R wrist turns so that sword blade is upwards as the R elbow drops and the sword is brought towards the body (blade still horizontal) The R fist opposite the throat. Upper body turns left, turn on heel of L foot 90°, stand in xu bu RF empty but flat on the ground. L fingers at pulse of R hand palm facing outwards.
Step forward with RL into gong bu, R arm outstretched. The point of the sword remains at a constant height throughout the move (the height of the heart? / a little lower than shoulder height). L arm pushes out to the left, approx. 45° to vertical and behind the L shoulder. Hand bent at the wrist palm pushing outwards.