` Cheng Man-ch'ing's Sequence

Cheng Man-ch'ing's Sequence

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Chen Man Ching Sequence short form - 37 postures
As outined in Wikipedia
  1. Preparation
  2. Beginning
  3. Ward Off, Left
  4. Ward Off, Right
  5. Roll Back
  6. Squeeze
  7. Push (Postures 3 through 7 are known as "Grasping the Sparrow's Tail")
  8. Single Whip
  9. Raise Hands
  10. Shoulder Stroke
  11. White Crane Stretches Its Wings
  12. Brush Knee Left
  13. Play Guitar (Followed by Brush Knee Left)
  14. Step Up and Block
  15. Parry and Punch
  16. Apparent Close-up
  17. Cross Hands
  18. Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain (followed by Roll Back, Squeeze, Push, then corner Single Whip)
  19. Fist Under Elbow
  20. Step Back and Repulse Monkey, Right
  21. Step Back and Repulse Monkey, Left (Followed by three more Repulse Monkeys: Right, Left, and Right)
  22. Diagonal Flying
  23. Wave Hands Like Clouds, Left
  24. Wave Hands Like Clouds, Right (Followed by three more cloud hands left, right, left, to Single Whip)
  25. Single Whip, Lower Style (Also known as "Snake Creeps Up" (or Down))
  26. Golden Cock Stands on One Leg, Right
  27. Golden Cock Stands on One Leg, Left
  28. Separation of the Right Foot
  29. Separation of the Left Foot
  30. Turn Body and Kick With Heel (This posture is followed by Brush Knee, Left and then Brush Knee, Right)
  31. Step Forward and Punch (Followed by Ward-off Right, Roll Back, Squeeze, Push and Single Whip)
  32. Fair Lady Weaves (Works) Shuttle I- A textbook example of how defense precedes offense in Tai Chi
  33. Fair Lady Weaves (Works) Shuttle II (Followed by two more Fair Ladies, Grasping the Sparrow's Tail, Single Whip and Snake Creeps Down)
  34. Step Up to Seven Stars
  35. Retreat to Ride Tiger
  36. Turn Body Sweep Lotus Leg
  37. Bend Bow Shoot Tiger (The form is close out by step up, block, parry and punch followed by Apparent Close-up, Cross Hands and Close)
60 Movements
As illustrated by Herman Kauz in the "Tai Chi Handbook"
  1. Preparation
  2. Beginning
  3. Grasp Bird's Tail (Ward Off with Left hand)
  4. Grasp Bird's Tail (Ward Off with Right hand)
  5. Grasp Bird's Tail (Roll Back and Press)
  6. Grasp Bird's Tail (Push)
  7. Single Whip
  8. Lift Hands
  9. Shoulder Stroke
  10. Stork Spreads Wings
  11. Brush Knee and Twist Step (left)
  12. Lift Hands (Play Guitar)
  13. Brush Knee and Twist Step (right)
  14. Deflect Downward,Parry and Punch
  15. Apparent Closure
  16. Cross Hands
  17. Carry Tiger to Mountain
  18. Grasp Bird's Tail (Roll Back and Press)
  19. Grasp Bird's Tail (Push)
  20. Single Whip
  21. Fist Under Elbow
  22. Step Back and Repulse Monkey (Right)
  23. Step Back and Repulse Monkey (Left)
  24. Step Back and Repulse Monkey (Right)
  25. Diagonal Flying
  26. Wave Hands Like Clouds (Right)
  27. Wave Hands Like Clouds (Left)
  28. Wave Hands Like Clouds (Right)
  29. Single Whip
  30. Snake Creeps Down
  31. Golden Cock Stands on One Leg (Right)
  32. Golden Cock Stands on One Leg (Left)
  33. Separate Right Foot
  34. Separate Left Foot
  35. Turn and Kick With Heel
  36. Brush Knee and Twist Step (left)
  37. Brush Knee and Twist Step (right)
  38. Step Forward and Punch
  39. Grasp Bird's Tail (Ward Off with Right hand)
  40. Grasp Bird's Tail (Roll Back and Press)
  41. Grasp Bird's Tail (Push)
  42. Single Whip
  43. Fair Lady Works at Shuttles (right) I- A textbook example of how defense precedes offense in Tai Chi
  44. Fair Lady Works at Shuttles (left)
  45. Fair Lady Works at Shuttles (right)
  46. Fair Lady Works at Shuttles (left)
  47. Grasp Bird's Tail (Ward Off with Left hand)
  48. Grasp Bird's Tail (Ward Off with Right hand)
  49. Grasp Bird's Tail (Roll Back and Press)
  50. Grasp Bird's Tail (Push)
  51. Single Whip
  52. Snake Creeps Down
  53. Step Forward to form Seven Stars
  54. Retreat to Ride Tiger
  55. Turn Body and Kick Horrizontally
  56. Bend Bow Shoot Tiger
  57. Deflect Downward,Parry and Punch
  58. Apparent Closure
  59. Cross Hands
  60. Conclusion