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Tai Chi Partner Cane Form
This lesson teaches the use of the Cane or Short Stick.
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This is a useful, short (11 movements per side) partner form. When the transition is added, one ends up with a beautiful, instructive partner or solo form. These lessons are divided into sections. The first is the Introduction and all the applications for the form. The second and third sections break down each of the two sides and teach the movements. The last section shows the form performed as a partner form. Keep in mind that there is a companion VHS video tape available through the on-line store. Enjoy.

Section One:

Lesson 1: Introduction

Lesson 2: Applications

Lesson 3: Applications from a Different Angle

Note: Lessons 2 and 3 are 12 pages in length and contains over 40 pictures each. When downloading, please be patient.

Section Two: Side A

Lesson 4: Movement # 1 Open the Door

Lesson 5: Movement # 2 Snapping the Branch

Lesson 6: Movement # 3 - Whirlwind

Lesson 7: Movement # 4 Ride the Wind

Lesson 8: Movement # 5 Look for the Snake

Lesson 9: Movement #6 Rising Stick

Lesson 10: Movement # 7 Piercing Stick

Lesson 11: Movement # 8 Snap the Low Branch

Lesson 12: Movement # 9 Snake Attacks the Feet

Lesson 13: Movement # 10 - Break Branch and Raise Dust

Lesson 14: Movement # 11 Protect the Head From the Rain and Transition into Side B

Section Three: Side B

Lesson 15: Movement # 1 Move the Branch Aside

Lesson 16: Movement # 2 Breaking the Branch

Lesson 17: Movement # 3 Hit the Snake

Lesson 18: Movement # 4 The Dragon Attacks

Lesson 19: Movement # 5 Ride the Tiger

Lesson 20: Movement # 6 Eagle Spreads Wings

Lesson 21: Movement # 7 Move the Branch Aside

Lesson 22: Movement # 8 Tornado Raises Dust

Lesson 23: Movement # 9 Snap the Branch

Lesson 24: Movement # 10 Drop the Stick and Movement # 11 Snake Bites the Neck

Lesson 25: Transition from Side B to Side A Movement # 3 - Whirlwind

Section Four: the Complete Form

Lesson 26: The Complete Form with Ending and Transition

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