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As Dez

Formas
de
Mos
do
Shaolin
do
Norte
Academia Shaolin
de Kung Fu Viosa
Traduo por
Robson Carlos Tonello

Sumrio
INTRODUO ................................................................................................................................ 1
DOCUMENTOS............................................................................................................................... 3
DOCUMENTO A ......................................................................................................................... 3
DOCUMENTO B ....................................................................................................................... 22
DOCUMENTO C ....................................................................................................................... 30
[PARTE UM PGINAS DO DOCUMENTO A: CONTEDO, AGRADECIMENTOS, ENSAIO, BIO] .. 32
MANUAL DO BOXE DE SHAOLIN CONTEDO ....................................................................... 32
AQUELES QUE FELIZMENTE CONTRIBUIRAM PARA A ONEROSA IMPRESSO DESTE LIVRO .. 33
INTRODUO GERAL PARA O BOXE DE SHAOLIN [por Long Zixiang] ..................................... 35
UMA PEQUENA BIO DE LONG ZIXIANG (por Yaosen) ............................................................. 39
UMA BREVE HISTRIA DE LONG ZIXIANG (por Huan Chuying) ............................................... 42
[PARTE DOIS AS 10 FORMAS DE MOS COM OS DOCUMENTOS A, B E C COMBINADOS: ...... 46
1a. FORMA: ABRIR PORTES ............................................................................................... 46
2. FORMA: MOSTRAR O CAMINHO .................................................................................... 57
3a. FORMA: MONTAR A CAVALO ......................................................................................... 68
4a. FORMA: ATRAVESSAR CORAO ................................................................................... 80
5a. FORMA: HABILIDADE MARCIAL...................................................................................... 87
6a. FORMA: LUTA CURTA ..................................................................................................... 93
7. FORMA: FLOR DE AMEIXA .............................................................................................. 98
8a. FORMA: PUXA PASSOS ................................................................................................. 104
9a. FORMA: CONTINUIDADE.............................................................................................. 110
10a. FORMA: RITOS............................................................................................................ 121

INTRODUO
THE TEN HAND SETS OF NORTHERN SHAOLIN
AS DEZ FORMAS DE MOS DO SHAOLIN DO NORTE
(according to three primary documents)
(de acordo com os trs documentos primrios)
[circa 1960]
[translation by Paul Brennan, Jan, 2012]
[traduo em portugus por Robson Carlos Tonello, Janeiro, 2016]
[This trio of documents was supplied to me through a trio of sifus: Nelson
Ferreira, who obtained them from Jason VanWinkle, who received them from his
teacher, Robert Louie.
Document A, titled Shaolin Boxing Manual, is a printed document of five
distinct parts: a contents page, a list of thirty-six names acknowledging those who
chipped in for printing costs, a concise essay on Shaolin principles, a bio of Long
Zixiang, and terse descriptions for the numbered movements of the ten sets.
Document B is a handwritten document containing only the terse descriptions
for the movements, which were in this document originally unnumbered. (I will
translate here only its pure text and leave the numberings and scribblings added
by later hands ignored.)
According to Sifu Louie: Document A represents Northern Shaolin as taught
by Long Zixiang; Document B represents Northern Shaolin as taught by Yan
Shangwu; the original first page of Document B went missing and was replaced
with two pages handwritten by Yans student, Wong Jackman (Document C).
As for dating the documents, none contain an explicit date, although a passage
from the bio in Document A reveals a date for it of roughly 1960. Sifu Louie told
me he obtained the two documents together in the 1960s, which would mean
Document B could not have been written much later than Document A. Although
it is also possible that Document B may have been written earlier than 1960, the
document itself does not give us sufficient reason to think so.
Combining these three documents should help give us a more complete map
to the ten hand sets of Northern Shaolin. These documents are vital to Northern
Shaolin because they appear to be the earliest documents describing the workings
of the ten hand sets. We must hope that more such texts will turn up, and
hopefully dated even earlier and written in more detail, but until they do, these
represent our most reliable manual for accurately practicing this material.]

[Este trio de documentos foram fornecidos a mim atravs de trs Sifus: Nelson
Ferreira, que os obteve a partir de Jason VanWinkle, que os recebeu de seu
professor, Robert Louie.
O documento A, intitulado Manual do Boxe de Shaolin, um documento
impresso em cinco partes distintas: uma pgina de contedo, uma lista de trinta
e seis nomes reconhecendo aqueles que auxiliaram nos custos de impresso, um
ensaio curto sobre os princpios de Shaolin, uma biografia de Long Zixiang, e
descries concisas para os movimentos numerados das dez formas.
O documento B um manuscrito contendo apenas as curtas descries para
os movimentos que foram originalmente no numeradas nele. (Traduzirei aqui
apenas o texto puro e ignorarei as numeraes e rabiscos adicionados
posteriormente em mo livre.)
De acordo com Sifu Louie: O documento A representa o Shaolin do Norte
como ensinado por Long Zixiang; O documento B representa o Shaolin do Norte
como ensinado por Yan Shangwu, a primeira pgina original do documento B
desapareceu e foi substituda com duas pginas manuscritas pelo aluno de Yan,
Wong Jackman (Documento C).
Quanto data dos documentos, no h a presena de uma explcita, embora
uma passagem da bio revela uma data de cerca de 1960. Sifu Louie me disse que
na dcada de 1960 obteve os dois documentos juntos, o que significaria que o
documento B no poderia ter sido escrito muito depois do que o documento A.
Embora isso seja possvel, o documento B pode ter sido escrito antes de 1960, ele
em si no nos fornece razes suficientes para determinar a verdadeira data.
Ao combinar esses trs documentos ajudar a dar-nos um mapa mais
completo para as dez formas de mo de Shaolin do Norte. Estes documentos so
vitais para o estilo pois parecem ser os primeiros que descrevem o funcionamento
das dez formas de mo. Esperamos que mais textos de pesquisa apaream e, por
sorte, ainda mais antigos, datados e escritos em mais detalhes. Mas at que eles
apaream, este representa nosso manual mais confivel para preciso da prtica
destas rotinas.]

DOCUMENTOS
DOCUMENT A:

DOCUMENTO A

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11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

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DOCUMENT B:

DOCUMENTO B

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23

24

25

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27

28

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DOCUMENT C:

DOCUMENTO C

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[PART ONE THE OPENING PAGES OF DOCUMENT A:


CONTENTS, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, ESSAY, BIO]

[PARTE UM PGINAS DO DOCUMENTO A: CONTEDO,


AGRADECIMENTOS, ENSAIO, BIO]

SHAOLIN BOXING MANUAL CONTENTS

MANUAL DO BOXE DE SHAOLIN CONTEDO



1st Set: Open Door Shaolin Boxing [ pg 1]
1ST Forma: Abrir Portes

2nd Set: Guided Path Shaolin Boxing [ pg 3]
2ST Forma: Mostrar o Caminho

3rd Set: Riding a Horse Shaolin Boxing [ pg 5]
3ST Forma: Montar a Cavalo

4th Set: Through the Center Shaolin Boxing [ pg 7]
4ST Forma: Atravessar Corao

5th Set: Martial Skill Shaolin Boxing [ pg 8]
5ST Forma: Habilidade Marcial

6th Set: Short Fighting Shaolin Boxing [ pg 9]
6ST Forma: Luta Curta

7th Set: Plum Flower Shaolin Boxing [ pg 10]
7T Forma: Flor de Ameixa

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8th Set: Free-Footed Shaolin Boxing [ pg 11]
8ST Forma: Puxa Passos

9th Set: Continuous Shaolin Boxing [ pg 12]
9ST Forma: Continuidade

10th Set: Exemplary Shaolin Boxing [ pg 14]
10ST Forma: Ritos

THOSE WHO HAPPILY CONTRIBUTED TO THE PRINTING EXPENSES OF


THIS BOOK

AQUELES QUE FELIZMENTE CONTRIBUIRAM PARA A ONEROSA IMPRESSO


DESTE LIVRO
[As Longs school was in Hong Kong, I ought to spell these names to reflect a
Cantonese pronunciation, but as there are so many variant renderings of
Cantonese, I will merely write them here in stable and precise Mandarin pinyin.
(You can of course make use of the Chinese characters and decipher other
pronunciations in your own time.)
Three of the names below (Zha Yaosen, Wu Xiong, Chen Huliang) appear also
in the 1952 list of Long Zixiangs Taiji students, a list of ninety names.]
[Como a escola de Long estava em Hong Kong, deveria escrever estes nomes para
refletir uma pronncia em cantons, mas como h tantos modos variados de
cantons, vou escrev-los aqui apenas em imutvel e preciso mandarim pinyin.
(Voc pode, naturalmente, fazer uso dos caracteres chineses e decifrar outras
pronncias em seu prprio tempo.)
Trs dos nomes abaixo (Zha Yaosen, Wu Xiong, Chen Huliang) aparecem
tambm na lista de 1952 dos alunos de Long Zixiang Taiji, em uma lista de
noventa nomes.]

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Luo Zuanhua
Zhang Hanji
Xie Jiucheng
Zhong Quan
Zhen Huanrong
Huang Qizhuan
Li Yuanjun
Li Hanguang
Zha Yaosen
Liu Jiazheng
Yu Weimin
Wu Xiong
Wang Tianwei
Hu Zhenliang
Chen Boyang
Gu Fuxiang
Ouyang Qiang
Chen Huliang
Shen Run
Han Ronggen
Liang Bing
Liang Huansi
Wu Chaoxing
Ren Junming
Ye Miansheng
Li Shaozhang
Cai Mengyong
Yu Qixun
Chen Ershun
Lu Hun
Yu Yongsen
Liang Liean
Lie Chaoxiong

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Liang Hongji
Peng De
Situ Jinyun

GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO SHAOLIN BOXING [by Long Zixiang]

INTRODUO GERAL PARA O BOXE DE SHAOLIN [por Long Zixiang]

The capacity for martial arts to develop both health and self-defense lies in
an adherence to the basic principles of all exercise. Stylistic variations between
these arts are almost limitless because they have been passed down from such a
long time ago and because there have been so many skilled practitioners. Each
schools movements and methods may be different, yet they all train methods of
body, step, hand these are the basics.
In the body there are the eight gates as well as the three methods [body, step,
hand]. In this system there are the ten practice routines with which to train the
use [of the eight and the three]. Additionally, there are the twelve requirements,
the three vulnerable areas, the three alignment points, the four ways of vanishing,

