bod$, holding the sword about face le%el, right sword finger touching left hand, with the sword pointed to > (1Bb). 4n position 1Bb, the sword blade edge is held in a %ertical position relati%e to the floor, zhimian. 8osition 1Bb is called - hinoceros Ka;es at the +oon.5raw the sword in a counter3clockwise arc o%er the bod$, from left to right, slicing downward with the sword. .ift the bod$ upwards, mo%e the weight into the right leg, and mo%e the left leg back into an empt$ left stance (1Bd). As the sword is drawn back to the right hip, sword tip facing more upward (1Bd), mo%e the left hand out, at chest height, sword finger pointing upward. 4n position 1Bd, the sword blade edge is held in a %ertical position relati%e to the floor, zhimian. 8osition 1Bd is called -Shooting the /ild Koose.- 5rawing one arm back and the other forward at shoulder height reminds one of the ,ang hand form mo%ement called - epulse +onke$.-

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hinoceros Ka;ing at the +oon

(*# +he /hite Ape Offer the Fruit ((*a)(*1)

!his mo%ement, @1I, has %arious names" /hite Ape 'ffering Fruit, .e%el Stab and Kathering Feet, =lose Steps and Flat 8ierce, /hite +onke$ 8resents Fruit. 1egin (1Ia) b$ stepping the left leg to the left, slightl$ back, and forward, keeping the knee bent slightl$. otate the torso to the left until the chest faces /< (1Ib). 1ring the right foot up ne#t to the left foot, again keeping the knees bent. +o%e the sword up to the center of the bod$, and place the left hand under the right hand. Slowl$ rise up to full height from the bent knee position. As $ou rise up, e#tend the arms outward at chest height, and thrust the sword forward. 4n position 1Ib, the sword blade edge is held in a hori;ontal position relati%e to the floor, pengmian. Ka;e o%er the sword tip pointing to /<.

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(7# $arryin% in a 3eft -ow Stance ((7a)(7c)

!his mo%ement, @1<, has %arious names" 8arr$ing in .eft 1ow Stance, 1lock with .eft 1ow Step, 'bstruct Sword with .eft 1ow Stance, 5usting in the /ind. 1egin (1<a) b$ pi%oting slightl$ to the left on the right heel. !urn the torso to face N1 as $ou mo%e the left hand to the right side to touch the sword finger on the right hand. !he sword is drawn in a clockwise arc towards N2, with both hands touching, then down and up toward the left side (1<b). Step out with the left leg into a left bow stance with knee and torso facing towards S/I (1<c). !he sword is drawn upwards, slicing upwards, palm up, and the sword blade edge is held in a angled position relati%e to the floor (1<c). !he right hand is draw in clockwise arc from the far right side (1<b) to the far left side (1<c), and ends being raised abo%e the head, left arm out from bod$, with left palm facing to SM. .ook towards the tip of the sword. !he sword is held high, abo%e the head, with arms awa$ from the bod$. !his position (1<c) reminds us of the ,ang hand form mo%ement of -Fair .ad$ /orks the Shuttles.-

2"# $arryin% in a ,i%ht -ow Stance (2"a)2"1)

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!his mo%ement, @2C, has %arious names" 8arr$ing in ight 1ow Stance, 1lock with ight 1ow Step, 'bstruct Sword with ight 1ow Stance, 5usting in the /ind. 1egin (2Ca) b$ stepping forward with the right leg into a right bow stance, with leg and torso facing N/11 (2Cb). As the right leg mo%es forward, the arms carr$ the sword in a wide counterclockwise arc upwards from right to left and then downwards from left to right (2Ca). !he left arm also follows a counterclockwise arc and comes to rest on the right wrist at the end of the mo%ement (2Cb). !he sword blade edge is held in a angled position relati%e to the floor (2Cb). .ook towards N/11. !he sword is held high, abo%e the head, with arms awa$ from the bod$ (2Cb).

2(# $arryin% in a 3eft -ow Stance (2(a)2(1)

!his mo%ement, @21, has %arious names" 8arr$ing in .eft 1ow Stance, 1lock with .eft 1ow Step, 'bstruct Sword with .eft 1ow Stance, 5usting in the /ind. 1egin (21a) b$ pi%oting slightl$ to the left on the right heel. !urn the torso to face N1 as $ou mo%e the left hand to the right side to touch the sword finger on the right hand. !he sword is drawn in a clockwise arc towards N1, with both hands touching, then down and up toward the left side (21b). Step out with the left leg into a left bow stance with knee and torso facing towards S/I (21b). !he sword is drawn upwards, slicing upwards, palm up, and the sword blade edge is held in a angled position relati%e to the floor (21b). !he right hand is draw in clockwise arc from the far right side (21a) to the far left side (21b), and ends being raised abo%e the head, left arm out from bod$, with left palm facing to SM. .ook towards the tip of the sword (21b). !he sword is held high, abo%e the head, with arms awa$ from the bod$. !his position (21b) reminds us of the ,ang hand form mo%ement of -Fair .ad$ /orks the Shuttles.- 8osition 21b is a repetition of 1<c.

