U.S. TAI CHI ACADEMY

Ten Posture Form

Cheng Man-Ch'ing Form

Yang Style Long Form

SECTION ONE:


1. Preparation

2. Opening

3. Repulse Monkey

4. Brush Knee and Push

5. Parting Wild Horses   Mane


SECTION TWO:


6. Wave Hands Like Clouds

7. Golden Pheasant Stands

    on One Leg

8. Separate Foot


SECTION THREE:


9. Grasp Sparrow's Tail

10. Cross Hands


Taijiquan can seem very confusing at first. Not only do you need to learn the names and correct way to perform a posture but one must also remember the sequence of movements. Additionally, one must be cognizant of which direction you should be facing: North (12 o'clock), South (6 o'clock), West (9 o'clock) or East (3 o'clock).


Do not rush through your practices but rather slowly learn each movement correctly, consistency is the key. As you train you will soon recognize some immediate effects such as better balance, posture, stronger legs, stress relief, and a general sense of greater health.


Finally, I would like to address the different types of students I've encountered. Some students with previous Taijiquan experience may not believe they can learn anything new from others. Some students might struggle with remembering posture names, sequence or how to perform them correctly however, they train diligently. Other students quickly catch on and seem natural however they do not practice regularly. It's the student who practices, struggles and is willing to be taught that will become a well-rounded practicioner. Remember this is a journey and not a race. Which student are you?


Taijiquan Form Program

SECTION ONE:


1. Preparation

2. Opening

3. Grasp Sparrow's Tail

4. Single Whip

5. Play the Guitar

6. Shoulder Press (Lift hands/Raise Hands)

7. Crane Spreads its Wings

8. Brush Knee and Push - left

9. Play the Guitar

10. Brush Knee and Push - left

11. Deflect Downward, Parry, Punch

12. Withdraw, Push

13. Cross Hands


SECTION TWO:


14. Carry Tiger to Mountain

15. Diagonal Single Whip

16. Fist Under Elbow

17. Step Back and Repulse Monkey        (right,left,right)

18. Diagonal Flying

19. Wave Hands Like Clouds

20. Single Whip

21. Snake Creeps Down

22. Golden Pheasant Stands on One Leg

23. Block Right, Separate Right Foot

24. Block Left, Separate Left Foot

25. Turn Around, Strike with Heel

26. Brush Knee and Push (left,right)

27. Punch Downward

28. Grasp Sparrow's Tail

29. Single Whip


SECTION THREE:


30. Four Corners (1-4)
31. Grasp Sparrow's Tail
32. Single Whip

33. Snake Creeps Down

34. Step Forward to Seven Stars

35. Step Back to Ride the Tiger

36. Turn Body to Sweep Lotus, Horizontal Kick,         Brush Knee

37. Bend the Bow and Shoot the Tiger, Parry,          Punch, Withdraw, Push, Cross Hands



SECTION ONE:


1. Preparation

2. Opening

3. Grasp Sparrow's Tail

4. Single Whip

5. Play the Guitar

6. Shoulder Press (Lean Forward)

7. Crane Spreads its Wings

8. Brush Knee and Push - left

9. Play the Guitar

10. Brush Knee and Push - left

11. Brush Knee and Push - right

12. Brush Knee and Push - left

13. Play the Guitar

14. Brush Knee and Push - left

15. Deflect Downward, Parry, Punch

16. Withdraw, Push

17. Cross Hands



SECTION TWO:


18. Carry Tiger to Mountain

19. Grasp Sparrow's Tail

20. Diagonal Single Whip

21. Fist Under Elbow

22. Step Back and Repulse Monkey- right

23. Step Back and Repulse Monkey- left

24. Step Back and Repulse Monkey- right

25. Diagonal Flying

26. Play the Guitar

27. Shoulder Press

28. Crane Spreads its Wings

29. Brush Knee and Push - left

30. Needle at the Bottom of the Sea

31. Fan Through the Back

32. Turn and Chop with Fist

33. Deflect Downward, Step                    Forward and Punch

34. Grasp Sparrow's Tail

35. Single Whip

36. Wave Hands Like Clouds (4x)

37. Single Whip

38. High Pat on Horse

39. Block Right

40. Separate Right Foot

41. Block Left

42. Separate Left Foot

43. Turn and Kick with Left Sole

44. Brush Knee and Push - left

45. Brush Knee and Push - right

46. Punch Downward, Turn

47. White Snake Darts Tongue

48. Deflect Downward, Parry and          Punch

49. Kick with Right Sole

50. Hit the Tiger - left

51. Hit the Tiger - right

52. Kick with the Right Sole

53. Double Wind to the Ears

54. Kick with the Left Sole

55. Turn and Kick with Right Sole

56. Step Down and Punch

57. Withdraw, Push

58. Cross Hands


SECTION THREE:



59. Carry Tiger to Mountain

60. Grasp Sparrow's Tail

61. Diagonal Single Whip

62. Parting Wild Horses Mane- right

63. Parting Wild Horses Mane- left

64. Parting Wild Horses Mane- right

65. Grasp Sparrow's Tail

66. Single Whip

67. Four Corners 1

68. Four Corners 2

69. Four Corners 3

70. Four Corners 4

71. Grasp Sparrow's Tail

72. Single Whip

73. Wave Hands Like Clouds (4x)

74. Single Whip

75. Snake Creeps Down

76. Golden Pheasant Stands on One Leg -          left

77. Golden Pheasant Stands on One Leg -           right

78. Step Back and Repulse Monkey- right

79. Step Back and Repulse Monkey- left

80. Step back and Repulse Monkey- right

81. Diagonal Flying

82. Play the Guitar

83. Shoulder Press

84. Crane Spreads its Wings

85. Brush Knee and Push - left

86. Needle at the Bottom of the Sea

87. Fan Through the Back

88. Turn and Chop with Fist

89. Deflect Downward, Parry and Punch

90. Grasp Sparrow's Tail

91. Single Whip

92. Wave Hands Like Clouds (4x)

93. Single Whip

94. High Pat on Horse

95. White Snake Spits Tongue

96. Turn and Cross Kick

97. Step Down and Punch Downward

98. Grasp Sparrow's Tail

99. Single Whip

100. Snake Creeps Down

101. Step Forward to Seven Stars

102. Step Back to Ride the Tiger

103. Turn Body to Sweep the Lotus

104. Horizontal Kick and Brush Knee

105. Bend the Bow and Shoot the Tiger

106. Parry and Punch

107. Withdraw and Push

108. Cross Hands






Taijiquan Form Program Graduates

Christian Grandmaire - Cheng Man-Ch'ing Form (March 13, 2013)


Dereck Haberzetti - Cheng Man-Ch'ing Form (March 11, 2013)


S. Dian Lawhon - Cheng Man-Ch'ing Form (December 9, 2015)


Teresa Tsaewei Liao - Cheng Man-Ch'ing Form (March 20, 2105)


Christian Grandmaire - Yang Style Long Form (June 5, 2013)