形意八式捶 – Xing Yi eight forms

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Ba Shi Chui is a short combination form based on 5 elements and 12 animals. It is normally taught after one has learned the 12 animal forms and has a special focus on helping the development of obvious power (Ming Jin).

  1. 预备式 (yùbèi shì) – Preparatory stance
  2. 起式 (qǐ shì) – Starting form (Low hand San Ti or ordinary san ti)
  3. 鷂子束身 (yào zǐ shùshēn) – Hawk contracts body
  4. 鷂子入林 (yào zǐ rù lín ) – Hawk enters forest
  5. 盖捶 (gài chuí) – Covering hammer strike
  6. 退步崩拳 (tuìbù bēng quán) – Step back crushing fist
  7. 黑虎出洞 (hēi hǔ chū dòng) – Black tiger exits cave
  8. 金鸡独立 (jīnjīdúlì) – Golden rooster stands on one leg
  9. 金鸡食米 (jīnjī shí mǐ) – Golden rooster eats rice
  10. 单推把 (dān tuī bǎ) – Single hand push (劈拳式)
  11. 双拉手 (shuāng lāshǒu) – Double pulling hands
  12. 炮拳 (pàoquán) – Canon fist
  13. 龙虎相交 (lóng hǔ xiàngjiāo) – Dragon and Tiger meet
  14. 崩拳 (bēng quán) – Crushing fist
  15. 掩肘 (yǎn zhǒu) – Closing Elbow
  16. 挂锤 (guà chuí) – Backfist strike
  17. 崩拳 (bēng quán) – Crushing fist
  18. 白鹤亮翅 (báihè liàng chì) – White crane spreads wings
  19. 右炮拳 (yòu pàoquán) – Left canon fist
  20. 鳳凰雙展翅 (fènghuáng shuāng zhǎnchì) – Phoenix spreads both wings
  21. 鷂子入林 (yào zǐ rù lín) – Hawk enters forest (alt. namne: 左炮拳 Zuo Pao Quan – Right canon fist)
  22. 鹞子钻天 (yàozi zuān tiān) – Hawk pierces sky (shang bu if changing side)
  23. 鹞子翻身 (yào zǐ fānshēn) – Hawk overturns body
  24. 收式 (shōu shì) – Closing form