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the three quicknesses, the twelve prohibitions, and the eight mentalities. If you
lack any of these things, you will not achieve the art.
The eight gates, namely the bodys eight means of applying techniques, are: 1.
fist, 2. palm, 3. elbow, 4. head, 5. hip, 6. knee, 7. leg, 8. foot.
What are the twelve requirements? [1] The emotions must be stable. [2] The
courage must be great. [3] The eyes must be discerning. [4] The hands must be
lively. [5] The shoulders must be level. [6] The body must be straight. [7] The
groin must stretch. [8] The stance must be stable. [9] The front leg must bend.
[10] The back leg must straighten. [11] The joints must have a quality of fluidity.
[12] The three vulnerable areas must be given attention.
The three vulnerable areas are: [1] above face, [2] middle solar plexus, [3]
below groin. You must ardently be aware of them, ready to protect them at all
times.
The three alignment points are: [1] hand, [2] foot, [3] shoulder.
The mind should be aware so the hands can directly confront. The three
quicknesses are: [1] the mind is quick, [2] the hands are quick, [3] and the eyes
are quick.
The four ways of vanishing are: [1] to lift a leg and thus disappear on one side,
[2] to spin the body and thus disappear behind, [3] to leap up and thus disappear
below, [4] and to straighten the body and thus disappear within.
The twelve prohibitions are: [1] cowardice, [2] timidity, [3] distracted eyes, [4]
tardy hands, [5] stupid legs, [6] confused feet, [7] crooked body, [8] slanting
shoulders, [9] joints twisted and stuck, [10] the three points not aligning with
each other, [11] advancing without coordinating defense of the three vulnerable
areas, [12] and not being well-versed in the practice routines.
As for the eight mentalities, they are: [1] The emotions rest like an undisturbed
boulder. [2] The eyes dazzle like [sunlight reflecting off] a well-polished mirror
[i.e. the expression in your eyes should make your opponent want to look away].
[3] The hands are like electric shocks, suddenly appearing then suddenly gone.
[4] The steps are like birds in flight flitting back and forth, and taking flight
suddenly. [5] The feet themselves are like swallows taking up water [the way they
peck the surface for barely a moment], rising and falling lightly and alertly. [6]
The body is like a phoenix flying through to get to the sunny slope, turning and
veering with agility and liveliness. [7] When you become still, be still as a
mountain. [8] When you move, blur like a flash of lightning.
If you train in this way, then through daily and dedicated study, you will
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still in doubt about your skill? Therefore how can you neglect the training? Focus
your mind, drive your body, and then it will work for you.
A capacidade das artes marciais para desenvolver tanto a sade e autodefesa reside na adeso aos princpios bsicos de todos os exerccios. Variaes
estilsticas entre as artes so quase ilimitadas pois foram passadas h muito
tempo atrs e atravs de inmeros profissionais qualificados. Ainda que
movimentos e mtodos de cada escola possam ser diferentes, todos treinam os
mtodos de corpo, passos, mos - estes so os princpios.
No corpo existem oito portes, bem como trs mtodos [corpo, passos, mos].
Neste sistema h dez rotinas prticas com as quais treina-se a aplicao [dos oito
e dos trs]. Alm disso, existem os doze requisitos, as trs reas vulnerveis, os
trs pontos de alinhamento, os quatro modos de fuga, as trs velocidades, as doze
proibies e as oito mentalidades. Se voc est em falta em qualquer um deles,
no ir conseguir dominar a arte.
Os oito portes, nomeados de oito meios do corpo de aplicar tcnicas, so:
1 punho
2 palma
3 cotovelo
4 cabea
5 quadril
6 joelho
7 perna
8 p
Quais so os doze requisitos?
[1] As emoes devem ser estveis.
[2] A coragem deve ser grande.
[3] Os olhos devem ser perspicazes.
[4] As mos devem estar vivas.
[5] Os ombros devem estar relaxados.
[6] O corpo deve estar alinhado.
[7] A virilha deve abrir (alongar).
[8] A postura deve ser estvel.
[9] A perna da frente deve dobrar.
[10] A perna de trs deve endireitar.

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[11] As articulaes devem possuir uma qualidade de fluidez.


[12] As trs reas vulnerveis devem ter ateno necessria.
As trs reas vulnerveis so:
[1] acima face
[2] meio - plexo solar
[3] abaixo - virilha.
Voc deve estar totalmente alerta quanto a elas, pronto para proteg-las em todos
os momentos.
Os trs pontos de alinhamento so:
[1] mo
[2] p
[3] ombro
A mente deve estar atenta assim as mos podem confrontar diretamente. As
trs velocidades so:
[1] a mente rpida
[2] as mos so rpidas
[3] olhos so rpidos
As quatro formas de evaso so:
[1] levantar uma perna e desaparecer em um lado
[2] girar o corpo e desaparecer atrs
[3] saltar para cima e desaparecer abaixo
[4] endireitar o corpo e desaparecer para dentro
Os doze proibies so:
[1] covardia
[2] timidez
[3] olhos distrados
[4] mos lentas

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[5] pernas vacilantes


[6] ps confusos
[7] corpo torto
[8] ombros inclinados
[9] articulaes torcidas e travadas
[10] os trs pontos no alinhados uns com os outros
[11] avanando sem coordenar a defesa das trs reas vulnerveis
[12] no ser bem versado nas rotinas de treino.
Quanto s oito mentalidades, so:
[1] As emoes repousam como uma pedra intacta.
[2] Os olhos deslumbram como [luz solar refletida] um espelho bem polido [ie a
expresso em seus olhos deve fazer o seu oponente querer desviar o olhar].
[3] As mos so como choques eltricos, de repente aparecem, de repente,
desaparecem.
[4] Os passos so como pssaros em vo para frente e para trs, e de repente
alando vo.
[5] Os ps so como andorinhas ao tomar gua [do jeito que tocam a superfcie
por apenas um momento], subindo e descendo levemente e em alerta.
[6] O corpo como uma Fnix voando para chegar encosta ensolarada, girando
e virando com agilidade e vivacidade.
[7] Quando voc se tornar imvel, seja como uma montanha.
[8] Quando voc se mover, seja sbito como um relmpago.
Se treinar desta forma, em seguida, atravs do estudo dirio e dedicado,
naturalmente ir domin-lo. O que aconteceria se encontrasse um atacante e
ainda ficar em dvida sobre a sua habilidade? Portanto, como pode negligenciar
o treino? Concentre sua mente, conduza seu corpo e ento ele ir trabalhar para
voc.

A SHORT BIO OF LONG ZIXIANG (by Zha Yaosen)

UMA PEQUENA BIO DE LONG ZIXIANG (por Yaosen)

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My teacher Long Zixiang is from Guangdong province, Xinhui county. He


had a strong yearning for martial arts, and so when he was eighteen [i.e.
seventeen 1926], he put aside literary studies so he could train. He did
obeisance for instruction to a famous teacher of northern styles, the late Gu
Ruzhang. Gu saw that he was hard-working and smart, that he loved to learn and
was not afraid to ask questions. Recognizing that Long was good raw material
waiting to be molded, he then set out to teach him everything he knew, passing it
on meticulously. Thus Long received a northern system of qigong, the Shaolin
boxing art, and all sorts of weapons, learning each thing to perfection, particularly
Taiji Boxing, which he immersed himself in and has achieved a profound level.
Beyond his martial training, he also became a top expert in injury medicine.
And so it was that in 1935 [age 26], he took the post of director of the
Guangzhou Martial Arts Club. He also became both a committee member and the
competition director for the Guangzhou Martial Arts Society.
But after the Marco Polo Bridge Incident [July, 1937 age 28], he urged his
disciples to flee farther inland. He wanted to help those who had been injured,
and of those who sought aid of him, he healed them all. Due to this, his fame
spread.
When peace had been restored in China [1945 age 36], he came to Hong Kong
and started the Chinese Physical Fitness Society with his close colleagues, to
which he was appointed as the director. 1949 [age 40], he accepted the post of
head physical fitness instructor to the Hong Kong Weavers Union. And then in
1950 [age 41], he was appointed instructor to the Taiji class of the Kowloon
General Chamber of Commerce, where he has been promoting Chinese martial
arts for close to ten years now [which dates this document at late 1959 / early

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1960], and in that time I among others have been able to learn from him and get
a deeper understanding of boxing arts.
We could not have been more fortunate in our teacher, for he is a man very
concerned over the well-being of others and full of benevolence. For instance,
reaching beyond his martial and medical expertise, he has been appointed
chairman of the Yaumati Neighborhood Welfare Association for two terms
running, making numerous contributions toward the benefit of the community.
In return they decided they should make him the lifelong honorary chairman of
the Association, and we, all of his students, salute him in congratulation. [This
lifetime honorary position did not last very long as he unfortunately died just a
few years later in 1963.] The way that he treats people is very well-mannered, and
if you did not know him, you would never guess he was famous throughout the
martial arts community.
[The bio above is clearly based upon and contains many verbatim borrowings
from the one that appeared in Long Zixiangs Taiji book (published Jan, 1952):
Meu professor, Long Zixiang, da provncia de Guangdong, municpio de
Xinhui. Ele tinha uma forte nsia pelas artes marciais, e assim que completou
dezoito anos [ie dezessete anos - 1926], ps de lado os estudos literrios para
treinar. Pediu instruo para um famoso professor dos estilos do norte, o falecido
Gu Ruzhang. Gu percebeu que era dedicado e inteligente, gostava de aprender e
no tinha medo de fazer perguntas. Reconhecendo que Long possua uma boa
matria-prima espera de ser moldada, ento comeou a ensinar-lhe tudo o que
sabia, passando meticulosamente. Long adquiriu o conhecimento de um sistema
do norte de qigong, a arte do boxe de Shaolin e todos os tipos de armas,
aprendendo cada um com perfeio, particularmente no boxe de Taiji, no qual
mergulhou a si e alcanou um profundo nvel. Alm de seu treino marcial, tornouse um dos maiores especialistas em medicina de leso.
E assim em 1935 [26 anos], assumiu o posto de diretor do Clube de Artes
Marciais de Guangzhou. Tambm se tornou tanto membro do comit como
diretor de competio da Sociedade de Artes Marciais de Guangzhou.
Mas, aps o incidente da Ponte de Marco Polo [Julho de 1937 - 28 anos],
exortou seus discpulos a fugir para o interior. Ele queria ajudar aqueles que
foram feridos e quais procuraram por ajuda, curava a todos. Devido a este fato,
sua fama se espalhou.
Quando a paz foi restaurada na China [1945- com 36 anos], chegou a Hong
Kong e comeou a Sociedade Chinesa de Aptido Fsica com seus colegas mais
prximos, sendo apontado como diretor. Em 1949 [40 anos], aceitou o cargo de

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instrutor chefe de fitness na Hong Kong Weavers Union'. Em 1950 [41 anos],
foi nomeado instrutor para a classe de Taiji na Cmara Geral de Comrcio de
Kowloon, onde tem promovido as artes marciais chinesas h quase dez anos [a
data deste documento de final de 1959 / incio de 1960 ], e nesse meio tempo,
eu, entre outros puderam aprender com ele e obter uma compreenso mais
profunda das artes de boxe.
No poderamos ter sido mais sortudos em conhecer nosso professor, pois
um homem muito preocupado sobre o bem-estar dos outros e cheio de
benevolncia. Como exemplo, indo alm de sua experincia marcial e mdica, foi
nomeado presidente da Associao de Bem-Estar da comunidade de Yaumati por
dois mandatos, fazendo inmeras contribuies para o benefcio da sociedade.
Eles, em troca decidiram que deveria torn-lo o presidente honorrio vitalcio da
Associao, e ns, todos os seus alunos, saudamos em congratulao. [Esta
posio honorria no durou muito tempo at que infelizmente morreu poucos
anos depois, em 1963.] A forma como tratou as pessoas de extrema educao, e
se no o conhece, nunca iria adivinhar que foi famoso entre a comunidade de
artes marciais.
[O texto acima claramente uma base e contm muitos emprstimos literrios
do que aparece no livro de Long Zixiang Taiji (publicado em Janeiro de 1952)]

A BRIEF HISTORY OF LONG ZIXIANG (by Huang Chuying)

UMA BREVE HISTRIA DE LONG ZIXIANG (por Huan Chuying)

Teacher Long Zixiang is from Xinhui county of Guangdong province. He is


forty-three years old this year. [This would indicate he was born in 1908, but as
the Chinese traditionally add a year for the year spent in the womb, he was
therefore actually born in 1909, and would in the year this was written actually
have been forty-two.] With people he is straightforward and casual, but the way
that he treats them is very well-mannered, for his personality is modest, having
attained a high level within himself. If you did not know him, you would never
guess him to be a man of martial prowess. When instructing students, he has
gathered many of the teaching methods of modern institutions. He is a systematic

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and excellent guide, never displaying a bullying aspect toward his students.
Beyond being adept in the skills of both northern and southern styles of martial
arts, he is also an expert in injury medicine.
O professor Long Zixiang do muncipio de Xinhui da provncia de
Guangdong. Ele tem 43 de idade este ano. [Isto indicaria que nasceu em 1908,
mas como o chins tradicionalmente adiciona um ano para o "ano" que passou
no tero, na verdade Long nasceu em 1909 e poderia ter realmente escrito com
quarenta e dois.]
Com pessoas simples e casual, mas a maneira que os trata de total
educao, para sua personalidade modesto, tendo alcanado um alto nvel. Se
no o conhece, nunca iria adivinhar que fosse um homem de habilidade marcial.
Ao instruir aos estudantes, reuniu muitos dos mtodos de ensino das instituies
modernas. um guia sistemtico e excelente, nunca mostrando um aspecto de
intimidao para com os seus alunos. Alm de ser adepto das habilidades de
ambos os estilos do norte e do sul, tambm especialista na medicina de
ferimentos.

