Laojia Yilu Continued

We’d gotten up to the first Hidden Hand Punch. The next thirteen movements are exactly the same as the Chen 38, as follows:

Jin Gang Dao Dui (3rd Buddha Stamp)
Pie Shen Quan (Fist Across the Body)
Qing Long Chu Shui (Blue-green Dragon Leaps from the Sea)
Shuang Tui Shou (Double Push-Hands)
Zhou Di Kan Quan (Looking at the Fist Under the Elbow)
Dao Juan Gong (Whirling Wind Arms)
Bai He Liang Chi (White Crane Spreads Wings)
Xie Xing (Oblique Form)
Shan Tong Bei (Fan Through Back)
Yan Shou Gong Quan (2nd Hidden Hand Punch)
Liu Feng Si Bi (Six sealing Four Closing)
Dan Bian (Single Whip)

Yun Shou (Cloud Hands) is slightly different: we add one extra repetition (left hand extended, step across behind with the right; right hand extended, step aside with the left). Then proceed to Gao Tan Ma (Pat High Horse).

What follows is a short kicking section, consisting of three moves: Pai Jiao with the right, Pai Jiao with the left, and a left sidekick, which I would have called Chong (it seems to be the same as the sidekick we did in Laojia Erlu. Here’s Grandmaster Gohring demonstrating the two Slapping kicks:


On some lists, the Pai Jiao is called Tsa (or Ca, pronounced the way Tsa looks), which is variously translated as slap, rub, or brush the foot. The side kick is called Deng Yi Gen (which makes it a heel kick, literally on one root).

After the three kicks, we repeat Shang San Bu (Advance Three Steps). We then punch to the ground, turn around, do a double jump kick, land and turn to the left. Here’s the video for these moves, with instruction:


For names and translations, the list on the Madison Chen Style Tajiquan website is particularly useful because it includes the Chinese characters. Here’s the list for the new material in this post:

You Tsa Jiao – Brush the right foot
Zuo Tsa Jiao – Brush the left foot
Zuo Deng Yi Gen – Kick with Left Heel
Shang San Bu – Advance Three Steps
Zhi Di Quan – Punch the Ground
Ti Er Qi – Double Jump Kick

Next up, Protect the Heart.

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