Carry a Tiger to the mountain
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Carry a Tiger to the mountain 01
With the shoulder joints as center, move the upper arm downward in a curving
direction and together with the elbows as center rotate the forearms downward.
Sink down the wrist joints at the same time till both arms are stretching out
naturally. Follow the direction as indicated by the yellow dots as shown in the
above picture and place both hands near to the two front sides of the left knee.
Both hands are sliding and rubbing down as if the fingers and palms are pasted
to a substance. The waist and the back have to strengthen and suspend in the
opposite direction. It is absolutely necessary to avoid the upper body to follow
the downward movement of the hands to lean forward further and lose the
sense of suspended upright. Keep the base of the body in bow stance and do
not shift the center of gravity.
Carry a tiger to the mountain 02
The whole body weight falls perpendicularly to the ground through the
connecting line of D-K between the left hip and heel. Ensure the left knee
is stable and with the line D-K as axis rotate the body 45 degrees leading
the torso and the left leg to face the south east corner. At the same time,
raise the wrist slightly. With both arms as axis, rotate the palms outward
facing the south east corner. The upper body is kept leaning forward and
the right leg is remained stretching. The rotation power is coming from the
back of the waist, the left thigh and the grounding of the left heel.
Crray a tiger to the mountain 03
Keep the left hip joint and knee joint stable. Slightly raise the right toes and with the right heel as bearing rotate the right hip and right
heel 45 degrees at the same time. The right toes are pointing to the southwest corner and the right leg is bended from the stretching
position. This is essentially expanding both hips and to shift the weight center to the mid point between the two legs. It is very much
like the stance of the Single Whip as previous mentioned. And cross references can be made as to the requirements of turning the
waist, hips, legs and feet. The only difference is that the Single Whip is turning to the left and the current posture is turning to the
right. With the rotation of the waist and the hips at the same time and together with the turning of the torso to the right, lead the upper
body upright to face direct south. At the same time, with the shoulders as center, raise both arms in an arch form along the direction of
the right and left knees. Simultaneously with both arms as axis rotate slightly and turn the palms from facing outward to facing against
each other as shown in the picture.
Carry a tiger to the mountain 04
With the power from stretching the left leg, move the weight center to the
right. When the right toes are grounded, move the weight center entirely
to the right leg. At the same time, leans the torso forward to face
southwest along the direction of the right knee.
Bend the elbow joints slightly and continue to rotate and raise both hands
upward along the direction of the both knees till the elbow joints are in
the same height as the posture of Raising The Hands.
During the whole process from 2 to 5, other than having the sense of
expanding the hands, arms and back outward as previously mentioned
in the first conclusive note, also image to extend the arms to embrace the
由 Daniel Kwok 先生 校译
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by Mr.Daniel Kwok
Cross hands 01
Keep the right knee stable. With the connected line between the
right heel and right hip as axis, turn to left till the right toes are
pointing to the south. The left leg remains the original stretching
The upper body is kept leaning forward and the right arm follows
the body to turn left. The right forearm, with the elbow as axis,
slightly makes a curving movement toward the upper left. The
two arms are facing against each other.
Cross hands 02
With the left hip as center, move the left leg forward till it is in
parallel with the right leg. Taking the right hip as center, turn
the torso from leaning forward to upright.
Respectively using the left and right elbows as center and the
forearms as turning axis, rotate the arms and cross the left and
right wrists in front of the chest. The palms are respectively
turning right and left.
Both legs support the body weight equally. The status of the
body has to fulfill all the upright requirements as previously
mentioned under the first conclusive note.