When he was eighteen years old [1926 again taking account of the womb
year and therefore he was actually seventeen], he had a strong yearning for
martial arts, and he put aside literary studies so he could train. He threw himself

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into the Guangdong/Guangxi Martial Arts Research Institute, becoming a formal


pupil learning skills from the famous Northern stylist Gu Ruzhang. At that time,
Gu had a deep friendship with the Choy Li Fut Boxing teacher, Tan San of
Guangzhou, and there was exchange between them of students and instructors.
Gu saw that Long was young and promising, and beyond the skills he personally
taught him, he also encouraged him to train as Tans disciple. Thus in addition to
learning the Choy Li Fut techniques from Tan, he immersed himself in a study of
Gus qigong, the Shaolin boxing art, weapons, Taiji Boxing, and so on, becoming
an especially unique exponent.
Suiting well to both southern and northern styles, his posture is agile, yet his
stance is firm. More than that, he has ingenuity of his own, developing the
technique of rukh unfurls a wing. After he had achieved skill, he sought to be a
teaching assistant in the Guangzhou Martial Arts Institute, and later on received
his own teaching space. When he got his teaching position in Liantan, there was
an obnoxious boxing monk notorious in the area who wanted to take advantage
of Longs youth. He came to the school and kicked a tray. Long could not tolerate
this and had no choice but to perform Choy Li Futs skewering punch. After just
a few minutes the monk had become humble, and Long was for a long while after
nicknamed Rukhs Wing of Liantan. Later he also traveled to Guangning county
to teach students privately for three years.
Gu came south three times, and he invited Long to return to Guangdong to
take up the position of director of the Guangzhou Martial Arts Club so he could
resign [1935 age 26]. At this time, there was also there the group of the
Guangzhou Martial Arts Society, and Long was put forth to be a committee
member and additionally was appointed as their director of competitions.
When Guangzhou fell into enemy hands [July, 1937 age 28], finding itself
alone and cut off from help, life at this point entered a new phase. Then when
peace had been restored to Hong Kong and Macao [the Japanese formally
surrendering them in Sep, 1945 age 36], he gave in to his fellow students
request and went to Hong Kong, and with Qi Runhua and Shi Jianhui started the
Chinese Physical Fitness Society on the peninsula, with him carrying the
directorship to this day. On Double Tenth [Oct 10], 1949 [age 40], he accepted
the position of boxing instructor to the Bleachers and Dyers section of the
Kowloon Weavers Union. At the end of spring, 1950 [age 41], he held the
concurrent position of instructor to the Taiji Boxing class of the Kowloon General
Chamber of Commerce.
He has many disciples, is a famous author in martial arts circles, and is sincere
about keeping Chinese martial arts genuine. All his disciples now admire the Taiji

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Boxing book he has put together. A detailed chart of his [Taiji] lineage follows
[which I have not included here and will leave it for a future post].

- second month of spring, 1951


Curiously, when Longs Taiji student Paul Tam made a book based on Longs Taiji
in 1987, he reproduced the version used in the Shaolin document rather than this
longer and more developed one from Longs own Taiji book.]
Aos seus 18 anos de idade [1926 - mais uma vez tendo em conta o ano de
ventre e, portanto possui dezessete], tinha uma forte nsia por artes marciais,
pondo de lado os estudos literrios para poder treinar. Matriculou-se no Instituto
de Pesquisa de Arte Marciais de Guangdong / Guangxi, tornando-se um pupilo
formal, aprendendo habilidades do famoso artista do estilo do norte, Gu
Ruzhang. Naquela poca, Gu tinha uma profunda amizade com o professor de
Choy Li Fut, San Tan de Guangzhou, e entre eles houve o intercmbio de
estudantes e instrutores.
Gu viu que Long era jovem e promissor, e alm das habilidades que
pessoalmente ensinou, tambm o encorajou a treinar como discpulo de Tan.
Somada s tcnicas de Choy Li Fut de Tan que aprendeu, mergulhou nos estudos
de qigong de Gu, a arte do boxe de Shaolin, armas, Taiji, e assim, tornou-se um
expoente especialmente nico.
Bem adequado para ambos os estilos do sul e norte, sua postura gil e ainda
assim firme. Mais do que isso, possui um talento autntico, desenvolvendo a
tcnica "Rukh Desenrola uma Asa". Depois de alcanado habilidade, procurou ser
professor assistente no Instituto de Artes Marciais de Guangzhou, e mais tarde
recebeu o seu prprio espao de ensino. Quando conseguiu sua posio de ensino
em Liantan, havia um notrio e desagradvel monge boxeador na rea que queria
tirar vantagem da juventude de Long. Veio escola e chutou uma bandeja. Long
no pode tolerar isso e sem escollha, realizou o Choy Li Fut "skewering punch".
Depois de apenas alguns minutos, o monge tornou-se humilde e por um longo
tempo depois Long foi apelidado de "Asa de Rukh de Liantan". Mais tarde
tambm viajou para o municpio de Guangning para ensinar alunos em particular
durante trs anos.
Gu veio ao sul trs vezes e convidou Long para retornar Guangdong para
assumir o cargo de diretor do clube Guangzhou de Artes Marciais e assim poder
demitir-se [1935- 26 anos de idade]. Neste momento, tambm havia ali o grupo
da Sociedade de Artes Marciais de Ghangzhou e Long foi indicado a ser um
membro da comisso, sendo tambm apontado como seu diretor de competies.

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Quando Guangzhou caiu em mos inimigas [Julho de 1937 - 28 anos],


encontrou-se sozinho e sem ajuda, a vida neste momento entrava em uma nova
fase. Ento, quando a paz foi restaurada em Hong Kong e Macau [os japoneses
entregaram-se formalmente em setembro, 1945 - 36 anos de idade], cedeu ao
pedido de seus colegas estudantes e foi para Hong Kong, e Qi Runhua e Shi
Jianhui comearam a Sociedade Chinesa de Aptido Fsica na pennsula, obtendo
a direo neste dia. Em "Dcimo Duplo" [10 de outubro], 1949 [40 anos], aceitou
o cargo de instrutor de boxe para os Bleachers and Dyers da Kowloon Weavers
Union. No final da primavera de 1950 [41 anos], ocupou o cargo de instrutor de
aulas de Boxe de Taiji da Cmara Geral de Comrcio de Kwoloon.
Ele tem muitos discpulos, um autor famoso nos crculos de artes marciais e
sincero sobre como manter as artes marciais chinesas de forma genuna. Todos
os seus discpulos agora admiram o livro de boxe de Taiji que montou. A tabela
detalhada de sua [Taiji] linhagem segue [que eu no inclui aqui e vou deix-lo
para um post futuro].

- Segundo ms da primavera de 1951
[PART TWO THE TEN HAND SETS WITH DOCUMENTS A, B, C
COMBINED:

[PARTE DOIS AS 10 FORMAS DE MOS COM OS


DOCUMENTOS A, B E C COMBINADOS:
Document A boldfaced, Document B italicized, Document C underlined]

1st SET: OPEN DOOR SHAOLIN BOXING

1a. FORMA: ABRIR PORTES

1st SET OF SHAOLIN BOXING (THE OPEN DOOR SET)


[1]
1.
rolling-hands flourish, sitting tiger posture (left T stance)

1. rolling-hands flourish, sitting tiger posture

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[2]
2.
phoenix circles its nest

2. phoenix circles its nest


[3]
3.
step forward with wrapping hands, unfurling a wing

3. immortal salutes

4. flourish, single hook hand


[4]
4.
halt the horse to listen to the wind

5. halt the horse to listen to the wind


[5]
5.
elbow protecting the center (left bow stance)

6. elbow covering the center


[6]
6.
propping up & hooking with a hanging strike while tripping his horse
out from under him

7. propping up & hooking with a hanging strike while tripping his horse out
from under him
[7]
7.
halt the horse to listen to the wind

8. halt the horse to listen to the wind


[8]
8.

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stealing step, flowing through-the-arm palm

9. stealing step, flowing through-the-arm palm


[9]
9.
right palm, left thrust kick

10. right bracing palm, left press kick


[10]
10.
hang-his-face kick

11. hang-his-face kick


[11]
11.
slap the ground to send up dust (right pouncing stance)

12. slap the ground to send up dust


[12]
12.
millstone leg

13. millstone leg


[13]

14. pouncing stance with small closing the gate


[14]
13.
black tiger rushes up its mountain (left bow stance)

15. black tiger rushes up its mountain


[15]
14.
hawk turns over, strip away his hand with a palm (right bow
stance)

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16. hawk turns over
[16]
15.
propping up & hooking with a hanging strike while tripping his horse
out from under him

17. propping up & hooking with a hanging strike while tripping his horse out
from under him
[17]
16.
kick to the face

18. left press kick


[18]
17.
Mt. Tai presses down upon him

19. Mt. Tai presses down upon him


[19]
18.
turn around with hooking hand, left press kick

20. turn around with hooking hand, left press kick


[20]
19.
propping up & hooking with a hanging strike while tripping his horse
out from under him

21. propping up & hooking with a hanging strike while tripping his horse out
from under him
[21]
20.
black dragon swings its tail, retreat

22. windmilling hands with continuous retreat

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[22]
21.
white horse kicks out its hoof

23. white horse kicks out its hoof


[23]
22.
turn around, hooking hand (left press kick)

24. turn around, hooking hand, left press kick


[24]
23.
twin dragons spit out their beards (left bow stance)

25. twin dragons spit out their beards


[25]
24.
turn around into pointing with one finger while kicking with
opposite leg

26. turn around into pointing with one finger while kicking with opposite leg
[26]
25.
left & right single kick

27. left & right single kick


[27]
26.
double kick

28. double kick


[28]
27.
rear twist kick

29. rear twist kick

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[29]
28.
right whirlwind kick

30. right whirlwind kick


[30]
29.
night demon searches the sea, seizing tiger posture

31. pouncing strike, seizing tiger posture


[31]
30.
left whirlwind kick

32. whirlwind kick


[32]
31.
night demon searches the sea seizing tiger posture

33. pouncing strike, seizing tiger posture


[33]
32.
grabbing, palm strike

34. grabbing, palm strike


[34]
33.
trying to scoop the moons reflection from the water

35. trying to scoop the moons reflection from the water


[35]
34.
sudden kick across the body

36. sudden kick across the body

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[36]
35.
rear twist kick

37. rear twist kick


[37]
36.
right swinging lotus kick

38. swinging lotus kick


[38]
37.
lion opens its mouth wide

39. lion opens its mouth wide


[39]
38.
turn around with propping up, fishing rod posture

40. turn around with hanging strike, fishing rod posture


[40]
39.
pouncing strike, seizing tiger posture (left pouncing stance)

41. pouncing strike, seizing tiger posture


[41]
40.
grabbing, palm strike

42. grabbing, palm strike


[42]
41.
turn with left & right swinging lotus kick

43. left & right swinging lotus kick

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[43]
42.
horse arrives victorious

44. horse arrives victorious, hooking with both hands


[44]
43.
right swinging lotus kick with only one hand slapping

45. right swinging lotus kick with only one hand slapping
[45]
44.
swallow flies through the curtain

46. swallow flies through the curtain


[46]
45.
double winds through the ears

47. double winds through the ears


[47]
46.
golden rooster claps its wings

48. tough rooster claps its wings


[48]
47.
split

49. split
[49]

50. millstone leg


[50]

51. iron ox ploughs the land

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[51]
48.
left hand flourish, kick to the face

