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Chinese martial arts are generally known for assigning flowery names to it's various postures, techniques and excercises. While quite often the names are similar across styles and lineages, their actual meaning is subject to the particular style, lineage or school. From this web site (I could not find more authoritative web reference at the moment): The ...


7 stars step is a partner work method used to train distance, timing, and evasion within the Wu/Yang lineage of Cheng Tin Hung (Hong Kong Tai chi Master who taught Dan Docherty). 7 Stars also refers to a guard posture within the style and to a number of martial methods used by the style. On top of Wudang mountain there is a 7 stars bell. There is more to ...

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