Category Archives: Taijiquan Moves

Yang style Tai Chi 108 form (long form) in Chinese, English & German (incl. PDF)

One of the most-known forms is probably the Yang style Tai Chi 108 form. And to make it confusing for us pracitioners, it has many names: Tai Chi 108 form, 105 form, 103 form, 85 form, 150 form 94 form, 88 form or just: Tai Chi long form.

The number actually depends on how you count the different moves. My current teacher Continue reading

Cheng Manching 37 form: posture names in several languages

According to my Taijiquan styles survey, the Cheng Manching 37 form is one of the most practiced forms. I guess that is because Cheng Manching (also Zheng Manqing, 鄭曼青, 1902-1975) was one of the first to bring Taijiquan to the West. And many of his students are still active, teaching, and writing books. Continue reading

Tai Chi 24 form moves in Chinese, Pinyin, English & 4 other languages

The Tai Chi 24 form (24式太极拳) is most likely the Tai Chi form with the most practitioners in China and worldwide. However, there are no precise numbers confirming that, but it is for sure one of the most known Tai Chi forms. And even if you practice another form (especially Yang style forms), you will probably recognize some of the Tai Chi 24 form moves: Continue reading