Learn Tai Chi 16 Form (Yang-Style)

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Wiki Revision Date - 05 Oct 2013 14:43

Learn Tai Chi 16 Form (Yang-Style)

This page provides details for Tai Chi 16 form (ch'uan). This Tai Chi form (ch'uan) is a simplified version of the much longer Yang-style traditional form.

For more forms, please visit the main Tai Chi Forms (Ch'uan) section.

YouTube Video of Yang-Style Tai Chi 16 Form

Written Instructions for Yang-Style Tai Chi 16 Form

  1. Preparation & Beginning
  2. Cloud Hands
  3. Single Whip
  4. Fist Under Elbow
  5. White Crane Spreads its Wings
  6. Left Brush Knee and Push
  7. Hand Strums the Lute
  8. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey
  9. Left Strike Tiger
  10. Parting Wild Horse's Mane
  11. Step Forward and Punch Groin
  12. Turn Body and White Snake Spits out Tongue
  13. Step Forward, Parry Block and Punch
  14. Step Forward and Grasp the Bird's tail
  15. Cross Hands
  16. Closing & Return to Normal


  1. International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association, Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan 16 Movement Hand Form, http://www.yangfamilytaichi.com/about/forms/hand-16, Added - 9/22/13

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