16. Turn Left to Strike
(1) Shift the weight backward, right foot turned inward, and turn the upper part of the body to the left. At the same time, change the right fist into a palm, palm oblique up, and move it to in front of the chest. Change the left fist into a palm too, palm oblique down, and thrust it forward over the right forearm. Look ahead. (Fig.96)
(2) Land the right foot firmly on the floor, and shift the weight to the right leg. Move the left palm in an arc slightly upward and forward, palm down, and the right Pam in an arc downward and backward to in front of the right hip, palm up. Look at the left palm. (Fig. 97)
(3) Turn the upper part of the body to the right, and move the left foot to the inner side of the right foot. Move the left hand downward, clench it into a fist, and place it in front of the abdomen, knuckles oblique outward. Move the right palm in an arc backward and upward and then in front of the body, and turn the palm downward and place it on the inner side of the left forearm (on the same side as the palm). Look ahead and to the left. (Fig.98)
(4) Turn the upper part of the body slightly to the left, move the left foot one step forward to the left (northeast), and shift the weight forward to form the left bow step. Raise the left fist and strike forward to head level, knuckles oblique down, and keep the right palm on the inner side of the left forearm. (Fig.99)
Points for attention: Before striking, do not turn the right foot inward too much, and the left palm should be thrust forward due east. While moving the hands back, cross them to draw circles. Clench the left hand into a fist while pulling it back, but not in the stroking form. The turning of the waist and all movements of the body should be well coordinated throughout the exercise.