The TAI CHI CHUAN of Yang ChengFu (85 section long form)

# For people wishing to learn long Tai Chi...

A SHORT OUTLINE.
The full set of 85 sections of the Tai Chi form, known as 'long Tai Chi', is illustrated in our printable 20 page PDF file, see the abstract shown below for more details.

Anyone with perseverance & concentration can self teach themselves the relaxing form of Tai Chi. It may take a year or so to learn really well, but this 'long form' is not for rapid progress - but is suited for steady & stable increase. Cross references with other practisers is encouraged, as this will help with insight into the Chi awakening process & from the doing of the form.

A great many different versions of the 'Long' & 'Short' form Tai Chi exist nowadays. This one (the 85 Section form) has the proofs of showing the original movements of Yang ChengFu, in its inserted photos on the first page of our PDF. For the existing remaining set of these photos, now retouched as pencil drawings - see the work of Mathias Wagner who did the photo retouching at http://www.qigong-baden-baden.de/Yang-Chengfu-en.html

Also now available is the published book from 1931; 'Methods of applying Taiji Boxing - Taiji Quan Shiyong Fa - Yang ChengFu', for a copy of the book in English with Chinese sections & the old original photographs, see the website at https://brennantranslation.wordpress.com

HERE ARE SOME IMAGES FROM OUR PDF (downloadable) FILE:

Some detail from the 1st few drawings on page 1. Here you can see just how easy it is to follow the postures (standing etc) and the guide arrows for each limb - on each figure. TRY IT OUT NOW - USING A SLOW CONTINUOUS MOVEMENT? See how the arrow guidelines lead to the next pictures hand/foot positions, this method guides the learner of the form through all 85 sections. These are the introductory movements for the beginning of the 85 section Long Tai Chi.
In all there are 19 pages of these figures to learn until the end of the form. Page 20 is a map of the required footwork with compass directions. In many ways this "by pictures" method of learning is quicker & easier than by using a video, as you can at a glance see ahead and go back.
THIS NEXT IMAGE SHOWS ALL THE INSTRUCTION SHEETS AVAILABLE IN THE PDF FILE:

Teach yourself and find the happiness and release from doing this energizing form. You can buy this 20 page set at just AUD$10.00 for a downloadable PDF file copy. This price is about the same as getting 20 A4 photocopies from your local photocopy shop, which we assure you is very cheap, considering the amount of hours of graphics and computer work done compiling these pages.

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ANIMATED HELP SEQUENCES ILLUSTRATED FROM THE MAIN 85 SECTIONS,
9x animated set 42 to 44.3 These deal with the particular parts of Tai Chi that need some special attention. The basis of doing Tai Chi actions slowly, is to get the benefit of chi flowing from 'Tai Chi' training, but here these kick & turn sequences are done at more normal or even fast speed. It is impossible to do these particular actions at the slow Tai Chi speed, some momentum being necessary to carry one through the spins and swing movements.

(Its like; "What you put into a movement energy-wise, is what you get out", excess or insufficiency would produce imbalance). Success in Tai Chi is not just in awakening the chi flow in the body, but also in achieving deeper control of the bodies functioning.
So, bear in mind that a benefit of doing Tai Chi, is that it will teach the actions of quarter turning, half turning and complete circle turning, as one makes progress through the whole of the form. The following short animated sections (below) relate to these more advanced sequences. The degree of difficulty is in stages, with the more difficult being the last sequence at section 80 to 82, this is toward the end of the whole form, as ones abilities excel. Simply click on the relevant sequence you need help for below.

Section 31 up to Section 33
Section 42 up to Section 44
Section 80 up to Section 81


NOTE ON FUTURE STUDY: After completion of the forward form, plus the experience of a number of years of practise, its possible to learn to do this form reversed. Its benefits help even out the irregularity of predominant right handedness (overuse syndrome). A series of these reverse forms (19 set) is available for advanced practitioners, this special form set serves as a guideline only, or it may be found that vivid use of mind & recall proves sufficient.

