Poem of pushing hands

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The poem of pushing hands (打手歌)

By Wang Zong Yue (王宗岳)

Ward off (peng), Stroke (lü), Press (ji), and Push (an) must be taken seriously.

Upper and lower coordinate, and the opponent finds it difficult to enter.

Let the opponent attack with great force; use four ounces to deflect a thousand pounds.

Attract to emptiness and discharge;
Adhere (Zhan), connect (Lian), stick (Nian), follow (sui);
not resisting, not letting go.

Sentence by sentence

棚履挤按须认真,上下相随人难进

Péng lǚ jǐ àn xū rènzhēn, shàngxià xiāng suí rén nán jìn.

Ward off (peng), Stroke (lü), Press (ji), and Push (an) must be taken seriously.

Upper and lower coordinate, and the opponent finds it difficult to enter.

任他巨力来打,牵动四两拨千斤。

Rèn tā jù lì lái dǎ wǒ, qiāndòng sì liǎng bō qiān jīn.

Let the opponent attack with great force; use four ounces to deflect a thousand pounds.

引进落空合即出,沾连粘1随不丢顶。

Yǐnjìn luòkōng hé jí chū, zhān lián nián suí bù diū dǐng.

Attract to emptiness and discharge; adhere (zhan), connect (lian), stick (nian), follow (sui);
no
t resisting, not letting go.

1 The character (nian) is often seen in publications which has identical meaning to 粘