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The Cheng Man-ch’ing Form

 

The Cheng Man-ch’ing Form, the most popular style of T’ai chi ch’uan. Listed below are the different sequences which make up the whole form.

Preparation  see detailed diagrams of this sequencePreparation-form-sequence Beginning  see detailed diagrams of this sequenceBeginning-form-sequence
Left Ward-off  see detailed diagrams of this sequenceLeft-Ward-off-form-sequence diagrams
Right Ward-offRight-Ward-off-form-sequence
Roll Back, Press, and PushRoll-back,-Press-and-Push
Turn the Body, and Lower the HandsTURN-THE-BODY, AND lower the hands
Single WhipSingle-Whip
Lift HandsLift-hands
Shoulder StrikeShoulder-strike
White Crane Spreads Its WingsWHITE-CRANE-SPREADS-ITS-WINGS
Brush Knee, Twist StepBRUSH-KNEE,-TWIST-STEP
Strum the LuteStrum the Lute
Brush Knee, Twist StepBrush Knee, Twist Step
Step Forwards, Move, Parry, and PunchStep Forwards, Move, Parry, and Punch
Apparent Close-upAPPARENT-CLOSE-UP
Cross HandsCross Hands
Embrace Tiger, Return to MountainEmbrace Tiger, Return to Mountain
Ward-off, Roll Back, Press, and PushWard-off, Roll Back, Press, and Push
Turn the Body, and Lower the HandsTurn the Body, and Lower the Hands
Diagonal Single WhipDiagonal Single Whip
Fist under ElbowFist under Elbow
Step Back to Repulse the MonkeyStep Back to Repulse the Monkey
Diagonal FlyingDiagonal Flying
Cloud HandsCloud Hands
Descending Single WhipDescending Single Whip
Golden Rooster Stands on One LegGolden Rooster Stands on One Leg
Right Toe KickRight Toe Kick
Left Toe KickLeft Toe Kick
Turn Body, Heel KickTurn Body, Heel Kick
Brush Knee, Twist StepBrush Knee, Twist Step
Step Forwards, and Plant a PunchStep Forwards, and Plant a Punch
Step Forwards to Right Ward-offStep Forwards to Right Ward-off
Roll Back, Press, and PushRoll Back, Press, and Push
Turn the Body, and Lower the HandsTurn the Body, and Lower the Hands
Single WhipSingle Whip
Fair Lady Works Shuttles (part 1)Fair Lady Works Shuttles
Fair Lady Works Shuttles (part 2)Fair Lady Works Shuttles (part 2)

Left Ward-offLeft Ward-off
Right Ward-off, Roll Back, Press, and PushRight Ward-off, Roll Back, Press, and Push
Turn the Body, and Lower the HandsTurn the Body, and Lower the Hands
Descending Single WhipDescending Single Whip
Step up to Seven StarsStep up to Seven Stars
Step Back to Ride the TigerStep Back to Ride the Tiger
Turn Body, Lotus KickTurn Body, Lotus Kick
Draw a Bow to Shoot the TigerDraw a Bow to Shoot the Tiger
Step Forwards, Move, Parry, and PunchStep Forwards, Move, Parry, and Punch
Apparent Close-upApparent Close-up
Cross HandsCross Hands
Close T’ai ChiClose T’ai Chi

 

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