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Ba Gua Lian Huan Zhang 八卦连环掌 (Ba Gua Chain Linking Palm)

The names of the movements in the Ba Gua Lian Huan (Ba Gua Chain Linking Form) of Master Gao Ji Wu.

1st Palm: Single Changing Palm

1. Hook Step and Hide Elbow
扣步掩肘 Kou Bu Yan Zhou

2. Green Dragon Turns Head
青龙回首 Qing Long Hui Shou

3. Advancing Step Piercing Palm
上步穿掌 Shang Bu Chuan Zhang

4. Turning Body Covering Palm
回身盖掌 Hui Shen Gai Zhang

5. White Snake Spits Out Tongue
白蛇吐舌 Bai She Tu She

6. Withered Tree Entwines Roots
枯树盘根 Ku Shu Pan Gen

7. Advancing Step Penetrate and Kick
上步穿踢 Shang Bu Chuan Ti

8. Sparrow Hawk Drills Upward to Heaven
鹞子钻天 Yao Zi Zuan Tian

Song of the Single Changing Palm

  • The posture on one side is not a miracle,
  • Training on both left and right sides is beneficial.
  • Left form should be changed to right and visa versa
  • Pull the body backward by retraction steps for good opportunity.

2nd Palm: Hand Covering Palm

1. Hook Step Covering Palm
扣步盖掌 Kou Bu Gai Zhang

2. Green Dragon Tests Its Claws
青龙探爪 Qing Long Tan Zhua

3. Shaking Body Crouching Dragon
摇身扑地龙 Yao Shen Pu Di Long

4. Red Phoenix Faces Sun
丹凤朝阳 Dan Feng Chao Yang

5. Heavenly Emperor Holds up Pagoda
天王托塔 Tian Wang Tuo Ta

6. Black Dragon Waves Tail
乌龙摆尾 Wu Long Bai Wei

7. Sparrow Hawk Drills Upward to Heaven
鹞子钻天 Yao Zi Zuan Tian

8. Turn Over the Body Rotate and Walk
翻身转走 Fan Shen Zhuan Zou

Song of the Hand Covering Palm

  • Two forms of covering palm go to pounce on the face.
  • Move away the clouds to see the sun and walk freely.
  • Left form should be changed to right and visa versa,
  • Phoenix faces the sun and comes out upward

3rd Palm: Overturning Palm

1. Turning Body Leading Hand
转身领手 Zhuan Shen Ling Shou

2. Hook Step and Backward Overturning Palm
扣步反背掌 Kou Bu Fan Bei Zhang

3. White Robe Cutting Grass
白袍铡草 Bai Pao Zha Cao

4. Cat Washes Face
猫洗脸 Mao Xi Lian

5. Qi Lin Spits Out Letter
麒麟吐信 Qi Lin Tu Xin

6. Advancing Step Pouncing Palm
上步扑掌 Shang Bu Pu Zhang

7. Black Dragon Waves Tail
乌龙摆尾 Wu Long Bai Wei

8. Advancing Step Penetrate and Kick
上步穿踢 Shang Bu Chuan Ti

9. Sparrow Hawk Drills Upward to Heaven
鹞子钻天 Yao Zi Zuan Tian

Song of the Overturning Palm

  • Overturning forms should bump together,
  • Changes in the two hands can lead to firm and powerful strength.
  • Left form should be changed to right and visa versa,
  • Pull the body by the long hand without hurrying.

4th Palm: Splitting Hand Palm

1. Go Forward to Uplift Yin (Uplift the Groin)
顺步撩阴 Shun Bu Liao Yin

2. Turning Body Splitting Palm
翻身劈掌 Fan Shen Pi Zhang

3. Wind-Wheel Splitting Palm
风轮劈掌 Feng Lun Pi Zhang

4. Zhou Cang Carries The Saber
周仓扛刀 Zhou Cang Kang Dao

5. Liu Chuan Offers the Melon
刘全进瓜 Liu Chuan Jin Gua

6. Golden Silk Brushes Eyebrows
金丝抹眉 Jin Si Ma Mei

7. Black Dragon Waves Tail
乌龙摆尾 Wu Long Bai Wei

8. Sparrow Hawk Drills Upward to Heaven
鹞子钻天 Yao Zi Zuan Tian

Song of the Splitting Hand Palm

  • Chop with the hand and walk freely
  • Tricky methods should be sought with both hands
  • Left form should be changed to right and visa versa,
  • Don’t turn the head backward without kou bu.

