The 16-posture Simplified Form of t'ai chi ch'uan/Taijiquan, (Chinese: 太极拳; pinyin: Tàijíquán) Yang Style (楊氏), is a short version of Tai chi composed of sixteen movements, This Taolu it's a Basic one to learn in Yang's Family Taichi.

History Edit

The form was the result of an effort by the Chinese Sports Committee, which, in 1956, brought together four t'ai chi teachers - Chu Guiting, Cai Longyun, Fu Zhongwen, and Zhang Yu - to create a simplified form of t'ai chi as exercise for the masses. The creators truncated the traditional family style t'ai chi forms to 24 postures ; taking about six minutes to perform and to give the beginner an introduction to the essential elements of t'ai chi ch'uan, yet retain the traditional flavor of traditional longer hand forms (in general, 88-108 postures). After the creation of that form, The chinese Government commanded the five great Schools of Taichi to create simplified 16-Steps Forms to be used as teaching tools as well as Competition forms.

Movements Edit

  1. Commencing (Qǐshì, 起势), Preparation, Beginning
  2. Cloud Hands (Yúnshǒu, 云手)
  3. Single Whip (Dān biān, 单鞭)
  4. Fist Under Elbow (zhou dikanchui, 肘底捶)
  5. White Crane Spreads Its Wings (Báihè Lìangchì, 白鹤亮翅)
  6. Brush Knee and Step Forward (Zuoyou Lōuxī Àobù, 左右搂膝拗步)
  7. Hands Strums the Lute (Shǒuhūi Pípā, 手挥琵琶)
  8. Step Back and Repulse The Monkey (Zuoyou Dào juǎn gōng, 左右倒卷肱)
  9. Left Strike Tiger (zuo dahushi, 左打虎式)
  10. Part the Wild Horse's Mane (Zuoyou Yémǎ Fēnzōng, 左右野马分鬃)
  11. Step Forward and Punch Groin (jin buzhi dangchui, 进步指裆锤)
  12. Turn Body and White Snake Spits out Tongue (zhuan shen baishetu xin, 转身白蛇吐信)
  13. Step Forward, Parry, Block and Punch (Jìnbù bān lán chuí, 進步搬攔捶)
  14. Step Forward and Grasp the Sparrow's Tail (Shangbu Lǎn Què Wěi, 上步拦雀尾 )
  15. Cross Hands (Shízìshǒu, 十字手)
  16. Closing (Shōushì, 收势)

Applications Edit

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Yang Style 16 Form Tai Chi Chuan

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Tai chi yang 16 forms

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