Lao Shui Taijiquan
24 Form Chinese Names
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24 form tai chi
1. opening stance
2. part horses mane
3. white crane
4. brush knee twist step
5. play the lute
6. repulse monkey
7. grasp birds tail left
8. grasp birds tail right
9. single whip
10. wave hands
11. single whip
12. high pat on horse
13. right heel kick
14. double punch to ears
15. turn round heel kick L
16. snake creeps down L
17. snake creeps down R
18. fair lady works shuttles
19. needle at sea bottom
20. fan through back
21. turn block parry punch
22. apparent close
23. cross hands
24. closing form
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24 Step Yang Style
38 Step Sun Style
42 Step Combined Style
The 10 Essential Points
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24 Step Taijiquan
24 form Beijing Style
Er Shi Si Shi Tai Ji Quan
Èrshísì Shì Tàijíquán
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1. Opening Stance
beginning position
commencing
opening form
Qi Shi
Qǐshì
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2. Parting the horse's mane
part the wild horse's mane (left & right)
Ye Ma Fen Zong
Zuǒyòu Yémǎ Fēnzōng
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3. White Crane Spreads its Wings
stork/crane cools its wings
Bai He Liang Chi
Báihè Liàngchì
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4. Brush knee twist steps
brush knee & step forward
brush knee push step
brush aside over the knee in reverse forward stance - left & right
Luo Xi Ao Bu
Zuŏyòu Lōuxī Àobù
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5. Play the lute
play the pipa
strum the lute
play guitar
Shou Hui Pi Pa
Shǒuhuī Pípā
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6. Repulse monkey
step back & drive monkey away, left & right
step back & curl the arms, left & right
reverse reeling forearm
Dao Juan Hong
Zuŏyòu Dàojuǎngōng
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7. Grasp the bird's tail - left style
grasp the peacock's tail on the left
grasp sparrows tail left
Zuo Lan Que Wei
Zuŏ Lǎnquèwěi
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8. Grasp the bird's tail - right style
grasp the peacock's tail on the right
grasp sparrows tail right
You Lan Que Wei
Yòu Lǎnquèwěi
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9. Single whip
single bian
Dan Bian
Dānbiān
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10. Wave hands
cloud hands
move the hands like clouds
wave hands like clouds
Yun Shou
Yúnshǒu
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11. Single whip
single bian
Dan Bian
Dānbiān
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12. High pat on the horse
guage the height of the horse
step up to examine horse
Gao Tan Ma
Gāotànmă
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13. Right heel kick
kick with right foot
You Deng Jiao
Yòu Dēngjiăo
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14. Double punch to the ears
strike opponent's ears with both fists
wind pierced ears
Shuang Feng Quan Er
Shuāngfēng Guàn'ĕr
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15. Turn around, left heel kick
turn body & left heel kick
turn & kick with left heel
Zhuan Shen Zuo Deng Jiao
Zhuănshēn Zuŏ Dēngjiăo
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16. Snake creeps down - left form
push down & stand on the left leg
single whip squatting down & golden rooster stands on one leg, left
Zuo Xia Shi Du Li
Zuŏ Xiàshì Dúlì
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17. Snake creeps down - right form
push down & stand on the right leg
single whip squatting down & golden rooster stands on one leg, right
You Xia Shi Du Li
Yòu Xiàshì Dúlì
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18. Fair lady works on shuttles
fair lady works with shuttles, right & left
move the shuttle right & left
jade maiden
Yu Nu Chuan Shuo
Yòuzuŏ Yùnǚ Chuānsuō
穿
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19. Needle at sea bottom
needle at the bottom of the sea
dive for the needle
Hai Di Zhen
Hăidĭ Zhēn
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20. Fan through back
fan penetrates the back
send a flash through the arms
Shan Tong Bei
Shăntōngbì
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21. Turn around, block, parry & punch
turn body, deflect, parry & punch
turn the body, deflect, block & punch
Zhuan Shen Ban Lan Chui
Zhuănshēn Bānlánchuí
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22. Apparent Close-up
pull back then push, as if to close
appears closed
withdraw and push, as if closing a door
apparent close
Ru Feng Si Bi
Rúfēng Sìbì
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23. Cross hands
Shi Zi Shou
Shízìshŏu
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24. Closing form
closing
closing position
Shou Shi
Shōushì
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Li Tianji image
Li Tianji
Author of Simplified Taijiquan (~1956)
the original publication of the 24 step taijiquan style
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