Wudang Short Form Square

Short Form Square

Technique No. Technique Name. No. of movements
1. Tai Chi at rest / WuJi (1)
2. Ready style / Tai Ji (1)
3. Beginning style (3,3,3)
4. Seven stars style (3)
5. Grasping bird’s tail (3,3)
6. Single whip (3)
7. Cloud hands (3,3,3)
8. Pat the horse high (3)
9. Turn the body to face the left / left drape body (3)
10. Right foot kicks out in a curve (3)
11. Step back seven stars style (3)
12. Step back to beat the tiger (3)
13. Twist the body and kick (3)
14. Box the ears (3)
15. Turn the body to face the right / right drape body (3)
16. Raise left leg and kick out in a curve (3)
17. Turn on the heel and kick with the heel (3)
18. Brush knee twist step (3)
19. Step forward and punch down (3)
20. Step back swing fist (3)
21. Step back snake creeps down (3,3)
22. Step up seven stars (1)
23. Step back to ride the tiger (3)
24. Slap the face (2)
25. Double hand sweeps lotus leg (3)
26. Draw the bow to shoot the tiger (3,3)
27. Step back repulse monkey (3)
28. Seven stars style (3)
29. Stroke the lute (3,3)
30. Parry and punch (3,3)
31. As if shutting a door (3)
32. Embrace tiger and return to mountain (3)
33. Tai Chi in unity (2)
34. Completion (1)
Short form square is designed to make learning the short form easier.
Each technique is generally broken down into three’s.
The whole form is done in a very square and linear manner.
The roundness of Tai Chi forms is brought in later, once the student has mastered the form in square mode/style.
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