| (111) 弯弓射虎——
Curving the bow to shoot a tiger
This is the finishing
posture of Double Branch of
Lotus Sways In The Wind.
The photos with dress in
red were taken from the
The photos with dress in
blue were taken from the
要看弯弓射虎的动作录像，请点击 红衣 兰衣
To watch video of this movement ，click Red Blue
Curving the bow to shoot a tiger 01
Press the ground with the sole of the left foot. Stretch the left leg and bend
the right leg. Step firmly the right sole toward the east. Shift the weight center
from the left leg to the right leg. While shifting the body weight, keep the
torso to face northeast and turn the body from upright position to slanting
With both shoulders as center and by keeping both arms close to the body,
move downward toward the southwest. Stretch the left arm naturally outward
and straighten the right arm at the same time. Both palms have the sense of
pressing down. Follow the same moving path and with one hand in front and
the other hand at the back. Keep a distance of one foot apart between two
hands and shift them close of the crotch. Keep the eyesight on the
movement of the palms.
Please watch the video for the details of the movements of the both arms.
Curving the bow to shoot a tiger 02
Keep the torso slanting forward and both the knee and the hips
stable. Rotate the waist leading the body from facing northeast to
Maintain both arms basically at their original state. By following
the turning of the body, keep both arms close to the body and
move them to the outer side of the right thigh. Rotate the body till
the upper body is facing the southeast side. Under the condition
of not affecting the balance of the whole body, the degree of the
rotation can be increased or decreased depending on individual’s
Curving the bow to shoot a tiger 03
Keep the whole body basically at its original state. With the left elbow
as center, raise the left forearm up to the horizontal level and point it
to the south. With the right shoulder as center, slightly raise the right
upper arm leading the right upper arm to the horizontal level and
point it to the south. Take the elbow as center at the same time and
raise the right forearm to the horizontal level and point it to the east.
Turn both open palms into fists with the upper side of the fists facing
each other. Bend the right wrist toward the center of the palm. And
bend the left wrist toward the back of the palm. Try to keep the front
faces of both fists at the same level and to face east.
Curving the bow to shoot a tiger 04
Keep both hips and knees stable. Turn the waist to the left leading
the upper body from facing southeast to facing right east.
While turning the body, both arms and fists are essentially kept at
their original state. The connecting line between the two fists is
basically straight and on top of the left knee. Both of the outer faces
of the fists are having the sense of punching out.
由 Daniel Kwok 先生校译
Proofreaded & Translated
by Mr.Daniel Kwok