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The Twelve Styles 1-4 5-6 Because of his brain man is superior to other animals. But physically he can learn much from animals. To the five basic forms, therefore, Hsing-i adds an auxiliary twelve styles derived from the fighting characteristics of animals, some mythical. The arrangement, types, and names vary according to the schools. The twelve taught by Yuan Tao are as follows: (1) Dragon, (2) Tiger, (s) Monkey, (4) Horse, (5) Turtle, (6) Chicken, (7) Falcon, (8) Swallow, (9) Snake, (10) Dove, (11) Eagle, and (12) Bear.
Snake stresses elasticity, diagonal movements, and shooting palms, all from a crouching posture. 10. Dove uses much rising and falling movement and a cross THE TWELVE STYLES 6'5 20-21 22—23 24-27 arm block that continues into a two fist (palms up) attack, finally 28—29 "folding" into elbow strikes. 11. and 12. Eagle is yang, uses the same straight-ahead route as p'i and features grasping. It is often combined with Bear, which is yin. Combined, the postures go diagonally like heng and cross 30-33 the opponent's attack, permitting the capture of his arm.
You ended p'ao aligned toward the right diagonal, your right foot forward, your right fist, palm out, protecting your head and your left standing fist striking forward. Turn leftward as before, pivoting on both heels and circling both fists toward your sides. 43 As you take a short step with your left foot, your right fist circles clockwise under your left and is stretched out on a line with your nose with the palm up; your left fist, palm down, circles clockwise and returns to your left side. As in the other forms, you take a half step follow-step with your rear (right) foot.
Chinese Mind-body Boxing by Hsing-I