Showing posts with label Square Form (OL). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Square Form (OL). Show all posts

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 1. The Ready Style

The feet are a shoulder width apart. The arms are at the sides with wrists bent so that the palms face the ground. Relax and breathe n...

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 2. The Tai Chi Beginning Style

1. Raise the arms to shoulder level. 2. Draw the arms to the sides. 3. Lower the arms to the sides. 4. Bend the knees. 5....

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 3. The Seven Stars Style

1. Reach out with the right hand at an angle of 45° to the right. 2. Raise the right heel and pivoting on the right toes turn the ...

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 4. Grasping The Bird’s Tail

1. Bending at the waist, draw the arms in by bending the elbows out; the right palm faces up. 2. Shift forward into a front stance...

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 5. The Single Whip

1. Keeping the right arm outstretched, bring the right hand around to the left in an arc at the end of which the hand forms a hook. A...

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 6. Flying Oblique

1. Shift the weight onto the left foot, straightening the right leg and turning the right foot out so it points to the right. At the ...

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 7. Raise Hands And Step Up

1. In a circular motion bring the right hand round so that the palm faces the chest. At the same time bring the right foot 90° across...

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 8. White Crane Flaps Its Wings

1. Bend at the waist. 2. Twist 90° to the left. 3. Bring the left hand up in a circular motion so it is level with the right. T...

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 9. Brush Knee Twist Step

1. Bending the knees, pivot 90° to the left on the right toes and left heel. The weight is on the right leg. The hands point straight...

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 10. The Seven Stars Style (Left)

1. Shift the weight back onto the right foot. 2. Draw the right arm in by sinking the elbow. 3. Raise the left hand and touch t...

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 11. Brush Knee Twist Step

1. Raise the right hand so the fingers point to the left hand. 2. Twisting at the waist, draw the hands back to just below the rig...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 12. The Seven Stars Style (Left)

1. Shift the weight back onto the right foot. 2. Draw the right arm in by sinking the elbow. 3. Raise the left hand and touch t...

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 13. Stroke The Lute

1. Twisting the waist, turn the upper body to the right. 2. Lean forward into a front stance, pushing the left arm out. 3. Twis...

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 14. Step Up, Parry And Punch

1. Bend the knees and step forward, resting the left heel on the ground. 2a. Draw the hands back to the right hip, forming a fist ...

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 15. As If Shutting A Door

1. Place the left palm against the underside of the right wrist. 2. Lean back, bringing the arms back; both palms face the body. ...

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 16. Embrace Tiger And Return To Mountain

1. Turning the left foot on its heel 90° into the right, draw the hands down to the left thigh. 2. Pivoting on the right heel, tur...

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 17. Cross Hands

1. Bring the left foot up level with the right, at the same time crossing the hands in front of the chest. Now stand up straight.

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 18. Oblique Brush Knee Twist Step

1. Bending the knees, step out at 45° resting the left heel on the ground. At the same time twist the body to the right and draw the ...

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 19. Turn Body, Brush Knee Twist Step

1. Raise the left hand so it is in front of and palm facing the right palm. At the same time pivot on the left heel 90° to the right....

Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form) 20. The Seven Stars Style

1. Shift the weight back onto the left foot. 2. Draw the left arm in by sinking the elbow. 3. Raise the right hand and touch th...