Tai Chi Classroom - Moves 14 - 22

42 Movement Wu Style Slow Form

With Detailed Instruction

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14. Cloud hands x 3
Tai Chi Picture Left hand scoops up to right, breathing in
Left hand stays high, right hand scoops to left, breathing out
Eyes watching left hand
Right hand stays high, left scoops up to right, breathing in
Eyes watching right hand
Left hand crosses over right, breathing out<
Eyes looking forward
Movements lite, like drawing clouds

Tai Chi Picture






Cloud Hands x 3




15. Toe Kick - Right
Tai Chi Picture Right palm pushes over left
Right arm circles from left to high to the right, then circles down and back to the left, breathing in
Cross arms, right arm in front, then open out both palms
Breathing out right hand chops to the right diagonal, left hand to 45 degrees of the right hand
Eyes watching right hand
Hands join, left high pat the horse, left hand high

16. Toe Kick - Left
Tai Chi Picture Left palm pushes over right
Left arm circles from right to high to the left, then circles down and back to the right, breathing in
Cross arms, left arm in front, then open out both palms
Breathing out left hand chops to the leftdiagonal, right hand to 45 degrees of the left hand
Eyes watching left hand
Left and right wrist come together, left in front, breathing in
Breathing out left hand chops straight in front, right hand to 45 degrees of the left hand
Eyes watching left hand

Right & Left Kick




17. Heal Kick - Left
Tai Chi Picture Turn body, left hand crossed in front of right
Left heal kick, arms open at same time

Tai Chi Picture






18. Strike the Ears
Tai Chi Picture Finger tips join together to form a mountain peak
Push both hands down, breathing in
Left leg forward
Circle both fist up to the centre of your body breathing out
Elbows lower then fists, knuckles turned inwards
Eyes watching both hands

Heal Kick & Strike the Ears




19. Parting Wild Horses Mane
Tai Chi Picture Right palm facing up, left facing down
Hands pass each other as if brushing a horses mane, even gentle movement
Right hand scoops down breathing in, left hand to right shoulder
Left hand goes down to left side, right hand comes up to right, breathing out
Arms parted by gentle turning of waist
Eyes watching low left hand
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Parting Wild Horses Mane




20. Jade Lady Weaving x 4
Tai Chi Picture
Left side
Left hand scoops up in front of right, breathing in
Left wrist facing towards body, body circles arm from right to left, breathing out
Left wrist facing down, body circles arm form left to right, breathing in
Left wrist facing away from body, body circles arm from right to left, breathing out
Eyes following left hand


Right side
Tai Chi Picture Right hand scoops up in front of left, breathing in
Right wrist facing towards body, body circles arm from left to right, breathing out
Right wrist facing down, body circles arm form right to left, breathing in
Right wrist facing away from body, body circles arm from left to right, breathing out
Eyes following right hand


Left side
Tai Chi Picture Left hand scoops up in front of right, breathing in
Left wrist facing towards body, body circles arm from right to left, breathing out
Left wrist facing down, body circles arm form left to right, breathing in
Left wrist facing away from body, body circles arm from right to left, breathing out
Eyes following left hand


Right side
Tai Chi Picture Right hand scoops up in front of left, breathing in
Right wrist facing towards body, body circles arm from left to right, breathing out
Right wrist facing down, body circles arm form right to left, breathing in
Right wrist facing away from body, body circles arm from left to right, breathing out
Eyes following right hand

Jade Lady Weaving




21. Grasping Birds Tail
Tai Chi Picture Right palm turns facing upwards, breathing in
Right hand circling from left side to right side breathing out
Hand movement is controlled by the turning of the waist, not shoulder
Watching the right hand moving with your eyes
Gentle like a small bird is sitting on your palm and you don’t want to disturb it


22. Single Whip
Tai Chi Picture Right hand forms a hook, fingers and thumb all touching
Left hand moves from right to left, breathing in
Left hand turns at end of movement, breathing out
Follow left hand with eyes
Relaxed like slowly cracking a whip
Tai Chi Picture






NOTE: Grasping Birds Tail and Single Whip are the same as movements no. 2 and 3

NOTE: At the end of Single Whip shift onto the right leg, bring left hand low, palm facing down and right hand high, palm facing up. The body is in a side slanting posture: This is the transition into the left hand side of the form becoming a left handed version of Watch Low Hand, the next move is Raise Hand Step Up and White Crane Cools Wing on opposite side of the body.

**Right Hand Side of Form Finishes Here**



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