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You then step in with your left foot across his body and bring your left palm underneath. And drop down thus breaking both of his arms across your shoulder. You now face the SW; PHOTO NO. 146. PHOTO NO. A81

Your right hand is forward and both hands are over your left shoulder. This technique is also practiced later on the other side in the solo form.

CLOSE IN FIGHTING BY JAMMING HIS MOVEMENTS:

Still facing to the SW, you should stand up and take a glancing block to his right palm with your right palm as you stand up and put forward your right foot. PHOTO NO. 147. PHOTO NO. A82.

Place your weight onto your right foot and hammer down onto his elbow with your left elbow. PHOTO NO. 148. PHOTO NO. A83. Lock his arm with your left elbow and step around behind him with your left foot as you take your left arm around his waist. Your right palm is ready to either attack or defend. PHOTO NO. 149 PHOTO NO. A84.

Now, pull him over your leg, spinning on your right heel and snake your left palm around to the NE corner. PHOTO NO. 150. PHOTO NO. A85.

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CONNECTING MOVEMENT:

This applies only to the solo form. It can be used for a double strike and a block. Many times during the form, the 'single under palm block' is used.

Swivel on both heels around to the S. as both palms are thrown out around the body. You can hear the wind moving through your fingers; this is done so powerfully. PHOTO NO. 151. A86

Scoop the right palm as in the circular form and bring the left palm under to block to the left side. PHOTO NO. 152. A87. Pick up the left foot and step to the S. with a 'slapping step' and strike with the single pounding palm. PHOTO NO. 153. A88.

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GRABBING PALM: (OPPOSITE SIDE):

Now we have to repeat the same movements that were performed earlier with the same name only on the opposite side. Facing the S. and with your L palm attacking from the previous movement, take the left fingers downward as before and up as youjump up onto your right foot facing into the SE corner and cut down with the No. 6 palm as before, then strike with the right palm. PHOTO NO. 154. Finish off with the two palm push to the SE with L leg forward.

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WHITE MONKEY MOVING BRANCHES TO MAKE NEST:

Now we repeat the same movements of the same name as before only again on the opposite side. The left palm pivots downward and out to the left in retaliation to his

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grab. PHOTO NO. 155. Step in with the right foot to face the N W and break his arm over your shoulder. Your left palm is forward over your right shoulder. PHOTO NO. 156.

CLOSE IN FIGHTING BY JAMMING HIS MOVEMENTS:

This again is the opposite side to the movements of the same name previously covered. Still facing the NW corner, stand up and glance block, with your left palm as your left foot comes forward. Place the weight on the left leg and hammer down with your right elbow. PHOTO NO. 157. Jam his left arm with your right elbow and take a right step to behind him as your right palm takes his waist. PHOTO NO. 158. Spin on your left heel and snake your right palm around your back as in the form and extend it with left palm over head. PHOTO NO. 159. You now face the SE corner.

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CONNECTING MOVEMENT:

The same as on the other side. Both palms are thrown with great centrifugal force using the power of the waist, left palm on top. The left palm scoops over as the right palm comes underneath to block out to the right then the right footsteps to the N. and pounds with the right palm with a slapping step and a follow step by the left foot.

KICK TO KNEE, SNAKE FINGERS TO EYES:

Facing the N. you havejust attacked him with a right palm.

He blocks and drags you forward. PHOTO NO. A89. Kick him in the right knee with your left heel using the momentum from his pull forward. PHOTO NO. 161, PHOTO NO. A90. He will probably take a step back to avoid the kick. Follow with a two finger jab to his eyes or neck. PHOTO NO. 162. PHOTO NO. A91. He will block your left fingers with his right palm. Step through to the N. with your right leg and turning both palms up for the solo form open them up to the sides as the weight goes onto the right leg throwing his over. PHOTO NO. 163. PHOTO NO. A92.

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CASTING A SILVER BOTTLE:

Turn your right toes out by 45 deg. and block his right front kick with your right palm, ducking your right shoulder under to gain leverage. PHOTO NO. 163. PHOTO NO. A93. Slip your right arm under his leg as you take a left step in turn around to the S. taking your left palm in a circle up and downward to slap the groin as he falls backwards. PHOTO NO. 164. PHOTO NO. A94.

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DOUBLE CHANGING PALM:

Still facing the S. Block his left palm attack form the outside with your right knife edge. As your left palm comes immediately underneath to take over the block. PHOTO NO. 165. PHOTO NO. A95. Step through with your left foot and attack his left ribs with your right palm. A96. He will block your attack and attack your left side. You hinge your left forearm downward and block his attack taking your right palm under to take over the block. PHOTO NO. 166. PHOTO NO. A97. Now attack his right ribs with your left palm. PHOTO NO. 167. PHOTO NO. A98.

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KICK TO KNEE, SNAKE FINGERS TO EYES:

This is the same as the movement with the same name only in the reverse direction. You are facing the S. with your left palm forward and left leg weighted forward. He pulls your left arm so you again kick to his left knee with your right heel; he steps back so you follow the fingers to the eyes.

Take the left step to behind him and open both palms to throw him over. Facing the S.

CASTING A SILVER BOTTLE:

The same movement as before only in reverse. Block down ward with your left palm turning your left toes out by 45 deg. stepping with your right foot and take your right palm up and over to strike at his groin as he falls down. Facing to the N. DOUBLE

CHANGING PALM:

The same as the previous movements of the same name only in reverse.

With the left leg forward look to the N. and block in with your left knife edge palm and take over the block with your right palm, step through with your right foot and strike to the ribs. Block down with your right palm and take over the block with your left as you strike to the ribs with your right palm.

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