Lao Shui Taijiquan
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24 Step Taijiquan
24 form Beijing Style
Èrshísì Shì Tàijíquán
二十四式太極拳
24_form
38 Step Sun Style
38 step Sun short form
Sūn Shì Sānshíbā
孙式三十八
38_sun
42 Step Taijiquan
42 form combined style
42 step competition style
Sìshíèr Shì Tàijíquán
四十二式太極拳
42_combined
Apparent Close-up
pull back then push, as if to close
appears closed
withdraw and push, as if closing a door
apparent close
Rúfēng Sìbì
如封似闭
24_form
38_sun
Brush knee twist steps
brush knee & step forward
brush knee push step
brush aside over the knee in reverse forward stance - left & right
Zuŏyòu Lōuxī Àobù
左右搂膝拗步
24_form
38_sun
42_combined
Close Hands
close
Hé Shǒu
合手
38_sun
Closing form
closing
closing position
Shōushì
收势
24_form
38_sun
42_combined
Clout with Both Fists
double punch
punch with both fists
Shuāng Zhuàng Chuí
双撞捶
38_sun
Combine Yin & Yang into One
merge the yin & yang
Yīn Yáng Hún Yī
陰陽混一
38_sun
Commencing Form
beginning posture
wu ji then tai ji
a study of wu ji and tai ji
Qǐshì
起势
38_sun
Conceal Hands, Bend Arm & Punch
cover with hand, punch
cover hands, strike with arm
cover hands, forearm punch
Yǎnshǒu Gōngchuí
掩手肱捶
42_combined
Coordinate the Upper & Lower Body
synchronize upper & lower body
Shàng Xià Xiāng Suí
上下相随
10_principles
Cross hands
Shízìshŏu
十字手
24_form
42_combined
Curved Bow Shoots Tiger
pull the bow & shoot the tiger
Wāngōng Shèhǔ
弯弓射虎
38_sun
Dantian
dan tien
tan t'ien
elixir field
sea of qi
energy center
cinnabar field
Dāntián
丹田
general_terms
Diagonal Flying Posture
slant flying
oblique flying
Xiéfēishì
斜飞势
42_combined
Distinguish between Empty & Full
distinguish between substantial & insubstantial
separate empty & full
Fēn Xū Shí
分虚实
10_principles
Double punch to the ears
strike opponent's ears with both fists
wind pierced ears
Shuāngfēng Guàn'ĕr
双峰贯耳
24_form
42_combined
Draw the Bow to Shoot Tiger
curved bow to shoot tiger
Wāngōng Shèhǔ
弯弓射虎
42_combined
Effortless Action
Wú Wéi
无为
general_terms
Eight Gates
eight stances
eight postures
eight energies
eight ways
Bāmén
八门
general_terms
Eight Treasures (Qigong)
eight section brocade
eight pieces of brocade
eight silken movements
Bāduànjǐn
八段锦
general_terms
Eight Trigrams
eight symbols
Bāguà
八卦
general_terms
Elbow Strike
strike or push with the elbow
Zhǒu
13_methods
Embrace Tiger Return to Mountain
carry tiger back mountain
Bàohǔ Guīshān
抱虎歸山
38_sun
Fair lady works at the Shuttle
fair lady works with shuttles
jade maiden
Yùnǚ Chuānsuō
玉女穿梭
38_sun
Fair lady works on shuttles
fair lady works with shuttles, right & left
move the shuttle right & left
jade maiden
Yòuzuŏ Yùnǚ Chuānsuō
右左玉女穿梭
24_form
42_combined
Fan through back
fan penetrates the back
send a flash through the arms
Shăntōngbì
闪通臂
24_form
Fist Under the Elbow
fist under elbow
Zhǒudǐchuí
肘底捶
42_combined
Five Elements
five movements
five steps
five phases
five agents
five processes
Wǔxíng
五行
general_terms
Five Steps
five directions
five footwork techniques
five movements
Wǔbù
五步
general_terms
Flash Through Back
