Lao Shui Taijiquan
42 Step Combined Style Chinese Names
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42 form tai chi
1. opening stance
2. grasp birds tail right
3. single whip, left
4. raise hands
5. white crane
6. brush knee twist step
7. turn & punch
8. Roll Back & Press
9. step deflect block punch
10. apparent close
11. open close hands
12. single whip right
13. fist under the elbow
14. turn body, push palm
15. jade maiden
16. kick right & left
17. cover hands, punch
18. part horses mane
19. wave hands
20. on one leg, hit tiger
21. separate foot, right
22. double punch to ears
23. separate foot, left
24. turn body, pat foot
25. step in & punch down
26. diagonal flying
27. low single whip
28. golden rooster
29. step back, thread palm
30. press palm down
31. on one leg, hold palm up
32. lean-in horse stance
33. turn body, roll back
34. grab & hit, rest stance
35. lower body, thread palm
36. seven stars
37. step back, ride tiger
38. turn & lotus kick
39. draw bow, shoot tiger
40. grasp birds tail left
41. cross hands
42. closing form
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Introduction & Index
24 Step Yang Style
38 Step Sun Style
42 Step Combined Style
The 10 Essential Points
The 13 Methods
General Terms
Character Information
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42 Step Taijiquan
42 form combined style
42 step competition style
Si Shi Er Shi Tai Ji Quan
Sìshíèr Shì Tàijíquán
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1. Opening Stance
beginning position
commencing
opening form
Qi Shi
Qǐshì
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2. 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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3. Single whip, Left Side
single bian, left
Zuo Dan Bian
Zuŏ Dānbiān
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4. Lift the Hands
lifting hands
raise hands
raise arms
Ti Shou
Tíshǒu
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5. White Crane Spreads its Wings
stork/crane cools its wings
Bai He Liang Chi
Báihè Liàngchì
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6. Brush knee twist steps
brush knee & step forward
brush knee push step
brush aside over the knee in reverse forward stance
Luo Xi Ao Bu
Lōuxī Àobù
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7. Turn & Punch
parry and strike with fist
turn & hammer fist
parry & turn to punch
Pie Shen Chui
Piēshēnchuí
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8. Roll Back & Press
stroke and press
roll back and squeeze
Lu Ji Shi
Lǚjǐshì
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9. Step in, Deflect, Block & Punch
step forward, parry & punch
advance, deflect, parry and punch
Jin Bu Ban Lan Chui
Jìnbù Bānlánchuí
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10. Pull Back then Push, as if to Close
apparent close-up
appears closed
withdraw and push, as if closing a door
apparent close
Ru Feng Si Bi
Rúfēng Sìbì
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11. Open & Close the Hands
opening & closing of hands
Kai He Shou
Kāihé Shǒu
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12. Single Whip - Right Side
single bian, right
You Dan Bian
Yòu Dānbiān
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13. Fist Under the Elbow
fist under elbow
Zhou Di Chui
Zhǒudǐchuí
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14. Turn the Body & Thrust the Palm
turn body, push with palm
turn body & push palm on right & left side
Zhuan Shen Tui Zhang
Zhuǎnshēn Tuīzhǎng
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15. Fair lady works on shuttles
fair lady works with shuttles, right & left
jade maiden moves the shuttle right & left
Yu Nu Chuan Shuo
Yùnǚ Chuānsuō
穿
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16. Kick Right & Left
heel kick, right & left sides
You Zuo Deng Jiao
Yòuzuŏ Dēngjiăo
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17. Conceal Hands, Bend Arm & Punch
cover with hand, punch
cover hands, strike with arm
cover hands, forearm punch
Yan Shou Gong Chui
Yǎnshǒu Gōngchuí
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18. Parting the horse's mane
part the wild horse's mane
Ye Ma Fen Zong
Yémǎ Fēnzōng
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19. Wave hands
cloud hands
move the hands like clouds
wave hands like clouds
Yun Shou
Yúnshǒu
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20. Stand on One Leg & Hit Tiger
single stance, strike tiger
Du Li Da Hu
Dúlì Dǎhǔ
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21. Separate the Foot, Right
separate leg, right side
kicking with toes forward, right side
You Fen Jiao
Yòu Fēnjiǎo
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22. 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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23. Separate the Foot, Left
separate leg, left side
kicking with toes forward, leftt side
Zuo Fen Jiao
Zuŏ Fēnjiǎo
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24. Turn the Body & Pat the Foot
turn body & slap right foot
turn body, slap foot
Zhuan Shen Pai Jiao
Zhuǎnshēn Pāijiǎo
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25. Step In & Punch Downward
step forward & punch downward
advance and plant punch
Jin Bu Zai Chui
Jìnbù Zāichuí
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26. Diagonal Flying Posture
slant flying
oblique flying
Xie Fei Shi
Xiéfēishì
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27. Single Bian Downward
snake creeps down
single whip in low stance
Dan Bian Xia Shi
Dānbiān Xiàshì
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28. Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg
golden cock stands on one leg
chicken stands on one leg
Jin Ji Du Li
Jīnjī Dúlì
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29. Step Back & Thrust Open Palm Hand
step backward & thread palm
step back, penetrate with palm
step back & pierce palm
Tui Bu Chuan Zhang
Tuìbù Chuānzhǎng
退
穿
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30. Press Palms Down in Empty Stance
empty stance, press palm down
press palm in empty stance
Xu Bu Ya Zhang
Xūbù Yāzhǎng
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31. Stand on One Leg & Lift the Hand
lifting palm & stand on one leg
hold palm up & stand on one leg
stand on one leg & raise palm
single stance, hold palm up
Du Li Tuo Zhang
Dúlì Tuōzhǎng
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32. Lean-in Horse Stance
body thrust with half horse stance
lean with body with riding horse step
horse stance, lean
Ma Bu Kao
Mǎbùkào
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33. Turn the Body with Large Rollback
turn body with full rollback
turn body, big strike
turn body & roll back
Zhuan Shen Da Lu
Zhuǎnshēn Dàlǚ
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34. Grab & Hit in Resting Stance
hold and punch in crossed squatting stance
diagonal resting stance, catch and strike
capture and strike in empty stance
Xie Bu Qin Da
Xiēbù Qíndǎ
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35. Lower the Body & Thread Palm-hand
thread palm & lowering movements
penetrate with palms in low stance
thread palm & push down
pierce palm and push down
Chuan Zhang Xia Shi
Chuānzhǎng Xiàshì
穿
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36. Step Forward & Seven Stars
step up, seven stars
step forward to form seven stars
Shang Bu Qi Xing
Shàngbù Qīxīng
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37. Step Back & Ride the Tiger
step backward riding tiger
mount tiger & stand on one leg
step back and straddle tiger
Tui Bu Kua Hu
Tuìbù Kuàhǔ
退
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38. Turn the Body for Lotus Kick
turn body, sweep lotus
Zhuan Shen Bai Lian
Zhuǎnshēn Bǎilián
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39. Draw the Bow to Shoot Tiger
curved bow to shoot tiger
Wan Gong She Hu
Wāngōng Shèhǔ
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40. 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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41. Cross hands
Shi Zi Shou
Shízìshŏu
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42. Closing form
closing
closing position
Shou Shi
Shōushì
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Li Deyin image
Professor Li Deyin
Creator of the 42 Step Combined Style Competition Form
in 1989 for the Chinese Sports Committee
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