A Summary of Bai Mei Quan Kuan-fu

A Summary of Bai Mei Quan Kuan-fu
     The School of Bai Mei (Whi fense specially and containing both Chang Shou (Long Hands) and Duan Shou (Short Hands). It is both stiff and soft to be associated together being a wonderful style of Nei Jia Kung-fu (internal strength).
     There are Zhi Bu Quan (Straight Steps Boxing), Jiu Bu Tui (Nine Steps Push), Shi Ba Mo Qiao (Eighteen monsters Bridge), and Meng Hu Chu Lin (Tiger Steps out of the Forest) in the formula of Bai Mei Quan, Da Zhen Gun (Long Pole) and Wu Xing Gun (Five Element Pole) in its instruments and Liu Ye Shuang Dao (Double Willow Knives), Fei Feng Shuang Dao (Double Band Knives), Huo Di Da Ba (Harrow), Jiu Jie Dan Bian (Scourge), Hui Hun Shuang Guai (Double Crutches), Qiao Deng (Pew), and Guan Dao (Sword with a long handle).
     Zhi Bu Quan (Straight Steps Boxing) is the rudimental Kung-fu of White Eyebrows. In order to comprehend Bai Mei Kung-fu, you must concentrate your efforts upon Zhi Bu Quan at the first stage.
     As for Jiu Bu Tui Quan (Nine Steps Push), someone may ask how the name Jiu Bu Tui (Nine Steps Push) comes, why it is not named Shi Bu Tui (Ten Steps Push). I believe that Jiu Bu, Shi Bu, or Shier Bu (twelve steps) doesn't mean anything in numbering, maybe the ancestors used that word "Jiu"(nine) because of the special meaning of Jiu Jiu Bu Jin (nine times nine equals infinity) but not the number of nine steps contained in Jiu Bu Tui Quan.
     Jiu Bu Tui Quan (Nine Steps Push Boxing) focuses on training the power of your Guan Jie (joints), incorporating with the use of your waist, stance, spiting, swallowing, floating and sinking, etc. Practice without a mentor's instructions is difficult for you to comprehend the point of the Jiu Bu Tui, to say nothing of great achievements. In order to master Jiu Bu Tui, you must concentrate your efforts on it. In case being under the guidance of some professional mentors, you can make some great achievements within three years.
     The Kai Li (Beginning) of Jiu Bu Tui is Die Gu Gong Practice (Superposition of Your Bones) exercises. The first style is Yin-yang (Two Opposite Concepts in Taoism) Shuang Tan Shou (Double Flipping Hands) and it practices your Tan Jin (Slipping Power). Biao Zhi Zhi Quan (Plunging with Fingers) practices your Biao Zha Jin (Power of the Plunging Fingers). Shuang Chou Shou (Thrust Both Hands Inward) practices your Chou Jin (Power of Thrusting Hands Inward). And Bei Jin (Thrust the Hand Upward) practices your Bian Jin (Power of Thrusting the Hand Upward). Zuo You Chuan Mo Shou (Thrust Two Hands Outward by Turn) practices your Chuan Mo (Harmony of Two Hands While Taking This Actions) and Ding Jin (Power of Thrusting Hand Outward). Ji Zhang (Press Palm) practice Ji Jin (Power of Pressing). Though Jiu Bu Tui contains only a few movements, but it covers the essence of Bai Mei Quan, and Liu Jin (Six kinds of Strengths) is included. The so-called Liu Jin is the power produced by your teeth, neck, waist, stance, hands and feet accompanied by the Kung-fu of Tun (Swallow), Tu (Spit), Fu (Float) and Chen (Sink).
     According to Mentor Zhang Binglin, Zhi Bu Quan (Straight Steps Boxing) is rudimental to White Eyebrows Kung-fu and Jiu Bu Tui (Nine Steps Pushing) is a good routine to practice fingers and elbows. I understand deeply the meaning of his words by my experience. Some Kung-fu learners just pursue amount and quickness would only learn some useless styles in routine. It should be avoided by all means for us studying Kung-fu. I am confident that most of the people specialized in Kung-fu field will agree to this opinion.

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