詠春心法 Wing Chun Maxim

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鄭北系詠春拳心法
Cheng Bi Wing Chun Maxim

拳由心發 力從地起
The punch starts from the heart. Strength originates from the heels.

手不出門 來留去送
As force comes, it should be recieved and kept. It is never resisted or knocked away, but accepted and adhered to. As force goes, its acommpanied and added to.

甩手直衝 朝形追形
When loss of contact occurs, or the body is crossed, charge straight down the meridian line. Face your opponent with your centerline.

撳頭起尾 撳尾起頭
When the head is pressed down, turn up the end; When the end is pressed turn up the head.

拳不過鼻 腳不過胸
Never punch above the nose, never kick above the chest.

以形補手 以手補形
When the opponent passes your arm bridge, avert the danger by turning the stance and facing with the appropriate posture.

不接手 不起腳
Never kick before the hands make contact.

不畏打 不貪打
Do not be afraid to strike. Do not be too eager to strike.

畏打終須打 貪打等於空
One who is afraid of getting hit will finally be hit. One who is too eager to strike always miss.

留手不舉手 舉手不留情
Do not strike if you are not intend to. If you strike, do not show mercy.

留了手 敗了名
Lose a fight by showing mercy gives you a bad reputation.

手有內外門 黐手練感力
Chi Sau trains you to feel the slightest movement of your opponent.

拳打三關 膊頭 手踭 手腕
You can strike anywhere when your arm bridge has passed beyond your opponent’s three joints, which is the shoulder, the elbow & the wrist.