冯志强老师陈式太极缠丝功
Master Feng Zhiqiang Chen Style Taiji Silk Reeling Exercise

Neck (6 moves)

I. 转头旋颈 Zhuan~ Tou/ Xuan/ Jin~

"Turn Head Roll Neck"

1

左右转头 Zhuan~ Tou/

18

“Left, Right, Turn, Head”

Turn Head From Side To Side

2

顺旋颈 Shun\3 Xuan/ Jin~

9

“Natural-Spin, Roll, Neck”

Roll Neck Clockwise

3

逆旋颈 Ni\3 Xuan/ Jin~

9

“Reverse-Spin, Roll, Neck”

Roll Neck Counter-Clockwise


II. 鹤首龙头 He\ Shou~ Long/ Tou/

"Crane, Crown, Dragon, Head"

4

鹤首 – 回勾 He\ Shou~ Hui/ Gou-

9

“Crane, Head, Return, Hook”

Stretch Forward And Hook Back With Chin

5

鹤首 – 前探 He\ Shou~ Qian/ Tan\

9

“Crane, Head, Forward, Probe”

Stretch Forward And Push With Crown Of Head

6

龙头 Long/ Tou/

3

“Dragon, Head”

Sway From Side To Side, Stretch Upward On Tip Toe, Then Drop Stomp On Heels


Shoulders (12 moves)

III. 旋肩 Xuan/ Jian-

"Roll, Shoulder"

7

左单肩顺旋 Zuo~ Dan- Jian- Shun\ Xuan/

9

“Left, Single, Shoulder, Natural-Spin, Roll”

Left Foot Forward, Close And/Or Hollow Left Chest, Roll Left Shoulder Up The Front Keeping Weight On The Front Foot, Then Shift Weight Onto Back Foot While Rotating Shoulder Down The Back And Opening The Left Chest.

8

左单肩逆旋 Zuo~ Dan- Jian- Ni\ Xuan/

9

“Left, Single, Shoulder, Reverse-Spin, Roll”

Left Foot Forward, Left Shoulder Reverse Roll.

Left Foot Forward, Keep Weight On Back Foot, Open Left Chest, Roll Left Shoulder Up The Back, Then Shift Weight Onto Front Foot While Rotating Shoulder Down The Front And Closing The Left Chest.

9

右单肩顺旋 You\ Dan- Jian- Shun\ Xuan/

9

“Right, Single, Shoulder, Natural-Spin, Roll”

Left Foot Forward, Right Shoulder Natural Roll.

Right Foot Forward, Close And/Or Hollow Left Chest, Roll Right Shoulder Up The Front Keeping Weight On The Front Foot, Then Shift Weight Onto Back Foot While Rotating Shoulder Down The Back And Opening The Right Chest.

10

右单肩逆旋 You\ Dan- Jian- Ni\ Xuan/

9

“Right, Single, Shoulder, Reverse-Spin, Roll”

Left Foot Forward, Left Shoulder Reverse Roll.

Right Foot Forward, Keep Weight On Back Foot, Open Right Chest, Roll Right Shoulder Up The Back, Then Shift Weight Onto Front Foot While Rotating Shoulder Down The Front And Closing The Right Chest.

11

交错双肩顺旋 Jiao- Cuo\ Shuang- Jian- Shun\ Xuan/

18

“Cross, Alternate, Double, Shoulder, Natural-Spin, Roll”

Alternate Shoulder Natural Roll

12

交错双肩逆旋 Jiao- Cuo\ Shuang- Jian- Ni\ Xuan/

18

“Cross, Alternate, Double, Shoulder, Reverse-Spin, Roll”

Alternate Shoulder Reverse Roll

13

左弓步双肩顺旋 Zuo\ Gong- Bu\4 Shuang- Jian- Shun\ Xuan/

9

“Left, Bow, Stance, Double, Shoulder, Natural-Spin, Roll”

