List of t'ai chi ch'uan forms

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List of T'ai chi ch'uan forms, postures, movements, or positions in order of number of forms:

Hand forms[edit]

  • 4 - Chen 4 Step is a subset of Chen Old Frame One (Zhu Tian Cai)
  • 6- Sun 6: Tai Chi for Arthritis (TCA), created by Dr. Paul Lam of the Tai Chi for Health Institute, Sydney, Australia. Sun 6: Basic 6 moves, performed on Right and Left. Sun 12: additional 6 moves, also performed both sides.
  • 8 - Yang Standardized
  • 8 - Chen Standardized
  • 9 - Chen Old Frame (Master Liu Yong)
  • 10 - Yang Introductory Form (also often called 8-step)
  • 11 - Chen created by Liming Yue after many years of study with Chen Zhenglei and Kongjie Gou
  • 12 - Chen(Based on the movements from Feng Zhiqiang's Chen Style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan system. Taught by the SF Wushu Team)
  • 12 - Yang
  • 13 - Chen (created by Master Chen Bing based on the movements from (Old Frame, First Routine, Lao Jia Yi Lu))
  • 13 - Chen (aka Five Element Chen) subset of either Old Frame One or Small Frame (Zhu Tian Cai)
  • 13 - Dong Yue (East Mountain) Combined
  • 13 - Wudang (Zhang SanFeng - Wudang Nei Jia Quan) - Shi San Shi
  • 13 - Yang Family 13-Form
  • 13 - Chu style Yang form Long 108 and Short 37 movements
  • 14/16 - Guangbo (Guang-Bo) (a mixture of Chen, Yang, Wu, and Qigong that was done by factory workers in China)
  • 16 - Yang Standardized
  • 16 - Chen Standardized
  • 16 - Actually Chen 4 Step (see above) popularly repeated in four directions of the compass (Zhu Tian Cai)
  • 16 - Yang Family 16-Form
  • 18 - Chen (Chen Zhenglei)
  • 18 - Wudang (Zhang SanFeng - simplified new form)
  • 19 - Chen (Chen Xiao Wang)
  • 20 - 5 Section Taijiquan (Yang Simplified)
  • 20 - 5 Section Chen Taijiquan (Chen Simplified)
  • 20 - Simplified form of Chen Xiaojia (Small frame of Chen T'ai Chi Ch'uan)
  • 24 - Yang ('Simplified', 'Beijing', 'New Style') Standardized
  • 24 - Chen Shi (Chen style) Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan (24 Form by Feng Zhiqiang)
  • 24 - Zhao Bao
  • 24 - Jingquanshitaijiquan (24 Forms - T'ien Ti Tao/Tiandidao)
  • 26 - Yang
  • 28 - Yang
  • 28 - Wudang Taiji
  • 32 - Combined Form
  • 32 - Chen Standardized "Fist" (New Frame)
  • 32 - Yang
  • 34 - Wudang short
  • 35 - Sun Standardized Short
  • 36 - Chen Standardized (New Frame/Chen Fake)
  • 36 - Fu style short form tai chi ch'uan
  • 36 - Wu Short Form
  • 37 - Wu (Wang Pei-sheng) Short
  • 37 - Yang (Zheng, Cheng Man-ch'ing) Short
  • 37 - Taiji 37 (Dr. Shen Hongxun) Short
  • 38 - Chen (Chen Xiao Wang)
  • 39 - Chen (Old frame 39)
  • 39 - Chen (New frame 39)
  • 40 - Yang competition
  • 40 - Sun Family Modern Short Form
  • 40 - Jingquanshitaijiquan (40 Steps or 24 Forms - T'ien Ti Tao/Tiandidao)
  • 42 - Yang
  • 42 - Chen (Old form cannon fist)
  • 42 - Combined Style Competition Form
  • 42 - Sun Traditional Short
  • 43 - Yang (Jiang Yu Kun)
  • 43 - Zhao Bao
  • 46 - Yang Competition
  • 46 - Wu competition
  • 48 - Old Combined Style Competition Form[1]
  • 48 - Chen Shi (Chen style) Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan (48 Form by Feng Zhiqiang)
  • 49 - Yang Family Demonstration and Competition Form ("Short" Form)
  • 49 - Wu (Hao) short form
  • 50 - Lee-style short form
  • 53 - Fu style advanced tai chi
  • 54 - Wu Jianquan family (Wu Daxin) competition form
  • 56 - Chen Competition
  • 56 - Zhao Bao
  • 64 - Yang (Kuang Ping style)
  • 66 - Combined Standardized (Lost, original content unknown)
  • 67 - Movements Combined Tai-Chi Chuan form
  • 67 - Fu style tai chi lightning palm
  • 67 - Hwa Yu T'ai Chi Long Form
  • 72 - Chen (New Form Cannon Fist)
  • 72 - Huang Sheng Shyan Form[citation needed]
  • 73 - Sun Competition
  • 74 - Chen (Old Frame, First Routine, Lao Jia Yi Lu)
  • 77 - Yang Extended Renovation
  • 81 - Wu (Hao) Old Form
  • 81 - Chen Style, First Routine (Chen Fake - Hong Junsheng)
  • 83 - Beijing Northern Wu Style Taijiquan
  • 83 - Chen New Form (Chen Village)
  • 88 - Yang Standardized (which appears to differ slightly from traditional forms of similar length)
  • 95 - Shanghai Jianchuan T'ai Chi Association Wu Style Tai Chi Fast Form
  • 96 - Wu (Hao) long form
  • 96 - Ma Yungsheng "New Taijiquan" 96-steps as taught in Nanjing Central Kuoshu Academy. Currently it is also known as Ma-family Taijiquan and as it covers the 8 directions, some called it Taiji-baqua quan.
  • 97/98 - Sun Traditional Long
  • 103 - Yang long form (The moves can also add up to 85, 88, 108 or 150 depending on how they are counted.)
  • 105 - Fu style Tai Chi Ch'uan
  • 108 - Taoist Tai Chi form, As done by Taoist Tai Chi Society
  • 108 - Chen
  • 108 - Wu Jianquan long form
  • 119 - Wudang long
  • 120 - Tchoung_Ta-chen - Annotated Form
  • 127 - Yangjia Michuan Taiji Quan - Yang Family Hidden Tradition
  • 140 - Lee-style form
  • 180 - Wu Long Form
  • 185 - Lee-style Tai Chi dance (Tiàowǔ 跳舞)
  • 229 - Tchoung_Ta-chen - Long Form