5th Palm: Posture Following Palm

1. Escape and Change the Shadow
脱身化影 Tuo Shen Hua Ying

2. White Snake Hides in the Grass
白蛇伏草 Bai She Fu Cao

3. Sucking Step Testing Palm
吸步探掌 Xi Bu Tan Zhang

4. Advancing Step Pushing Palm
上步推掌 Shang Bu Tui Zhan

5. Leopard Cat Climbs Tree
狸猫上树 Li Mao Shang Shu

6. Step Down with Splitting Palm
落步劈掌 Luo Bu Pi Zhang

7. Raise Knee Turning Back Hammer
提膝反背锤 Ti Xi Fan Bei Chui

8. Black Dragon Waves Tail
乌龙摆尾 Wu Long Bai Wei

9. Advancing Step Penetrate and Kick
上步穿踢 Shang Bu Chuan Ti

10. Sparrow Hawk Drills Upward to Heaven
鹞子钻天 Yao Zi Zuan Tian

Song of the Posture Following Palm

  • The 5th form is to follow the posture and change the shadow.
  • The hand follows the foot to stretch (open).
  • Left form should be changed to right and visa versa,
  • Dodge and Move in different positions and win by changing steps.

6th Palm: Step Following Palm

1. Thousand Tong Weight Falls to Ground
千斤坠地 Qian Jin Zhui Di

2. Sun and Moon Move Together
日月并行 Ri Yue Bing Xing

3. Golden Cicada Sheds Skin
金蝉脱壳 Jin Chan Tuo Ke

4. Stroking Hand Plays with Pearls
捋手戏珠 Lu Shou Xi Zhu

5. Great Roc Spreads Wings
大鹏展翅 Da Peng Zhan Chi

6. Body Shaking Alligator Form
摇身鼍形 Yao Shen Tuo Xing

7. Hook Step Ground Crouching Dragon
扣步铺地龙 Kou Bu Pu Di Long

8. Black Dragon Waves Tail
乌龙摆尾 Wu Long Bai Wei

Song of the Step Following Palm

  • The 6th form is to follow the step with double pulling.
  • Many changes in thousand ton weight falls to the ground.
  • Left form should be changed to right and visa versa,
  • Sun & Moon go parallel for opening and closing.

7th Palm: Downward Dropping Palm

1. Hook Step Dropping Palm
扣步搨掌 Kou Bu Ta Zhang

2. Advancing Step Uplifting Palm
上步挑掌 Shan Bu Tiao Zhang

3. Rotating to Slice Two Gates
片旋两门 Pian Xuan Liang Men

4. Wind-Wheel Splitting Palm
风轮劈掌 Feng Lun Pi Zhang

5. Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg
金鸡独立 Jin Ji Du Li

6. Golden Rooster Pecks Rice
金鸡食米 Jin Ji Shi Mi

7. Golden Rooster Shakes Tail
金鸡抖翎 Jin Ji Dou Ling

8. Black Dragon Waves Tail
乌龙摆尾 Wu Long Bai Wei

9. Advancing Step Penetrate and Kick
上步穿踢 Shang Bu Chuan Ti

10. Sparrow Hawk Drills Upward to Heaven
鹞子钻天 Yao Zi Zuan Tian

Song of the Downward Dropping Palm

  • The 7th form is to drop downward for delicate changes
  • Thrust flower and strike the waist transversely
  • Left form should be changed to right and visa versa,
  • Turn the body and step backward like a dragon.

8th Palm: Horizontal Piercing Palm

1. Immortal Watches Chess Game
仙人观棋 Xian Ren Guan Qi

2. Sweeping Ear with Single Hammer
扫耳单锤 Sao Er Dan Chui

3. Four Dragons Drawing Water
四龙取水 Si Long Qu Shui

4. Turn Body and Wave the Lotus
转身摆莲 Zhuan Shen Bai Lian

5. Hook Step Hiding Palm
扣步掖掌 Kou Bu Ye Zhang

6. Giant Python Turns Over Its Body
大蟒翻身 Da Mang Fan Shen

7. Turn Body and Ground Crouching Dragon
转身扑地龙 Zhuan Shen Pu Di Long

8. Advancing Step Piercing Palm
上步穿掌 Shang Bu Chuan Zhang

9. Sparrow Hawk Drills Upward to Heaven
鹞子钻天 Yao Zi Zuan Tian

Song of the Horizontal Piercing Palm

  • The 8th form is to pierce horizontally toward the face,
  • By changes in the two hands and walking steps.
  • Left form should be changed to right and visa versa,
  • Walk like the wind, stand like a nail.