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Taoist Tai Chi


The 108 moves of the Tai Chi set


To access a printable PDF file of the 108 moves, click here.

Taoist Tai Chi: Single Whip
Single Whip
1. Opening of Tai Chi
2. Left Grasp Bird's Tail
3. Grasp Bird's Tail
4. Single Whip
5. Step Up and Raise Hands (very similar to Strum the Pei Pa)
6. White Stork Spreads Wings
7. Brush Knee (left)
8. Strum the Pei Pa
9. Brush Knee and Twist Step (left)
10. Brush Knee and Twist Step (right)
11. Brush Knee (left)
12. Strum the Pei Pa
13. Brush Knee and Twist Step (left)
14. Chop with Fist
15. Step Up, Deflect, Parry, Punch
16. Appear to Close Entrance
17. Cross Hands
18. Carry Tiger to Mountain
19. Whip Out Diagonally (often called Standing Palms in other styles of tai chi)
20. Fist Under Elbow
21. Go Back to Ward Off Monkey (right)
22. Go Back to Ward Off Monkey (left)
23. Go Back to Ward Off Monkey (right)
24. Flying at a Slant
25. Step Up and Raise Hands (very similar to Strum the Pei Pa)
26. White Stork Spreads Wings
27. Brush Knee (left)
28. Push Needle to Sea Bottom
29. Fan Penetrates through the Back
30. Turn and Chop with Fist
31. Step Up, Deflect, Parry, Punch
32. Step Up to Grasp Bird's Tail
33. Single Whip
34. Move Hands Like Clouds (five times)
35. Single Whip
36. Reach Up to Pat Horse
37. Separate Foot to Right
38. Separate Foot to Left
39. Turn and Kick
40. Brush Knee and Twist Step (left)
41. Brush Knee and Twist Step (right)
42. Step Up and Punch
43. Turn and Chop with Fist
44. Step Up, Deflect, Parry, Punch
45. Right Foot Kick
46. Hit Tiger at Left
47. Hit Tiger at Right
48. Right Foot Kick
49. Strike Ears with Fists
50. Left Foot Kick
51. Turn and Kick
52. Chop with Fist
53. Step Up, Deflect, Parry, Punch
54. Appear to Close Entrance
55. Cross Hands
56. Carry Tiger to Mountain
57. Whip Out Horizontally
58. Parting Wild Horse's Mane (right) (similar to Flying at a Slant – 24)
59. Parting Wild Horse's Mane (left)
60. Parting Wild Horse's Mane (right)
61. Parting Wild Horse's Mane (left)
62. Parting Wild Horse's Mane (right)
63. Left Grasp Bird's Tail
64. Step Up to Grasp Bird's Tail
65. Single Whip
66. Fair Lady Works Shuttles (left)
67. Fair Lady Works Shuttles (right)
68. Fair Lady Works Shuttles (left)
69. Fair Lady Works Shuttles (right)
70. Left Grasp Bird's Tail
71. Step Up to Grasp Bird's Tail
72. Single Whip
73. Move Hands Like Clouds (seven times)
74. Single Whip
75. Creeping Low Like a Snake
76. Golden Cock Stands on One Leg (left)
77. Golden Cock Stands on One Leg (right)
78. Go Back to Ward Off Monkey (right)
79. Go Back to Ward Off Monkey (left)
80. Flying at a Slant
81. Step Up and Raise Hands (very similar to Strum the Pei Pa)
82. White Stork Spreads Wings
83. Brush Knee (left)
84. Push Needle to Sea Bottom
85. Fan Penetrates through the Back
86. White Snake Turns and Puts Out Tongue (very similar to Turn and Chop with Fist – 30)
87. Step Up, Deflect, Parry, Punch
88. Step Up to Grasp Bird's Tail
89. Single Whip
90. Move Hands Like Clouds (three times)
91. Single Whip
92. Reach Up to Pat Horse
93. Cross Hands to Penetrate
94. Turn and Kick
95. Chop with Fist
96. Brush Knee and Punch
97. Step Up to Grasp Bird's Tail
98. Single Whip
99. Creeping Low Like a Snake
100. Step Up to Seven Stars
101. Retreat to Ride Tiger (similar to Fair Lady Works Shuttles)
102. Turn Around to Sweep Lotus
103. Draw Bow to Shoot Tiger
104. Chop with Fist
105. Step Up, Deflect, Parry, Punch
106. Appear to Close Entrance
107. Cross Hands
108. Closing of Tai Chi


The Foundation Exercises


1. "Air Balls": Basic forearm rotations
2. "Push and Pull": rotation of the arms in front of the body
3. Torso rotations
4. Arm separations
5. "Tor Yu" (Spine turning)
6. "Dan Yu" (Spine stretching)


The 108 moves presented in my DVD - as well as the foundation exercises - are exactly the same as those I was taught by Master Moy Lin Shin through his worldwide organization.

 



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