Left Foot Forward, Double Shoulder Natural Roll

14

左弓步双肩逆旋 Zuo~ Gong- Bu\ Shuang- Jian- Ni\ Xuan/

9

“Left, Bow, Stance, Double, Shoulder, Reverse-Spin, Roll”

Left Foot Forward, Double Shoulder Reverse Roll

15

右弓步双肩顺旋 You\ Gong- Bu\ Shuang- Jian- Shun\ Xuan/

9

“Right, Bow, Stance, Double, Shoulder, Natural-Spin, Roll”

Right Foot Forward, Double Shoulder Natural Roll

16

右弓步双肩逆旋 You\ Gong- Bu\ Shuang- Jian- Ni\ Xuan/

9

“Right, Bow, Stance, Double, Shoulder, Reverse-Spin, Roll”

Right Foot Forward, Double Shoulder Reverse Roll


IV. 前后肩靠 Qian/ Hou\ Jian- Kao\

"Front, Back, Shoulder, Lean"

17

左弓步前后双肩靠 Zuo~ Gong- Bu\ Qian/ Hou\ Shuang- Jian- Kao\

9+3

“Left, Bow, Stance, Front, Back, Double, Shoulder, Lean”

Left Foot Forward, Front Back Shoulder Strike

9 Gentle Repetitions And 3 Explosive Punches

18

右弓步前后双肩靠 You\ Gong- Bu\ Qian/ Hou\ Shuang- Jian- Kao\

9+3

“Right, Bow, Stance, Front, Back, Double, Shoulder, Lean”

Right Foot Forward, Front Back Shoulder Strike

9 Gentle Repetitions And 3 Explosive Punches


Arms - Spirals (10 moves)


V. 臂顺逆缠丝 bi\ shun\ ni\ chan/ si-

"Arm, natural, reverse, reel, silk"

19

左单臂顺逆缠丝 zuo~ dan- bi\ shun\ ni\ chan/ si-

9

“left, single, arm, natural-spin, reverse-spin, reel, silk”

Left Arm Natural and Reverse Reel

Start with natural spin out, then reverse spin in.

20

右单臂顺逆缠丝 you\ dan- bi\ shun\ ni\ chan/ si-

9

“right, single, arm, natural-spin, reverse-spin, reel, silk”

Right Arm Natural and Reverse Reel

21

双臂顺逆缠丝 Shuang- bi\ shun\ ni\ chan/ si-

18

“double, arm, natural-spin, reverse-spin, reel, silk”

Alternate Arm Natural and Reverse Reel


VI. 臂螺旋缠丝 bi\ luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

"Arm, spiral, spin, reel, silk"

22

左单臂螺旋缠丝 zuo~ dan- bi\ luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

9

“left, single, arm, spiral, spin, reel, silk”

Left Arm Spiral

23

右单臂螺旋缠丝 you\ dan- bi\ luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

9

“right, single, arm, spiral, spin, reel, silk”

Right Arm Spiral

24

双臂螺旋缠丝 Shuang- bi\ luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

18

“double, arm, spiral, spin, reel, silk”

Alternate Arm Spiral


VII. 开合顺逆缠丝 kai- he/ shun\ ni\ chan/ si-

"Open, close, natural, reverse, reel, silk"

25

左登步双臂开合顺逆缠丝

zuo~ deng- bu\ shuang- bi\ kai- he/ shun\ ni\ chan/ si-

9

“left, mount, stance, double, arm, open, close, natural-spin, reverse-spin, reel, silk”

Left Side Double Arm Open Close.

Left foot open to side, bend left knee, weight on left side, hands close in, left on top of right, hollow chest. Shift weight to right, open right arms to upper right, and left arm to lower right, open chest.

26

右登步双臂开合顺逆缠丝

you\ deng- bu\ shuang- bi\ kai- he/ shun\ ni\ chan/ si-

9

“right, mount, stance, double, arm, open, close, natural-spin, reverse-spin, reel, silk”

Right Side Double Arm Open Close.