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Tai Chi Kick & Turn sequence

This is Section 31-9 up to Section 33-2

This animated short sequence provides HOW-TO-HELP by linking together the Tai Chi form-images, illustrating how this section should be done correctly.

IMPLEMENTATION:
(A) During this sequence the arms & legs fall into a pattern based on the arms opening wide when kicking & closing to cross the chest when preparing for & after a kick. This sequence forms a half turned circle.

(B) From facing toward the right to turning to the left, is the TURNING POINT, the heel of the foot is used as a swivel, with the left kicking foot as a counterbalance weight - while it swings back to the body.

(C) So turning (behind) for the final kick toward the left side, then start the familiar Brush Knee Twist Step, instead of using cross arms at the chest.

Tai Chi Short Sequence Slideshow

OTHER ANIMATED HELP SEQUENCES ILLUSTRATED FROM THE MAIN 85 SECTIONS:
Section 42 up to Section 44
Section 80 up to Section 81

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Tai Chi Kick-Turn-Kick sequence

This is Section 42 up to Section 44-3

This animated short sequence provides HOW-TO-HELP by linking together the Tai Chi form-images, illustrating how this section should be done correctly.

IMPLEMENTATION:
(A) During this sequence the arms & legs fall into a pattern based on the arms opening wide when kicking & closing to cross the chest when preparing for & after a kick.

(B) Facing toward the right we step onto the right leg, assuming the cross arms position, we open the arms & kick with the left leg.

(C) Here is the TURNING POINT, while crossing the arms, we turn clockwise on the ball of the right foot, using it as a swivel point, with the left kicking leg/foot as a swinging weight. This sequence forms a fully turned circle.

(D) Turning right around to face the right side again, we reverse the standing/weight bearing leg to the left. Opening the arms wide for another kick with the right leg, then stepping forward, we block downward with the right fist, then block forward with the open palm as we go on to finish in the next form (44-4) with a straight punch.

Tai Chi Short Sequence Slideshow

OTHER ANIMATED HELP SEQUENCES ILLUSTRATED FROM THE MAIN 85 SECTIONS:
Section 31 up to Section 33
Section 80 up to Section 81

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Tai Chi Turn & Kick sequence

This is Section 80 up to Section 81-4

This animated short sequence provides HOW-TO-HELP by linking together the Tai Chi form-images, illustrating how this section should be done correctly.
FOOTWORK MAP of this Section
    
IMPLEMENTATION:
(A) Facing toward the right, standing on the right leg.

(B) Although this part of the form is not using a kick, here is the TURNING POINT, crossing the arms at chest height, we turn CLOCKWISE, pushing off with the left foot, turning on the ball of the right foot, using it as a swivel point, with the left foot/leg as a swinging weight. This sequence forms a fully turned circle.

During this next sequence the right foots instep is to kick across/horizontally, from left to right, at chest height, while the arms are held out in front with the palms open-facing the left side-fingers pointing forward, the top of the toes area (instep) is to flip across & touch the fingers in rapid succession - making a double TAP - TAP noise, these TAP noises should be about a 1/2 second apart.

This kick is formed by bringing/raising the right knee across toward the left side. As the leg straightens to kick across with the foot-instep at chest height, the arms are held out in front with the palms open-facing the left side-fingers pointing forward, the top of the toes area is to flip across & touch both hands fingers in rapid succession - making the TAP - TAP noise mentioned above.

(D) Recovering the horizontal shaped kick at the right side, step onto the right foot. Your weight is now to be evenly distributed between both feet. Turning the body slightly to the right, both arms swing down to the right side & move round behind. Stepping onto the right leg, form fists with both hands & make straight punches forward at chest & head height.

Tai Chi Short Sequence Slideshow

OTHER ANIMATED HELP SEQUENCES ILLUSTRATED FROM THE MAIN 85 SECTIONS:
Section 31-9 up to Section 33-2
Section 42 up to Section 44


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