|'Tai Chi' Ruler Map
|Principle Relations Graphed
CHART Diagram Far Right:
>B1 靜 jing,
quiet, still, motionless; gentle
平靜 píngjìng, tranquil, undisturbed, serene
to sit quietly, to meditate
靜心 jìngxīn, meditation, calm
quiet, peaceful (of a mind)
樹欲 靜而 風不 止 shùyù jìng'ér
lit. the trees long for peace but the wind will never cease (idiom)
fig. the world changes, whether
you want it or not
lit. breeze is still, waves
are quiet (idiom);
tranquil environment, all is quiet, a dead calm (at sea)
>B2 靜動 jing dong, quiet, still, motionless,
動 dong, to move
tuīdòng, to push forward,, to promote, to actuate
to rotate about an axis, to revolve. to turn, to move in a circle, to gyrate
to move, to exercise, sports, exercise, motion, movement
靜坐不動 jìngzuò bùdòng,
to sit still and do nothing, to sit tight
>B3 柔則 róu zé,
supple-yielding imitate and follow
柔 róu, soft, flexible, supple, yielding
róuhé. gentel, soft
柔道 róudào, judo-sport
柔術 róushù, jujusu, contortion
則 zé, conjunction used to express contrast with a previous sentence
or clause, standard, norm, rule. to imitate, to follow, principle, classifier for written items
fǎzé, law, rule, code
原則 yuánzé, principle, doctrine
shǒuzé, rules, regulations
CHART Diagram Center:
>A0 no identity markers [Comment: this unidentified
circle would be representative of wu-chi leading to a bindary relation tai-chi; of before wu-chi.
十二 柔 shí'èr róu, 12- soft, gentle, pliant activities
>A2 八 則 bā zé, Eight
八 bā , number eight, symbolic of eight
conjunction used to express contrast with a previous sentence or clause,
standard, norm, rule. to imitate, to follow, then,
principle, classifier for written items
>A3 站樁法 zhàn zhuāng
fǎ, standing [as] post methods
站 zhàn, station, to stand, to halt, to stop.
branch of a company or organization
樁 zhuāng, stump, stake, pile, classifier for items
fǎ, law, method, way, Buddhist teaching
CHART Identities [Far right to left]:
tai chi chih, 'Tai chi' Ruler,
尺子 chih sz, ruler, rule
2> 平手 捕魚
Ping-shou mu-yu, Horizontal Fishing,
平手 píngshǒu. a draw, a tie [in sports]
bǔyú, to catch a fish
3> 反手 捕魚, Fan-shou mu-yu,
反手 fǎnshǒu, to turn a hand over. to put one's hand behind one's
fig. easily done
反 fǎn contrary, in reverse, inside-out or upside-down, to reverse, to return,
返 fǎn to return to
反擊 fǎnjī to strike
back, to beat back, to counterattack
反身 fǎnshēn, to turn around
摶 tuán to roll up into a ball with one's hands, spiral,
circle, variant of 團｜团
旋 xuan, to loop, circle, revolve
挒 liè, Spiral,
4> 合拳 hé quán,
unified fist-boxing, unified-harmoious puglism
合 hé, to join, to fit together, to make equal,
合一 héyī, to unite as one
掌 zhǎng, chang, palm of the hand, palming
shǒuzhǎng, shou-chang, plam of hand, palm
合掌 hézhǎng, ho-chang, to clasp hand, to put
one's palms together
統 tǒng, dong, to gather,to unite, to unify, whole; govern,
command, control; unite a series, interconnected system.
5> 連還 進推 步 Lian-Huan Jin [Chin]
tui bu, serial Advance, withdrawal posture,
連 lián, to link, to join, to connect, continuously, in succession
huán to return, to pay back
進 jìn, to advance, to come into; 進行 jìnxíng, to advance,
in progress, to do
推 tuī push, expel, push forward
進退 jìntuì, to
advance or retreat, knowing when to come/ and to leave
步 bu, step, pace, stance
6> 木球 mu qiu [chiu],
Wood ball, Liu qiú, ball playing.
木 mù, wood, tree, wooden.
球 qiú, ball, sphere,
打球 dǎqiú, to play ball, to play with a ball.
7> 石球 shih qiu [chiu], Stone ball.
shí, rock, stone, stone inscription, one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音.
qiú, a ball, shere, globe.
8> 手棍 shǒu
gùn, lu, Hand rod, pole
棍 gùn, stick, rod, bar, wand, bastinade,
棍子 gùnzi, stick, rod.
杆 gān, pole.
吊棍 diào gùn, suspend-hang, stick-rod, pole
tiao lu, hanging rod.
吊 diào, hang, suspend, lift up, revoke, hang a person, withdraw.
bān, to pull, to draw out, to turn.
kào bǎn [pan].
靠 kào, to lean against or on, to stand by the side of, to come near
to, to depend on, to trust.
板 bǎn board, plank, plate, shutter, table tennis bat.
掤手 bīng shǒu Go up hands, to pull something,
upward hand 向上手
掤/崩 bīng,bēng, Up, ward off.
bīng arrow quiver 'to pull on something'.
手 shǒu hand.12>
按手 àn shǒu, Go down hands.
按手下去 downward hand 向下手
àn, Down, press down, to control, to restrain, to keep one's hand on
to press, to push, to leave aside
or shelve, to control, to restrain, to keep one's hand on, to check or refer to, according to in the light of, to make a comment.
ànmó massage, to massage.
按捺 ànnà, to restain, to control.