VIII. 斜开合缠丝 xie/ kai- he/ chan/ si-

"Diagonal, open, close, reel, silk"

27

左丁八步双臂斜开合缠丝

zuo~ ding- ba- bu\6 shuang- bi\ xie/ kai- he/ chan/ si-

9

“left, Ding-Ba, stance, double, arm, diagonal, open, close, reel, silk”

Left foot forward, Double Arm Diagonal Open Close.

28

右丁八步双臂斜开合缠丝

you\ ding- ba- bu\ shuang- bi\ xie/ kai- he/ chan/ si-

9

“right, Ding-Ba, stance, double, arm, diagonal, open, close, reel, silk”

Right foot forward, Double Arm Diagonal Open Close.


IX. 开合缠丝 kai- he/ chan/ si-

"Open, close, reel, silk"

29

双臂上开下合缠丝

shuang- bi\ Shang\ kai- Xia\ he/ chan/ si-

9

“double, arm, Up, open, Down, close, reel, silk”

Double Arm Up Open Down Close Reel Silk

30

双臂上合下开缠丝 shuang- bi\ Shang\ he/ Xia\ kai- chan/ si-

9

“double, arm, open, close, reel, silk”

Double Arm Up Close Down Open Reel Silk


Arms - Stretches (13 moves)

X. 上下伸缠丝 shang\ xia\ shen- chan/ si-

"Up, down, stretch, reel, silk"

31

双臂上伸螺旋缠丝 shuang- bi\ shang\ shen- luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

9

“double, arm, upward, stretch, spiral, spin, reel, silk”

Double Arm Upward Spiral Stretch

32

双臂下伸螺旋缠丝 shuang- bi\ xia\ shen- luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

9

“double, arm, downward, stretch, spiral, spin, reel, silk”

Double Arm Downward Spiral Stretch


XI. 前後伸缠丝 qian/ hou\ shen- chan/ si-

"Front, back, stretch, reel, silk"

33

左弓步双臂前伸螺旋缠丝

zuo~ gong- bu\ shuang- bi\ qian/ shen- luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

9

“left, double, arm, forward, stretch, spiral, spin, reel, silk”

Left foot forward, Double Arm Forward Spiral Stretch

34

左弓步双臂後伸螺旋缠丝

zuo~ gong- bu\ shuang- bi\ hou\ shen- luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

9

“left, double, arm, backward, stretch, spiral, spin, reel, silk”

Left foot forward, Double Arm Backward Spiral Stretch

35

右弓步双臂前伸螺旋缠丝

you\ gong- bu\ shuang- bi\ qian/ shen- luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

9

“right, double, arm, forward, stretch, spiral, spin, reel, silk”

Right  foot forward, Double Arm Forward Spiral Stretch

36

右弓步双臂後伸螺旋缠丝

you\ gong- bu\ shuang- bi\ hou\ shen- luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

9

“right, double, arm, backward, stretch, spiral, spin, reel, silk”

Right  foot forward, Double Arm Backward Spiral Stretch


XII. 平伸缠丝 ping/ shen- chan/ si-

"Horizontal, stretch, reel, silk"

37

双臂平伸顺螺旋缠丝

shuang- bi\ ping/ shen- shun\ luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

9

“double, arm, horizontal, stretch, natural, spiral, spin, reel, silk”

Double Arm Horizontal Natural Spiral Stretch

38

双臂平伸逆螺旋缠丝

shuang- bi\ hou\ shen- ni\ luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

9

“double, arm, horizontal, stretch, reverse, spiral, spin, reel, silk”

Double Arm Horizontal Reverse Spiral Stretch


XIII. 上下螺旋缠丝 shang\ xia\ luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

"Up, down, spiral, spin, reel, silk"

