By Jeff Stone
At 11-years-old, Malao is the youngest of the 5 Ancestors. grasp of the monkey struggling with sort, he’s curious and quickly, quick and fun-loving. yet now, with the destruction of the temple and the deaths of his older brothers and Grandmaster, Malao the fun-loving monkey is compelled to stand issues he’d relatively now not. As he grapples with those new and unwelcome emotions, Malao has an stumble upon with a perilous band of bandits, is followed by means of a troop of monkeys commanded by means of a one-eyed albino, and hears tantalizing rumors of a mysterious recluse referred to as the Monkey King, who's acknowledged to behave, and glance, much like him. . . .
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Your heels twist outward, coordinating them with the hands. This is termed the three external coordinations. The shoulders press the elbows, which press the hands; the waist presses the thighs, which press the knees, which press the feet. Your body should be straight, your mind at ease. There is yin in the yang and yang in the yin: they are in harmony. In this state the three internal and three external coordinations are complete. Thus, from the harmony of yang and yin the three essentials (san t'i) are created.
58 THE FIVE BASIC ACTIONS Grasp his right wrist with your left hand. He takes another half step forward with his left foot and uses left peng. Toe out your left foot, twist your left hand under his, grab his wrist, and step forward a full step with your right foot and strike with right p'i. Thus metal breaks wood. However, he twists his left hand from your grasp, blocks your p'i and uses right p'ao against your chest. Thus, fire can be produced from wood and can destroy metal. As your opponent tries p'ao, take your right foot back and using inward "wrap" energy press his right fist down with your left hand; then take a half step forward with your left foot and use FUNCTIONS EQUATED TO THE FIVE ELEMENTS 59 141 142 143—44 145 146—47 148 149 right tsuan against his chin.
2. Tiger also is vigorous and features an initial deflection followed by strong palm-pushing. 3. Monkey reflects rapid dexterous retreating and jumping. The back of the wrist is used to attack the opponent's heart. Alterna- tively, you may use the hand to grab his wrist. Finally, the knee can be employed to strike. ) 4. Horse advances directly forward and is a speedy and powerful posture in which the fists are used with the palms downward (flat fist). THE TWELVE STYLES 6'3 7-10 11-14 5. Turtle is very fast and attacks obliquely with all the fingers 15—17 curved except the index finger.