Part 1: Old Form 1

In this lesson, you can learn all movements of Part 1 of Chen’s Tai Chi Old Form 1, including 15 movements (movement 1 – 15).

Generally, there are three videos for each movement. There are different purposes for each clip of the videos. First, you can learn and understand the details of the movements from the Explanation video. Secondly, it is easier to remember the movements step-by-step from the videos with the order. The text below can help you to understand more and remember the sequence of the steps of the movements. Furthermore, after you can remember the movements, you can try to exercise the movements smoothly with strong feeling of the Qi by following the videos of the Demo. Requirements below are very helpful to understand the more details of the movements. You may also find the basic applications for the most of the movements. It can help you to learn and exercise the movements more accurately.

Movement 1: Starting Pose

Explanation

With Order: Front View

Demo: Front View


Movement 2: Buddha’s Warrior Pounds Mortar

Explanation

With Order: Front View

Demo: Front View


Movement 3: Lazy About Tucking the Robe

Explanation

With Order: Front View

Demo: Front View


Movement 4: Six Sealing and Four Closing

Explanation

With Order: Front View

Demo: Front View


Movement 5: Single Whip

Explanation

With Order: Front View

Demo: Front View


Movement 6: Buddha’s Warrior Pounds Mortar

Explanation

With Order: Front View

Demo: Front View


Movement 7: White Goose Spreads Wings

Explanation

With Order: Front View

Demo: Front View


Movement 8: Diagonal Step

Explanation

With Order: Front View

Demo: Front View


Movement 9: Brush the Knee

Explanation

With Order: Front View

Demo: Front View


Movement 10: Twisted Steps

Explanation

With Order: Front View

Demo: Front View


Movement 11: Diagonal Step

Explanation

With Order: Front View

Demo: Front View


Movement 12: Brush the Knee

Explanation

With Order: Front View

Demo: Front View


Movement 13: Twisted Steps

Explanation

With Order: Front View

Demo: Front View


Movement 14: Covering Hand Punch

Explanation

With Order: Front View

Demo: Front View


Movement 15: Buddha’s Warrior Pounds Mortar

Explanation

With Order: Front View

Demo: Front View