Wu Traditional Forms - Empty Hand

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Wu 30 Simplified Slow Form


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This form is demonstrated by Fei Guo-Qing, an indoor disciple of Ma Yueh-Liang. Wu Ying-Hua, daughter of Wu Jian-Quan, created this Simplified Wu Style Tai Chi Slow Form which contains 30 movements and is often used in Tai Chi competitions.


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Traditional Wu 108 Slow Form


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Wu Ying-Hua, daughter of Wu Jian-Quan, wife of Ma Yueh-Liang performing the Wu 108 Tai Chi Slow Form from Shanghai. This 108 movement version of Slow Form was created by her father Wu Jian-Quan.


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Traditional Wu 108 Fast Form


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This form is being performed by Michael Acton, indoor disciple of Li Li-Qun. Fast Form is the original form from which the Slow Forms were developed, it was created by Wu Jian-Quan. To create the 108 Slow Form the leaps, stamping and jumps were removed and the breathing was normalised so that the yin and yang movements within the form were of equal length. This Fast Form allows the study of application, the Slow forms allow the study of internal Qi.




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Wu Pushing Hands System


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Wu Style Tai Chi has an elaborate Pushing Hands system that can is performed with another person to improve your balance and deepen the understanding of Wu Tai Chi. Without understanding and practice of Pushing Hands it is not possible to fully understand and improve your Slow Form.
Slow Form improves Pushing Hands, Pushing Hands improves Slow Form, they can't be separated. This System still exists today due to the diligence of lineage holders from first to sixth generation in Wu Tai Chi in the Shanghai branch. The Single Hand methods are the starting point for learning this system, traditionally there are five methods though there are seven methods that can be practiced.

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