Weapon forms[edit]

  • 13 - Dong Yue (East Mountain) Combined Sword
  • 13 - Wu Jianquan Spear
  • 13 - Beijing Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Shi San [13] Dao.
  • 13 - Posture Poem Yang family tai chi chuan Saber Form
  • 13 - Yang family Broadsword (Dao)
  • 16 - Yang Standardized Sword
  • 16 - Yang/Combined Standardized Spear
  • 18 - Chen 'Health' Standardized Sword
  • 20 - Chen sword Xiaojia
  • 23 - Chen Broadsword
  • 24 - Wu Jianquan Spear
  • 27 - 5 Section solo Taijijian
  • 32 - Yang/Combined Sword
  • 32 - Divine Staff of T'ien Ti Tao/Tiandidao.
  • 36 - Chen Shi (Chen Style) Xinyi Hun Yuan broadsword
  • 36 - Yang Shi Tai Chi Fan
  • 40 - Chen Broadsword
  • 42 - T'ai Chi Dao of T'ien Ti Tao/Tiandidao.
  • 42 - Competition Sword Tai Chi Jian (complements 42 Tai Chi Chuan competition forms)
  • 48 - Chen Shi (Chen Style) Xinyi Hun Yuan sword
  • 49 - Chen Sword
  • 54 - Yang Sword
  • 56 - Fu style tai chi seven star sword
  • 60 - Wu style Tai Ji Jian (Created by Master Chian Ho Yin)
  • 62 - Chen Single Sword
  • 64 - 5 Section 2 person Taijijian
  • 67 - Movement Yang family tai chi chuan Sword Form
  • 84 - Wu Style Heaven and Earth Sword Form (Qian Kun Jian)
  • 92 - Wudang Single Sword
  • 108 - Wu Jianquan Sabre (Dao)
  • 108 - Wu Jianquan Sword (Jian)
  • 216 - Lee style T'ai Chi Ch'uan sword
  • 270 - Lee style T'ai Chi Ch'uan Stick (Staff)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of denotations and illustrations. This form, established in 1976, combined techniques from Chen, Yang, Wu, and Sun forms, and was used as a Competition Form until it was replaced by the 42 Form Competition Form.
  • Tina Chunna Zhang, Frank Allen (2006). Classical Northern Wu Style Tai Ji Quan. Blue Snake Books, Berkeley, California, USA. ISBN 978-1583941546
  • Wang Pei-sheng, Zeng Weiqi (1983). Wu Style Taijiquan. Hai Feng Publishing Company, Hong Kong. ISBN 978-9622380158

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