Tai Chi Forms

Use the guiding points to transition into your Tai Chi practice.  The Yang Style Tai Chuan sequence will serve to supplement your practice outside of the classroom.

 


    YANG STYLE TAI CHI CHUAN 37 SHORT FORM      

                                                         

Section 1

1.    Preparation North

2.    Ward Off Left N

3.    Grasping the Sparrow’s Tail E

4.    Single Whip W

5.    Raise Hands and Step Up N

6.    Shoulder Stroke N

7.    White Crane Spreads Wings W

8.    Brush Knee Twist Step Left W

9.    Hands Play the Lute W

10.Brush Knee and Twist Step Left W

11.Step Forward Deflect, Parry, and Punch W

12.Withdraw and Push W

13.Cross Hands N

 

Section 2

14.Carry Tiger, Return to the Mountain SE

15.Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail SE

16.Diagonal Single Whip NW

17.Fist Under Elbow W

18.Step Back Repulse Monkey W

19.Step Back Repulse Monkey W

20.Step Back Repulse Monkey W

21.Step Back Repulse Monkey W

22.Step Back Repulse Monkey W

23.Diagonal Flying NE

24.Wave Hands N

25.Wave Hands N

26.Wave Hands N

27.Wave Hands N

28.Wave Hands N

29.Single Whip W 

 

Section 3                                                     

30.Snake Creeps Down W

31.Golden Rooster Stands on Left Leg W

32.Golden Rooster Stands on Right Leg W

33.Separate Foot Kick Right NW

34.Separate Foot Kick Left SW

35.Turn and Kick with Heel E

36.Brush Knee Twist Left E

37.Brush Knee Twist Right E

38.Bend, Punch Down E

39.Step Up Grasp Sparrow’s Tail E

40.Single Whip W

 

Section 4

41.Fair Lady Works the Shuttles NE

42.Fair Lady Works the Shuttles NW

43.Fair Lady Works the Shuttles SW

44.Fair Lady Works the Shuttles SE

45.Ward Off Left N

46.Grasp Sparrow’s Tail E

47.Single Whip W

48.Snake Creeps Down W

49.Step Up Seven Stars W

50.Retreat Ride Tiger W

51.Sweep Lotus Leg W

52.Bend Bow Shoot Tiger W

53.Step Up Deflect Parry and Punch W

54.Withdraw and Push W

55.Cross Hands N

56.Conclusion

 

 

 

 


YANG STYLE TAI CHI CHUAN LONG FORM PART 1

 

Before movement:  WU CHI POSTURE

1.     Tai Chi Chuan Beginning Form N

2.     Warding Off Posture Left Side N

3.      Grasping the Sparrow’s Tail E.  This form includes the 4 distinct & basic moves known as Ward Off, Roll Back, Press & Push

4.      Single Whip W

5.      Raise Hands and Step Up N

6.      White Crane Spreads Wings W

7.      Brush Knee and Twist Step Left W

8.      Hands Play the Lute W

9.      Brush Knee and Twist Step Left W

10.  Brush Knee and Twist Step Right W

11.  Brush Knee and Twist Step Left W

12.  Hands Play the Lute W

13.  Brush Knee and Twist Step Left W

14.  Step Forward Deflect, Parry, and Punch NW-W

15.  Apparent Closing Up W

16.  Cross Hands N

 

End of Part 1

 

 


YANG STYLE TAI CHI CHUAN LONG FORM PART 2A

 

17.  Carry Tiger, Return to the Mountain SE

18.  Grasping the Sparrow’s Tail SE without the initial ward off movement

19.  Oblique Single Whip NW

20.  Fist under Elbow W

21.  Step Back and Repulse Monkey Right W

22.  Step Back and Repulse Monkey Left W

23.  Step Back and Repulse Monkey Right W

24.  Step Back and Repulse Monkey Left W

25.  Step Back and Repulse Monkey Right W

26.  Oblique Flying Posture NE

27.  Raise Hands and Step Up N

28.  White Crane Spreads Wings W

29.  Brush Knee and Twist Step Left W

30.  Needle at Sea Bottom W

31.  Fan Through the Back W

32.  Turn Body Throw Chop with Fist E

33.  Step Forward, Deflect, Parry, and Punch SE, E

34.  Step Up, Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail E

35.  Single Whip W

36.  Wave Hands Like Clouds NW, N, NE

 

 

YANG STYLE TAI CHI CHUAN LONG FORM PART 2B

 

 

37.  Single Whip W 

38.  High Pat the Horse W 

39.  Separate the Right Foot W, NW

40.  Separate the Left Foot W, SW 

41.  Turn Body and Kick with Heel SE, Kick To E 

42.  Brush Knee and Twist Step Left E 

43.  Brush Knee and Twist Step Right E 

44.  Step Forward and Punch Downward E 

45.  Turn Body and Throw Fist W 

46.  Step Forward Deflect, Parry and Punch NW, W 

47.  Kick Upward With Right Foot W, NW 

48.  Beat the Tiger Left Side S, SW Left Toes SE 

49.  Beat the Tiger Right Side W by N Right Toes NW 

50.  Return Body and Kick with Right Heel SW, Kick to W 

51.  Twin Peaks Pierce the Ears W 

52.  Kick with Left Heel NW, Kick to W 

53.  Turn Body Kick with Right Heel SW, Kick to W 

54.  Step Forward Deflect, Parry and Punch NW, W 

55.  Apparent  Closing  Up W 

56.  Cross Hands N

END OF PART 2

 


 

THE TEN GUIDING POINTS OF TAI CHI CHUAN

 

 

1.    Relax

2.    Sink

3.    The chest should be held in, back straightened, shoulders sunk, elbows lowered.

4.    A light and nimble energy should be preserved on the top of the head.  The lowest vertebrae should be plumb erect.

5.    All the movements are directed by the mind.  One does not use external muscular force.

6.    Upper parts and lower parts follow each other, and the body acts as one unit.

7.    Insubstantial and substantial must be clearly differentiated.

8.    Concentrate the line of vision.

9.    All the movements must be connected without severance.  When the energy is severed, use mind-intent to reconnect it.

10.Meditate in action.