List of Tai Chi Forms

5 Form

  1. Raise hands

  2. Part wild horse's mane (L & R)

  3. Brush knee (L & R)

  4. Cloud hands (L & R)

  5. Repulse monkey (stepping back L, R, L)

 Reverse side:

  1. Part wild horse's mane (R & L)

  2. Brush knee (R & L)

  3. Cloud hands (R & L)

  4. Repulse monkey (stepping back R, L, R)

  5. Step up and close

10 Form

  1. Commencing Form

  2. Repulse monkey (L, R)

  3. Brush knee (L, R)

  4. Part the wild horse’s mane (L, R)

  5. Cloud hands (L, 2 steps, then return R, 2 steps)

  6. Golden rooster stands on one leg (R leg lifts first, then the L)

  7. Cross hands and heel kick (R kick, L kick)

  8. Grasp peacock’s tail (R, L)

  9. Cross hands, embrace the tiger (turning to face forward)

  10. Closing form

Beijing 24

  1. Commence

  2. Part the wild horse's mane ( turn 90 degrees L) (L, R, L)

  3. White crane spreads its wings (empty cat stance, L foot fwd)

  4. Brush knee (L, R, L)

  5. Strum the lute (play guitar) (empty cat stance, L foot fwd)

  6. Repulse monkey (step back with L, R, L, R)

  7. Grasp peacock's tail (L) (turn 180 degrees for the next posture)

  8. Grasp peacock's tail (R)

  9. Single whip (L)

  10. Cloud hands (stepping to the L)

  11. Single whip (L)

  12. High pat on horse (empty cat stance, L foot fwd)

  13. High kick with heel (R)

  14. Punch tiger's ears (R, facing 45 degrees) (turn to face back of room)

  15. High kick with heel (L)

  16. Snake creeps down, golden rooster stands on one leg (L) (facing the back of the room)

  17. Snake creeps down, golden rooster stands on one leg (R) (facing the front of the room)

  18. Jade lady (fair lady works the shuttles) (R, 45 degrees, then L, 45 degrees)

  19. Needle at sea bottom (empty cat stance, L foot fwd)

  20. Fan through the back (flash arms) (L)

  21. Deflect, parry and punch (turn 180 degrees, punch to 45 degrees)

  22. Apparent close and push (L foot forward)

  23. Cross hands (facing the front)

  24. Close

Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 1

  1. Commence

  2. Opening and closing hands

  3. Single whip (R)

  4. Waving hands in the clouds (R)

  5. Opening and closing hands

  6. Brush knee (L)

  7. Play the lute

  8. Parry and punch

  9. Block and close

  10. Push the mountain

  11. Open and close

  12. Single Whip (L)

  13. Waving hands in the clouds (L)

  14. Opening and closing hands

  15. Brush knee (R)

  16. Play the lute

  17. Parry and punch

  18. Block and close

  19. Push the mountain

  20. Open and Close

  21. Close

Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2

  1. Brush knee (R)

  2. Leisurely tie coat

  3. Open and close

  4. Single whip (L)

  5. Punch under elbow

  6. Repulse monkey (L)

  7. Repulse monkey (R)

  8. Brush knee (L)

  9. Leisurely tie coat

  10. Open and close

This is the end of the first section - this entire section is completed on the opposite side

