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It's used as a classifier, like this:

"亢龙有悔"是"降龙十八掌"中的*一招*.

and

*一招一式*他都记得清清楚楚.

So how to say it in English?

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Generally it's called 'move'.

To be precise, 招 is 'move' and 式 is 'stance' or 'form'.

When it comes to a specific move, you can use words like catch (手 as in 擒拿手), hit (打), reach (长拳), kick (踢) etc.

一招一式他都记得清清楚楚。

Every move is imprinted on his mind.

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  • I will vote you up when I get 15 reps. :) – zwangxian Mar 11 '13 at 7:25

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