13. Brush Knee and Punch Downward
(l) Turn the upper body to the left, and move the right foot ahead of the left foot, toes on the floor. Pull both hands downward to in front of the abdomen, palms oblique facing each other. The head follows the body turn. Look ahead. (Fig.75)
(2) Move the right foot half a step forward, shift the weight forward to the right leg with the left foot following behind the right foot, ball of foot on the floor. Turn both hands over in front of the chest and at the same time move them in an arc to the left and forward, right palm up to shoulder level and left palm down on the inner side of the wrist of the right hand. Look at the right palm. (Figs.76-77)
(3) Shift the weight to the left leg, turn the upper port of the body to the left, turn up the left forearm and move it downward, backward and then upward to head level. Move the right palm in an arc to the left and press it in front of the left side of the chest, palm down. Look at the left palm. (Fig.78)
(4) Turn the upper part of the body to the right, move the right foot forward and straighten the left leg to form the right bow step. Circle the right palm around the right knee and press it by the right hip, fingers pointing forward. Change the left palm into a fist and strike forward past the ear and downward to abdominal level, knuckles forward. Look forward down. (Fig.79)
Points for attention: Move the arms alternately, one in a vertical arc and the other in a horizontal arc. The movements should be well coordinated. Use the waist to guide the movements. In the fired position, do not lean the upper Part of the body forward too much. The stance is a twist step. In all twist-shaped steps, be sure to keep the feet apart for balance. Keep the upper part of the body natural.