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Cheng Man Ching Yang 37 Form

TAI CHI IN APRIL - LESSON 1 - 4

Lesson 1

18 Therapies 1-4, 37 Form Stepping  

1. Lifting Water 2. Expanding the Chest 3. Drawing The Rainbow 4. Parting The Clouds 

Stepping Forward

Stepping Brush Knee 

Lesson 2  

8 Pieces of Brocade 1-3    

Swinging, Swinging in Bow Step, Alignments, Chest Circles 

8 Pieces of Brocade - 1. Two Hands Support the Sky 2. Heaven and Earth 3. Bend The Bow to Shoot the Arrow 

Lesson 3  

18 Therapies 5 - 8, 37 Form Work 

5. Reverse Reeling Forearms 6. Row the Boat 7.  Lift the Ball to Shoulder Height 8. Cloud Hands

Constant Bear and Opening of Form, 

Opening into Ward off Left (no arms) 

Slant Flying and briefly Cloud Hands 

Lesson 4   

8 Pieces of Brocade 1 - 5

Swinging, Checking Alignments. 

8 Brocades - 1. Two Hands Support the Sky 2.  Heaven and Earth 3. Bend the Bow to Shoot the Arrow 4. Wise Owl Gazes Back 5. Swing the Head and Sway the Tail 

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TAI CHI IN MAY - LESSONS 5 - 8 

Lesson 5

18 Therapies 9 - 12, 37 Form Work      

              

9.Turning To Expand the Palm 10. Cloud Hands 11. Scooping the Sea 12. Pushing the Waves

Ward Off Left and Ward Off Right

Slant Flying, Cloud Hands and Squatting Single Whip

Lesson 6

8 Pieces of Brocade 6 - 8

Alignments, Awareness and Blockages.

6. Punch with Angry Gaze 7. Bend Backwards and Touch Toes 8. Bouncing on Toes with 3 Hand Positions

Lesson 7  

18 Therapies 13 - 18, 37 Form Work

13. Pigeon Flies with Spreading Wings 14. Turning and Punching. 

15. Flying like a Phoenix/Crane 16. Turning the Wheel 17. Stepping and Bouncing the Ball. 18. Settling the Chi

Grasp Sparrow’s Tail and Single Whip

Squatting Single Whip and Golden Cockerel Stands on Left Leg

Lesson 8

Silk Reeling - Coiling Exercises

Shoulder Circles, Both and Alternating 

Elbow Circles, Both Alternating

Wrist Circles and Both Wrists Circling

Fountain and Reverse, Snaking Arms and Both Alternating

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TAI CHI IN JUNE - LESSON 9 - 13

Lesson 9  

Short Warm Up, 37 Form Work

Short Warm Up - Ribcage Circling, A Version of Two Hands Support the Sky and Leg Circling with Coiling Arms

Grasp Sparrow’s Tail and Single Whip with Peter demonstrating

Golden Cockerel Stands on Left and Right Leg

Lesson 10

Shaolin Bear, Opening of 5 Animal Frolics

Shaolin Bear Routine 

Opening of 5 Animal Frolics - Explanation and Demonstration

Bonus Videos

Yang 32 Sword Form  Front and Rear View with swinging and exercises

Lesson 11   

Short Warm Up, 37 Form Work

Short Warm Up - Stretching the Torso, A Version of Two Hands Support the Sky and Hold the World.

Single Whip into Lifting Hands into Shoulder

Preparation for Toe Kick Right

Lesson 12

5 Animal Frolics And Massage Routine

Part 1 and 2 (45 degree front and rear view) with Massage Routine 

Lesson 13

Stop/Start

Stopping in postures from the Opening to the Closing 1st 17 postures

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TAI CHI IN JULY - LESSON 14 - 17

Lesson 14

Short Warm Up, 37 Form Work

Short Warm Up - Swinging, A Version of Two Hands Support the Sky and Swimming in Breast Stroke.

Shoulder Strike into White Crane

White Crane into Brush Knee

Separate Right Foot (Toe Kick Right)

Lesson 15

Silk Reeling Exercises ( Drawing Silk from a Cocoon)

Silk Reeling - Intro - Open and Close 

Silk Reeling - Churning - activating the lower back and rolling the Dantien

Silk Reeling - Basics - 1 2 3 4 Hand Positions and Reverse Direction

Lesson 16

Short Warm Up, 37 Form Work

Short Warm Up - Swinging, A Version of Two Hands Support the Sky and Bounce and Swing.

Brush Knee into Pipa

Pipa into Brush Knee

Separate Left Foot (Toe Kick Left) Briefly turn Left on Right Foot

Lesson 17

Silk Reeling Exercises ( Drawing Silk from a Cocoon)

Silk Reeling - 1 2 3 4 Hand Positions and Cloud Hands

Silk Reeling - 1 2 3 4 Hand Positions in Reverse Direction

Silk Reeling - Double Hand

Silk Reeling - Piercing

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TAI CHI IN AUGUST - LESSON 18 - 22

Lesson 18


Short Warm Up, 37 Form Work

Short Warm Up - Body Tapping

Deflect Down Parry and Punch - separating feet and arms

Left Turn on Right Heel (with cheat step) and Heel Kick Left


Lesson 19


Silk Reeling Exercises ( Drawing Silk from a Cocoon)

Lazily Tying Coat

Lazily Tying Coat (3 Circles) - adding one extra circle

Threading Through - Horizontal Circle

Lesson 20


Short Warm Up, 37 Form Work

Short Warm Up - Bouncing, stretching the spine and legs and opening the chest

Withdraw and Push into Cross Hands, feet only

Heel Kick into 1st Brush Knee

 


Lesson 21


 Tai Chi Ball Routine

Vertical Circling Ball - Forwards and Backwards

Turning Ball Left and Right and Opening and Closing

Vertical and Horizontal Circles

Lesson 22


The 5 Loosening Exercises by Master Huang Sheng Shyan 

1. Flapping

2. Jacking

3. Monkey 

4. Opening and Closing

5. Stepping 

38 Fan Form Bonus Video

 

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