Monday, July 8, 2013

Names of Postures in the Yang Tai Chi 24 Form.

I have been asked by several students to post the names of the movements for the Yang Tai Chi 24 Form so I am listing them here for those of you who have been wanting this list.  I have also posted this list, as well as the list of movements in the Yang Style Traditional Long Form on the "Chinese Terminology for Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Chinese Martial Arts" page of this site.  I hope you all find this helpful.

  1. Beginning
  2. Parting Wild Horse's Mane: 3x
  3. White Crane Spreads Its Wings
  4. Brush Knee and Push: 3x
  5. Playing the Lute
  6. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey
  7. Grasp Sparrow's Tail (Ward off, Rollback, Press, Push): Left
  8. Grasp Sparrow's Tail (Ward off, Rollback, Press, Push): Right
  9. Single Whip
  10. Wave Hands Like Clouds
  11. Single Whip
  12. High Pat on The Horse
  13. Right Heel Kick
  14. Twin Fists Strike Opponent's Ears
  15. Left Heel Kick
  16. Snake Creeps Down Left and Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg Right
  17. Snake Creeps Down Right and Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg Left
  18. Fair maiden Weaves with Shuttles: Left and Right
  19. Needle and Sea Bottom
  20. Fan Through the Back
  21. Turn Body, Parry, Punch
  22. Seal Tight (Apparent Close Up)
  23. Cross Hands
  24. Close Form


To Your Health,
Shifu Andrew Plitt

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