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Yang Style Long Form Tai Chi Chuan
This is the style of Tai Chi Chuan practiced by more people than any other.
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This is the style of Tai Chi Chuan practiced by more people than any other. Most of the popular forms today evolved from the Yang. Tai Chi started out with 13 basic movements and kept expanding until it reached 108 movements. All these movements are actually only variations on the basic 13. There are now many shortened versions of thislong form. In fact, not that many people teach and practice this long form, sowhy do I?

The main reason is the length of time for practice. The long form takes 20 minutes to go through, so when you start, you are committed to 20 minutes of concentrative exercise. If you don't have that much time for some reason, the form is divided into three sections that can be practiced in 5 or 10 minutes each.

I also like the fact that with all this variety, you exercise more muscles and joints and are called on to make more connections between various parts of the body. That means there is more practice of mind/body coordination, which helps in all aspects of daily life.

We recommend that you print out each lesson and save it for reference.

This index is divided into three sections: 1, 2, and 3. Hopefully, this will save some time for students as they work their way through all the lessons. Besides the movements in each section, there are also some other lessons on Chi Gong and related subjects. I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoy sharing my life's work with you.

Please use our Contact Us page if you have any questions. This will be a learning adventure for all of us. I wish you the very best in your studies.

Lesson Index:

Section 1:

Lesson 1: General Information

Lesson 2:

Basic Stances
Revised 2/04/02

Lesson 3: Movement#1 Commencement; #2 - Ward Off Left

Lesson 4: #3 Right Push Upward

Lesson 5: #4 Roll Back

Lesson 6: #5 Press Forward

Lesson 7: #6 -Push

Lesson 8: #7 Single Whip

Lesson 9: #8 Raise Hands

Lesson 10: Four ImportantPoints and Movement # 9 Stork Spreads Its Wings

Lesson 11:Compression, Torsion, and Rebounding and Movement # 10 Left Brush Knee

Lesson 12: Jieng,Chi, and Shen (Three Essential Energies) and Movement # 11 Play the Fiddle

Lesson 13: The Yinand Yang of Tai Chi Chuan and Movement # 12 Left Brush Knee

Lesson 14:Movement # 13 - Right Brush Knee

Lesson 15:Movement # 14 Left Brush Knee

Lesson 16:Standing Meditation and Movement #15 Play the Fiddle

Lesson 17:Movement # 16 Left Brush Knee and Movement #17 Step Up, Parry, and Punch

Lesson 18:Movement # 18 Withdraw and Push

Lesson 19: Movement# 19 - Cross Hands (End of First Section)

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Section 2:

Lesson 20: Common Mistakes in the First Section

Lesson 21:Movement # 20 - Carry Tiger to Mountain (Beginning of the Second Section)

