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Tai Chi Forms
 
Here are lists of  the movements of a few of the main Tai Chi sequences that we teach:
 
The Cheng Man Ching Form
The Beijing 24 Step Form
The Yang Style Long Form
The Basic Yang Style Broadsword Form
The 48 Step Form 
 

 Cheng Man Ching Short Form


1. Heaven and Earth
2. Ward off
3. Grasp Sparrow’s tail, Roll back, Press and Push
4. Single Whip
5. Play guitar
6. Shoulder press
7. White Crane spreads wings
8. Brush knee and push
9. Play guitar
10. Brush knee and push
11. Parry, punch, push
12. Seal the knot
13. Embrace tiger and return to mountain (diagonal brush knee and push, grasp sparrow’s tail,  roll back, press, push, diagonal single whip)
14. Fist under elbow
15. Repulse monkeys x 3
16. Diagonal flying
17. Wave hands in clouds
18. Single whip
19. Snake creeps down
20. Golden phoenix stands on one leg (left and right)
21. Toe kicks (right and left)
22. Turn and kick with left heel
23. Brush knee and push (right hand), Brush knee and Push (left hand)
24. Punch to groin
25. Grasp sparrow’s tail, Roll back, Press and Push
26. Single whip
27. Fair ladies at shuttles (to four corners)
28. Ward off
29. Grasp sparrow’s tail, Roll back, Press and Push
30. Single whip
31. Snake creeps down
32. Step up to seven stars
33. Step back and ride the tiger

34. Turn and sweep lotus with leg
35. Draw the bow
36. Parry, punch, push
37. Seal the knot

 

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Yang Style Broadsword (Dao)


Commencement
Seven stars
Ride the tiger
Pierce the broadsword backwards
Lift leg to cut
Make a guard
Stab forward
Push the blade
Chop enemy behind
Slash to front
Wipe blood from sword
Turn around to confront the horseman
Round the back to chop (side step)
Push the blade
Round to slash
Pierce forward
Push the blade
Round to slash
Pierce forward
Push the blade
Turn around and slash
Step back, to lift and turn the sword
Push the pommel
Flash the sword and make a guard
Step back and change hands
Kick with right foot
Guard with hand
Turn to left, box high and low
Turn to right, box high and low
Gather up the leaves
Kick with right foot
Warrior stands on one leg (change hand)
Turn around and chop
Push away (horizontally)
Slash to right, slash to left
Thread the needle
Push the pommel
Flash the sword and make a guard
Round the back to chop
Change hands
Turn step and punch
Close up

 

This Tai Chi Broadsword form is available on DVD from Amazon.co.uk


 48 Step Taijiquan


Commencing form
1 White Crane spreads wings
2 Brush knee and push
3 Single whip
4 Play Guitar
5 Stroke and Push x 3
6 Parry and Punch (left hand)
7 Ward off, roll back, press and push
8 Seal the knot and lean obliquely
9 Punch under elbow
10 Repulse monkeys x 4
11 Turn to push palms (4 corners)
12 Play guitar
13 Brush knee and punch downward
14 White snake puts out tongue x 2
15 Pat foot to subdue the Tiger
16 Turn left to strike
17 Thread palm on crouch step

18 Fend off on one leg x 2
19 Single whip right
20 Wave hands in clouds x 3 (right)
21 Part wild horse’s mane x 2
22 High pat on horse
23 Kick with right heel
24 Box Tiger’s ears
25 Kick with left heel
26 Strike with hidden fist
27 Needle at sea bottom
28 Flash the arm
29 Kick with right and left feet (toe)
30 Brush knee and push x 2
31 Step forward to strike
32 Apparent close up (push)
33 Wave hands in clouds x 3 (left)
34 Turn to the right to strike
35 Fair ladies at shuttles x 2
36 Step back and thread palm
37 Press down palms on empty step
38 Stand on one leg and hold out palm
39 Push forearm on horse-riding step
40 Turn body with big strokes
41 Swing palm on crouch step
42 Step up to seven stars
43 Step back and ride the tiger
44 Turn and sweep lotus with leg
45 Draw bow to shoot the Tiger
46 Parry and punch
47 Ward off, roll back, press and push
48 Cross hands

