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Learn the Wu Style Tai-chi Shortform online!

This section features the Wu style of Tai Chi Chuan shortform in a series of 20 downloadable movie lessons.

Each lesson includes two *AVI videos shot from different angles to facilitate accurate viewing of the form (As Shown) and also includes relevant key points.


The full sequence of lessons is available now for US$10.00 with risk free online realtime secure credit-card payment through e-secure.


There are 108 distinct movements in the traditional Wu style long form listed in English as follows:
(The short form distills it's movements from the long form editing out some of the repetitions).

Part I.
1. Beginning form (stance) of Tai Chi
2. Raise Hands
3. Strum the Lute
4. Grasp the Bird's Tail
5. Single Whip
6. Oblique Single Whip
7. Raise Hands
8. White Crane Spreads Wings
9. Brush Knee Twist (Left & Right, 4 Times)
10. Strum the Lute
11. Step Forward, Parry and Punch
12. As If Closing a Door
13. Carry Tiger To Mountain
14. Cross Hands
15. Oblique Brush Knee Twist
16. Turn Body and Brush Knee Twist
17. Grasp the Bird's Tail
18. Single Whip

Part II
19. Fist Under Elbow
20. Step Back & Repulse Monkey (Left & Right, 3 Times)
21. Flying Oblique
22. Raise Hands.
23. White Crane Spreads Wings
24. Brush Knee Twist
25. Needle at the Bottom of the Sea
26. Fan through the Back
27. Turn Body - Throw Fist
28. Step Back, Parry and Punch
29. Step Forward and Grasp the Bird's Tail
30. Single Whip
31. Cloud Arms
32. Single Whip

Part III
33. High Pat the Horse
34. Separate Right Foot
35. High Pat the Horse, Right
36. Separate Left Foot
37. Turn body and Strike with Heel
38. Brush Knee Twist (Two Times)
39. Step Forward and Punch Down
40. Turn Body - Through Fist
41. High Pat the Horse
42. Separate Left Hand
43. The First Raised Foot
44. Step Back To Form The Seven Stars
45. Step Back and Beat the Tiger
46. The Second Raised Foot
47. Strike Ears with Fists
48. Open Body and Strike with Toe
49. Turn Body and Strike with Heel
50. High Pat the Horse
51. Step Forward, Parry and Punch
52. As if Closing a Door
53. Carry Tiger to Mountain
54. Cross Hands
55. Oblique Brush Knee Twist
56. Turn Body and Brush Knee Twist
57. Grasp the Bird's Tail
58. Single Whip

Part IV
59. Strum the Lute
60. Wild Horse Parts Mane
61. Strum the Lute
62. Wild Horse parts mane (Left and Right, Three Times)
63. Strum the Lute
64. Wild Horse Parts Mane
65. Jad Girl Works at Shuttle
66. Strum the Lute
67. Wild Horse Parts Mane
68. Jade Girl Works at Shuttle
69. Grasp the Bird's Tail
70. Single Whip
71. Cloud Arms
72. Single Whip

Part V
73. Snake Creeps Down
74. Golden Cock Stands on Left Leg
75. Golden Cock Stands on Right Leg
76. Step Back and Repulse Monkey (Left and Right, Three Times)
77. Tansverse Flying Oblique
78. Raise Hands
79. White Crane Spreads Wings
80. Brush Knee Twist
81. Needle at the Bottom of the Sea
82. Fan Through the Back
83. Turn Body - Through Fist
84. Step Forward, Parry and Punch
85. Step Forward and Grasp the Bird's Tail
86. Single Whip
87. Cloud Arms
88. Single Whip

Part VI
89. High Pat the Horse
90. Strike Face with Palm
91. Turn Body, Single Lotus Swing
92. Brush Knee Twist
93. Step Forward and Punch to Lower Abdomen
94. Step forward and Grasp the Bird's Tail
95. Single Whip
96. Snake Creeps Down
97. Step Forward and Form the Seven Stars
98. Step Back and Ride the Tiger
99. Turn Body and Strike Face with Palm
100. Turn Body - Double Lotus Swing
101. Draw Bow and Shoot Tiger
102. High Pat the Horse
103. Strike Face with Palm
104. Turn Body - Throw Fist
105. Step Forward and High Pat the Horse
106. Step Forward and Grasp the Bird's Tail
107. Single Whip
108. Conclusion of Tai Chi form.

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