Lesson 22:Movement # 21 - Grasp the Bird's Tail

Lesson 23:Movement #22 Fist Under Elbow

Lesson 24:Movements # 23, 24, 25- Step Back andRepulse Monkey

Lesson 25:Movement # 26 Slanting Flying

Lesson 26:Movement # 27 Raise Hands

Lesson 27: The SixHarmonies and Movement # 28 Stork Spreads Its Wings

Lesson 28:Movement # 29 Left Brush Knee

Lesson 29:Movement # 30 Needle At Sea Bottom

Lesson 30:Movement # 31 Fan Through The Back

Lesson 31:Movement # 32 Turn and Chop Opponent With Fist

Lesson 32:Movement # 33 Step Up, Deflect Downward, Punch

Lesson 33:Movement # 34 Ward Off Left and Movement # 35 Grasp The Bird's Tail

Lesson 34:Movement # 36 Single Whip

Lesson 35:Movement # 37 Wave Hands Like Clouds

Lesson 36:Thoughts on Violence; and Energy and theMind

Lesson 37:Movement # 38 Single Whip

Lesson 38:Movement # 39 High Pat On Horse

Lesson 39:Movement # 40 Separation Of The Right Foot Kick

Lesson 40:Movement # 41 Separation Of The Left Foot Kick

Lesson 41:Movement # 42 Turn And Left Foot Kick With Sole

Lesson 42:Movement # 43 Left Brush Knee and Movement # 44 Right Brush Knee

Lesson 43:Movement # 45 Step Up And Punch Downwards

Lesson 44:Movement # 46 Turn And Chop Opponent With Fist

Lesson 45:Movement # 47 Step Up, Deflect Downward, Punch

Lesson 46:Movement # 48 Right Foot Kick With Sole

Lesson 47:Movement # 49 Hit A Tiger At Left

Lesson 48:Movement # 50 Hit A Tiger At Right

Lesson 49:Movement # 51 Right Foot Kick With Sole

Lesson 50:Movement # 52 Strike Opponent's Ears With Both Fists

Lesson 51:Movement # 53 Left Foot Kick With Sole

Lesson 52:Movement # 54 Turn Around And Right Foot Kick With Sole

Lesson 53:Congratulations and Movement # 55 Step Up, Parry, And Punch

Lesson 54:Movement # 56 Withdraw and Push

Lesson 55: Movement# 57 Cross Hands

(End of SecondSection)


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Section 3:

Lesson 56: ChiGong Exercises 1) Smile and 2) Harmonizing The Three Energy Centers

Lesson 57:Movement # 58 Carry Tiger To Mountain (Beginning Of The Third Section)

Lesson 58:Movement # 59 Grasp the Bird's Tail (Roll Back, Press Forward, Push)

Lesson 59:Movement # 60 Horizontal Single Whip

Lesson 60: Movement# 61 Partition Of The Wild Horse's Mane - Right

Lesson 61:Movement # 62 Partition Of The Wild Horse's Mane - Left

Lesson 62:Movement # 63 Partition Of The Wild Horse's Mane - Right

Lesson 63:Movement # 64 Ward Off Left

Lesson 64:Movement # 65 Grasp The Bird's Tail

Lesson 65:Movement # 66 Single Whip

Lesson 66:Movement # 67 Fair Lady Works At Shuttles - Left

Lesson 67: TimelyInformation and Movement # 68 Fair Lady Works At Shuttles - Right

Lesson 68:Movement # 69 Fair Lady Works At Shuttles - Left

Lesson 69:Movement # 70 Fair Lady Works At Shuttles - Right

Lesson 70:Movement # 71 Ward Off Left

Lesson 71:Movement # 72 Grasp The Bird's Tail

Lesson 72:Movement # 73 Single Whip

Lesson 73:Movement # 74 Wave Hands Like Clouds

Lesson 74:Movement # 75 Single Whip

Lesson 75:Notification and Movement # 76 Snake Creeps Down

Lesson 76:Movements # 77 and 78 Golden Pheasant Stands On One Leg Right and Left

Lesson 77:Movement # 79 Step Back And Repulse Monkey - Right

Lesson 78:Movement # 80 Step Back And Repulse Monkey - Left

Lesson 79:Movement # 81 Step Back And Repulse Monkey - Right

Lesson 80:Movement # 82 Slanting Flying

Lesson 81:Movement # 83 Raise Hands

Lesson 82:Movement # 84 Stork Spreads Its Wings

Lesson 83:Thirteen Essential Energies and Movement # 85 Left Brush Knee

Lesson 84: PushHands Tournament Reminder and Movement # 86 Needle At Sea Bottom

Lesson 85:Movement # 87 Fan Through The Back

Lesson 86:Movement # 88 Turn And White Snake Puts Out Tongue

Lesson 87:Movement # 89 Step Up, Deflect Downward, Punch

Lesson 88:Movement # 90 Ward Off Left and Movement # 91 Grasp The Bird's Tail

Lesson 89:Movement # 92 Single Whip

Lesson 90:Movement # 93 Wave Hands Like Clouds

Lesson 91:Movement # 94 Single Whip

Lesson 92:Movement # 95 High Pat On Horse And Plane Cross Hands

Lesson 93:Movement # 96 Turn and Cross Foot Kick With Sole

Lesson 94:Movement # 97 Step Up and Lower Punch

Lesson 95:Movement # 98 Ward Off Left

Lesson 96:Movement # 99 Grasp The Bird's Tail

Lesson 97:Movement # 100 Single Whip

Lesson 98:Movement # 101 Snake Creeps Down

Lesson 99:Movement # 102 Step Up To Form Seven Stars

Lesson 100:Movement # 103 Retreat to Ride A Tiger

Lesson 101:Movement # 104 Turn Around And Kick Horizontally

Lesson 102:Movement # 105 Shoot A Tiger With Bow

Lesson 103:Movement # 106 Step Up, Deflect Down, Punch

Lesson 104:Movement # 107 Withdraw And Push

Lesson 105:Movement # 108 Conclusion Of Tai Chi Chuan

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