24-form tai chi The 24-posture Simplified Form of t'ai chi ch'uan, sometimes called the Beijing form for its place of origin, is a short version of T'ai chi composed of twenty-four unique movements.The form was the result of an effort by the Chinese Sports Committee, which, in 1956, brought together four t'ai chi teachers - Chu Guiting, Cai Longyun, Fu Zhongwen, and Zhang Yu - to create a simplified form of t'ai chi as exercise for the masses. The creators truncated the traditional family style t'ai chi forms to 24 postures; taking between four and five minutes to perform and to give the beginner an introduction to the essential elements of t'ai chi ch'uan, yet retain the traditional flavor of traditional longer hand forms (in general, 88-108 postures). Henceforth, this form was avidly promoted by the People's Republic of China for general exercise, and was also taught to internees in Communist "re-education" camps. Due to this official promotion, the 24-form is most likely the t'ai chi-form with the most practitioners in China and the world over (though no surveys have been performed).see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24-form_tai_chi_chuanMovements Commencing (Q?sh?, 起?), Preparation, Beginning Part the Wild Horse's Mane (Zuoyou Y?m? F?nz?ng, 左右野?分鬃), LEFT and RIGHT White Crane Spreads Its Wings (B?ih? L?angch?, 白?亮翅), Stork/Crane Cools Its Wings Brush Knee and Step Forward (Zuoyou L?ux? ?ob?, 左右?膝拗步), Brush Knee and Twist Step, LEFT and RIGHT Playing the Lute (Sh?uh?i P?p?, 手?琵琶), Strum the Lute, Play Guitar Reverse Reeling Forearm (Zuoyou Daojuan Gong, 左右倒卷肱), Step Back and Drive Monkey Away, LEFT and RIGHT Left Grasp Sparrow's Tail (Zuo Lan Quewei, 左?雀尾), Grasp the Bird's Tail Ward Off (Peng) Rollback (Lu) Press (Ji) Push (An) Right Grasp Sparrow's Tail (You Lan Quewei, 右?雀尾) Single Whip (Danbian, ?鞭) Wave Hands Like Clouds (Yunshou, 云手), Cloud Hands, Cloud Built Hands, Wave Hands in Clouds Single Whip (Danbian, ?鞭) High Pat on Horse (Gao Tan Ma, 高探?), Step Up to Examine Horse Right Heel Kick (You Dengjiao, 右蹬?), Separate Right Foot, Kick with Right Foot Strike to Ears with Both Fists (Shuangfeng Guaner, ?峰?耳) Turn Body and Left Heel Kick (Zhuanshen Zuo Dengjiao, ?身左蹬?) Left Lower Body and Stand on One Leg (Zuo Xiashi Duli, 左下??立) Single Whip Squatting Down, Snake Creeps Down, Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg, Golden Bird Standing Alone Right Lower Body and Bird Stand on One Leg (You Xiashi Duli, 右下??立) Shuttle Back and Forth (Youzuo Yunu Chuansuo, 右左玉女穿梭), Fair Lady Works with Shuttles, (Walking Wood), Four Corners, RIGHT and LEFT Needle at Sea Bottom (Haidi Zhen, 海底?) Fan Through Back (Shan Tong Bi, ?通臂), Fan Penetrates Back Turn Body, Deflect, Parry, and Punch (Zhuanshen Banlanchui, ?身搬?捶) Appears Closed (Rufeng Sibi, 如封似?), Withdraw and Push, as if Closing a Door Cross Hands (Shizishou, 十字手) Closing (Shoushi, 收?)
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