 

 





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  Beijing Simplified 24 Step Form*
 
1. Heaven and Earth
2. Part the wild horse’s mane x 3
3. The white crane spreads its wings
4. Brush knee and push x 3
5. Play guitar
6. Repulse monkeys x 4
7. Ward off, roll back, press and push (left)
8. Ward off, roll back, press and push (right)
9. Single whip
10. Wave hands in clouds x 3
11. Single whip
12. High Pat on Horse
13. Kick with right heel
14. Twin dragons search for pearl
15. Turn and kick with left heel
16. Snake creeps down (left),
17. Golden phoenix (right)
18. Snake creeps down (right),
19. Golden phoenix (left)
20. Fair ladies at shuttles (right and left)
21. Golden needle at sea bottom
22. Fan through back (Giant hawk spreads wings)
23. Parry, punch, push
24. Seal the Knot

 
 

 *  The Yiheyuan "Master Form" uses this sequence as a template for the exploration of the deeper aspects of Tai Chi Chuan.

 

 

 Yang Style Long Form

 

Heaven and Earth
Double circle hands
Catch the ball
Ward off
Grasp Sparrow’s tail
Roll back
Press
Push
Single Whip
Play guitar (lift hands)
Shoulder press/wardoff
White Crane spreads wings
Brush knee and push
Play guitar
Brush knee and push x 3
Play guitar
Brush knee and push
Parry and punch
Push
Seal the knot (First close up)

 

Embrace tiger and return to mountain
Diagonal brush knee and push
Grasp sparrow’s tail, roll back,  press, push

Double palm strike
Fist under elbow
Repulse monkeys x 3
Diagonal flying
Lift hands
Elbow / shoulder Strike/ward off
White Crane spreads wings
Brush knee and push
Needle at sea bottom
Fan through back, elbow strike
Turn around and chop, palm strike, uppercut,
Pull down, back fist and step

Parry and punch
Split hands
Grasp sparrow’s tail, Roll back, Press and Push
Single whip
Wave hands in clouds x 3
Single whip
High pat on horse
Side step and strike, 
Separate right foot
Side step and strike
Separate left foot
Turn around and kick with left sole
Brush knee and push (right)
Brush knee and push (left)
Step up and punch downward to groin
Turn around and chop, palm strike, uppercut, pull down
Step through parry and punch
Side split
Kick diagonally right
Hit tiger left
Hit tiger right
Heel kick right foot
Twin whirlwinds (Box tigers ears, twin dragons)
Kick with left heel
Turn and kick with right sole (low kick to knee or shin)
Step through parry and punch
Withdraw and push
Seal the knot (Second close up)

 

Embrace tiger return to mountain
Grasp sparrow’s tail, Roll back, Press and Push
Diagonal single whip
Part the wild horses mane (right, left, right)
Ward off
Grasp sparrow’s tail, Roll back, Press and Push
Single whip
Fair ladies at shuttles (to four corners)

Ward off
Grasp sparrow’s tail, Roll back, Press and Push
Single whip
Wave hands in clouds x 3
Single whip
Snake creeps down
Golden rooster (phoenix) stands on one leg (left & right)
Repulse monkeys x 3
Diagonal flying
Lift hands, elbow/shoulder strike, ward off
White Crane spreads wings
Brush knee and push (right hand)
Needle at sea bottom
Fan through back, elbow strike
White snake spits poison palm strike uppercut pull down
Back fist strike, step through parry and punch
Split hands
Grasp sparrow’s tail, Roll back, Press and Push
Single whip
Wave hands in clouds x 3
Single whip
High pat on horse
Inspect the horse’s mouth
Turn and kick with right sole
Brush knee and push, Punch low to groin
Split hands
Grasp sparrow’s tail, Roll back, Press and Push
Single whip
Snake creeps down
Step up to seven stars
Catch the head
Step back and ride the tiger
Turn and sweep lotus with leg
Draw the bow
Parry and punch
Withdraw and push
Seal the knot and return to Tao


Go to taichileeds.com for a 


free MP3 download of the instructions to the Yang Long Form


 or 


buy our Yang Long Form DVD from amazon.co.uk