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Tai Chi 32-form

Seemingly, there is no end to these Yang-syle forms. Long Feng does 24, 32, 42, 48 -- just when I thought I had a handle on the drill, she threw in 30 and 40! Here's a video of Tai Chi 32 form (opens in a new window).

24 form

Most, but not all, of the movements are familiar. I haven't found a list, so I have compiled my own as best I can. The first unfamiliar movement may be what I've seen as "rolling forearms" or somethhing like that. It's almost like Repulse Monkeys backwards. The second unfamiliar movement is a bit like Fair Ladies, but with the fingertips on the opposite palm. I can't believe this list came out to 32 movements!

24 form

  1. Commencement
  2. Ward-off left
  3. Ward-off right, pull back and press
  4. Single whip (teacup style)
  5. Playing the Lute
  6. Unfamiliar movement: two steps, L-R
  7. Hidden hand punch
  8. Withdraw and push
  9. Brush Knee Push L-R
  10. Single Whip (beak left)
  11. Cloud Hands R (3)
  12. Part the Wild Horse's Mane R-L
  13. Needle at Sea Bottom
  14. Fan Through Back
  15. Ward-off R, pull back, press, push
  16. Turn and drape fist over arm
  17. Unfamiliar move: press palm R, L
  18. Right kick, touch foot
  19. Toe Kick left
  20. Heel Kick Right w/ Fists
  21. Step Up and Punch Down
  22. Fair Lady Works Shuttle R-L
  23. Repulse Monkeys L-R-L-R
  24. Snake R no beak
  25. Golden Rooster Stands on Left Leg
  26. Snake L
  27. Step Up Seven Stars
  28. Ride the Tiger to the Mountain
  29. Sweep the Lotus
  30. Bend Bow Shoot Tiger
  31. Ward-off left, pull back push and press
  32. Close Form

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