three connections through the back
Sān Tōng Bèi
三通背
38_sun
Golden Cock Stands on One Leg
golden rooster stands on one leg
chicken stands on one leg
Jīnjī Dúlì
金鸡独立
38_sun
Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg
golden cock stands on one leg
chicken stands on one leg
Jīnjī Dúlì
金鸡独立
42_combined
Goodbye Students
goodbye class
Tóng Xué Men Zài Jiàn
同学们再见
general_terms
Goodbye Teacher
Lǎoshī Zàijiàn
老師再见
introduction
Grab & Hit in Resting Stance
hold and punch in crossed squatting stance
diagonal resting stance, catch and strike
capture and strike in empty stance
Xiēbù Qíndǎ
歇步擒打
42_combined
Grasp the bird's tail - left style
grasp the peacock's tail on the left
grasp sparrows tail left
Zuŏ Lǎnquèwěi
左揽雀尾
24_form
42_combined
Grasp the bird's tail - right style
grasp the peacock's tail on the right
grasp sparrows tail right
Yòu Lǎnquèwěi
右揽雀尾
24_form
42_combined
Harmonize the Internal & External
coordination of the internal & external
match up inner & outer
Nèi Wài Xiāng Hé
内外相合
10_principles
Head Upright so Spirit can reach the Crown
emptying the thoughts & raising the head
empty, lively, pushing up & energetic
Xū Líng Dǐng Jìn
虚灵顶劲
10_principles
Hello Students
hello class
people who learn with you, hello
hello classmates
hello fellow students
Tóng Xué Men Hǎo
同学们好
general_terms
Hello Teacher
how are you teacher
teacher is well
Lǎoshī Hǎo
老師好
introduction
High pat on Horse
pat the horse
step up to examine horse
Gāotànmă
高探马
38_sun
High pat on the horse
guage the height of the horse
step up to examine horse
Gāotànmă
高探马
24_form
Internal Martial Arts
Nèijiā
内家
general_terms
Issuing force
explosive force
explosive power
Fā Jìn
发劲
general_terms
Keep to the Central Position
settling at the centre
central position, balance, equilibrium
Zhōngdìng
中定
13_methods
Kick Right & Left
heel kick, right & left sides
Yòuzuŏ Dēngjiăo
右左蹬脚
42_combined
Lao Gong
(acupuncture point in hand)
Láo Gōng
劳宫
general_terms
Lean-in Horse Stance
body thrust with half horse stance
lean with body with riding horse step
horse stance, lean
Mǎbùkào
马步靠
42_combined
Lift the Hands
lifting hands
raise hands
raise arms
Tíshǒu
提手
42_combined
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
Chuānzhǎng Xiàshì
穿掌下势
42_combined
Ming Men
gate of vitality
gate of destiny
gate of power
Mìngmén
命门
general_terms
Move to the Left
stepping to the left side
Zuǒgù
左顾
13_methods
Move to the Right
stepping to the right side
Yòupàn
右盼
13_methods
Move with Continuity
continuity joined & unbroken
continuously & without interruption
Xiāng Lián Bù Duàn
相连不断
10_principles
Needle at sea bottom
needle at the bottom of the sea
dive for the needle
Hăidĭ Zhēn
海底针
24_form
Open & Close the Hands
opening & closing of hands
Kāihé Shǒu
开合手
42_combined
Open Hands
open
Kāi Shǒu
开手
38_sun
Opening Stance
beginning position
commencing
opening form
Qǐshì
起势
24_form
42_combined
Parting the Wild Horse's Mane
part the wild horse's mane
Yémǎ Fēnzōng
野马分鬃
38_sun
Parting the horse's mane
part the wild horse's mane (left & right)
Zuǒyòu Yémǎ Fēnzōng
左右野马分鬃
24_form
