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Tai Chi Qigong Instructional Videos

Section 1 of 4 with Jonathan.
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Short Tutorial video by Jonathan on Tai Chi walking with "Brush Knee Twist step"
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Cheng Man-ch'ing's Sequence

"The Form"

  1. Preparation

  2. Beginning

  3. Ward Off, Left

  4. Ward Off, Right

  5. Roll Back

  6. Squeeze

  7. Push (Postures 3 through 7 are known as "Grasping the Sparrow's Tail")

  8. Single Whip

  9. Raise Hands

  10. Shoulder Stroke

  11. White Crane Stretches Its Wings

  12. Brush Knee Left

  13. Play Guitar (Followed by Brush Knee Left)

  14. Step Up and Block

  15. Parry and Punch

  16. Apparent Close-up

  17. Cross Hands (End of First Section)

  18. Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain (followed by Roll Back, Squeeze, Push, then corner Single Whip)

  19. Fist Under Elbow

  20. Step Back and Repulse Monkey, Right

  21. Step Back and Repulse Monkey, Left (Followed by three more Repulse Monkeys: Right, Left, and Right)

  22. Diagonal Flying

  23. Wave Hands Like Clouds, Left

  24. Wave Hands Like Clouds, Right (Followed by three more cloud hands left, right, left, to Single Whip)

  25. Single Whip, Lower Style (Also known as "Snake Creeps Up" (or Down)) (End of Second Section)

  26. Golden Cock Stands on One Leg, Right

  27. Golden Cock Stands on One Leg, Left

  28. Separation of the Right Foot

  29. Separation of the Left Foot

  30. Turn Body and Kick With Heel (This posture is followed by Brush Knee, Left and then Brush Knee, Right)

  31. Step Forward and Punch (Followed by Ward-off Right, Roll Back, Squeeze, Push and Single Whip)

  32. Fair Lady Weaves (Works) Shuttle I- A textbook example of how defense precedes offense in Tai Chi

  33. Fair Lady Weaves (Works) Shuttle II (Followed by two more Fair Ladies, Grasping the Sparrow's Tail, Single Whip and Snake Creeps Down) (End of 3rd Section)

  34. Step Up to Seven Stars

  35. Retreat to Ride Tiger

  36. Turn Body Sweep Lotus Leg

  37. Bend Bow Shoot Tiger (The form is close out by step up, block, parry and punch followed by Apparent Close-up, Cross Hands and Close)

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