Jan 14, 2018

Tai Chi 42-Form, Part 0. — Demonstration

The 42 Form (Competition Form) Tai Chi is the standard Wushu (Chinese martial art) competition form which composes routine incorporates movements derived from the Yang, Chen, Sun, and Wu styles of traditional T’ai Chi (Taijiquan), the “Supreme Ultimate Fist”. It was created in 1989 by grandmaster Li De Yin for the Chinese Sports Committee. The 42-form has been subjected to criticism for being a hybrid form, but in actual practice it has received a lot of positive attention as well, for being a challenging, fluid form which loads the body with energy (qi). Today it is a popular form for competition as well as for personal health benefits.

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