39

左弓步左上右下螺旋缠丝

zuo~ shang\ you\ xia\ luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

9

“left, upward, right, downward, spiral, spin, reel, silk”

Left foot forward, Left Arm Up, Right Arm Down Spiral

40

右弓步右上左下螺旋缠丝

zuo~ xia\ you\ shang\ luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

9

“right, upward, left, downward, spiral, spin, reel, silk”

Right foot forward, Right Arm Up, Left Arm Down Spiral

41

左右提膝交替上下螺旋缠丝

zuo~ you\ ti/ xi- jiao- ti\ shang\ xia\ luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

18

"left, right, lift, knee, alternate, change, up, down, sipral, spin, reel, silk"

Alternate Arm Spiral and Lift Knee



Elbows and Wrists (23 moves)


XIV. 肘部缠丝 zhou/ bu\ chan/ si-

"Elbow, Section, Reel, Silk"

42

左肘顺缠丝 zuo~ zhou/ shun\ chan/ si-

9

“left, elbow, natural-spin, reel, silk”

Left Elbow Natural Spiral

43

左肘逆缠丝 zuo~ zhou/ ni\ chan/ si-

9

“left, elbow, reverse-spin, reel, silk”

Left elbow Reverse Spiral

44

右肘顺缠丝 you\ zhou/ shun\ chan/ si-

9

“right, elbow, natural-spin, reel, silk”

Right elbow Natural Spiral

45

右肘逆缠丝 you\ zhou/ ni\ chan/ si-

9

“right, elbow, reverse-spin, reel, silk”

Right elbow Reverse Spiral

46

双肘顺缠丝 shuang- zhou/ shun\ chan/ si-

9+3

“double, elbow, natural-spin, reel, silk”

Double Elbow Natural Spiral.

9 gentle repetitions and 3 explosive punches

47

双肘逆缠丝 shuang- zhou/ ni\ chan/ si-

9+3

“double, elbow, reverse-spin, reel, silk”

Double Elbow Reverse Spiral.

9 gentle repetitions and 3 explosive punches


XV. 腕部摇旋 wan\ bu\ yao/ xuan/

"Wrist, Section, Spin, Roll"

48

左单顺旋腕 zuo~ dan- shun\ xuan/ wan\

18

“left, single, natural, spin, wrist”

left spin wrist

49

左单逆旋腕 zuo~ dan- ni\ xuan/ wan\

18

“left, single, reverse, spin, wrist”

left Reverse spin wrist

50

右单顺旋腕 you\ dan- shun\ xuan/ wan\

18

“right, single, natural, spin, wrist”

Right spin wrist

51

右单逆旋腕 you\ dan- ni\ xuan/ wan\

18

“right, single, reverse, spin, wrist”

Right Reverse spin wrist

52

双顺旋腕 shuang- shun\ xuan/ wan\

18

“double, natural, spin, wrist”

Double Spin Wrist

53

双逆旋腕 shuang- ni\ xuan/ wan\

18

“double, reverse, spin, wrist”

Double Reverse Spin Wrist

54

左摇腕 zuo~ yao/ wan\

~10s

"Left, Twist, Wrist"

Left Twist Wrist

55

右摇腕 you\ yao/ wan\

~10s

"Right , Twist, Wrist"

Right Twist Wrist

56

双摇腕 shuang- yao/ wan\

~10s

"Double, Twist, Wrist"

Double Twist Wrist

57

双抓 shuang- zhua-

49

"Double, Claw"

Double Claw

58

双抖腕 shuang- dou~ wan\

18

"Double, Shake, Wrist"

Double Shake wrist

59

左拿腕 zuo~ na/ wan\

9

"Left, Lock, Wrist"

Left Wrist Lock

60

左反拿腕 zuo~ fan~ na/ wan\

9

"Left, Reverse, Lock, Wrist"

Left Wrist reverse Lock

61

右拿腕 you\ na/ wan\

9

"Right, Lock, Wrist"

