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Yang

First section of Yang style tai chi

 Click here for video.

Opening- Raise arms gently up and let them float down

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Ward off left- step out left heel, left arm forward

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Grasp bird's tail

Peng- ward off, step out right leg, right arm in front

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Lu- roll back, shift weight back, lead arms across body 

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Ji- press forward, left hand into right forearm weight forward

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 An- push driving forward off of rear heel, elbows down

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Single Whip- twist body around to opposite corner, draw hands into chest then right hand makes hook, left hand and leg swing out and push forward

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Step up and Raise Hands- step forward on right heel hands extending out in front of body

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White Crane Displays Wings- right arm above head, left hand down by hip, left toes step out lightly

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Left Brush Knee Twist Step- step out left heel, left hand brushes to left knee right hand pushes forward

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Hands Strum the Lute (or pipa)- half step up with right foot, rock weight back, hands raise up left hand out in front of right, left toe up

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Left Brush Knee Twist Step- twist right, step out left heel, left hand brushes to left knee, right hand pushes forward, rock back and twist

 (see above Left Brush Knee image)

Right Brush Knee Twist Step- step out right heel, right hand brushes to right knee, left hand pushes, rock back and twist

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Left Brush Knee Twist Step- twist right, step out left heel, left hand brushes to left knee, right hand pushes forward, rock back and twist

 (see above Left Brush Knee image)

Hands Strum the Lute (or pipa)-  half step up with right foot, rock weight back, hands raise up left hand out in front of right, left toe up

 (see above Hands Strum Lute image)

Left Brush Knee Twist Step- same as above

 

Advance Step, Deflect, Parry, and Punch- pull both hands down to the left hip, left hand circles up by face, right hand makes fist. Right fist blocks or deflects to right corner, left hand parries in front on body, step forward on left leg and punch through right fist

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Like (appearently) Sealing, as if Closing- left hand tucks under right arm pit and wipes down the arm, separate the hands, rock back and push

 

Cross Hands- pivot forward, right hand leading across the body, hands scoop down cross right wrist on top of left, raise up chest height, push away from body

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Ending- separate the hands palm up, turn over and float hands down to the hips, and breath 

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For a youtube video on the first section up to the first Brush Knee click here.