42_combined
Play the lute
play the pipa
strum the lute
play guitar
Shǒuhuī Pípā
手挥琵琶
24_form
38_sun
Press Palms Down in Empty Stance
empty stance, press palm down
press palm in empty stance
Xūbù Yāzhǎng
虚步压掌
42_combined
Press, Squeeze
pressing or squeezing away from the body
13_methods
Pull Back then Push, as if to Close
apparent close-up
appears closed
withdraw and push, as if closing a door
apparent close
Rúfēng Sìbì
如封似闭
42_combined
Pull Down
pluck, pick downwards with the hand
Căi
13_methods
Push Forward
offset with the hand
Àn
13_methods
Pushing Hands
sensing hands
sticky hands
Tuīshǒu
推手
general_terms
Qi Gong
ch'i kung
qi work
life energy maintenance
breath and energy training work
Qìgōng
气功
general_terms
Raise Hand Posture
Tíshǒu Shàngshì
提手上势
38_sun
Relax the Waist
relax & loosen the waist
loosening up the waist
Sōng Yāo
松腰
10_principles
Repulse monkey
step back & drive monkey away, left & right
step back & curl the arms, left & right
reverse reeling forearm
Zuŏyòu Dàojuǎngōng
左右倒卷肱
24_form
Repulse the Monkey
brush the knee & step
Dào Niǎn Hóu
倒撵猴
38_sun
Right heel kick
kick with right foot
Yòu Dēngjiăo
右蹬脚
24_form
Roll Back
sideways, circular yielding movement
13_methods
Roll Back & Press
stroke and press
roll back and squeeze
Lǚjǐshì
捋挤势
42_combined
Separate Legs (Left)
raise the leg, left
Zuǒ Qǐjiǎo
左起脚
38_sun
Separate Legs (Right)
raise the leg, right
Yòu Qǐjiǎo
右起脚
38_sun
Separate the Foot, Left
separate leg, left side
kicking with toes forward, leftt side
Zuŏ Fēnjiǎo
左分脚
42_combined
Separate the Foot, Right
separate leg, right side
kicking with toes forward, right side
Yòu Fēnjiǎo
右分脚
42_combined
Shoulder/Lean
shoulder strike
strike or push with the shoulder or upper back
Kào
13_methods
Single Bian Downward
snake creeps down
single whip in low stance
Dānbiān Xiàshì
单鞭下势
42_combined
Single Whip - Right Side
single bian, right
Yòu Dānbiān
右单鞭
42_combined
Single whip
single bian
Dānbiān
单鞭
24_form
38_sun
Single whip, Left Side
single bian, left
Zuŏ Dānbiān
左单鞭
42_combined
Sink the Chest & draw up the Back
hollowing the chest to raise the back
hold in the chest & pull up the back
depress the chest & raise the upper back
Hán Xiōng Bá Bèi
含胸拔背
10_principles
Sink the Shoulders & drop the Elbows
sinking the shoulder & weighting down the elbow
Chén Jiān Zhuì Zhǒu
沉肩坠肘
10_principles
Snake creeps down - left form
push down & stand on the left leg
single whip squatting down & golden rooster stands on one leg, left
Zuŏ Xiàshì Dúlì
左下势独立
24_form
Snake creeps down - right form
push down & stand on the right leg
single whip squatting down & golden rooster stands on one leg, right
Yòu Xiàshì Dúlì
右下势独立
24_form
Split
separate, twist or to offset with a spiral motion
Liè
13_methods
Stand on One Leg & Hit Tiger
single stance, strike tiger
Dúlì Dǎhǔ
独立打虎
42_combined
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
Dúlì Tuōzhǎng
独立托掌
42_combined
Step Back
retreating steps
Tuībù
退步
13_methods
Step Back & Mount the Tiger
step back & ride the tiger
Tuìbù Kuàhǔ
退步跨虎
38_sun
Step Back & Ride the Tiger
