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24-form tai chi chuan

The 24-posture Simplified Form of tai chi chuan, sometimes called the Beijing or Peking form for its place of origin, is a short version of Taiji composed of twenty-four unique movements.

42-form tai chi chuan

The 42 Form tai chi chuan is the standard Wushu competition form which combines movements drawn from the Chen, Yang, Wu, and Sun styles of traditional Tai chi chuan. It was created in 1989 by Professors Men Hui Feng from The Beijing Sport Institute and Li De Yin from the Peoples University for the Chinese Sports Committee. The 42-form has been subjected to criticism for being a hybrid form, but in actual practice it has received a lot of positive attention as well, for being a challenging, fluid form which loads the body with energy. Today it is a popular form for competition as well as fo ...

103-form Yang family tai chi chuan

103-form Yang family tai chi chuan, also called the Traditional Form, is a prescribed sequence of moves used to practice Yang-style tai chi chuan.

108-form Wu family tai chi chuan

The different slow motion solo form training sequences of Tai Chi Chuan are the best known manifestation of Tai Chi for the general public. In English, they are usually called the hand form or just the form ; in Mandarin it is usually called chuan: 拳. They are performed slowly by beginners and are said to promote concentration, condition the body and acquaint students with the inventory of motion techniques for more advanced styles of martial arts training. There are also solo weapons forms, as well as much shorter and repetitive sequences to train power generation leverages as a form of ...

Chen (Old Frame, First Routine, Lao Jia Yi Lu)

The different slow motion solo form training sequences of Taijiquan are the best known manifestation of Taiji for the general public. The forms are usually performed slowly by beginners and are designed to promote concentration, condition the body and acquaint students with the inventory of motion techniques for more advanced styles of martial arts training. There are also solo weapons forms, as well as much shorter and repetitive sequences to train power generation leverages. The postures of the lǎo jià yī lù listed below is the "old frame, first routine" of the Chen style with focus on s ...

Chen-style t'ai chi ch'uan

The Chen family-style is the oldest and parent form of the five traditional family styles of Tai chi. Chen-style is characterized by Silk reeling, alternating fast/slow motion and bursts of power. Contemporary tai chi chuan is typically practised for a number of widely varying reasons: health, external/internal martial art skills, aesthetics, meditation or as an athletic/competition sport sometimes called "wushu tai chi". Therefore, a teachers system, practice and choice of training routines usually emphasizes one of these characteristics during training. The five traditional schools, prec ...