Tai Chi System

The Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan of GM William Chen

The Tai Chi System of Grandmaster William C. C. Chen includes the following forms:

Short Form (60 movements)

Long Form (132 movements)

Sword (64 movements)

Partner work/ martial art aspects

Push Hands (Tui Shou)

Applications

Tai Chi- Boxing

On this site you will find a pdf file with images of the 60 Movement short form.

Names of the 60 movements Yang Style Short Form

1. Preparation
2. Beginning3. Ward Off with Left Hand

4. Ward Off with Right Hand

5. Roll Away

6. Press

7. Push

8. Single Whip

9. Lifting the Hands

10. Shoulder Strike

11. White Crane Spreads its Wings

12. Cross Over the Knee and Step

13. Playing the Guitar

14. Cross Over the Knee and Step

15. Step Up, Deflect, Intercept and Punch

16. Get the Needle at the Sea Bottom

17. Spread Arm like a Fan

18. Turn and Strike with Back Fist

19. Withdraw and Push

20. Crossing Hands

21. Retreat to Mountain Camp for Rematch

22. Roll Away

23. Press

24. Push

25. Diagonal Single Whip

26. A Fist Under the Elbow

27. Step Back to Drive the Monkey Away

28. Diagonal Flying Posture

29. Waving Hands in the Clouds

30. Single Whip

 

31. Snake Creeps Down
32. Golden Pheasant Stands on Left Leg33. Golden Pheasant Stands on Right Leg34. Kick with Right Foot

35. Kick with Left Foot

36. Turn Around and Strike with Heel

37. Step Up and Strike with Fist

38. Strike Ears with Fists

39. Roll Away

40. Press

41. Push

42. Single Whip

43. Fair Lady at the Shuttle (1)

44. Fair Lady at the Shuttle (2)

45. Fair Lady at the Shuttle (3)

46. Fair Lady at the Shuttle (4)

47. Ward Off with Left Hand

48. Ward Off with Right Hand

49. Roll Away

50. Press

51. Push

52. Single Whip

53. Snake Creeps Down

54. Step Up to Seven Stars of the Dipper

55. Step Up to Ride the Tiger

56. Turn Around with the Lotus Kick

57. Bend the Bow to Shoot the Tiger

58. Step Up, Deflect, Intercept and Punch

59. Withdraw and Push

60. Crossing Hands

 

