The Eight Poems of the Fist
Jinshin wa tenchi ni onaji
The mind is one with heaven and Earth
Ketsumyaku wa nichigetsu ni nitari
The Circulatory rhythm of the body is similar to the cycle of the sun and the moon.
Ho wa goju wo tondo su
The way of inhaling and exhaling is hardness and softness.
Mi wa toki ni shitagai hen ni ozu
Act in accordance with time and change.
Te wa ku ni ai sunawachi hairu
Techniques will occur in the absence of conscious thought.
Shintai wa hakarite riho su
The feet must advance and retreat, separate and meet.
Me wa shiho wo miru wa yosu
The eyes do not miss even the slightest change.
Mimi wa yoku happo wo kiku
The ears listen well in all directions.