52. left-handed flourish, right kick to the chest


[52]
49.
right hand flourish, kick to the face

53. right-handed flourish, left kick to the chest


[53]

54. flying kick, come down into double cannon punches


[54]
50.
turn around with left & right lion holds the ball

55. left & right stealing step with lion holds the ball
[55]

56. flourish while retreating


[56]

57. pouncing on the ground with the body leaned away, peeling kick
[57]
51.
left & right rolling-around-the-hall kick (also called golden shearing
scissors)

58. left & right golden shearing scissors


[58]
52.
rise up, left & right single kick

59. rise up, left & right single kick

54

[59]
53.
double kick

60. double kick


[60]
54.
rear twist kick

61. rear twist kick


[61]
55.
whirlwind kick

62. whirlwind kick


[62]
56.
left & right swinging lotus kick

left & right swinging lotus kick

63. left & right swinging lotus kick


[63]
57.
turning around, left & right hang-his-face kick

turning around, left & right hang-his-face kick

64. turning around, left & right hang-his-face kick


[64]
58.
agitated monkey tries to catch the annoying bee

agitated monkey tries to catch the annoying bee

65. agitated monkey tries to catch the annoying bee

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[65]
59.
slap the ground to send up dust (left pouncing stance)

slap the ground to send up dust

66. slap the ground to send up dust


[66]
60.
whirlwind kick

whirlwind kick

67. whirlwind kick


[67]
61.
night demon searches the sea, seizing tiger posture

pouncing stance, drawing a bow

68. iron ox ploughs the land


[68]
62.
flourish, hero stands on one leg

flourish, hero stands on one leg

69. flourish, hero stands on one leg


[69]
63.

retreat, finishing posture (end of 1st set)


retreat with threading palm, finishing posture (end)

70. retreat with threading palm, finishing posture

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2nd SET: GUIDED PATH SHAOLIN BOXING

2. FORMA: MOSTRAR O CAMINHO



2nd SET: GUIDED PATH SHAOLIN BOXING
[70]
1.
step forward, twin dragons spit out their beards

step forward, twin dragons spit out their beards


[71]
2.
stomp, grabbing, level thrust punch (left bow stance)

stomp, grabbing, level thrust punch


[72]
3.
right trembling snap kick with opposite hand punching

right trembling snap kick with opposite hand punching


[73]
4.
black tiger guards its mountain in sitting twisted stance (left hand
a hook, right hand a palm)

black tiger guards its mountain in sitting twisted stance


[74]
5.
turn around into threading palm, rear twist kick

turn around into threading palm, rear twist kick


[75]
6.
whirlwind kick

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whirlwind kick
[76]
7.
prop up the sky & press down the ground in horse-riding stance

prop up the sky & press down the ground in horse-riding stance
[77]
8.
right stomp, advancing, press down & strike (left bow stance)

right stomp, advancing, press down & strike (high officials iron fan)
[78]
9.
left stomp, advancing, press down & strike (right bow stance)

left stomp, advancing, press down & strike


[79]
10.
threading palm, turn around, prop up the sky & press down the
ground, standing straight

threading palm, turn around, prop up the sky & press down the ground,
standing straight
[80]
11.
turn over the hands, holding the gourd

turn over the hands, holding the gourd


[81]
12.
rolling-hands flourish (left T stance, left hand a hook, right hand a
palm)

rolling-hands flourish

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[82]
13.
hawk claps its wings, straddling tiger posture (right bow stance)

hawk claps its wings, straddling tiger posture


[83]
14.
threading palm, turn around, double kick (three continuous
postures) [belongs in next]

turn around, threading palm [threading palm, turn around], double kick
[84]
15.
continuous threading punches in horse-riding stance, propping up &
striking [three continuous postures]

continuous expelling punches in horse-riding stance, propping up & striking


[85]
16.
strip away his hand with a bracing fist [palm] in horse-riding stance

withdraw a step, strip away his hand with a bracing palm in horse-riding
stance
[86]
17.
golden rooster stands on one leg (lifting the left foot, left hand a
hook, right hand a palm)

golden rooster stands on one leg


[87]
18.
gallop, propping up & hooking with a hanging strike while tripping
his horse out from under him

gallop, propping up & hooking with a hanging strike while tripping his horse
out from under him

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[88]
19.
left & right front palm strike with rear press kick

left & right front palm strike with rear press kick
[89]
20.
whirlwind kick

whirlwind kick
[90]
21.
come down into monkey begs for food (left T stance)

come down into monkey begs for food


[91]
22.
turn around into monkey begs for food (right T stance)

turn around into monkey begs for food


[92]
23.
white crane slaps with a wing, retreat into T stance

white crane slaps its foot, retreat into T stance


[93]
24.
leftward flourish, slicing palm in pouncing stance

leftward flourish, slicing palm in pouncing stance


[94]
25.
rightward flourish, slicing palm in pouncing stance

rightward flourish, slicing palm in pouncing stance

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[95]
26.
turning to the right, embrace the moon, four-equal palms (horseriding stance)

turning to the right, embrace the moon, four-equal palms (horse-riding


stance)
[96]
27.
turning to the left, embrace the moon, four-equal palms (horseriding stance)

turning to the left, embrace the moon, four-equal palms


[97]
28.
left & right white snake flicks its tongue (left & right bow stance)

left & right white snake flicks its tongue


[98]
29.
threading palm, turn around into hero stands on one leg

threading palm, turn around into hero stands on one leg


[99]
30.
gallop into monk rings the golden bell (left bow stance)

gallop into monk rings the golden bell


[100]
31.
step forward with monk rings the golden bell (left [right] bow
stance)

step forward with monk rings the golden bell


[101]
32.

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back sweep, slap the ground to send up dust (right pouncing stance)

back sweep, slap the ground to send up dust


[102]
33.
step forward, double kick

step forward, double kick


[103]
34.
both hands prop up the sky in horse-riding stance

emperor holds up the pagoda in horse-riding stance


[104]
35.
golden hooks stroke the beard

golden hooks stroke the beard


[105]
36.
turning to the left [right] with rolling-hands flourish (left T stance)

turning to the right with rolling-hands flourish (left T stance)


[106]
37.
turning to the right [left] with rolling-hands flourish (right T stance)

turning to the left with rolling-hands flourish (right T stance)


[107]
38.
rolling-hands flourish, left bracing palm (right [left] T stance)

rolling-hands flourish, left bracing palm (left T stance)


[108]
39.
left [right] phoenix shows a wing (left thrust kick)

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right phoenix shows a wing (left thrust kick)
[109]
40.
right [left] phoenix shows a wing (right thrust kick)

left phoenix shows a wing (right thrust kick)


[110]
41.
step forward with monkey plucks a peach, joining both hands (left
bow stance)

step forward with monkey plucks a peach, joining both hands


[111]
42.
hooking with both hands, kick to the face

hooking with both hands, kick to the face


[112]
43.
turn around with golden hooks stroking the beard (left T stance)

turn around, hanging golden hooks


[113]
44.
rolling-hands flourish, right [left] bracing palm (left bow stance)

rolling-hands flourish, left bracing palm


[114]
45.
turning around, retreat, threading palm, lion opens its mouth
wide (left bow stance)

turning around, retreat, threading palm, lion opens its mouth wide
[115]
46.

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step forward into horse-riding stance, fighting tiger posture

step forward into horse-riding stance, fighting tiger posture


[116]
47.
turn around, fighting tiger posture in T stance (left T stance)

turn around into T stance, fighting tiger posture


[117]
48.
front sweep, millstone leg, left & right drawing a bow

front sweep, millstone leg

left & right iron ox ploughs the land in pouncing stance (drawing a bow)
[118]
49.
hooking kick, slapping the foot, turn around with swinging lotus kick

hooking kick, slapping the foot, turn around with hang-his-face kick
[119]
50.
turn around with right swinging lotus kick

turn around with right swinging lotus kick


[120]
51.
come down into lion opens its mouth wide (right bow stance)

come down into lion opens its mouth wide


[121]
52.
hooking with both hands, kick to the face (kicking with the left foot)

hooking with both hands, left kick to the face

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[122]
53.
hooking with both hands, kick to the face (kicking with the right
foot)

crossing both fists, right kick to the face


[123]
54.
turn around into horse-riding stance with skewering punch to the
crotch

turn around into horse-riding stance with skewering punch to the crotch
[124]
55.
golden hooks stroke the beard (horse-riding stance)

golden hooks stroke the beard


[125]
65 [56].
turning to the right, embrace the moon, through-the-arm palm
(horse-riding stance)

twisting silk to the right, embrace the moon, horse-riding stance with left
bracing palm
[126]
57.
turning to the left, embrace the moon, through-the-arm palm
(horse-riding stance)

twisting silk to the left, embrace the moon, horse-riding stance with right
bracing palm
[127]
58.
stealing step, fairy maiden scatters flowers

stealing step, fairy maiden scatters flowers

65

[128]
59.
turn around, stomping, hero stands on one leg (lifting the left foot)

turn around, stomping, hero stands on one leg (lifting the right foot)
[129]
60.
front & back thrust punches in bow stance (left bow stance)

front & back thrust punches in left bow stance


[130]
61.
flourish in front while stepping back (left T stance)
[131]
62.
stomp, hero stands on one leg (lifting the left foot)

turn around, stomping, hero stands on one leg (lifting the left foot)
[132]
63.
twist step with Iron-Crutch Li gazes at the moon, skewering punch
to the crotch

twist step with Iron-Crutch Li gazes at the moon, crossed-hands skewering


punch to the crotch
[133]
64.
turn around with flourish, retreating into crouching tiger posture

turn around, retreat with flourish into leaned away crouching tiger posture
[134]
65.
front & back sweeps

right front & back sweeps

66

[135]
66.
front & back sweeps

left front & back sweeps


[136]
67.
slap the ground to send up dust, double kick

slap the ground to send up dust, double kick


[137]
68.
right swinging lotus kick

right swinging lotus kick


[138]
69.
come down into bow stance, fighting tiger posture (left bow stance)

come down into bow stance, fighting tiger posture


[139]
70.
left & right single kick

left & right single kick


[140]
71.
double kick

double kick
[141]
72.
rear twist kick

rear twist kick

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[142]
73.
whirlwind kick

whirlwind kick
[143]
74.
pound your chest with both fists, retreat with continuous punches

come down into left bow stance with fists guarding the center

retreat with continuous circular harassing hands


[144]
75.
both fists closing the gate in T stance (left T stance)

fists guarding the west closing the gate in T stance


[145]
76.
threading palm while retreating, finishing posture (end of 2nd set)


retreat with threading palm, finishing posture (end)


3rd SET: RIDING A HORSE SHAOLIN BOXING

3a. FORMA: MONTAR A CAVALO



3rd SET: RIDING A HORSE SHAOLIN BOXING
[146]
1.
rolling-hands flourish, sitting tiger posture (left T stance)

rolling-hands flourish, sitting tiger posture

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[147]
2.
phoenix circles its nest

phoenix circles its nest


[148]
3.
drill into the sky, come down pushing with both fists in horseriding stance

drill into the sky, come down into horse-riding stance, pushing with both fists
[149]
4.
right coiling leg, elbow protecting the center (right bow stance)

right coiling leg, elbow covering the center


[150]
5.
left coiling leg, elbow protecting the center (left bow stance)

left coiling leg, elbow covering the center


[151]
6.
right hand flourish, kick to the face

right-handed flourish, kick to the face


[152]
7.
left hand flourish, kick to the face

left-handed flourish, kick to the face


[153]
8.
turn around sweeping, horse-riding stance with bracing palm
[154]
9.

