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Tai Chi Review CLASS NOTES

Review
The last of these lessons is a review which may span a few weeks.


FORM STUDY

This is the Yang style short form.

Yang Short Form Movements
The Opening

The Beginning

Grasp the Sparrow's Tail ( Ward Off Left , Ward off Right, Roll Back , Press , Push )

Single Whip

Lifting Hands

Shoulder Strike

White Crane spreads its wings

Brush Knee Left

Playing Guitar

Brush knee Left

Step back, Deflect Downward, Intercept and Strike with fist

Clean the Arm and Push

Crossing Hands

Carry the Tiger (brush knee with palm turned over)

Grasp the Sparrow's Tail ( Roll Back , Press , Push )

Diagonal Single Whip (straighten into ..)

Monkey fist

Repulse Monkey (left, right, left)

Slanting Flying (parting the horse's mane)

Cloudy Hands (3 steps to the left)

Single Whip

Snake creeps down

Golden Cock Left

Golden Cock Right

Right Toe Kick

Left Toe Kick

Kick with Heel

Golden Arch

Brush Knee and Twist Step

Brush Knee and Twist Step

Brush Knee and Lower Strike

Grasp the Sparrow's Tail ( Ward Off Right , Roll Back , Press , Push )

Single Whip

Fair ladies (move to 4 corners)

Grasp the Sparrow's Tail ( Ward Off Left , Ward off Right, Roll Back , Press , Push )

Single Whip

Snake Creeps down

Seven stars strike

Ride the Tiger

Spin and Lotus Kick

Staff, backfist

Deflect Downward, Intercept and Strike

Clean the Arm and Push

Crossing Hands

Conclusion of the Grand Terminus


SELECTED QUOTES

Be still as a mountain, move like a great river.

The motion should be rooted in the feet, released through the legs, controlled by the waist, and manifested through the fingers.

One continuous movement as a string of pearls.