5. Stroke and Push
(1) Move the left foot slightly outward to the left and then place it fully on the floor with the weight shifted forward to form the left bow step. Turn the upper port of the body slightly to the right. Thread the right hand forward over the left forearm and move it in an arc from left to forward right horizontally, palm oblique down. Turn the left hand slightly outward (palm oblique up), and move it in an arc backward to under the inner side of the right elbow. Look at the right hand. (Figs. 19-20)
(2) Pull both palms downward as if stroking a long beard, left pa1m to the outer side of the left hip and right palm in front of the abdomen. At the same time, move the right foot backward to the inner side of the left foot. Look ahead to the right. (Fig.21)
(3) Move the right foot one step forward to the right (southeast), heel on the floor. At the same time, turn both forearms (left arm inward and right arm outward), turn both palms over and raise them to chest level, arms bent and palms facing each other. Turn the head with the body naturally. (Fig. 22)
(4) Land the right foot firmly on the floor and shift the weight forward to form the right bow step. Push both arms forward, arms forming a circle, left fingers close to the right Wrist, and left palm outward with fingers oblique up and right palm inward with fingers leftward at shoulder level. Look at the right wrist. This is the right stroking and pushing exercise. (Fig. 23)
(5) Shift the weight backward, toes of the right foot raised and turned slightly inward, and then places them on the floor to form the right bow step. At the same time, turn the upper part of the body to the left, thread the left hand forward above the right forearm and move it horizontally forward in an arc, and move the right palm slightly backward in an arc to under the inner side of the left elbow. Look at the left palm. (Figs. 24-25)
(6) The left stroking and pushing exercise is the same as the right stroking and pushing exercise, only in a different direction (northeast). (Figs. 26-28)
(7) Repeat the movements in (1) to (4). (Figs. 29-33) Points for attention: From stroking to pushing, raise both palms while turning them in front of the body within the limits of a shoulder-width. Stroking should be coordinated with the withdrawing of the foot, and pushing with the bending of the leg. In withdrawing the foot, the beginner may rest the ball on the floor by the inner side of the supporting foot before stepping forward in order to keep balance. This is permitted in similar movements throughout the routine.