Right Wrist Lock

62

右反拿腕 you\ fan~ na/ wan\

9

"Right, Reverse, Lock, Wrist"

Right Wrist reverse Lock


Waists (13 moves)


XVI. 螺旋冲拳 luo/ xuan/ chong- quan/

Spiral, Turn, Rush, Punch"

63

左弓步左右螺旋冲拳

zuo~ gong- bu\ zuo~ you\ luo/ xuan/ chong- quan/

18+2

“left, bow, stance, Left, right, spiral, spin, dash, punch”

Left Foot Forward, Alternate Fist Punch

18 gentle repetitions and 2 explosive punches

64

右弓步左右螺旋冲拳

you\ gong- bu\ zuo~ you\ luo/ xuan/ chong- quan/

18+2

“left, bow, stance, Left, right, spiral, spin, dash, punch”

Right Foot Forward, Alternate Fist Punch

18 gentle repetitions and 2 explosive punches



XVII. 丹田内转 dan- tian/ nei\ zhuan~

“pill, field, Internal, circle”  

65

丹田顺转立圈 dan- tian/ shun\ zhuan~ li\ quan-

9

“pill, field, natural, spin, upright, circle”

Abdomen Clockwise Circle

66

丹田逆转立圈 dan- tian/ ni\ zhuan~ li\ quan-

9

“pill, field, reverse, spin, upright, circle”

Abdomen Anti-Clockwise Circle

67

丹田顺转竖圈 dan- tian/ shun\ zhuan~ shu\ quan-

9

“pill, field, natural, spin, vertical, circle”

Back Up, Front Down, Abdomen Vertical Circle

68

丹田逆转竖圈 dan- tian/ ni\ zhuan~ shu\ quan-

9

“pill, field, reverse, spin, vertical, circle”

Front Up, Back Down, Abdomen Vertical Circle


XVIII. 腰腹股摇旋 yao- fu\ gu~ yao/ xuan/

"Waist, abdomen, thigh, spin, roll”  

69

腹股顺摇旋 fu\ gu~ shun\ yao/ xuan/

9

“abdomen, thigh, natural, spin, roll”

Clockwise Roll Hip

70

腹股逆摇旋 fu\ gu~ ni\ yao/ xuan/

9

“abdomen, thigh, reverse, spin, roll”

Anti-Clockwise Roll Hip

71

左右转腰 zuo~ you\ zhuan~ yao-

18

“left, right, Turn, waist”

Turn Waist Left and right

72

顺小旋腰 shun\ xiao~ xuan/ yao-

9

“natural, Small, spin, waist”

Clockwise Turn Waist

73

逆小旋腰 ni\ xiao~ xuan/ yao-

9

“reverse, Small, spin, waist”

Anti-Clockwise Turn Waist

74

顺大旋腰 shun\ da\ xuan/ yao-

9

“natural, Big, spin, waist”

Clockwise Big Turn Waist

75

逆大旋腰 ni\ da\ xuan/ yao-

9

“reverse, Big, spin, waist”

Anti-Clockwise Big Turn Waist



Legs (19 moves)


XIX. 膝部缠丝 xi- bu\ chan/ si-

"Knee, Section, Reel, Silk"

76

左单膝顺摇旋 zuo~ dan- xi- shun\ yao/ xuan/

9+3

“left, single, knee, natural, spin, roll”

Left Knee Natural Spiral

77

左单膝逆摇旋 zuo~ dan- xi- ni\ yao/ xuan/

9+3

“left, single, knee, reverse, spin, roll”

Left Knee Reverse Spiral

78

右单膝顺摇旋 you\ dan- xi- shun\ yao/ xuan/

9+3

“right, single, knee, natural, spin, roll”

Right  Knee Natural Spiral

79

右单膝逆摇旋 you\ dan- xi- ni\ yao/ xuan/

9+3

“right, single, knee, reverse, spin, roll”