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22# $u hin% the -oat with the :urrent (22a)22c)

!his mo%ement, @22, has %arious names" Stepping Forward and 8iercing 1ack, Ad%ance and !hrust Forward, Step Forward and 'pposite 8ierce, 8ush 1oat with the =urrent2 !wist, Ad%ance and !hrust. 1egin (22a) b$ stepping forward with the right leg into a twist step t$pe of stance with the right knee and foot pointing to N12 (22b). !he left knee is tucked behind the right knee (22b). As we step forward with the right leg, we turn the torso to the right bringing the center of the bod$ to face N12 (22b). As the bod$ turns right, the sword is drawn downward in a counter3clockwise arc mo%ement from the left side to the right side. !he sword points to (> and we look towards (> (22b). !he left arm mo%es downward and then points to /< (22b). From 22b, step forward with the left leg, mo%ing into a left bow stance facing /< (22c). 5raw the sword from right to left in a counter3clockwise arc, mo%ing the sword to thrust in the direction of /< (22c). +o%e the left hand sword finger to touch the right wrist. Hold the sword about head le%el and point the sword tip slightl$ down (22c). !he sword blade edge is held in a %ertical position relati%e to the floor, zhimian. .ook towards the tip of the sword towards /<.

23# +he :omet :ha e the Moon (23a)231)

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!his mo%ement, @2>, has %arious names" =omet =hasing the +oon, !urn 1od$ and Split 1ack, eposition and =hop 1ack, Shooting Stars =hase the +oon, !he Fl$ing Star =hasing the +oon. 1egin (2>a) b$ transferring the weight of the bod$ into the right leg while bending the right knee. 8i%ot on the left heel, then graduall$ turn the torso to the right, clockwise from /< towards (>. 5raw the sword o%erhead in a clockwise arc as $ou turn the torso to the right side (2>a). 8i%ot on the right heel, then draw the right leg back towards the left leg in a right empt$ stance. =ontinue to turn to the right until $our chest faces (>. Step out with the right heel towards (J and graduall$ settle into a right bow stance (2>b). !he sword cuts downward until the blade is at shoulder height, with the tip of the sword facing (>. !he sword blade edge is held in a %ertical position relati%e to the floor, zhimian. !he left hand ends being raised abo%e the head, left arm out from bod$, with left palm facing to N12. .ook towards (> at the tip of the sword.

20# +he 6eavenly 6or e 8allop Acro (20a)201)

the S.y

!his mo%ement, @2J, has %arious names" Hea%enl$ Horse Fl$ing Across the Sk$, 8oint Sword with (mpt$ Step, 8oint Sword with (mpt$ Stance, Hea%enl$ Horse Kalloping Across the Sk$, Fl$ing Horse in the Sk$. 1egin (2Ja) b$ mo%ing the left leg more towards the right into the center of the bod$, and then step forward with the left leg into an empt$ left stance. At the same time, turning the torso counter3clockwise to face N12. !he sword is raised up to abo%e the head, palm facing up, with the sword facing (J. !he left hand is draw down to about waist height. (4 think that there should be another illustration here between 22a322b.) Ne#t, bring the weight down into the left leg, and step forward with the right leg into a right empt$ toe stance. !he torso faces at a slight angle towards N1. !he sword rises in an arc and then cuts downward. 1oth arms are e#tended out at about shoulder height, with the left hand touching the right wrist, palms facing down. !he wrists are bent, and the sword is held so that the sword tip is low, pointing to the earth. . !he sword blade edge is held in a %ertical position relati%e to the floor, zhimian. Ka;e towards the tip of the sword.

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22# 3iftin% the !oor :urtain (22a)221)

!his mo%ement, @2L, has %arious names" Standing on 'ne .eg and .ifting Sword, 4ndependent .e%el Support, Hold Sword with 'ne .eg Hp, Hook Hp the =urtain, .ifting the 5oor =urtain. 1egin (2La) b$ stepping back with the right leg behind the left leg. 1ring the right knee behind the left knee in a twist step stance. At the same time as stepping back, bring the sword upward, palms facing up, left hand touching right wrist, and point the sword towards (2. +o%e the sword in a counter3clockwise arc from right side up towards the left and then down, as the bod$ sinks into more of a s&uatting position. (4 think another illustration is needed here between 2La32Lb.) =ontinue to swing the sword in an counter3clockwise arc from low right to high left. As the sword mo%es upward, graduall$ rise up from the s&uatting position turning the bod$ to face (>, and lifting the left leg up, drawing the knee upwards pointing towards (J, standing on the right leg (2Lb). !he arms mo%e up to slightl$ abo%e the head. Hold the sword parallel to the floor, with the sword blade edge held in a %ertical position relati%e to the floor, zhimian. !he right palm faces SM, and the left sword fingers touch the right hand. Ka;e towards (>. 22

