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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 |

the (Combined) 48 Posture 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 Taiji Boxing in 48 Forms, by China Sports, published by Hai Feng Publishing Company. Also in Tai Chi Chuan, 24 & 48 Postures with Martial Applications by Liang, Shou-Yu and Wu, Wen-Ching, published by YMAA Publication Center.

This form was developed in 1976 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. Generally peformed slowly in the usual Yang style, some moves are performed quickly. The first section stresses basic hand and foot movements particularly in Stroke and Push, the second involves flexible changes in movements of body and legs with Turn to Push Palms as the focus, the third has the first climax with many rises and falls and body turns with Pat Foot to Subdue the Tiger as the focus, the fourth centers around Kick with Right Heel, the fifth focuses on Work at Shuttles on Both Sides, both of the last two moves requiring balance, suppleness, and coordination, the sixth contains the second climax and a great variety of hand forms, stances, and body movements focusing on the two forms of Turn Body with Big Strokes and Turn Body for a Lotus Leg Swing. It is a development of the simplified 24 posture form and retains all the movments of that form (some with slight modifications) while maintaining a good balance between left and right style postures. The form can be completed in approximately 8-10 minutes.

Section 1
1.The White Crane Flashes Its Wings
2.Brush Knee and Twist Step on Left
3.Single Whip -- Left Style
4.Hand Strums the Lute -- Left Style
5.Stroke and Push
6.Turn to Strike, Parry and Punch -- Left Style
7.Fend Off, Stroke, Push and Press -- Left Style

Section 2
8.Lean Obliquely
9.Punch Under Elbow
10.Step Back and Whirl Arms on Both Sides
11.Turn in Push Palms
12.Hand Strums the Lute -- Right Style
13.Brush Knee and Punch Downward

Section 3
14.The White Snake Puts Out Its Tongue
15.Pat Foot to Subdue the Tiger
16.Turn to Left to Strike
17.Thread Palm on Crouch Step
18.Fend Off on One Leg
19.Single Whip -- Right Style

Section 4
20.Wave Hands Like Clouds -- Right Style
21.Part the Horse's Mand on Both Sides
22.High Pat on Horse
23.Kick with Right Heel
24.Strike Opponent's Ears with Both Fists
25.Kick with Left Heel
26.Strike with Hidden Fist
27.Needle at Sea Bottom
28.Flash the Arm

Section 5
29.Kick with Right and Left Feet
30.Brush Knee on Left and Right Bow Steps
31. Step Forward to Strike
32.Apparent Close-Up
33.Wave Hands Like Clouds -- Left Style
34.Turn to the Right to Strike
35.Work at Shuttles on Both Sides
36.Step Back and Thread Palm

Section 6
37.Press Down Palms on Empty Step
38.Stand on One Leg and Hold Out Palm
39.Push Forearm on Horse-riding Step
40.Turn Body with Big Strokes
41.Swing Palm on Crouch Step
42.Step Forward to Cross Fists
43.Stand on One Leg to Mount the Tiger
44.Turn Body for a Lotus Leg Swing
45.Draw a Bow to Shoot the Tiger
46.Turn to Strike, Parry and Punch -- Right Style
47.Fend Off, Stroke, Push and Press -- Right Style
48.Cross Hands

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


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