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a comprehensive list of Forms for the Yang, Sun, Lee, Wu, Peking & other styles

other Forms: | Cheng Man-Ching's 37 Posture Form | 42 Posture Competition Form |
| The (Combined) 48 Posture Form | Tai Chi Fighting Set | Taoist Tai Chi Form |

42 Posture Competition Form

Mark's note: The entire content has been lifted from James Marshall's webpages, who in turn has copied his lists from other sources. These sources are quoted in italics first, and then his notes are included as they may be of interest.

Copied from The Dao of Taijiquan, Way to Rejuvenation by Jou, Tsung Hwa, published by Tai Chi Foundation.

This form was developed in 1989 and is based on the Yang style, but also includes moves and components from the other major styles (Chen, Wu, Sun) as well as techniques from Push Hands practice. For more information about this form, try the articles by Dr. Paul Lam and Siu-Fong Evans. The first section shows technique and style by opening with Grasp the Sparrow's Tail while again gently stretching the limbs as in the 24 posture form, the second opens with the Sun style's classic Opening and Closing posture and ends with the first climax using the Chen style's Cover with Hand and Punch with Fist and Parting Wild Horse's Mane, the third starts with easier moves immediately following the first climax then more difficult movements, the fourth contains the second climax with moves like Body Thrust with Half Horse Stance, Turn Body with Full Roll Back and Hold and Punch in Crossed Squatting Stance using some easier moves to wind down and finish.

Section 1
2.Right Grasp Sparrow's Tail
3.Left Single Whip
4.Lift Hand
5.White Crane Spreads Wings
6.Brush Knee and Step Forward (2)
7.Sidle and Punch
8.Roll-back and Press Posture
9.Step Forward, Deflect Downward, Intercept and Punch
10.Withdraw and Push

Section 2
11.Open and Close Hands
12.Right Single Whip
13.ist Under Elbow
14.Turn Body and Push (2)
15.Fair Lady Works at Shuttles (2)
16.Right and Left Heel Kicks
17.Hidden Hand Upper Arm Rolls Punch
18.Mustang Ruffles Its Mane (2)

Section 3
19.Cloud Hands (3)
20.Stand Up and Hit Tiger
21.Separate Right Foot
22.Strike Ears with Both Hands
23.Separate Left Foot
24.Turn Around and Tap Right Foot
25.Step Up and Punch Downward
26.Diagonal Flying Posture
27.Single Whip Downward Posture
28.Golden Pheasant Stands with One Leg (2)
29.Withdraw Step and Thrust Left Palm

Section 4
30.Empty Step and Pressing Palm
31.Lift Right Leg and Right Palm Up
32.Left Shoulder Strike with Horse Stance
33.Turn Body and Strike with Hand
34.Capture and Punch in an Empty Step
35.Thrust Palm and Sweep Down
36.Step Up to Form the Seven Stars of the Dipper
37.Step Back to Ride the Tiger
38.Turn Around and Sweep Lotus with One Leg
39.Shoot Tiger with Bow
40.Left Grasp Sparrow's Tail
41.Cross Hands
42.Conclusion of the Form

list from: http://www.astro.umd.edu/~marshall/taichi.html

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