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propping up with both hands, flying kick, come down into lion
opens its mouth wide (left bow stance)
[155]
10.
turn around into horse-riding stance, propping up & striking
[156]
11.
sleeve-wiping punch (right bow stance)
[157]
12.
lion opens its mouth wide (right bow stance)
[158]
13.
turn around, pouncing stance (left pouncing stance)


young lion turns around to pounce on the rabbit (slap the ground to send up
dust)
[159]
14.
jade dragon grabs the pillar, stamping kick (kicking with the right
foot)

snowflakes cover the headtop, press kick to the sky


[160]
15.
whirlwind kick

whirlwind kick
[161]
16.
come down into upward windmilling hands, lion opens its mouth
wide (left bow stance)

come down into left & right raising, prop up & strike
[162]
17.
retreat with fierce tiger returns to its den, come down into left T

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stance (left hand a hook, right hand a palm)

fierce tiger returns to its den, left T stance


[163]
18.
propping up with both hands, flying kick, come down into lion
opens its mouth wide (left bow stance)

propping up with both hands, flying kick, come down into lion opens its
mouth wide
[164]
19.
turn around with hooking hand, left press kick

turn around with hooking hand, left press kick


[165]
20.
right kick to the face
21.
double punches to the ears (right bow stance)

kick to the face, punches to the ears


[166]
22.
spin around, left rear press kick

green dragon swings its tail, left rear press kick


[167]
23.
come down with hooking hand, palm to the face (left bow stance)

come down with hooking hand, palm to the face


[168]
24.
threading palm, turn around, double kick

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turn around, threading palm [threading palm, turn around], double kick
[169]
25.
flourish while retreating, lion opens its mouth wide

flourish while retreating, lion opens its mouth wide


[170]
26.
back sweep, front & back sweeps, parry & block, punch (lifting the
right foot)

front & back sweeps

flourish into shivering rooster stands on one leg

come down with sleeve-wiping punch


[171]
27.
alternating stomps like the sea crashing against the rocks, prop up

continuous stomps, step forward, propping up & striking


[172]
28.
turn around, double kick

turn around, double kick


[173]
29.
come down into crossed hands prop up the sky, left T stance

crossed hands prop up the sky, left T stance


[174]
30.
hooking with both hands, hang the basket, standing straight

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hooking with both hands, hang the basket, standing straight
[175]
31.
ghost king snaps his fan (left bow stance)

ghost king snaps his fan


[176]
32.
upward windmilling hands, right kick when opposite hand is
forward

upward windmilling hands, right kick when opposite hand is forward


[177]
33.
upward windmilling hands, left kick when opposite hand is forward

upward windmilling hands, left kick when opposite hand is forward


[178]
34.
crossed hands, right kick to the face

hooking with both hands, right kick to the face


[179]
35.
rear press kick, standing on one leg (kicking with the right foot)

forward thrust punch with rear press kick, standing on one leg
[180]
36.
turn around with right swinging lotus kick

turn around with swinging lotus kick


[181]
37.
come down into lion opens its mouth wide (left [right] bow stance)

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come down into right bow stance with lion opens its mouth wide
[182]
38.
turn around with embrace the moon, horse-riding stance, fourequal palms

turn around with embrace the moon, horse-riding stance, four-equal palms
[183]
39.
hooking hand, palm to the face (left bow stance)

hooking hand, palm to the face


[184]
40.
left & right single kick

left & right single kick


[185]
41.
double kick

double kick
[186]
42.
hate the ground to beat the drum resoundingly

hate the ground to beat the drum resoundingly


[187]
43.
turn with left press kick

turn with left press kick


[188]
44.
hooking hand, palm to the face (left bow stance)

74


hooking hand, palm to the face
[189]
45.
propping up & hooking with a hanging strike while tripping his horse
out from under him

propping up & hooking with a hanging strike while tripping his horse out from
under him
[190]
46.
front palm strike with rear press kick

front palm strike with rear press kick


[191]
47.
turn around, threading palm, double kick

turn around, left & right chopping & hanging palm in T stance as continuous
postures

hawk turns over, pouncing stance


[192]
48.
crossed hands prop up the sky, standing on one leg (lifting the
right foot)

crossed hands prop up the sky, standing on one leg


[193]
49.
turning around, step forward, hooking with both hands, kick to the
face (kicking with the right foot)

hooking with both hands, kick to the face


[194]
50.

75

propping up with both hands, flying kick, come down pushing with
both fists (left bow stance)

propping up with both hands, flying kick, come down pushing with both fists
[195]
51.
swinging hand, threading palm, turn around into lion holds the
ball (lifting the right foot)

twist step, diagonal chopping palm


threading palm, turn around into lion holds the ball, lifting the right foot
[196]
52.
jade dragon grabs the pillar, stamping kick (kicking with the right
foot)

jade dragon grabs the pillar, sideways thrust kick


[197]
53.
whirlwind kick

whirlwind kick
[198]
54.
come down into horse arrives victorious (left bow stance)

come down into horse arrives victorious, hooking with both hands
[199]
55.
slapping palms, retreat into horse arrives victorious (left bow
stance)

bell & drum sound in unison, retreat


[200]
56.

76

swinging hand, threading palm, turn around, double kick

swinging hand, turn around, threading palm [threading palm, turn around],
double kick
[201]
57.
leaping, palm through the center, turn around into T stance

hawk turns over, raising palm to the groin


[202]
58.
gallop, fierce tiger pounces on a meal, drawing a bow (right bow
stance)

gallop, fierce tiger pounces on a meal, chopping & hanging palm


[203]
59.
right pushing down, left propping up, T stance

left propping up, right pushing down, slanted T stance


[204]
60.
whirlwind kick

whirlwind kick
[205]
61.
retreating, both hands hold up the pagoda (standing straight)

both hands press up the sky, retreating


[206]
62.
drill into the sky, come down into horse arrives victorious (left
bow stance)

drill into the sky, come down with hanging hooks

77

[207]
63.
left & right propping up, standing on one leg (lifting the right foot)

leaning away with raising hands, Kuixing kicks the Big Dipper
[208]
64.
single hooking hand, kick to the face (hooking with the right hand,
kicking with the right foot)

single hooking hand, kick to the face, come down with punches to the ears
[209]
65.
come down with back sweep, horse-riding stance, propping up &
striking

back sweep, horse-riding stance, propping up & striking


[210]
66.
jumping through, left prop up & right push down in wide T stance

jumping through, left prop up & right push down in wide T stance
[211]
67.
turning around, stealing step with lion holds the ball (left hand on
top)

stealing step with lion holds the ball


[212]
68.
turning around, stealing step with lion holds the ball (right hand
on top)
69.
trying to scoop the moons reflection from the water, lion opens
its mouth wide (right bow stance)

78

turning around, trying to scoop the moons reflection from the water, lion
opens its mouth wide
[213]
70.
hooking hand, kick to the face
71.
come down with thrust punch, posture of carrying a yoke (right bow
stance)

hooking hand, kick to the face, come down with yoke-carrying punch
[214]
72.
single kick, squat down with through-the-arm punch (lifting the left
foot)

backfist, single kick, squat down on one leg with through-the-arm punch
[215]
73.
turn around to the left, thrust punch, posture of carrying a yoke

turn around, left step, posture of carrying a yoke


[216]
74.
meteor punch, single kick, come down into posture of carrying a
yoke (right bow stance)

lean away, meteor punch, right kick, come down into posture of carrying a
yoke
[217]
75.
threading palm, retreat, propping up with both hands, flying kick,
come down pushing with both palms (left bow stance)

threading palm, retreat into lunging bow stance

propping up with both hands, flying kick, come down pushing with both palms

79

[218]
76.
threading palm, retreat with hawk turns over, crouching tiger
posture

threading palm, retreat with hawk turns over, crouching tiger posture
[219]
77.
hooking hand, palm to the face (left bow stance)

hooking hand, palm to the face


[220]
78.
retreat with threading palm, finishing posture (end of 3rd set)

retreat with threading palm, finishing posture



4th SET: THROUGH THE CENTER SHAOLIN BOXING

4a. FORMA: ATRAVESSAR CORAO



4th SET: THROUGH THE CENTER SHAOLIN BOXING
[221]
1.
immortal flicks his robe, stepping forward, fists face each other

immortal flicks his robe, stepping forward, fists face each other
[222]
2.
flourish, arms making a Big Dipper shape, cannon to the sky (left T
stance)

flourish, arms making a Big Dipper shape, cannon to the sky (left T stance)
[223]
3.

80

hero stands on one leg

hero stands on one leg, lifting the left foot


[224]
4.
rear twist kick

rear twist kick


[225]
5.
grabbing, thrust punch (left bow stance)

grabbing, thrust punch


[226]
6.
spreading punch of both hands drawing a bow in horse-riding
stance

thrust punches to both sides in horse-riding stance


[227]
7.
flourish in front while stepping back

flourish in front while stepping back


[228]
8.
trying to scoop the moons reflection from the water, skewering
punch (left bow stance)

trying to scoop the moons reflection from the water, skewering punch,
cannon punch
[229]
9.
turn behind, backfist (flourish, fishing rod posture)

81

left push down with right thrust punch, forward & rear pressing kicks, turn
around, stand straight with fishing rod posture
[230]
10.
lazy dragon stretches its back in lunging bow stance (right bow
stance)

lazy dragon stretches its back in lunging bow stance


[231]
11.
stealing step, swinging lotus kick, cross shape punches (right bow
stance)

stealing step, swinging lotus kick, cross shape punches


[232]
12.
flourish, arms making a Big Dipper shape, cannon to the sky (left T
stance)

flourish, arms making a Big Dipper shape, cannon to the sky


[233]
13.
hero stands on one leg

hero stands on one leg


[234]
14.
fierce tiger leaves its den (horse-riding stance, propping up &
striking)

fierce tiger leaves its den, horse-riding stance, propping up & striking
[235]
15.
step together, continuous punches

step together, continuous punches

82

[236]
16.
flourish through the center, cross shape punches

flourish through the center, cross shape punches


[237]
17.
fighting tiger posture

horse-riding stance, fighting tiger posture


[238]
18.
double winds through the ears (come down into crouching tiger
posture)

bell & drum sound together, come down into crouching tiger posture
[239]
19.
step forward, double kick

step forward, hang-his-face kick


[240]
20.
turn around, trying to scoop the moons reflection from the water,
skewering punch

turn around, trying to scoop the moons reflection from the water, skewering
punch, cannon punch
[241]
21.
turn around with flourish, hang-his-face kick (fishing rod posture)

left push down with right thrust punch, forward & rear pressing kicks, turn
around, stand straight with fishing rod posture
[242]
22.

83

lazy dragon stretches its back, lunging bow stance (right bow
stance)

lazy dragon stretches its back, lunging bow stance


[243]
23.
stealing step, swinging lotus kick, cross shape punches (right bow
stance)

stealing step, swinging lotus kick, cross shape punches


[244]
24.
flourish, arms making a Big Dipper shape, cannon to the sky (left T
stance)

flourish, arms making a Big Dipper shape, cannon to the sky


[245]
25.
hero stands on one leg

hero stands on one leg


[246]
26.
fierce tiger leaves its den, horse-riding stance, propping up &
striking

fierce tiger leaves its den, horse-riding stance, propping up & striking
[247]
27.
step together, continuous punches

step together, continuous punches


[248]
28.
flourish through the center, cross shape punches (left bow stance)

84


flourish through the center, cross shape punches
[249]
29.
fighting tiger posture

horse-riding stance, fighting tiger posture


[250]
30.
toe-pointed stance with uppercut to the groin

T stance with uppercut to the groin


[251]
31.
turning around, step forward into horse-riding stance, propping up
& striking

turning around, step forward into horse-riding stance, propping up & striking
[252]
32.
whirlwind kick

whirlwind kick
[253]
33.
come down into flourish, hero stands on one leg (lifting the left
foot)

come down into flourish, golden rooster stands on one leg


[254]
34.
fierce tiger returns to its mountain, posture of catching a sheep

fierce tiger returns to its mountain, posture of catching a sheep


[255]
35.

