Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part
YMAA Boston Special Class

Focus: Body Structure

This 8-week course will examine the fundamental body structures of Tai Chi and the postures and movements of the 2nd part of the Yang style form.

  • Learn to calm your mind and relax your body with Tai Chi
  • Practice gentle breathing, stretching and strengthening movements
  • Improve your flexibility and balance as well as your mood and sleep
  • The Yang Style Tai Chi Sequence (Traditional Long Form—108 movements) is commonly practiced for relaxation and numerous health benefits
  • The Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part will be covered in this 8-week course (#23-33 of 41 movements) and the focus will be on regulating the body structure
  • This course is open to all levels—especially for beginners—and it is not necessary to know the 1st Part of the Tai Chi Sequence to begin the 2nd Part

Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part (#23-33 of 41 movements)

  • Transition Form to 2nd Part
  • 23. Wardoff, Rollback, Press, and Push Forward (Peng Lǚ Ji An)
  • 24. Single Whip
  • 25. Punch (Fist) Under the Elbow
  • 26. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey: Left
  • 27. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey: Right
  • 28. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey: Left
  • 29. Diagonal Flying
  • 30. Lift Hands to the Up Posture
  • 31. The Crane Spreads Its Wings
  • 32. Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • 33. Pick Up the Needle from the Sea Bottom
  • Review & Conclusion
  • Next course: Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part (Movements #33-43)

Jul-Aug 2020 |
Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part Course

Hosted by YMAA Boston

Tai Chi Sequence—2nd Part Course
Focus: Taiji Silk Reeling (Body Structure) & Movements #23-33

  • Warm-up: Yin-Yang Symbol Taiji Silk Reeling (Intro)
  • Review 1st Part
  • Tai Chi—2nd Part:
    • Transition Form to 2nd Part
  • Warm-up: Yin-Yang Symbol Taiji Silk Reeling
    (Peng structure)
  • Tai Chi—2nd Part:
    • Transition Form to 2nd Part
    • 23. Wardoff, Rollback, Press, and Push Forward
      (Peng Lǚ Ji An)
  • Warm-up: Yin-Yang Symbol Taiji Silk Reeling (Coiling)
  • Tai Chi—2nd Part:
    • 24. Single Whip
  • Warm-up: Yin-Yang Symbol Taiji Silk Reeling (Inside)
  • Tai Chi—2nd Part:
    • 25. Punch (Fist) Under the Elbow
  • Warm-up: Yin-Yang Symbol Taiji Silk Reeling (Practice)
  • Tai Chi—2nd Part:
    • Introduction to Body Structure
    • 26. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey: Left
    • 27. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey: Right
    • 28. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey: Left
  • Warm-up: Yin-Yang Symbol Taiji Silk Reeling (Stances)
  • Tai Chi—2nd Part:
    • Martial Application: Coiling & Chin Na (joint locking)
    • 26. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey: Left
    • 27. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey: Right
    • 28. Step Back and Repulse the Monkey: Left
  • Warm-up: Yin-Yang Symbol Taiji Silk Reeling (Outside Circle Application—Seal)
  • Tai Chi—2nd Part:
    • 29. Diagonal Flying
    • 30. Lift Hands to the Up Posture
    • 31. The Crane Spreads Its Wings
    • 32. Brush Knee and Step Forward: Left
  • Warm-up: Yin-Yang Symbol Taiji Silk Reeling (Inside Circle Application—Coiling)
  • Tai Chi—2nd Part:
    • 33. Pick Up the Needle from the Sea Bottom
    • 34. Fan Back
  • Next session:
    • 35. Turn, Twist Body, and Circle the Fist
    • 36. Step Forward, Deflect Downward, Parry and Punch
    • 37. Step Forward, Wardoff, Rollback, Press and Push Forward (Peng Lǚ Ji An)
    • 38. Single Whip
    • 39. Wave Hand in the Clouds: Right
    • 40. Wave Hand in the Clouds: Left
    • 41. Wave Hand in the Clouds: Right
    • 42. Single Whip
    • 43. Stand High to Search Out the Horse
    • To be continued…