Ambiguous Names and Spellings used :
Note: An internet search for the principles
or forms of the exercise needs to consider the variations in spelling and misspelling, and the fact that search engine programs
are non-intelligent for these differences, 六合八法
for example :
LiuHeBaFa, LiuHe BaFa, Liu He Ba Fa, Liu_He_ Ba_Fa, LHBF
LiuHoPaFa, LiuHo PaFa, Liu Ho Pa Fa, Liu_Ho_ Pa_ Fa, LHPF
Lok Hup Ba Fa, Lok_Hup Ba_Fa, Lok
Hop Pat Fat
Best Guess Chinese-English :
Lu Ho Ba Fah, Luk hup batt fut, Lieh Hou Ba Far
Waterspirit6x8 is a modernized way of naming, 6x8 refers to the
principle verses and water+spirit refers to the principle-modus of practice.
[ I am the source and only user of this as a modern name for LHBF]
Tai-Chi Names: Hua-Yu, Hua-Yo, Hwa-Yue, HuaYo,
HwaYue, HY-Tai Chi.
I sometimes tell students it would be easier to call it Hua-shan
as this place name is well known due to chinese martial movies.
Water boxing, water-style boxing has been used but
tends to uncover too often the modern practice of fist-boxing in water or box burning day in HK after Christmas. Water is
itself is symbolic of self-correcting motion and intrisinic 'intuitition'. This metaphor does not require the words 'dao'
nor 'zen' to be understood.
Unrelated : Hua-shan -boxing, Hua-boxing, Hwa-Kungfu...Liu-he
boxing. Ba-fa boxing [ liu-he and ba-fa boxing are usually related to Shaolin-styles, but there seems to exist non-shaolin
styles developed either prior to or exterior of this temple ].
[ Note: fortunately, the Chinese for LHBF is so fundamental that the 'improved', 'simplified',
'modern' pinyin version has not altered it. ]
Related : Liu-He -boxing, Ba-Fa -boxing,
LiuHe Boxing ≠
BaFa Boxing : Shao Lin ≠
Zhu Ji 'Finding the Foundation' :
is a name sometimes used as LHBF; in principle this is acceptable;
Zhu-ji is also claimed as the 'original' name,
this is unproven and is also not required.The name has been used for LHBF in Shanghai. Also, Yi-chuan + LHBF mixture exists
Zhu Ji Chuan as developed by Zhang Chang-xin
In principle, Zhu-ji is parallel to Zhan Zhuang, but
moving; Zhu-Ji is more similar to the 'health dance', moving to understand, the top end of Yi chuan practice.
Zhu-ji is the first
step, the starting action of alchemy, followed by energy release, the jing, controlling of energy flow, the chi, followed
by channeling and directing, by the spirit; merging
A longer and deeper look, indicates that
'zhu-ji' may also be used as a phonetic
for zhu-xi, a philosopher; this is covered elsewhere.
The contemporary name of Liu He Ba Fa is : Mind Intention'... 'Six Harmonies Eight Methods' ...Three Stances Levels,
Twelve [ animal mimic ] Postures. [ each part of this name is also an iconic-phonetic. ]
Most Chinese website refers to it without
such a lengthy descriptive title, it remains identified as LHBF and water-boxing. The editors of the en.wikipedia.org site
tend to incorrectly edit and undo the connection between the principles LHBF and their application 'chuan' boxing exercise.
ie. taichi is understood as taichi-chuan, boxing; however a search in chinese characters does require the character chuan
for boxing. LHBF, although it could be divided into a philosophical LH and BF part, still requires either to be addended to
a subject, of at least 'boxing-pugalism' or a style.