85

right trembling snap kick with opposite hand punching

right kick with opposite hand punching


[256]
36.
turn around, both hands drawing a bow in horse-riding stance

right turn, thrust punches to both sides in horse-riding stance


[257]
37.
flourish in front while stepping back

flourish in front while stepping back


[258]
38.
front & back sweeps, slap the ground to send up dust

front & back sweeps, slap the ground to send up dust


[259]
39.
double kick

double kick
[260]
40.
come down into flourish, T stance

come down into left turn with flourish, retreating into T stance
[261]
41.
retreat, finishing posture (end of 4th set)


retreat with threading palm, finishing posture (end)

5th SET: MARTIAL SKILL SHAOLIN BOXING

86

5a. FORMA: HABILIDADE MARCIAL



5th SET: MARTIAL SKILL SHAOLIN BOXING
[262]
1.
black raven shows its wings

black raven shows its wings


[263]
2.
fists face each other to make a Big Dipper shape

fists face each other to make a Big Dipper shape


[264]
3.
Erlang carries the mountain

Erlang carries the mountain


[265]
4.
fists face each other, flourish, single hooking hand (right hand)

fists face each other, flourish, single hooking hand


[266]
5.
sudden kick across the body (right hand slaps left foot)

sudden kick across the body (right hand slaps left foot)
[267]
6.
fierce tiger returns to its mountain, come down into pouncing
stance (single hooking hand)

fierce tiger returns to its mountain, come down into pouncing stance

87

[268]
7.
grabbing, level thrust punch (left bow stance)

grabbing, level thrust punch


[269]
8.
hate the ground to uproot the onion

hate the ground to uproot the onion


[270]
9.
turning to the left, left press kick, right kick, come down into fighting
tiger posture

turning to the left, left press kick, right kick, horse-riding stance, fighting tiger
posture
[271]
10.
propping up & striking, step forward with thrust punches in bow
stance (continuous postures)

propping up & striking, step forward with thrust punch in bow stance (three
continuous postures)
[272]
11.
turn around into hate the ground to uproot the onion

turn around into hate the ground to uproot the onion


[273]
12.
retreat three steps with three thrust punches (three continuous
postures)

left & right retreating with thrust punch (three continuous postures)

88

[274]
13.
stripping away his hand, pouncing stance with fishing rod posture
(left pouncing stance)

stripping away his hand, pouncing stance with fishing rod posture
[275]
14.
spin around, hooking hand, palm to the face (left bow stance)

spin around, hooking hand, palm to the face (phoenix circles its nest)
[276]
15.
turn around, propping up, left press kick

turn around, propping up, left press kick


[277]
16.
grabbing, level thrust punch (left hand wrapping into a fist, right
bow stance)

grabbing, level thrust punch


[278]
17.
right single kick

left & right single kick


[279]

double kick
[280]

rear twist kick


[281]
18.
whirlwind kick

89


whirlwind kick
[282]
19.
come down with uproot the onion

hate the ground to uproot the onion


[283]
20.
leap, come down into pouncing stance, propping up & striking (right
pouncing stance)

leap, pouncing stance, propping up & striking


[284]
21.
stealing step, propping up, left [right] press kick

stealing step, propping up, right press kick


[285]
22.
pulling hands, throwing kick (kicking with the left foot)

pulling hands, throwing kick (hooked scraping kick)


[286]
23.
stomp, holding the lute (left T stance)

stomp, holding the lute (small closing the gate)


[287]
24.
right slap, left wipe, come down pushing with both palms (right bow
stance)

right slap, left wipe, come down pushing with both palms
[288]
25.

90

left back sweep

left back sweep


[289]
26.
spreading [grabbing], level thrust punch (left bow stance)

grabbing, level thrust punch


[290]
27.
kick with opposite hand punching (kicking with the right foot)

kick with opposite hand punching


[291]
28.
stomp, folding forward, rear press kick (kicking with the left foot)

stomp, folding forward, rear press kick (white horse shows its hoof)
[292]
29.
grabbing, level thrust punch (left bow stance)

grabbing, level thrust punch


[293]
30.
kick with opposite hand punching (kicking with the right foot)

kick with opposite hand punching


[294]
31.
turn around with twist step, come down into lion opens its mouth
wide

turn around with twist step, prop up & strike


[295]
32.

91

double backfists, pouncing stance (left pouncing stance)

double backfists, pouncing stance


[296]
33.
rise with lion opens its mouth wide (left bow stance)

left bow stance, propping up & striking


[297]
34.
backfist, fake kick, real kick, thrust punch, posture of carrying a
yoke (right bow stance)

backfist, fake kick, real kick, front & back thrust punches in right bow stance
[298]
35.
turning around, backfist (left T stance)

turning around, backfist in left T stance


[299]
36.
turning around, left press kick

turning around, left press kick


[300]
37.
right step forward into horse-riding stance, propping up & striking

right step forward into horse-riding stance, propping up & striking


[301]
38.
left step forward into horse-riding stance, propping up & striking

left step forward into horse-riding stance, propping up & striking


[302]
39.

92

turn around with flourish, sitting twisted stance (rear hand a hook,
front hand a palm)

turn around with flourish, sitting twisted stance (front hand a palm, rear hand
a hook)
[303]
40.
leap, come down with fists facing each other to make a Big Dipper
shape (left T stance)

leap, come down with fists facing each other to make a Big Dipper shape (left T
stance)
[304]
41.
retreat, finishing posture (end of 5th set)


retreat with threading palm, finishing posture (end)

6th SET: SHORT FIGHTING SHAOLIN BOXING

6a. FORMA: LUTA CURTA



6th SET: SHORT FIGHTING SHAOLIN BOXING
[305]
1.
black tiger chases the heart (sitting tiger posture)

black tiger pierces the heart, sitting tiger posture


[306]
2.
step forward, fists face each other

step forward with gentle breeze waving the willow branches, oxhorn
punches, fists facing each other to make a Big Dipper shape

93

[307]
3.
flourish, strike to the right side

flourish, strike to the right side


[308]
4.
both hands drawing a bow (horse-riding stance)

charging horse, level thrust punches to both sides


[309]
5.
golden rooster stands on one leg

golden rooster stands on one leg


[310]
6.
step forward into horse-riding stance with hanging elbow posture

dragging a boulder, drop the arm into hanging elbow posture


[311]
7.
downward block, upward raise, strike directly forward (black tiger
climbs its mountain)

downward block, upward raise, prop up & strike (also called black tiger
climbs its mountain)
[312]
8.
leaned away crouching tiger posture

leaned away crouching tiger posture


[313]
9.
step forward, double kick

94


monkey climbs a tree, double kick
[314]
10.
hate the ground with a planting punch

hate the ground to plant the onion


[315]
11.
left press kick, gallop, right kick (fighting tiger posture)

left press kick, gallop, right kick

horse-riding stance, fighting tiger posture


[316]
12.
flourish in front while stepping back (white crane shows its wings)

flourish in front while stepping back


[317]
13.
front & back sweeps (horse-riding stance, propping up & striking)

front & back sweeps, horse-riding stance, propping up & striking


[318]
14.
fierce tiger leaves its den

fierce tiger leaves its den


[319]
15.
stripping palm, press kick

stripping palm, press kick


[320]
16.

95

come down with front & back thrust punches (posture of carrying a
yoke)

come down with front & back thrust punches, posture of carrying a yoke
[321]
17.
strike & kick, crouching tiger posture
[322]
18.
turn around, prop up the sky & press down the ground

turn around, standing straight, prop up the sky & press down the ground,
spirit & energy passing through between them
[323]
19.
fierce tiger returns to its mountain (posture of catching a sheep)

fierce tiger comes out onto its mountain, posture of catching a sheep
[324]
20.
right kick with opposite hand punching

right kick with opposite hand punching


[325]
21.
right level thrust punch

right level thrust punch


[326]
22.
step forward with raising palm to the groin (also called palm
through the forest)

step forward with raising palm to the groin


[327]
23.

96

hate the ground with a planting punch

planting punch, posture of shattering the ground


[328]
24.
whirlwind kick

whirlwind kick
[329]
25.
come down into horse-riding stance, propping up & striking

come down into horse-riding stance, propping up & striking


[330]
26.
turn behind with backfist

turn behind with backfist


[331]
27.
sleeve-wiping punch

sleeve-wiping punch
[332]
28.
grabbing, advance & strike

grabbing, level thrust punch


[333]
29.
right kick with opposite hand punching

right kick with opposite hand punching


[334]
30.
right level thrust punch

97

[335]
31.
turn around, alternating continuous punches

turn around, alternating continuous punches


[336]
32.
Li Bai pours wine

left scooping punch (Li Bai pours wine)


[337]
33.
body squared to the front, fighting tiger posture

body squared to the front, horse-riding stance, fighting tiger posture


[338]
34.
retreat, finishing posture to the left foot (end of 6th set)


retreat with threading palm, finishing posture (end)

7th SET: PLUM FLOWER SHAOLIN BOXING

7. FORMA: FLOR DE AMEIXA



7th SET: PLUM FLOWER SHAOLIN BOXING
[339]
1.
stomp, T stance, pushing with both palms (left T stance)

stomp, T stance, pushing with both palms


[340]
2.
lifting a foot, black raven shows its wings (lifting the left foot)

98


lifting a foot, black raven shows its wings
[341]
3.
step forward, propping forward with both palms (right T stance)

step forward, propping forward with both palms


[342]
4.
leap, turning to the left, step forward, pushing with both palms (left
bow stance)

leap, turning to the left, step forward, pushing with both palms
[343]
5.
hooking with both hands, kick to the face (kicking with the right
foot)

hooking with both hands, kick to the face


[344]
6.
come down turning to the left with skewering punch to the crotch
(horse-riding stance)

come down turning to the left with skewering punch to the crotch
[345]
7.
propping up with both hands, kick to the face (kicking with the left
foot)

making an X shape with the fists, kick to the face


[346]
8.
left level thrust punch (left bow stance)

left step, left thrust punch

99

[347]
9.
turn around, grabbing, level thrust punch

turn around, grabbing, left thrust punch


[348]
10.
turn around, threading palm, single kick (right kick)

turn around, threading palm, single kick


[349]
11.
come down into stealing step, fairy maiden scatters flowers

come down into left stealing step, fairy maiden scatters flowers
[350]

left kick, right stealing step, fairy maiden scatters flowers


[351]
12.
tangling leg sweep, drawing a bow (right bow stance)

tangling leg, drawing a bow


[352]
13.
backfist, whirlwind kick

backfist, whirlwind kick


[353]
14.
come down, slapping the ground to send up dust (right pouncing
stance)

come down, slapping the ground to send up dust


[354]
15.

