Tai Chi Forms

Tai Chi Chuan or Tai Chi set is composed of a series of movements. The number of moves varies among styles and may also depend on how they are counted. The count varies from 85, 88, 103 and 108 movements for the traditional long form style. Today, many styles introduce demonstration sets which range from 36, 45, 49 and others.


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  85 Traditional Yang Tai Chi Form
  28 Traditional Yang Tai Chi Short Form  [...collapse tree]
This Yang Style Short Form is composed of twenty-eight unique movements. The 28 Short Form simplified the traditional style Tai Chi long forms to 28 postures while maintaining the essential elements of the traditional long forms. Practitioners enjoys excellent mind and body exercise in a shorter time session.
    1.  Commerce Tai Chi
    2.  Grasp the Bird's Tail
    3.  Single Whip
    4.  Step up raise hands
    5.  White Crane Spreads its Wings
    6.  Left Brush Knee and Push
    7.  Strums the Pei Pa
    8.  Fist Under Elbow
    9.  Step Back and Repulse Monkey
  10.  High Pat on Horse
  11.  Right Separation Foot & Left Heel Kick
  12.  Left Strike Tiger
  13.  Cloud Hands
  14.  Fair Lady Works at Shuttles
  15.  Parting Wild Horse's Mane
  16.  Step Forward and Punch the Groin
  17.  Step Forward and Grasp the Bird's Tail
  18.  Single Whip
  19.  Creeping Low
  20.  Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg
  21.  Step up to Seven Stars
  22.  Step Back and Ride the Tiger
  23.  Turn and Sweep Lotus
  24.  Draw the Bow and shoot the Tiger
  25.  Step up, Carry Fist, Block and Punch
  26.  Appear Close Entrance
  27.  Cross Hands
  28.  Close Tai Chi
  24 Tai Chi Chuan (Competition Form)
  42 Tai Chi Chuan (Competition Form)
  13 Poetic Postures Broad Sword Set
  67 Move Straight Sword Form