1, ...2, ...3.
The basic forms for 6x8-waterstyle all reduce down to only two: a ball
[big or small] and the splitting / crossing /joining of this 'ball'. For the 6x8-waterstyle, these forms are basic.
Analagous 'form' positions existing in either yiquan or in white-crane exercises can be seen, but here they are secondary
to the inter-flowing-exchange between them,... thus the 'water'-feel leads, form pattern / positions follow. It should
also be said, the minds' intuition follows also; ultimately, not even intent-intuition is required.
The simple difference between the YiQuan standing 'post' positions and
standing is that the waterstyle continuously flows through each position;
it can however