Fist under elbow
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Fist under elbow 06
Move the post from sitting
to bow step forward. With
the left forearm as axis,
continue the slight upward
turn of the left arm.
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Fist under elbow 01
With the right heel as supporting point, stretch the right leg and shift the weight center to the left leg. At the same
time, with the connecting line of the left heel and the left hip as axis, rotate the body and lead the left toes and left
arm to point east. The torso from an up right position is gradually leaning side way toward the left thigh and the left
toes bringing the points K-H-D-B-A of the left side into a straight line. Stretch out the left arm naturally and turn the
palm to face down. Keep the right arm steady in its original position. This time the upper body is facing south.
Pay attention that when making the turn the hips are rotating from their original locations and there is no shifting of
position. In stretching the right leg, the right knee is moving back toward the right heel and not moving sideway
toward the left leg. This is to maintain the state of opening the hips and keep the area between the legs and waist
strong and powerful so as to have a stable and forceful base. When rotating the body, do not protrude the right
hip and twist the posture.
Fist under elbow 02
Keep the left leg, knee, shoulder and arm still. With
the connecting line of the right heel and right hip as
axis, turn the body for 45 degrees leading the right
toes and the stretched right arm to point south. The
torso is basically unchanged with exception of a slight
turn to the left. Ultimately, it is still facing south but
slanting sideway to the east.
Ensure that the weight center is solidly falling down
onto the connecting line between the left leg and the
left hip and is grounding on the left heel and the
outer edge of the left foot. There is the sense of
grabbing the ground with the left toes.
Fist under elbow 03
Keep the left leg, knee, hip and arm strictly stable
and still. With the left hip as center, bring the
torso to face east and lean forward. Following the
rotation of the body, turn the stretched right leg
for 90 degrees as well and position it in parallel
and behind with the left foot. At the same time,
release the hooked right hand.
Following the rotation of the body, place the right
arm in parallel with the left arm. The posture of
the body is very much similar to the post of
Brushing the Knee and Stepping Forward with only
difference in the position of both arms.
Fist under elbow 04
Grab both hands into fists. With the left elbow as
center, arch the forearm up around 45 degrees
and turn the inner side of the fist from facing right
to pointing the face. Simultaneously, with the right
elbow as center, turn the forearm to the left and
rotate the inner side of the fist from facing left to
facing up. Place the right fist just below the left
With exception of the arms, the posture
requirements as a whole are the same as the
sitting post of the Lute Form.
Fist under elbow 05
Turn the waist for 45 degrees just like Grasping the
Bird’s Tail 01. Keep the right arm unchanged, with
the left elbow as center, arch the left fist down
toward the right side around 45 degrees and rotate
the left forearm at the same time. Lead the left fist
from facing right to facing up.
This movement is essentially turning the waist with
the spine as axis. It is necessary to maintain a
stable sitting post with the hips opened, the buttock
moving down and the lower back rounded.
Fist under elbow 07
With the spine as center, turn the waist
to the left. Place the left fist in front of
the nose with the inner side of the fist
turning to the right. Rotate the upper
body from facing southeast to facing
east completing the post of the bow
由 Daniel Kwok 先生 校译
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by Mr.Daniel Kwok