100

double thrust punch to the left side (left bow stance)

left step, leaning in, double thrust punch


[355]
16.
attacking in three directions, press kick with strikes while on one leg

attacking in three directions, press kick with strikes while on one leg
[356]
17.
turn around, attacking in three directions, press kick with strikes
while on one leg

turn around, attacking in three directions, press kick with strikes while on one
leg
[357]
18.
fierce tiger returns to its mountain, posture of catching a sheep

fierce tiger comes out onto its mountain, posture of catching a sheep
[358]
19.
trembling snap kick with opposite hand punching (kicking with the
right foot)

right kick with opposite hand punching


[359]
20.
come down with threading palm, turn around with lazy dragon
stretches its back in lunging bow stance

threading palm, turn around with lazy dragon stretches its back in lunging
bow stance
[360]
21.
turn over the hand to prop up, front & back sweeps, horse-riding
stance, prop up & strike

101


turn over the hand to prop up, front & back sweeps, horse-riding stance, prop
up & strike
[361]
22.
fierce tiger returns to its mountain, posture of catching a sheep

fierce tiger comes out onto its mountain, posture of catching a sheep
[362]
23.
trembling snap kick with opposite hand punching (kicking with the
right foot)

right kick with opposite hand punching


[363]
24.
come down with threading palm, turn around with lazy dragon
stretches its back in lunging bow stance

threading palm, turn around with lazy dragon stretches its back in lunging
bow stance
[364]
25.
turn around into hate the ground to uproot the onion

turn around into hate the ground with a planting punch


[365]
26.
whirlwind kick

whirlwind kick
[366]
27.
horse-riding stance, hanging elbow posture

horse-riding stance, hanging elbow posture

102

[367]

shivering rooster stands on one leg


[368]

come down with sleeve-wiping punch


[369]
28.
fierce tiger returns to its mountain, posture of catching a sheep

continuous stomps, advance, prop up & strike


[370]
29.
arrowing snap kick with opposite hand punching

turn around, golden rooster stands on one leg, left hand a hook, right hand a
palm
[371]

withdraw a step, turn around with diagonal chopping palm


[372]
30.
retreat with threading palm, turn around, double kick

retreat with threading palm, turn around, double kick


[373]
31.
boy honors Buddha (left bow stance)

boy honors Buddha


[374]
32.
turn around, coiling kick

turn around, coiling kick

103

[375]
33.
come down with fists facing each other to make a Big Dipper shape
(left T stance)

come down with fists facing each other to make a Big Dipper shape
[376]
34.
retreat, finishing posture (end of 7th set)


retreat with threading palm, finishing posture (end)

8th SET: FREE-FOOTED SHAOLIN BOXING

8a. FORMA: PUXA PASSOS



8th SET: FREE-FOOTED SHAOLIN BOXING
[377]
1.
immortal flicks his robe, stepping forward, fists face each other

immortal flicks his robe, stepping forward, fists face each other
[378]
2.
grab, stepping forward, slicing palm (right bow stance)

grab, stepping diagonally, right slicing palm


[379]
3.
retreat, raising palm to the groin (left T stance)

withdraw a step, raising palm to the groin


[380]
4.
raising hand, step forward into horse-riding stance, propping up &

104

striking

raising hand, step forward into horse-riding stance, propping & striking
[381]
5.
stomp, tangling hands, stepping forward, press down & strike (left
bow stance)

stomp, tangling hands, stepping forward, press down & strike


[382]
6.
strip away his hand with a bracing palm, horse-riding stance

strip away his hand with a bracing palm, horse-riding stance


[383]
7.
back sweep, slap the ground to send up dust

back sweep, slap the ground to send up dust


[384]
8.
double kick, standing straight, prop up & strike

double kick, standing straight, prop up & strike


[385]
9.
turn around with wind waving the willow branches, elbow
protecting the center (left bow stance)

turn around with wind waving the willow branches, elbow covering the
center
[386]
10.
backfist, kick, bow stance, propping up & striking

backfist, kick, bow stance, propping up & striking

105

[387]
11.
step forward with raising palm to the groin

step forward with raising palm to the groin


[388]
12.
hate the ground with a planting punch

hate the ground with a planting punch


[389]
13.
whirlwind kick

whirlwind kick
[390]
14.
stealing step, fairy maiden scatters flowers

stealing step, fairy maiden scatters flowers


[391]
15.
blue dragon turns around, horse-riding stance, prop up & strike

blue dragon turns around, horse-riding stance, prop up & strike


[392]
16.
Mt. Tai presses down upon him (horse-riding stance)

right bow stance, backfist to the face


[393]
17.
continuing into a flying kick, come down pushing with both fists
(right bow stance)

continuing into a flying kick, come down pushing with both palms

106

[394]
18.
back sweep, hawk claws its shoulder, prop up & strike (horseriding stance)

back sweep, hawk claws its shoulder, prop up & strike


[395]
19.
left & right raising hand, stand on one leg (lifting the right foot)

left & right raising hand, stand on one leg


[396]
20.
turn around, right swinging lotus kick

turn around, right swinging lotus kick


[397]
21.
come down into double winds through the ears (right bow stance)

come down into punching with double winds through the ears
[398]
22.
twist step, skewering punch to the crotch

twist step, skewering punches to both sides


[399]
23.
propping up, kick, push with both palms (left bow stance)

propping up, left press kick, right kick, push with both palms
[400]
24.
front & back sweeps

back sweep

107

[401]
25.
slap the ground to send up dust, double kick

slap the ground to send up dust

double kick
[402]
26.
come down into bow stance, prop up & strike (right bow stance)

come down into bow stance, prop up & strike


[403]
27.
stealing step, stripping away his hand, prop up & strike

stealing step, stripping away his hand, prop up & strike


[404]
28.
turn around into horse-riding stance, propping up & striking

turn around into horse-riding stance, propping up & striking


[405]
29.
stomp, tangling hands, stepping forward, press down & strike (left
bow stance)

stomp, tangling hands, stepping forward, press down & strike


[406]
30.
hooking with both hands, kick to the face (kicking with the right
foot)

hooking with both hands, kick to the face


[407]
31.

108

propping up with both hands, flying kick, come down stepping back,
pushing with both palms (left bow stance)

propping up with both hands, flying kick, come down stepping back, pushing
with both palms
[408]
32.
turn around, sitting twisted, slap the ground

turn around, sitting twisted, slap the ground


[409]
33.
turn around, grabbing, level thrust punch (left bow stance)

turn around, grabbing, level thrust punch


[410]
34.
right kick with opposite hand punching

right kick with opposite hand punching


[411]
35.
thrust punches to both sides in bow stance (right bow stance)

thrust punches to both sides in right bow stance


[412]
36.
whirlwind kick

whirlwind kick
[413]
37.
night demon searches the sea, seizing tiger posture (left pouncing
stance)

bend the bow to shoot the tiger in pouncing stance

109

[414]

hero stands on one leg, fighting tiger posture


[415]
38.
retreat, finishing posture (end of 8th set)


retreat with threading palm, finishing posture (end)


9th SET: CONTINUOUS SHAOLIN BOXING

9a. FORMA: CONTINUIDADE



9th SET: CONTINUOUS SHAOLIN BOXING
[416]
1.
immortal flicks his robe, stepping forward, fists face each other

immortal flicks his robe, stepping forward, fists face each other
[417]
2.
turning to the left, step forward, hooking hand, palm to the face
(standing straight)

turning to the left, step forward, hooking hand, palm to the face
[418]
3.
stomp, hero stands on one leg (fighting tiger posture, lifting the
left foot)

stomp, hero stands on one leg (lifting the left foot, fighting tiger posture)

110

[419]
4.
night demon searches the sea, seizing tiger posture (left pouncing
stance)

night demon searches the sea, seizing tiger posture


[420]
5.
hawk turns over, palm through the center (left bow stance)

hawk turns over, palm through the center, left bow stance
[421]
6.
white crane slaps with a wing, T stance

white crane slaps with a wing, T stance


[422]
7. ()
scraping kick while turning around, both hands hold up the
pagoda, straddling step, (standing straight)

scraping kick while turning around, both hands hold up the pagoda,
straddling step, standing straight
[423]
8.
gallop forward, skewering palm in T stance

gallop forward, skewering palm in T stance


[424]
9.
step forward, grabbing, palm to the face, bow stance (left hand a fist,
right hand a palm)

step forward, grabbing with the left hand, right palm to the face
[425]
10.

111

turn around, front palm strike with rear press kick, standing on one
leg

turn around, front palm strike with rear press kick, standing on one leg
[426]
11.
twist step, both hands hold up the pagoda, standing straight

twist step, both hands hold up the pagoda, standing straight


[427]
12.
both hands [left hand] slapping the foot, left press kick

left hand slapping the foot, left press kick


[428]
13.
propping up with both hands, kick to the face (kicking with the right
foot)

propping up with both hands, kick to the face


[429]
14.
come down turning to the left, thrust punch, posture of carrying a
yoke (left bow stance)

come down turning to the left, thrust punch, posture of carrying a yoke
[430]
15.
turn around, thrust punch, posture of carrying a yoke (right bow
stance)

turn around, thrust punch, posture of carrying a yoke


[431]
16.
raising kick, gallop, turn to the right with thrust punch, posture of
carrying a yoke (right bow stance)

112


raising kick, gallop, turn to the right with thrust punch, posture of carrying a
yoke
[432]
17.
threading palm with twist step, both hands hold up the pagoda,
standing straight

threading palm with twist step, both hands hold up the pagoda, standing
straight
[433]
18.

turn around with rolling-hands flourish, retreat with threading


palm, turn around, propping up with both hands, flying kick

turn around with rolling-hands flourish, retreat with threading palm, turn
around, propping up with both hands, flying kick
[434]
19.
left front palm strike with rear press kick, standing on one leg

left front palm strike with rear press kick, standing on one leg
[435]
20.
right front palm strike with rear press kick, standing on one leg

right front palm strike with rear press kick, standing on one leg
[436]
21.
stomp, folding forward, rear press kick (kicking with the left foot)

stomp, folding forward, rear press kick


[437]
22.
leaning back to face the sky, press kick

113


leaning back to face the sky, press kick
[438]
23.
turn around with twist step, both hands hold up the pagoda,
standing straight

turn around with twist step, both hands hold up the pagoda, standing
straight
[439]
24.
phoenix unfurls its wings, come down into horse-riding stance

phoenix unfurls its wings, come down into horse-riding stance


[440]
25.
stealing step, step forward, prop up & strike with phoenix-eye punch
(wide T stance)

stealing step, step forward, prop up & strike with phoenix-eye punch in wide T
stance
[441]
26.
turn around into bow stance, shoot the tiger

turn around into bow stance, shoot the tiger


[442]
27.
turning around, shoot tigers in all directions

turning around, shoot tigers in all directions


[443]
28.
turn around into prop up the sky & press down the ground in
horse-riding stance

114

turn around into prop up the sky & press down the ground in horse-riding
stance
[444]
29.
left & right tiger stretches its back (bow stances)

left & right tiger stretches its back (bow stances)


[445]
30.
monkey does a somersault, drop into a split

monkey windmills, drop into a split


[446]
31.
withered tree twists its roots, posture of a cat stretching

withered tree twists its roots, posture of a cat stretching (millstone leg)
[447]
32.
sitting cross-legged in a posture of honoring Buddha

sitting cross-legged in a posture of honoring Buddha


[448]
33.
leap up, landing in straddle stance, both hands hold up the pagoda,
standing straight

leap up, landing in straddle stance, both hands hold up the pagoda, standing
straight
[449]
34.
raising hand, stand on one leg, come down into tiger stretches its
back

raising hand, stand on one leg, come down into tiger stretches its back

115

[450]
35.
turn around to the right with flourish, fishing posture

turn around to the right with flourish, fishing posture


[451]
36.
left step forward with flourish, fishing posture

left step forward with flourish, fishing posture


[452]
37.
turn around, three advances & three retreats with wrapping-elbow
thrust punches

turn around, three advances & three retreats with wrapping-elbow thrust
punches
[453]
38.
left & right slap the foot, Mt. Tai presses down upon him (left T
stance)

left & right slap the foot, Mt. Tai presses down upon him (left T stance)
[454]
39.
step forward with both hands drawing a bow, join the hands (bow
stance)

step forward with both hands drawing a bow, join the hands (bow stance)
[455]
40.
go through the center while waving the willow branches, stealing
step with turn around into fairy maiden scatters flowers

go through the center while waving the willow branches, stealing step with
turn around into fairy maiden scatters flowers

116

[456]
41.
turn around with stealing step, shoot the tiger to the rear

turn around with stealing step, shoot the tiger to the rear
[457]
42.
turn around with pulling hands into pouncing stance, crouching
tiger posture

turn around with pulling hands into pouncing stance, crouching tiger posture
[458]
43.
raising hand, kick to the face (kicking with the right foot)

raising hand, kick to the face


[459]
44.
spin around, fierce tiger wraps its head (left bow stance)

spin around, fierce tiger wraps its head (left bow stance)
[460]
45.
step forward, left & right slapping wing, lifting the right foot

step forward, left & right slapping wing, lifting the right foot
[461]
46.
hate the ground to uproot the onion, sitting tiger posture

hate the ground to uproot the onion, sitting tiger posture


[462]
47.
double kick, come down with grabbing, three continuous punches
(left bow stance)

