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This form was created and condensed from the traditional Yang Style Long Form. It was shorted for several reasons. The most important was to fulfill the need for a form that could be learned in a short time and still retain the flavor and principles of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. It takes at least a year to learn the Long Form and can take less than two months to learn the Short Form.

There was also a need for a form that could be practiced in today’s busy life and still returns the benefits that Tai Chi is famous for. The Long Form takes about 20 minutes to perform, while the Short Form takes around 6 minutes.

Lesson Index:

Lesson 1: General Introduction and Index

Lesson 2: Stances

Lesson 3: Breaking down the Movements; Movement #1 – Commencement of tai Chi Chuan; Movement #2 – Ward Off Left

Lesson 4: Movement #3 – Right Push Upward

Lesson 5: Movement #4 – Roll Back

Lesson 6: Movement #5 – Press

Lesson 7: Movement #6 – Push

Lesson 8: Movement #7 – Fist Under Elbow

Lesson 9: Movement #8 – Step Back and Repulse Monkey Right, #9 – Step Back and Repulse Monkey Left

Lesson 10: Movement #11 – Slanting Flying

Lesson 11: Movement #12 – Raise Hands

Lesson 12: Movement #13 – Stork Spreads It’s Wings

Lesson 13: Movement #14 – Left Brush Knee

Lesson 14: Movement #15 – Needle at Sea Bottom

Lesson 15: Movement #16 – Fan Through the Back

Lesson 16: Movement #17 – Turn and White Snake Puts Out Tongue

Lesson 17: Movement #18 – Grasp Bird’s Tail (Roll Back, Press, Push)

Lesson 18: Movement #19 – Single Whip

Lesson 19: Movement #20 – Wave Hands Like Clouds

>Lesson 20: Movement #21 – Single Whip

Lesson 21: Movement #22 – Fair Lady Works at Shuttles – Left

Lesson 22: Movement #23 – Fair Lady – Right

Lesson 23: Movement #24 – Fair Lady – Left

Lesson 24: Movement # 10 – Movement #25 – Fair Lady – Right

Lesson 25: Movement #26 – Grasp Bird’s Tail (Part One – Ward Off Left)

Lesson 26: Movement #26 – Grasp Bird’s Tail (Part two – Right Push Upwards, Roll Back, Press, Push)

Lesson 27: Movement #27 – Single Whip Creeps Down

Lesson 28: Movement #28 – Step Up to Form Seven Stars

Lesson 29: Movement #29 – Retreat to Ride a Tiger

Lesson 30: Movement #30 – Turn Around and Kick Horizontally

Lesson 31: Movement #31 – Shoot a Tiger with Bow

Lesson 32: Movement #32 – Step Up, Deflect Down, and Punch

Lesson 33: Movement #33 – Withdraw and Push

Lesson 34: Movement #34 – Conclusion of Tai Chi Chuan

 

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