Jan 22, 2018
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T’ai Chi for All 13 Steps

This movement sequence is my version of an “Old Man” T’ai chi suitable for those like me with some health related challenges in advancing years! Although beginners of a younger age would find this an easier introduction to the “martial” art application of t’ai chi. The 13 steps incorporates 5 of the traditional styles of t’ai chi chuan.
I have demonstrated both the left and right forms to give a complete and balanced movement for mind and body.
The shortness of the routine also makes it an excellent companion to other qigong, mindfulness, meditation and mind body practices. Below is a list of the steps and suggested names.
Have fun. Enjoy what you do and do what you enjoy in the name of good health.
Michael Cashmore www.movement4life.co.uk
1. OPENING FORM – commencement (Wu Style)
2. BRUSH THE KNEE (Yang style)
3. HAND STRUMS THE LUTE (Yang style)
4. STEP UP TO PARRY AND PUNCH (Soon/Sun style)
5. APPARENT CLOSE-UP (Sun style)
6. OPEN AND CLOSE HANG (Sun style)
7. PART HORSE’S MANE (Yang style)
8. STEP UP AND PUNCH (Chen style)
9. PUSH UP AND DOWN Left & Right ( Wu Style )
10. NEEDLE AT BOTTTOM OF SEA (Wu style)
11. FLASH THE ARMS & TO DEFLECT DOWN (Chen style)
12. FAIR LADY WORKS THE SHUTTLES (Woo/Huo style)
13. TIGER RETURNS TO THE MOUNTAIN – CLOSING (Huo style)

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