Right Knee Reverse Spiral

80

双膝并拢顺摇旋 shuang- xi- bin\ long~ shun\ yao/ xuan/

9

“double, knee, Align, Close, natural, spin, roll”

Knees together Clockwise Turn

81

双膝并拢逆摇旋 shuang- xi- bin\ long~ ni\ yao/ xuan/

9

“double, knee, Align, Close, reverse, Spin, roll”

Knees together Anti-Clockwise Turn80

82

双膝顺摇旋 shuang- xi- shun\ yao/ xuan/

9

“double, knee, natural, spin, roll”

Legs Apart, Double Knee Natural Spiral

83

双膝逆摇旋 shuang- xi- ni\ yao/ xuan/

9

“double, knee, reverse, Spin, roll”

Legs Apart, Double Knee Reverse Spiral

84

下蹲 xia\ dun-

3

"Down, Squat"

Legs Apart, Deep Squat


XX. 蹬脚提膝 deng\ jiao~ ti/ xi-

"Kick, Foot, Lift, Knee"

85

左缠丝蹬脚 zuo~ chan/ si- deng\ jiao~

9

“left, reel, silk, kick, foot”

Left Kick

86

右缠丝蹬脚 you\ chan/ si- deng\ jiao~

9

“right, reel, silk, kick, foot”

Right Kick

87

左提膝缠丝 zuo~ ti/ xi- chan/ si-

9

“left, lift, knee, reel, silk”

Left lift knee reel silk

88

右提膝缠丝 you~ ti/ xi- chan/ si-

9

“right, lift, knee, reel, silk”

right lift knee reel silk


XXI. 踝足缠丝 huai/ zu/ chan/ si-

"Ankle, Foot, Reel, Silk"

89

左踝顺螺旋缠丝 zuo~ huai/ shun\ luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

9

“left, ankle, natural, spiral, spin, reel, silk”

Left Ankle Natural spiral

90

左踝逆螺旋缠丝 zuo~ huai/ ni\ luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

9

“left, ankle, reverse, spiral, spin, reel, silk”

Left Ankle Reverse sipral

91

右踝顺螺旋缠丝 you\ huai/ shun\ luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

9

“right, ankle, natural, spiral, spin, reel, silk”

Right Ankle Natural Spiral

92

右踝逆螺旋缠丝 you\ huai/ ni\ luo/ xuan/ chan/ si-

9

“right, ankle, reverse, spiral, spin, reel, silk”

Right Ankle Reverse Spiral

93

左足摇旋 zuo~ zu/ yao/ xuan/

9

“left, foot, roll”

Left Foot Twist

94

右足摇旋 you\ zu/ yao/ xuan/

9

“right, foot, roll”

Right Foot Twist


Shakes (5 moves)


XXII. 金鸡抖翎 jin- ji- dou~ ling~

"Golden, Rooster, Shake, Feather"

95

双腿前后交错抖翎 shuang- tui~ qian/ hou\ jiao- chuo\ dou~ ling~

~10s

“both, legs, forward, backward, alternate, shake, feather”

Both Legs Alternate Front Back Shake Feather

96

双腿左右开合抖翎 shuang- tui~ zuo~ you\ jiao- chuo\ dou~ ling~

~10s

“both, legs, left, right, open, close, shake, feather”

Both Legs Open Close Shake Feather

97

中节抖翎 zhong- jie/ dou~ ling~

~10s

“middle, section, shake, feather”

Body Trunk shake feather

98

双手抖翎 shuang/ shou~ dou~ ling~

~10s

“both, arms, shake, feather”

both arm shake feather

99

全身抖翎 quan/ shen- dou~ ling~

~10s

“whole, body, shake, feather”

whole body shake feather



Footnotes

  1. The marking after the phonetic pronunciation (according to the Pin Yin system) is the tonal inflection of the vowel(s), i.e. the symbol ‘-‘ is for high pitch but constant tone, ‘/’ is for rising (in pitch) tone, ‘~’ is for dropping then rising, ‘\’ is for dropping.

