Learn Tai Chi 49 Form (Yang-Style)

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Learn Tai Chi 49 Form (Yang-Style)

This page focuses on the Tai Chi 49 form (Yang-style ch'uan).

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

YouTube Video of Tai Chi 49 Form (Yang-Style) - Part One

YouTube Video of Tai Chi 49 Form (Yang-Style) - Part Two

Written Instructions for Tai Chi 49 Form (Yang-Style)

  1. Preparation Form
  2. Beginning
  3. Grasp the Bird's tail
  4. Single Whip
  5. Cloud Hands (1, 2, 3)
  6. Single Whip
  7. High Pat on Horse
  8. Right Separation Kick
  9. Left Separation Kick
  10. Turn Body and Left Heel Kick
  11. Left Brush Knee and Push
  12. Hand Strums the Lute
  13. High Pat on Horse with Palm Thrust
  14. Cross Kick
  15. Left Strike Tiger
  16. Right Strike Tiger
  17. Turn Body and Right Heel Kick
  18. Twin Fists Strike Opponents Ears
  19. Left Heel Kick
  20. Turn Body and Chop with Fist
  21. Step Forward and Punch Groin
  22. Apparent Close Up
  23. Cross Hands
  24. Embrace the Tiger and Return to Mountain
  25. Diagonal Single Whip
  26. Fist Under Elbow
  27. Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg, Left
  28. Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg, Right
  29. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey, Left
  30. Diagonal Flying
  31. Raise Hands and Step Forward
  32. White Crane Spreads its Wings
  33. Left Brush Knee and Push
  34. Needle at Sea Bottom
  35. Fan Through the Back
  36. Turn Body and White Snake Spits out Tongue
  37. Step Forward and Punch Down
  38. Parting Wild Horse's Mane, Right
  39. Fair Lady Works at Shuttles
  40. Grasp the Bird's tail
  41. Single Whip
  42. Snake Creeps Down
  43. Step Forward Seven Stars
  44. Step Back and Ride the Tiger
  45. Turn Body and Swing Over Lotus
  46. Bend the Bow and Shoot the Tiger
  47. Step Forward, Parry Block and Punch
  48. Apparent Close Up
  49. Cross Hands, Closing, Return to Normal


  1. International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association, Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan 49 Demonstration Form, http://www.yangfamilytaichi.com/about/forms/hand-49, Added - 9/24/13

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