step backward riding tiger
mount tiger & stand on one leg
step back and straddle tiger
Tuìbù Kuàhǔ
退步跨虎
42_combined
Step Back & Thrust Open Palm Hand
step backward & thread palm
step back, penetrate with palm
step back & pierce palm
Tuìbù Chuānzhǎng
退步穿掌
42_combined
Step Forward & Seven Stars
step up, seven stars
step forward to form seven stars
Shàngbù Qīxīng
上步七星
42_combined
Step Forward & Tuck in Robes
Jìnbù Lǎn Zhā Yī
进步懒扎衣
38_sun
Step In
advancing steps
Jìnbù
进步
13_methods
Step In & Punch Downward
step forward & punch downward
advance and plant punch
Jìnbù Zāichuí
进步栽捶
42_combined
Step Up to Form Seven Star
advance & seven stars stance
Shàngbù Qīxīng
上步七星
38_sun
Step Up, Parry & Punch
advance with deflect, parry & punch
Jìnbù Bānlánchuí
进步搬拦捶
38_sun
Step in, Deflect, Block & Punch
step forward, parry & punch
advance, deflect, parry and punch
Jìnbù Bānlánchuí
进步搬拦捶
42_combined
Stillness within Motion
move with tranquility
seek quiescence within movement
Dòng Zhōng Qiú Jìng
动中求静
10_principles
Tai Chi Ch'uan
t'ai chi ch'uan
tai chi
Tàijíquán
太極拳
introduction
The Thirteen Methods
the thirteen techniques
Shísān Shì
十三式
13_methods
Tuck in Robes
lazily tie the coat, lazily tying clothes
Lǎn Zhā Yī
懒扎衣
38_sun
Turn & Punch
parry and strike with fist
turn & hammer fist
parry & turn to punch
Piēshēnchuí
撇身捶
42_combined
Turn Body with Left Heel Kick
turn body & left heel kick
turn & kick with left heel
Zhuănshēn Zuŏ Dēngjiăo
转身左蹬脚
38_sun
Turn around, block, parry & punch
turn body, deflect, parry & punch
turn the body, deflect, block & punch
Zhuănshēn Bānlánchuí
转身搬拦捶
24_form
Turn around, left heel kick
turn body & left heel kick
turn & kick with left heel
Zhuănshēn Zuŏ Dēngjiăo
转身左蹬脚
24_form
Turn the Body & Lotus Kick
spinning lotus kick
Zhuǎnjiǎo Bǎilián
转脚摆莲
38_sun
Turn the Body & Pat the Foot
turn body & slap right foot
turn body, slap foot
Zhuǎnshēn Pāijiǎo
转身拍脚
42_combined
Turn the Body & Thrust the Palm
turn body, push with palm
turn body & push palm on right & left side
Zhuǎnshēn Tuīzhǎng
转身推掌
42_combined
Turn the Body for Lotus Kick
turn body, sweep lotus
Zhuǎnshēn Bǎilián
转身摆莲
42_combined
Turn the Body with Large Rollback
turn body with full rollback
turn body, big strike
turn body & roll back
Zhuǎnshēn Dàlǚ
转身大捋
42_combined
Use the Mind & not Force
using intention & not physical strength
use your will & not your force
Yòng Yì Bù Yòng Lì
用意不用力
10_principles
Ward Off
upward, circular, expanding & offsetting movement
Péng
13_methods
Wave Hands Like Clouds
wave hands
cloud hands
Yúnshǒu
云手
38_sun
Wave Hands and Push Down
cloud hands follow-up
Yúnshǒu Xiàshì
云手下势
38_sun
Wave hands
cloud hands
move the hands like clouds
wave hands like clouds
Yúnshǒu
云手
24_form
42_combined
White Crane Flashes its wings
stork/crane cools its wings
Báihè Liàngchì
白鹤亮翅
38_sun
White Crane Spreads its Wings
stork/crane cools its wings
Báihè Liàngchì
白鹤亮翅
24_form
42_combined
Wuji
ultimate nothing
without ridgepole
primordial universe
Wújí
无極
general_terms
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