Tip: free download of the German names and images of the 60 movements

Names of the 132 movements Yang Style Long Form

  1. Commencement of Tai Chi Chuan
  2. Ward-off Left
  3. Ward-off Right
  4. Roll-away
  5. Press-forward
  6. Push-forward
  7. Single Whilp
  8. Raise Hands
  9. Whit Stork Spreads its Wing
  10. Brush Knee and Twist Step Left
  11. Brush Knee and Twist Step Right
  12. Brush Knee and Twist Step Left
  13. Play the Fidlle
  14. Step-up, Strike, Parry and Punch
  15. Apparent Close-up
  16. Cross Hands
  17. Carry Tiger to the Mountain
  18. Roll-away
  19. Press-forward
  20. Push-forward
  21. Diagonal Sigle Whip
  22. Fist under Elbow
  23. Step-back, Repulse Monkey, Right
  24. Step-back, Repulse Monkey, Left
  25. Step-back, Repulse Monkey, Right
  26. Slanting Flying
  27. Raise Hands
  28. White Stork Spreads its Wing
  29. White Stork Spreasd both Wings
  30.  Brush Knee and Twist Step
  31. Needle at See Bottom
  32. Fan Through Back
  33. Turn and Hit with Back Fist
  34. Step-side, Strike, Parry and Punch
  35. Step-up and Ward-off Right
  36. Roll -away
  37. ress-forward
  38. 3Push-forward
  39. Single Whip
  40. Wave Hands like Clouds Left
  41.  Wave Hands like Clouds Right
  42. Wave Hands like Clouds Left
  43. Single WhipTiger at R
  44. High Pat on Horse Right
  45. Kick with Right Toe
  46. High Pat on Horse Left
  47. Kick with Left Toe
  48. Turn and Kick with Left Sole
  49. Brush Knee and Twist Step Left
  50. Brush Knee and Twist Step Right
  51. Step-up and Punch Downward
  52. Turn and Hit wicht Back Fist
  53. Step-pu, Strike, Parry and Punch
  54. Kick with Right Sole
  55. Hit Tiger at Right
  56. Hit Tiger at Left
  57. Kick wicht Right Heel
  58. Strike Ears with Fists
  59. Kick with Left Heel
  60. Turn-around and Kick with Right Heel
  61. Step-up, Strike, Parry and Punch
  62. Apparent Close up
  63. Cross Hands
  64. Carry Tiger to the Mountain
  65. Roll-away
  66. Press-forward
  67. Push-forward
  68. Diagonal Single Whip
  69. Partition of Wild Horse Mane Right
  70. Partition of Wild Horse Mane Left
  71. Partition of Wild Horse Mane Right
  72. Ward-off Left
  73. Ward-off Right
  74. Roll-away
  75. Press-forward
  76. Push-forward
  77. Single Whip
  78. Fair Lady at the Shuttle 1
  79. Fair Lady at the Shuttle 2
  80. Fair Lady at the Shuttle 3
  81. Fair Lady at the Shuttle 4
  82. Ward-off Left
  83. Ward-off Right
  84. Roll-away
  85. Press-forward
  86. Push-forward
  87. Single Whip
  88. Wave Hands like Clouds Left
  89. Wave Hands like Clouds Right
  90. Wave Hands like Clouds Left
  91. Single Whip
  92. Snake Creeps Down
  93. Golden Cock Stands on one Leg Right
  94. Golden Cock Stands on one Leg Left
  95. Step-back, Repulse Monkey, Right
  96. Step-back, Repulse Monkey, Left
  97. Step-back, Repulse Monkey, Right
  98. Slanting Flying
  99. Raise Hands
100. Whit Stork Spreads its Wing
101. Brush Knee and Twist Step
102. Needle at See Bottom
103. Fan Through Back
104. Turn and Srike with back Palm
105. Step-up, Strike, Parry and Punch
106. Step-up and Ward-off Right
107. Roll-away
108. Press-forward
109. Push-forward
110. Single Whilp
111. Wave Hands like Clouds Left
112. Wave Hands like Clouds Right
113. Wave Hands like Clouds Left
114. Single Whip
115. High Pat on Horse, strike with Fingers
116. Turn and Kick with Right Sole (cross leg)
117. Brush Knee and Twist Step
118. Step-up and Punch at Groin
119. Step-up and Ward-off Right
120. Roll-away
121. Press-forward
122. Push-forward
123. Single Whip
124. Snake Creeps Down
125. Step-up to form Seven Stars
126. Step-back to Ride Tiger
127. Rurn around and Kick Horizontally
128. Shoot Tiger with Bow
129. Step-up, Strike, Parry and Punch
130. Apparent Close-up
131. Cross Hands
132. Conclussion of the Tai Chi Chuan

Yang Style Tai Chi Sword (64 movements)

 

  1. Starting position
  2. Step forwrd moving sword & hand together
  3. The diviniy points the way
  4. Three rings around the moon
  5. Three rings around the moo
  6. Major “Literary Star”
  7. Swallow beats the water
  8. Swallow beats the water
  9. Swallow beats the water
  10. Block and sweep from the left
  11. Block and sweep from the right
  12. Minor “Literary Star”
  13. Bee enters thecave
  14. Alert cat catches the mouse
  15. Dragonfly strikes the water
  16. Swallow returns to the nest
  17. Phoenix spreads both wings
  18. Whirling wind (counter-clockwise)
  19. Minor “Literary Star”
  20. Whirling wind (clockwise)
  21. The attirude of awaiting the fisch
  22. Dividing the grass in search of the snake
  23. Dividing the grass in search of the snake
  24. Dividing the grass in search of the snake
  25. Embracing the moon
  26. Birds return to the forest
  27. Black dragon wags his tail
  28. Wind roll the lotus leaf
  29. Lion shakes his head
  30. Tiger holds his head
  31. Horse leaps over the stream
  32. Turn the body to hold the horse
  1. The compass
  2. Waving tassel against the wind
  3. Waving tassel against the wind
  4. Waving tassel against the wind
  5. Pushing the boat with the current
  6. Shooting star chases the moon
  7. Running horse goes wild
  8. Rolling up the screen
  9. Wheel spins left and right
  10. Swallow holds mud in his beak
  11. Roc spreads his wing
  12. Scooping the moon from the sea bottom
  13. Embracing the moon
  14. Spirit searches the sea
  15. Rhino gazes at the moon
  16. Shooting the flying goose
  17. Dragon stretches his claws
  18. Phoenix spreads both wings
  19. Cross fence with the left leg
  20. Cross fence with the right leg
  21. Shooting the flying goose
  22. White ape offers fruit
  23. Flowers fall to the left
  24. Flowers fall to the right
  25. Fair lady at the shuttle
  26. White tiger wags his tail
  27. Fish leaps over the dragon gate
  28. Black dragon coils around the pilar
  29. The divinity points the way
  30. Wind sweeps the falling flower
  31. Holding the tablet before your bosom
  32. Embracing the sword return to the starting position

Author and imagesNils Klug