  2. At the beginning of each section in the exercise, perform 3 repetitions of deep breathing, gathering energy with both arms and channel it from forehead, thru the trunk of the body and finally into the legs. Refer to Qi Gong notes for more description of this movement.

  3. “Shun\” and “Ni\” are rotation direction indicator words in Chen Style Taiji. They are notorious for causing confusion among practitioners who are non-Chinese speakers. It is often translated as “Clockwise” and “Anti/Counter Clockwise”, which is not always true, and certainly not directly related to the meaning of the words in Chinese. “Shun\” has the meaning of “Going Along” with respect to the normal flow, and “Ni\” has the meaning of “Going Against” it. Further more, the idea of what is “Normal” differs from case to case, and is sometime quite arbitrary - even the masters would sometime disagree among themselves! I would only use the word “Clockwise” or “Anti/Counter Clockwise” where it is clear “from the vantage point of the practitioner” that the roll in question is indeed so – for example, neck rotations. Most of the time, I prefer to translate “Shun\” as “Natural (rotation)”, and “Ni\” as “Reverse (rotation)” to avoid the confusion. For example, “Shun\” rotation on the right arm is usually clockwise but counter-clockwise on the left. There are some anatomical reasons (most of the time) for the early masters to name one direction of rotation as normal and the other as reverse but it is beyond the scope of this translation effort. After all, we should always practice to roll in both directions, and know the rotations from a body-movement perspective rather than just namesake.

  4. “Gong- Bu\”, bow stance, is also commonly known as “Gong- Jian\ Bu\”, bow and arrow stance. This is a figurative description of the shape of the legs. In a left bow stance, or left bow right arrow stance, the left leg is forward, bending at the knee (hence the bow), and the right leg is backward, relatively straightened (hence the arrow). The weight distribution is about 70% on the bent leg. Note that this stance is at the beginning of the movement, during the movement, there is usually some weight shifting that may alter the stance.

  5. "Deng- Bu\”, mount stance, sometimes known as “Deng- Shang\ Bu\”, mount and ascend stance, or “Deng\ Shang\ Bu\”, thrust and ascend stance. This is a figurative description of the action of the legs. In a left mount stance, the left leg is open to the side, bending at the knee (hence the mount), and the right leg is relatively straightened. ). The weight distribution is about 60% to 70% on the bent leg. Note that this stance is at the beginning of the movement, during the movement, there is usually some weight shifting that may alter the stance.

  6. "Ding- Bu\”, T-stance, refers to the shape of the feet with relation to each other, i.e. the front foot toes are pointing forward, and the back foot toes are pointing approximately 90° to the side, forming the T shape, which looks like the Chinese character “Ding-“. The stance is also relatively higher than the bow or mount stance. “Ba- Bu\”, A-stance, refers to the shape of the feet with relation to each other, i.e. the left foot toes are pointing approximately 30° outward to the left and the right foot toes are also pointing approximately 30° outward to the right. The feet then form the shape of a ‘V’, or from another direction ‘A’, which resembles the Chinese character “Ba-“ (meaning “eight”, which is irrelevant). The “Ba” stance is also relatively high. “Ding- Ba- Bu”, TA-stance, is a hybrid of the two i.e. the front foot is pointing forward, and the back foot is pointing approximately 45° outward. The weight distribution is about 80% to 90% on the back leg. Note that this stance is at the beginning of the movement, during the movement, there is usually some weight shifting that may alter the stance.



Other popular silk reeling exercises commonly practice by other Chen stylists may include movements found in the various forms, and some may be practiced in conjunction with stepping e.g. Yellow dragon Stir Water. In addition, Qi Gong movements can be and often are practiced as Silk Reeling movements, and vice versa.