kung fu moves · 10/29/2023

Shaolin splits the four doors – short and concise boxing

“Shaolin splits the four doors” is the late Shaolin boxer Wang Fengxi of Yuzhou Shenyuan. The Shaolin boxing he taught focused on technical strikes and was based on practice, and its routine structure was short and concise, tight and compact, simple and practical, and ingenious and changeable.

“Shaolin Splitting Four Doors” is composed of only a few moves, and practitioners can understand the practical truth of Shaolin boxing “a thousand moves will be better than one move” through repeated practice. Because Wang Fengxi lives in the mountains and does not teach many apprentices, many of his excellent boxing techniques are little known. Now his senior apprentice Zhang Bojuan provides information, and cooperates with the sorting out of excellent boxing gloves such as “Shaolin Split Four Gates”.

1. Prepare for the momentum

Stand with your feet together and your arms hanging down naturally, with your palms on the outside of your legs, facing south, then swing your head to the left and look east (Picture 1).

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Second, wringing hands and splitting palms

The right hand clenches into a fist to the right and upwards through the top of the head to the left wheel, and when it reaches chest height, it is closed in front of the right chest, and the fist is upward; At the same time, the left palm is split from the chest to the left, the fingertips are up, and the palm is forward; At the same time, stride your left foot to the left into a left lunge (Figure 2).

Action essentials: pull back with the right fist, split forward with the left palm, and step with the left foot to move three in one, and be in place at the same time, forming a whole force.

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3. Urging the jaw bottom gun

Take a small step forward with your left foot, raise your right heel and strike your right fist downward, upward, and in an arc, with the center of the fist facing inward, and the left palm on your right forearm (Picture 3).

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Fourth, the squatting cannon

The right foot takes a big step forward and turns 90 degrees to the left to form a horse step, and the left palm turns upwards and arcs to the left and places it on the right thigh, palm up; Smash your right fist downward, right, and upward at the same time on the left palm, following your left palm (Picture 4).

Action essentials: step up and turn, arc with left palm, and smash with right fist at the same time.

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Fifth, rush to split the palm

Step forward with your right foot, turn your body 90 degrees to the right, and at the same time turn your right fist into a palm and slash forward, pointing upwards with your palm pointing forward, lowering your elbow and shoulder, and pressing through your right palm, and closing your left palm into a fist on your left waist (Picture 5).

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Sixth, the step string palm

Step forward with your left foot to form a left lunge, with your right palm in a backward and downward arc and forward and upward, your fingertips diagonally upward, palm inward, arm in an arc, and your left fist slapped into your right forearm, pushing through the right fingertips (Fig. 6).

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Seventh, turn around and carry the flower palm

Turn the body 180 degrees to the right, face west, into a right lunge, and at the same time use the back of the palm to strike out with the back of the palm to the west, with the back of the palm pressing, the fingertips up, the palm facing inward, the right arm slightly flexed, the left palm placed in front of the left chest, the palm facing up (Figure 7).

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Eighth, rush back flower palm

Step forward with your right foot, bring your left heel up, and strike forward with the back of your right palm (Figure 8).

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Nine, over the back of the flower palm

Step forward with your left foot into a left lunge while striking the back of your left palm forward, fingertips pointing upwards and palms facing inward (Figure 9).

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10. Squatting cannon

Take a big step forward with your right foot and place your left palm on your right thigh with your left palm pointing upwards and turning your right palm into a fist downward, backward and upward (Picture 10).

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11. Dodge and split the palm

Move the right foot to the north and straighten it, form a left lunge facing the south, and at the same time draw the right fist to the right, up, and left in front of the right chest, and the left hand becomes a palm from the chest to the left, with the fingertips up and the palm forward. The two sides wrung their hands and split their palms, but the direction changed from east to south (Fig. 11).

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After practicing the eleventh potential, you can practice the third potential rushing jaw bottom gun, and repeat it four times, that is, after hitting the four directions, the retreat and the closing momentum are the same as the starting momentum.