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Tai Chi Chuan (Square Form)

Pushing Hand of Tai Chi Chuan

Doing the Pushing Hands practice with a partner is the best method of training the Five Strategies and Thirteen Tactics mentioned earlier. This practice will develop the sensitivity of our arms enabling us to detect our opponent’s intentions. It will also help to speed up our own reactions.

Pushing Hands practice is not designed to train us to fight, though it does link the combat strategy and tactics with the practical application of the Hand Form. This training, using a limited number of actions in a limited number of situations, conditions us to respond to our opponent’s movements in a natural way. Only when we have a good understanding of the Pushing Hands should we start to learn the Self-Defence.

The Tai Chi Chuan Classic tells us that once our opponent has just started a move then we should counter him before he can complete the movement. We can only accomplish this if we have attained a high degree of sensitivity which will allow us to detect any such movement. Such sensitivit…

太極方拳 (第六段) Tai Chi Square Form (Part 6/6)

太極方拳 (第五段) Tai Chi Square Form (Part 5/6)

太極方拳 (第四段) Tai Chi Square Form (Part 4/6)

太極方拳 (第三段) Tai Chi Square Form (Part 3/6)

太極方拳 (第二段) Tai Chi Square Form (Part 2/6)

太極方拳 (第一段) Tai Chi Square Form (Part 1/6)

Name List of Hand Form

1. The Ready Style
2. The Tai Chi Beginning Style
3. The Seven Stars Style
4. Grasping The Bird’s Tail
5. The Single Whip
6. Flying Oblique
7. Raise Hands And Step Up
8. White Crane Flaps Its Wings
9. Brush Knee Twist Step
10. The Seven Stars Style (Left)
11. Brush Knee Twist Step
12. The Seven Stars Style (Left)
13. Stroke The Lute
14. Step Up, Parry And Punch
15. As If Shutting A Door
16. Embrace Tiger And Return To Mountain
17. Cross Hands
18. Oblique Brush Knee Twist Step
19. Turn Body, Brush Knee Twist Step
20. The Seven Stars Style
21. Grasping The Bird’s Tail
22. The Single Whip
23. Fist Under Elbow
24. Step Back And Repulse Monkey
25. Flying Oblique
26. Raise Hands And Step Up
27. White Crane Flaps Its Wings
28. Brush Knee Twist Step
29. The Seven Stars Style (Left)
30. Needle At Sea Bottom
31. Fan Through The Back
32. Turn Body And Swing Fist
33. Step Back, Parry And Punch
34. Step Up, Grasping The Bird’s Tail
35. The Single Whip
36. Wave Hands In Clouds (Turning Hands)
37. T…


Tai Chi Chuan is a Chinese form of exercise for people of all ages, which has gained an enthusiastic reception from all over the world.

The source from which this popularity springs can be traced to the physical and mental benefits which result from putting into practice the philosophical concepts on which the art is based.
The founder of Tai Chi Chuan was Chang San Feng, a Taoist, who was born in 1247 AD. His accomplishments were such that during the Ming Dynasty news of his fame reached the ears of the Emperor himself. Titles and Honors were showered on Chang and a magnificent mansion was built for him on Wutan Mountain as a special gift from the provincial governor.

One of the greatest Tai Chi Chuan masters was Yang Lu Chan (1799-1872 AD) who, during the Ching Dynasty, served as the chief combat instructor of the Imperial Guard. He practiced Tai Chi Chuan for many years and his fighting ability earned him the nickname ‘Invincible Yang’. This gives us a good idea of the high esteem …