117


double kick, come down with grabbing, three continuous punches
[463]
48.
turning around with hands pulling, sweep, lion opens its mouth
wide (right bow stance)

turning around with hands pulling, sweep, lion opens its mouth wide (right
bow stance)
[464]
49.
stepping forward with hands pulling, sweep, lion opens its mouth
wide

stepping forward with hands pulling, sweep, lion opens its mouth wide
[465]
50.
double thrust punch, right kick to the face

double thrust punch, right kick to the face


[466]
51.
turning to the left, swinging hand, whirlwind palm

turning to the left, swinging hand, whirlwind palm


[467]
52.
turning to the right, swinging hand, whirlwind palm

turning to the right, swinging hand, whirlwind palm


[468]
53.
right hand wiping the sleeve, threading palm (left bow stance)

right hand wiping the sleeve, threading palm

118

[469]
54.
left hand wiping the sleeve, threading palm

left hand wiping the sleeve, threading palm


[470]
55.
turn to the left with lion opens its mouth wide (left bow stance)

turn to the left with lion opens its mouth wide


[471]
56.
turn around with lion opens its mouth wide

turn around with lion opens its mouth wide


[472]
57.
turn to the right with meteor punch (right bow stance)

turn to the right with meteor punch (right bow stance)


[473]
58.
turn to the left with meteor punch (left bow stance)

turn to the left with meteor punch (left bow stance)


[474]
59.
kick, come down with three continuous punches (right bow stance)

kick, come down with three continuous punches


[475]
60.
leap, land in horse-riding stance, opening the west gate

leap, land in horse-riding stance, opening the west gate

119

[476]
61.
leap, land in horse-riding stance, opening the east gate

leap, land in horse-riding stance, opening the east gate


[477]
62.
leap, land in horse-riding stance, opening the south gate

leap, land in horse-riding stance, opening the south gate


[478]
63.
leap, land in horse-riding stance, opening the north gate

leap, land in horse-riding stance, opening the north gate


[479]
64.
threading palm, turn around, kick, prop up & strike (T stance)

threading palm, turn around, kick, prop up & strike in T stance


[480]
65.
threading palm, turn around with lazy dragon stretches its back
(lunging bow stance)

threading palm, turn around with lazy dragon stretches its back in lunging
bow stance
[481]
66.
retreat, both fists closing the gate in T stance

retreat, both fists closing the gate


[482]
67.
left retreat with swinging hand, seizing tiger posture

120


left retreat with swinging hand, seizing tiger posture
[483]
68.
right retreat with swinging hand, seizing tiger posture

right retreat with swinging hand, seizing tiger posture


[484]

hero stands on one leg, lifting the left foot (fighting tiger posture)
[485]
69.

retreat with threading palm, finishing posture (end of 9th set)


retreat with threading palm, finishing posture (end)


10th SET: EXEMPLARY SHAOLIN BOXING

10a. FORMA: RITOS



10th SET: EXEMPLARY SHAOLIN BOXING
[486]
1.
step forward propping up, Lu Ban tests the bow in horse-riding
stance

step forward propping up, Lu Ban tests the bow in horse-riding stance
[487]
2.
grabbing, right thrust punch (left bow stance)

grabbing, right thrust punch (left bow stance)


[488]
3.

121

step forward with continuous thrust punches

step forward with continuous thrust punches


[489]
4.
backfist, kick to the face, turn around with continuous punches

backfist, kick to the face, turn around with continuous punches


[490]
5.
prop up & backfist in left bow stance

prop up & backfist in left bow stance


[491]
6.
bow stance, prop up & strike, attacking three directions

bow stance, prop up & strike, attacking three directions


[492]
7.
black dragon coils its body, flourish into horse-riding stance,
posture of tugging the reins

black dragon coils its body, flourish into horse-riding stance, posture of
tugging the reins
[493]
8.
back sweep, right single kick

back sweep, left single kick


[494]
9.
backfist, retreat, charging both sides (bow stance)

backfist, retreat, charging both sides

122

[495]
10.
leap, turning to the left, front leg a bow & rear leg an arrow, posture
of propping up with a spear

leap, turning to the left, bow stance, posture of propping up with a spear
[496]
11.
scooping sand from under the sea, posture of honoring Buddha

scooping sand from under the sea, posture of honoring Buddha


[497]
12.
forward & rear press kicks

forward & rear press kicks


[498]
13.
raising a foot while on one leg, boy honoring Guan Yin

raising a foot while on one leg, boy honoring Guan Yin


[499]
14.
switching-feet flying kick

switching-feet flying kick


[500]
15.
come down into stealing step, shoot the tiger to the rear

come down into stealing step, shoot the tiger to the rear
[501]
16.
pulling hands, stepping forward into pouncing stance (pressing
down with both palms)

123

pulling hands, stepping forward into pouncing stance (pressing down with
both palms)
[502]
17.
left back sweep, rise up with lion opens its mouth wide (left bow
stance)

left back sweep, rise up with lion opens its mouth wide
[503]
18.
right back sweep, rise up with lion opens its mouth wide (right
bow stance)

right back sweep, rise up with lion opens its mouth wide
[504]
19.
propping up with both hands, flying kick, come down into horseriding stance, prop up & strike

propping up with both hands, flying kick, come down into horse-riding stance,
prop up & strike
[505]
20.
lively fish turns around to the left, stealing step, both hands hold
up the pagoda

lively fish turns around to the left, stealing step, both hands hold up the
pagoda
[506]
21.
lively fish turns around to the right, stealing step, both hands
hold up the pagoda

lively fish turns around to the right, stealing step, both hands hold up the
pagoda
[507]
22.

124

single kicks forward & behind, threading palm to the throat in left
bow stance

single kicks forward & behind, threading palm to the throat in left bow stance
[508]
23.
pulling hands, attacking three directions, pushing with both palms
in a pushing step

pulling hands, attacking three directions, pushing with both palms (T stance)
[509]
24.
turn around with flourish, hang-his-face kick, come down into bow
stance, fighting tiger posture

turn around with flourish, hang-his-face kick, bow stance, fighting tiger
posture
[510]
25.
left sideways thrust kick, standing on one leg

left sideways thrust kick, standing on one leg


[511]
26.
hang-his-face kick, backfist to the face, thrust punch (left bow
stance)

hang-his-face kick, backfist to the face, thrust punch (left bow stance)
[512]
27.
turn around with flourish, left sideways thrust kick

turn around with flourish, left sideways thrust kick


[513]
28.
come down into sitting twisted stance, yoke-carrying punch

125


come down into sitting twisted stance, yoke-carrying punch
[514]
29.
threading palm, left thrust kick (three continuous postures)

threading palm, left thrust kick (three continuous postures)


[515]
30.
turn around with ground-scraping kick, prop up & strike in T stance

turn around with ground-scraping kick, prop up & strike in T stance


[516]
31.
gallop, backfist, sideways thrust kick (kicking with the right foot)

gallop, backfist, sideways thrust kick (kicking with the right foot)
[517]
32.
turn, slapping the ground to send up dust (kick with the right foot)
[belongs in next]

turn, slapping the ground to send up dust


[518]
33.
kick, turn, slapping the ground to send up dust [kicking with the
right foot]

kick with opposite hand punching, turn, slapping the ground to send up dust
(kicking with the right foot)
[519]
34.
lion wraps its head (left bow stance)

lion wraps its head

126

[520]
35.
flourish, threading palm, standing on one leg (lifting the left foot)

flourish, threading palm, standing on one leg


[521]
36.
left thrust kick, come down into left & right prop up & strike in
horse-riding stance

left thrust kick, come down into left & right prop up & strike in horse-riding
stance
[522]
37.
sitting twisted stance, yoke-carrying punch

sitting twisted stance, yoke-carrying punch


[523]
38.
turn around, threading palm, double kick

turn around, threading palm, double kick


[524]
39.
left hook & right palm, standing on one leg

left hook & right palm, standing on one leg


[525]
40.
slapping palms, flying kick, left hook & right palm, standing on one
leg (lifting the right foot)

slapping palms, flying kick, left hook & right palm, standing on one leg
[526]
41.
stealing step, turning around with flourish into monkey makes

127

hooks with both hands, standing on one leg (lifting the right foot)

stealing step, turning around with flourish into monkey makes hooks with
both hands, standing on one leg
[527]
42.
come down with monkey makes hooks with both hands (left T
stance)

come down with monkey makes hooks with both hands (left T stance)
[528]
43.
step forward with monkey makes hooks with both hands (right T
stance)

step forward with monkey makes hooks with both hands (right T stance)
[529]
44.
turning around, drill into the sky, come down into horse-riding
stance, striking with a salute

turning around, drill into the sky, come down into horse-riding stance,
striking with a salute
[530]
45.
left & right lion opens its mouth wide

left & right lion opens its mouth wide


[531]
46.
flourish, threading palm, standing on one leg (lifting the left foot)

flourish, threading palm, standing on one leg


[532]
47.
come down pressing down with both palms, seizing tiger posture
(right bow stance)

128


come down pressing down with both palms, seizing tiger posture (right bow
stance)
[533]
48.
continuous stumbling step, removing the robe, threading through,
horse-riding stance (three continuous postures)

continuous stumbling step, removing the robe, threading through, horseriding stance (three continuous postures)
[534]
49.
left back sweep

left & right back sweep


[535]
50.
grab, right kick with opposite hand punching, come down into bow
stance with continuous punches

grab, right kick with opposite hand punching, bow stance with continuous
punches
[536]
51.
left & right back sweep

left back sweep


[537]
52.
grab, left kick with opposite hand punching, come down into bow
stance with continuous punches

grab, right [left] kick with opposite hand punching, bow stance with
continuous punches
[538]
53.
left sideways jumping step, flicking the robe, Erlang carries the

129

mountain

left sideways jumping step, flicking the robe, Erlang carries the mountain
[539]
54.
twisting the body, right thrust punch

twisting the body, right thrust punch


[540]
55.
whirlwind kick

whirlwind kick
[541]
56.
come down into horse-riding stance, left & right posture of propping
up with a spear

come down into horse-riding stance, left & right posture of propping up with a
spear
[542]
57.
threading palm, retreat, T stance, press down with both palms,
seizing tiger posture

threading palm, retreat, T stance, press down with both palms, seizing tiger
posture
[543]
58.
retreat three steps while thrusting three punches (left & right bow
stance)

retreat three steps while thrusting three punches (left & right bow stance)
[544]
59.
scooping sand from under the sea, prop up & strike, kick to the
face

130


scooping sand from under the sea, prop up & strike, kick to the face
[545]
60.
seizing tiger climbs its mountain, left sideways jumping step,
Erlang carries the mountain

seizing tiger climbs its mountain, left sideways jumping step, Erlang carries
the mountain
[546]
61.
flourish, right sweep, left dancing leg, standing on one leg

flourish, right sweep, left thrust kick, standing on one leg


[547]
62.
stealing step, sitting twisted stance, holding the vase

stealing step, sitting twisted stance, holding the vase


[548]
63.
left & right thrust kick with opposite hand punching (three
continuous postures)

left & right thrust kick with opposite hand punching (three continuous
postures)
[549]
64.
threading palm, turn around, kick to the face, prop up & strike in T
stance

threading palm, turn around, kick to the face, T stance with prop up & strike
[550]
65.
holding the gourd, T stance with grab & punch

131


holding the gourd, T stance with grab & punch
[551]
66.
retreating into horse-riding stance, left prop up & strike

retreating into horse-riding stance, left prop up & strike


[552]
67.
retreating into horse-riding stance, right prop up & strike

retreating into horse-riding stance, right prop up & strike


[553]
68.
back sweep, slap the ground to send up dust

back sweep, slap the ground to send up dust


[554]
69.
front & back sweeps

front & back sweeps


[555]
70.

right swinging kick, double skewering punches to the ground,


finishing posture (end of 10th set)


right swinging kick, double skewering punches to the ground, finishing posture
(end)

132