Tai Chi Chuan Forms


 

Yang Style

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.

Chen Style

The Chen style is said to be slightly more difficult to learn. It incorporates explosive power moves with softer moves that build up energy.

Wu Style

The Wu style has a more controlled, narrower stance. The rear foot faces foward, not at a 45 degree angle. The weight distribution is more evenly distributed.

Wu Yuxiang Style

The Wu Yuxiang style uses simple, quick, short range movements mostly involving opening and closing of the arms. A compact and powerful form with unusual hand positions and nifty footwork.

Sun Style

The Sun style is the youngest T’ai Chi form. Created by Sun Lutang, it has a high upright posture with compact movements and lively footwork.

Fu Style

Fu created Fu Style Tai Chi Chuan to adapt to different people’s physiques. Fu Style Tai Chi Chuan consists of yin and yang (positive and negative) and corresponding left and right sides.

 

Qigong Forms


 




Eight Section Brocade

Originally from the Shaolin Monastery, these exercises are suitable for the young and old. Regular practice of this exercise can strengthen one’s internal organs as well as one’s muscles and tendons.