TAI CHI Forms







Yang Form Tai Chi as taught by Jane Xu.



1996 TAI CHI LIST
1. Preparatory Form
[feet parallel at sholder width pointed south]


2. Commencing Form
[waist leads arm rising with water dripping from finger tips]
[profound relaxation of sholders]


3. Grasp The Bird's Tail
Ward Off Slantingly Upward (Left Style)
Ward Off Slantingly Upward (Right Style)
Pull Back
Press Forward
Withdraw
Push


4. Single Whip
Hook hand


5. Raise Hands And Step Up
[wave to the past (south west) - wave to the future (east)]


6. White Crane Spreads Its Wings
[stretch out softly]


7 Brush Knee and Twist Step (Left Style)

8 Hand Strums the Lute

9 Brush Knee and Twist Step (Left Style)

10 Brush Knee and Twist Step (Right Style)

11 Brush Knee and Twist Step (Left Style)

12 Hand Strums the Lute

13 Brush Knee and Twist Step (Left Style)

14 Step Up, Deflect Downward, Parry and Punch

15 Apparent Close-up

16 Cross Hands

17 Carry the Tiger to the Mountain
[rotate to north west while doing a brush knee right]
Ward Off Slantingly Upward (Right Style)
Pull Back
Press Forward
Withdraw
Push


18 Fist Under Elbow
[starts like a single whip with hands upright insted of hook]


19 Step Back and Repulse the Monkey (Rght Style)

20 Step Back and Repulse the Monkey (Left Style)

21 Step Back and Repulse the Monkey (Right Style)
[can do another left and right]


22 Slant Flying

23 Raise Hands and Step Up

24 White Crane Spreads Its Wings

25 Brush Knee and Twist Step (Left Style)

26 Needle at Sea Bottom

27 Fan Through the Back

28 Chop Opponent with Fist

29 Step Up, Deflect Downward, Parry and Punch

30 Step Up and Grasp the Bird's Tail
Ward Off Slantingly Upward (Right Style)
Pull Back
Press Forward
Withdraw
Push


31 Single Whip
Hook hand


32 Wave Hands Like Clouds on Both Sides (1)


33 Wave Hands Like Clouds on Both Sides (2)


34 Wave Hands Like Clouds on Both Sides (3)
[can do five times]


35 Single Whip
Hook hand


36 High Pat on Horse
[right hand push left to the north]


37 Separation of Right Foot
[left hand push right to the south]


38 Separation of Left Foot

39 Turn and Kick with Left Heel

40 Brush Knee and Twist Step (Left Style)

41 Brush Knee and Twist Step (Right Style)

42 Step Up and Punch Downward

43 Turn Over and Chop Opponent with Fist

44 Step Up, Deflect Downward, Parry and Punch

45 Kick with Heel

46 Hit the Tiger (Left Style) [start with a hop]

47 Hit the Tiger (Right Style)

48 Turn and Kick with Right Heel

49 Strike Opponent's Ears with Both Fists

50 Kick with Left Heel

51 Turn and Kick with Right Heel

52 Step Up, Deflect Downward, Parry and Punch

53 Apparent Close-up



54 Cross Hands

55 Carry the Tiger to the Mountain
Ward Off Slantingly Upward (Right Style)
Pull Back
Press Forward
Withdraw
Push


56 Diagonal Single Whip
[to the south east this time]


57 Part the Wild Horse's Mane (Right Style)

58 Part the Wild Horse's Mane (Left Style)

59 Part the Wild Horse's Mane (Right Style)

60 Grasp the Bird's Tail
Ward Off Slantingly Upward (Left Style)
Ward Off Slantingly Upward (Right Style)
Pull Back
Press Forward
Withdraw
Push


61 Single Whip

62 Fair lady Works at Shuttles
[bow step west - open window to the south and look at moon]
[rotate to bow step east - open windor to the south and look at moon]
[step up to bow step right foot to the east - open window to the north and look at moon]
[rotate then bow step west - open window to the north and look at moon]


63 Grasp the Bird's Tail
Ward Off Slantingly Upward (Left Style)
Ward Off Slantingly Upward (Right Style)
Pull Back
Press Forward
Withdraw
Push


64 Single Whip

65 Wave Hands Like Clouds on Both Sides (1)

66 Wave Hands Like Clouds on Both Sides (2)

67 Wave Hands Like Clouds on Both Sides (3)

68 Single Whip

69 Push Down

70 Golden Cock Stands on One Leg (Right Style)

71 Golden Cock Stands on One Leg (Left Style)

72 Step Back and Repulse the Monkey (Right Style)

73 Step Back and Repulse the Monkey (Left Style)

74 Step Back and Repulse the Monkey (Right Style)

75 Slant Flying

76 Raise Hands and Step Up

77 White Crane Spreads Its Wings

78 Brush Knee and Twist Step (Left Style)

79 Needle at Sea Bottom

80 Fan Through the Back

81 White Snake Puts Out Its Tongue

82 Step Up, Deflect Downward, Parry and Punch

83 Step Up and Grasp the Bird's Tail
Ward Off Slantingly Upward (Right Style)
Pull Back
Press Forward
Withdraw
Push


84 Single Whip

85 Wave Hands Like Clouds on Both Sides (1)

86 Wave Hands Like Clouds on Both Sides (2)

87 Wave Hands Like Clouds on Both Sides (3)

88 Single Whip

89 High Pat on Horse and Go with Palm

90 Cross Legs

91 Step Up and Punch Opponent's Pubic Region

92 Step Up and Grasp the Bird's Tail
Ward Off Slantingly Upward (Right Style)
Pull Back
Press Forward
Withdraw
Push


93 Single Whip

94 Push Down

95 Step Up to Form Seven Stars

96 Retreat to Ride the Tiger

97 Turn Round and Kick Horizontally

98 Shoot the Tiger with Bow

99 Step Up, Deflect Downward, Parry and Punch

100 Apparent Close-up

101 Cross Hands

102 Closing Form

103 Restoring Form

Xu Jane


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