24# 3eft /heelin% :hop <nto a ,i%ht -ow Stance (24a)24c)

!his mo%ement, @2M, has %arious names" =utting in a 1ow Stance, Split with 1ow Step, Hang3up =hop with ight 1ow Stance, .eft /heeling Sword, .eft =art /heels Sword. 1egin (2Ma) b$ stepping forward with the left leg and placing the right knee behind the left knee in a twist step (2Mb), as the bod$ turns to face N12. As the bod$ turns to the left the sword is drawn down in a clockwise arc from left to right (2Ma32Mb). !he left hand continues to touch the right wrist until the arms reach the waist (2Mb). !he left hand releases from the right wrist at the waist. !he sword the continues upward in a clockwise arc (the =art /heel or /heeling =hop mo%ement) and then chops or cuts downward (2Mb). !he left arm is drawn in a counter3clockwise arc to a position abo%e the head. !he bod$ turns to face towards (>, stepping forward with the right leg into a right bow stance. !he sword stops at shoulder height, sword tip pointing to (>, with the sword blade edge held in a %ertical position relati%e to the floor, zhimian. !he left hand ends being raised abo%e the head, left arm out from bod$, with left palm facing to N12. .ook towards (> at the tip of the sword.

25# ,i%ht /heelin% :hop <nto a ,i%ht 9mpty Stance (25a)25c)

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!his mo%ement, @2B, has %arious names" =utting 5ownward in (mpt$ Stance, Split with (mpt$ Step, /heel =hop with (mpt$ Stance, ight /heeling Sword. 1egin (2Ba) b$ rotating the right heel to point the foot towards S/J as $ou drawn the weight slightl$ back into the left leg.. Step forward with the left leg in a cur%e until the left foot faces toward N/2. As the bod$ turns to the right the sword is drawn down in a counter3clockwise arc from left to right (2Ba32Bb). !he left hand is drawn towards the right shoulder (2Bb). !he head looks to S/B and the sword points to S/B. otate the right palm upward. !he sword the continues upward in a counter3clockwise arc (the =art /heel or /heeling =hop mo%ement) and then chops or cuts downward (2Bb32Bc). As the sword swings forward and downward (2Bb), the torso turns to the left, the right leg steps forward into a right empt$ stance (2Bc), with the right toe facing N1 (2Bc). As the bod$ turns, the left arm is drawn in a clockwise circle to the left and then back to center. !he sword cuts downward and ends pointing towards the earth at an angle, with the sword blade edge held in a %ertical position relati%e to the floor, zhimian (2Bc). !he left sword finger touches the right elbow. !he right wrist is rela#ed, sword tip pointing downward. !he torso is turned towards N1 (2Bc).

2*# +he $hoenix Spread <t /in%

(2*a)2*1)

!his mo%ement, @2I, has %arious names" Kiant Keese Spreading /ings, =ounter Attack with Feet /ithdrawn, etreat Step and Attack 1ackward, 8hoeni# Spreads 4ts /ing, Kreat oc Spreads 4ts /ings, !he =ondor Spreads 4ts /ings. 1egin (2Ia) b$ stepping with the right leg backwards until the right toe faces S/B, ending in a right bow stance (2Ib). !he left leg pi%ots on the left heel and the left foot turns to the right. !he sword slices upward, backwards, in a clockwise arc until the sword is pointing to S/B, at about shoulder height. 8i%ot on the right heel to the left. !he left hand releases from the right forearm and opens so as to point to (2. !he sword blade is held at an angle, palm up. .ook towards the sword blade (2Ib).

