Lao Shui Taijiquan
Thirteen Methods Chinese Names
With thanks to Faye Yip, Yan Yan Yang & Tary Yip
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thirteen methods
1. ward off
2. roll back
3. press
4. push forward
5. pull down
6. split
7. elbow
8. shoulder
9. step in
10. step back
11. move to the left
12. move to the right
13. stay at the centre
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Introduction & Index
24 Step Yang Style
38 Step Sun Style
42 Step Combined Style
The 10 Essential Points
The 13 Methods
General Terms
Character Information
Chinese Characters Info
Character Occurrences
Postures - Pinyin Index
Postures - English Index
Character to html Conversion
Listen to Posture Names for the 13 Methods in Chinese
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The Thirteen Methods
the thirteen techniques
Shi San Shi
Shísān Shì
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1. Ward Off
upward, circular, expanding & offsetting movement
Peng
Péng
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2. Roll Back
sideways, circular yielding movement
Lu
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3. Press, Squeeze
pressing or squeezing away from the body
Ji
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4. Push Forward
offset with the hand
An
Àn
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5. Pull Down
pluck, pick downwards with the hand
Tsai
Căi
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6. Split
separate, twist or to offset with a spiral motion
Lieh
Liè
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7. Elbow Strike
strike or push with the elbow
Zhou
Zhǒu
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8. Shoulder/Lean
shoulder strike
strike or push with the shoulder or upper back
Kao
Kào
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9. Step In
advancing steps
Jin Bu
Jìnbù
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10. Step Back
retreating steps
Tui Bu
Tuībù
退
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11. Move to the Left
stepping to the left side
Zuo Gu
Zuǒgù
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12. Move to the Right
stepping to the right side
You Pan
Yòupàn
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13. Keep to the Central Position
settling at the centre
central position, balance, equilibrium
Zhong Ding
Zhōngdìng
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Zhang San Feng image
Zhang San Feng
Believed by many to be the founding father of Taijiquan
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