  11.  Brush knee (L)

  12. Leisurely tie coat

  13. Open and close

  14. Single whip (R)

  15. Punch under elbow

  16. Repulse monkey (R)

  17. Repulse monkey (L)

  18. Brush knee (R)

  19. Leisurely tie coat

  20. Open and close

  21. Closing

42 Form

Section 1

  1. Commencement

  2. Grasp the peacock's tail

  3. Left Single whip

  4. Raise hands

  5. White crane spreads its wings

  6. Brush knee and step forward

  7. Parry and strike with fist

  8. Deflect and push down

  9. Parry and punch

  10. Withdraw and push

Section 2

  11. Open and close hands

  12. Right single whip

  13. Punch under elbow

  14. Turn body and push palms (brush knee)

  15. Fair lady works at shuttles

  16. Kick with heel R and L

  17. Cover hands and strike with arm

  18. Mustang ruffles its mane

Section 3

  19. Cloud hands

  20.Step backwards and beat the tiger

  21. Separate R foot

  22. Strike the opponents ears (punch tiger's ears)

  23. Separate L foot

  24. Turn around and slap foot

  25. Step forward and punch downward

  26. Oblique flying

  27. Single whip and push down

  28. Golden rooster stands on one leg

  29. Withdraw step and thrust palm

Section 4

  30. Press palm in empty step

  31. Hold palm up and stand on one leg

  32. Left shoulder strike with horse stance

  33.Turn body with large roll back

  34. Capture and punch in resting stance

  35. Thrust palm and sweep down

  36. Step forward with seven stars of the dipper

  37. Ride the tiger

  38. Turn body with lotus kick

  39. Curved bow shoots tiger

  40. Grasp peacock's tail

  41. Cross hands 

  42. Closing form

32 Sword

Preparation and Commence

  1. Immortal guardian shows the way

  2. Dragonfly Touches the Water

  3. Big Chief Star

  4. Swallow skims over the water

  5. Carry sword to R, carry sword to L

  6. Gauge the depth of the sea

  7. Embrace the moon

  8. Resting bird enters the forest

  9. Black dragon swings its tail

  10. Blue dragon rises out of the water

  11. Wind blows the lotus leaf

  12. Lion shakes its head

  13. Tiger lifts its head

  14. Wild horse jumps over the stream

  15. Lift sword L, empty stance

  16. Lift sword R, bow stance

  17. Shoot wild geese

  18. White ape offers the fruit

  19. Clean up dust in the wind L

  20. Clean up dust in the wind R

  21. Clean up dust in the wind L

  22. Push the boat with the current

  23. Shooting Star chases the moon

  24. Swallow picks up mud with its beak

  25. Raise the screen

  26. Left wheel sword

  27. Right wheel sword

  28. A roc spreads its wings

  29. Swallow enters the nest

  30. Hold the moon against the chest

  31. Wind blows away the plum blossoms

  32. Compass points south

Beijing 16

  1. Commencement

  2. Part the wild horse’s mane (left and right)

  3. White crane spreads its wings (left)

  4. Brush knee push (left and right)

  5. Twist step, deflect, parry, and punch

  6. Apparent close and counter with push

  7. Single whip (left)

  8. Right hand strums the lute

  9. Repulse the monkey

  10. Turn the body and weave the shuttles L & R

  11. Needle at sea bottom

  12. Fan through the back

  13. Cloud hands (to the right)

  14. Grasp the peacock’s tail (right and left)

  15. Cross hands

  16. Close

 Long Form

Section 1

  1. Preparation

  2. Opening form

  3. Left ward off

  4. Grasp bird’s tail

  5. Single whip

  6. Lift hands and Sstep up

  7. White crane lifts its wings

  8. Brush knee

  9. Play guitar

  10. Brush knee L

  11. Brush knee R

  12. Brush knee L

  13. Play guitar

  14. Brush knee L

  15. Deflect, parry and punch

  16. Apparently closed

  17. Cross hands

Section 2A

 18. Embrace tiger back to the mountain

 19. Fist under elbow

 20. Repulse monkey R

 21. Repulse monkey L

 22. Repulse monkey R

 23. Diagonal flying

 24. Lift hands and step up

 25. White crane lifts its wings

 26. Brush knee

 27. Needle at sea bottom

 28. Flash arms

 29. Turn body and flip fist

 30. Deflect, parry and punch

 31.  Grasp bird’s tail

 32. Single whip

 33. Cloud hands

 34. Cloud hands

 35. Cloud hands

 36. Single whip

Section 2b

 37. High pat on horse

 38. Right Separate Foot

 39. Left Separate Foot

 40. Turn and kick with left heel

 41. Brush left knee and push

 42. Brush right knee push

 43. Brush left knee and punch down

 44. Deflect, Parry and Punch ( white snake darts out tongue)

 45. Twist, deflect, step, parry and punch

 46. Right rising kick

 47. Hit tiger (left)

 48. Hit tiger (right)

 49. Kick with heel (right)

 50. Double wind to the ears

 51. Left rising kick

 52. Spin and kick with right heel

 53. Twist, deflect, step, parry, punch

 54. Apparent close & counter with push

 55. Cross hands

Section 3

 56. Carry the tiger to the mountain

 57. Oblique single whip

 58. Part the horse’s mane (right)

 59. Part the horse’s mane (left)

 60. Part the horse’s mane (right)

 61.  Part the horse’s mane (left)

 62. Part the horse’s mane (right)

 63. Left Peng

 64. Grasp the sparrow’s tail (right)

 65. Single whip

 66. Jade maiden weaves shuttles (left)

 67. Jade maiden weaves shuttles (right)

 68. Jade maiden weaves shuttles (left)

 69. Jade maiden weaves shuttles (right)

 70. Left Peng

 71. Grasp the sparrow’s tail (right)

 72. Single whip

 73. Cloud hands (5 times)

 74. Single whip

 75. Snake creeps to the left

 76. Golden Rooster stands on left leg

 77. Golden Rooster stands on right leg

 78. Retreat to repulse monkey (right)

 79. Retreat to repulse monkey (left)

 80. Retreat to repulse monkey (right)

 81.  Retreat to repulse monkey (left)

 82. Retreat to repulse monkey(right)

 83. Oblique flying

 84. Step up to raise hands

 85. White Crane spreads its wings

 86. Brush left knee and push

 87. Needle to the bottom of the sea

 88. Fan through the back

 89. Turn and cast fist (begin 5 punches)

 90. Twist, deflect, step, parry, punch

 91.  Grasp the sparrow’s tail

 92. Single whip

 93. Cloud hands (5 times)

 94. High pat on horse

 95. Piercing palm

 96. Cross leg kick

 97. Step forward and punch groin

 98. Walking Grasp the sparrow’s tail

 99. Single whip

 100. Snake creeps left with fist

 101. Step up to form the seven stars

 102. Raise right leg

 103. Sit back to ride the tiger

 104. Turn and right leg sweeps the lotus

 105. Draw the bow to shoot the tiger

 106. Twist, deflect, step, parry, punch

 107. Apparent close & counter with push

 108.Cross hands