Tai Chi and Qigong

Yang 108 Posture Long Form

The Yang style is the most common style that is practiced. This is due to it's continually slow pace throughout the form which differs from the Chen style below which has both slow and fast parts.

    First Section:

  1. Preparation (Standing Wu Chi, Compose oneself, Head up, Arms at sides, Feet together, Relax)
  2. Beginning
  3. Ward-Off, Left
  4. Grasp the Sparrow's Tail (Ward Off, Left; Ward Off, Right; Roll Back; Press; Push)
  5. Single Whip
  6. Lift Hands, Shoulder Strike
  7. White Crane Spreads it's Wings
  8. Brush Knee, Left and Step
  9. Play the Lute
  10. Brush Knee, Left and Twist Step
  11. Brush Knee, Right and Twist Step
  12. Brush Knee, Left and Step
  13. Play the Lute
  14. Brush Knee, Left and Step
  15. Step Up, Block, Parry and Punch
  16. Apparent Close-up
  17. Cross Hands
Second Section:

  1. Carry Tiger to Mountain
  2. Grasp the Sparrow's Tail (Ward Off, Left; Ward Off, Right; Roll Back; Press; Push)
  3. Fist Under Elbow
  4. Repulse Monkey, Right
  5. Repulse Monkey, Left
  6. Repulse Monkey - Right
  7. Diagonal Flying
  8. Lift Hands, Shoulder Strike
  9. White Crane Spreads it's Wings
  10. Brush Knee, Left and Step
  11. Needle at Sea Bottom
  12. Fan Through the Back
  13. Turn, Chop with Fist
  14. Step Up, Block, Parry and Punch
  15. Ward-Off, Left
  16. Grasp the Sparrow's Tail (Ward Off, Left; Ward Off, Right; Roll Back; Press; Push)
  17. Single Whip
  18. Cloud Hands
  19. Single Whip
  20. High Pat Horse
  21. Kick with Right Toe
  22. Kick with Left Toe
  23. Turn, Kick with Left Sole
  24. Brush Knee, Left and Step
  25. Brush Knee, Right and Step
  26. Step Up and Punch Downward
  27. Turn, Chop with Fist
  28. Step Up, Block, Parry and Punch
  29. Kick with Right Sole
  30. Strike Tiger, Left Side
  31. Strike Tiger, Right Side
  32. Kick with Right Sole
  33. Strike Opponent's Ears with Fists
  34. Kick with Left Sole
  35. Pivot Around, Kick with Right Sole
  36. Step Up, Block, Parry and Punch
  37. Apparent Close-up
  38. Cross Hands
Third Section:

  1. Carry Tiger to Mountain
  2. Grasp the Sparrow's Tail (Ward Off, Left; Ward Off, Right; Roll Back; Press; Push)
  3. Single Whip
  4. Wild Horse Parts Mane, Right
  5. Wild Horse Parts Mane, Left
  6. Wild Horse Parts Mane, Right
  7. Ward-Off, Left
  8. Grasp the Sparrow's Tail (Ward Off, Left; Ward Off, Right; Roll Back; Press; Push)
  9. Single Whip
  10. Fair Lady Works the Shuttles, Left
  11. Fair Lady Works the Shuttles, Right
  12. Fair Lady Works the Shuttles, Left
  13. Fair Lady Works the Shuttles, Right
  14. Ward-Off, Left
  15. Grasp the Sparrow's Tail (Ward Off, Left; Ward Off, Right; Roll Back; Press; Push)
  16. Single Whip
  17. Cloud Hands
  18. Single Whip
  19. Snake Creeps Down
  20. Golden Cock Stands on One Leg, Left
  21. Golden Cock Stands on One Leg, Right
  22. Repulse Monkey, Right
  23. Step Back, Repulse Monkey, Left
  24. Step Back, Repulse Monkey, Right
  25. Diagonal Flying
  26. Lift Hands, Shoulder Strike
  27. White Crane Spreads it's Wings
  28. Brush Knee, Left and Step
  29. Needle at Sea Bottom
  30. Fan Through the Back
  31. White Snake Puts Out Tongue
  32. Step Up, Block, Parry and Punch
  33. Ward-Off, Left
  34. Grasp the Sparrow's Tail (Ward Off, Left; Ward Off, Right; Roll Back; Press; Push)
  35. Single Whip
  36. Cloud Hands
  37. Single Whip
  38. High Pat Horse
  39. Cross Hands
  40. Turn and Cross Kick
  41. Step up, Punch downward
  42. Ward-Off, Left
  43. Grasp the Sparrow's Tail (Ward Off, Left; Ward Off, Right; Roll Back; Press; Push)
  44. Single Whip
  45. Snake Creeps Down
  46. Step Up To Seven Stars
  47. Retreat to Ride the Tiger
  48. Turn Body Sweep Lotus Leg
  49. Bend Bow and Shoot Tiger
  50. Step Up, Block, Parry and Punch
  51. Apparent Close-up
  52. Cross Hands
  53. Conclusion
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