Four Secret Words, Some Tai Chi Chuan Classics

Four Secret Words

Wu Yi Xiang


To SPREAD is to circulate the Chi in my body, to spread it upon his strength so he cannot move freely.

To COVER is to use my Chi to cover the point of his attack.

To CONFRONT is to use my Chi to match his approach precisely.

To SWALLOW is to use my Chi to receive and transform his power completely.

The four words are formless and soundless. Only one who understands strength and achieves the finest stages can know the meaning of what has been said here about Chi. Only one who cultivates his Chi correctly so that it spreads to the body’s four limbs will be able to respond to the soundlessness and formlessness of these four words.