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!he mo%ement from 2Ia to 2Ib reminds us of the ,ang !ai)i&uan hand form mo%ement called *Slant Fl$ing.* 64n the northern depths, there is a fish called the Eun 4t is countless leagues in si;e. !his fish changes into a bird whose name is the oc. 4ts back is countless leagues in breadth. /hen it rouses in flight, its wings are like clouds draping down o%er the hea%ens. !he sea begins to mo%e, as this bird is about to migrate to the southern depths, the 8ool of Hea%en.3 9huang;i, >CC 1=(

27# +he -ee 9nter the 6ive (27a)27c)

!his mo%ement, @2<, has %arious names" Stepping Forward to !hrust, Steps Forward +aking .e%el Stab, Step Forward and Flat 8ierce, /asp (nters 4ts Nest, ,ellow 1ee eturns to Nest, !he Hornet Fl$ing 4nto the Hi%e. 1egin (2<a) b$ drawing the left leg back to the right leg, and lifting the left foot off the floor, and bringing the knee up. (2<b). !he torso turns to the left to face SM. 5raw the sword blade in a counter3clockwise arc toward the left so as to bring the sword to shoulder height, blade tip pointed to (> (2<b). !he left sword finger is drawn toward the right to the right shoulder. Step forward with the left leg and heel towards (>. !hen step forward with the right leg into a right bow stance (2<c). As the legs mo%e towards (>, the torso also turns to the left until the chest faces (> (2<c), and the left hand is drawn in an arc towards the left side. !he sword is thrust forward towards (>, held a shoulder height, palm up, with the sword blade hori;ontal relati%e to the floor, pengmian. !he left hand ends being raised abo%e the head, left arm out from bod$, with left palm facing to N12. .ook towards (> at the tip of the sword.

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3"# 6oldin% the Moon (3"a)3"1)

!his mo%ement, @>C, has %arious names" /ithdrawing Sword, 5raw 1ack with !3Step, 8ull 1ack Sword with !3Stance, (mbrace the +oon, Holding the +oon with the Arms, Holding the +oon to the 1osom, /ithdrawing the Sword in an (mpt$ Stance. 1egin (>Ca) b$ drawing the right hand towards the bod$ and then mo%ing the right hand down to the left hip area. Step back with the left leg into a left empt$ stance. !urn the torso towards the left side, chest facing N12 (>Cb). .ook towards (>. !he sword tip points upward, the sword blade is held in a %ertical position relati%e to the floor, zhimian2 and the left sword finger touches the right wrist (>Cb). !his se&uence and posture (>Cb) also appears in Bb abo%e.

3(# +he /ind Sweep the $lum -lo om

(3(a)3(d)

!his mo%ement, @>1, has %arious names" /ind Sweeping the 8lum 1lossoms, !urn and (rase, otate and Flat Slice, /ind Sweeps the 8lum 1lossoms, !he /ind Sweeping the 8lum Flower 8etals, 8lum Flowers 1eing Swept b$ the /ind. 1egin (>1a) b$ stepping with the right leg forward and to the right, toe pointing towards S(J (>1b). otate sword so that the palm of the right hand is facing down (>1a3>1b). !he left sword fingers are on the right wrist. !urn the bod$ to the right in a clockwise 2M

circle, and as the bod$ rotates keep the sword at about chest height, blade parallel with the floor. Swing the left leg in a clockwise arc and then place the left foot so that the toes face /<, as the bod$ rotates to face /< (>1c). Swing the right leg in an arc back to the right and end b$ placing the foot to point to N(1. !he arms open and lower to waistNhip height. !he left hand points to N/1C and the right hand to N(2 (>1d). !he sword tip points to N12, the sword blade at an angle. !he chest faces N12. 5raw the left leg into the bod$ and take a left empt$ stance, with the weight in the back right leg (>1d).

32# +he :ompa

=eedle (32a)32d)

!his mo%ement, @>2, has %arious names" !hrusting Forward in a 1ow Stance, Step Straight with 1ow Step, Forward 8ierce with .eft 1ow Stance, =ompass Needle 8ointing NorthNSouth, !he =ompass Needle and =losing. 1egin (>2a) b$ stepping forward with the left leg towards N/11 into a left bow stance. !hrust the sword forward at chest height towards N/11 (>2b). 5raw the weight back into the right leg, pi%ot on the left foot until the toe face N12. !urn the torso towards N(2 as the sword is drawn back to the bod$, bending the right elbow (>2c). Krab the hilt of the sword with the left hand (>2c). !he left hand mo%es forward as the sword is brought back behind the left arm, hilt facing down, sword tip to the sk$, as the left hand is brought back beside the left thigh (>2d). 1ring the right foot forward until the feet are in line, toes and torso facing N12, knees slightl$ bent, feet shoulder width apart (>2d). 5raw the right hand up to about the nose, then slowl$ lower the right sword finger down, palm facing the earth. As the right hand lowers, the knees unbent. /hen the right hand comes down along the right thigh $ou should be standing up straight (>2d).

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Stand in position (>2d). Feet are shoulder width. Stand up straight, head held high. Sword is in the left hand, sword tip pointed upwards. !he left hand is in the sword fingers position holding the sword hilt behind the hand. .ook forward to N12. ight hand is alongside the right leg (>2d). +aintain this position for awhile. Step with the left leg and bring the left foot beside the right foot.

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