Learn to write Tai Chi in Chinese
KSU Tai Chi Club (1)
KSU Tai Chi Club (2)
April 28, 2007
WEBSITES AND INFORMATION
Michael Garafolo's "Cloud Hands"
Ottawa Chinese Arts Association
24-Forms in German
24-Forms in Spanish
24-Forms in Hebrew
24-Forms in Dutch
24-Forms in Russian
Тайцзи цюань 24 формы
Show Me Tai Chi Society 1
(Self-checking quiz of right / wrong execution of the forms)
Show Me Tai Chi Society 2
(Animated pictures of the 24 forms)
LI DE YIN & SU REN FENG DVDs
Instructional DVDs with both English and Chinese soundtracks. Master Li De Yin explains while champion Su Renfeng demonstrates.
Simplified 24 Forms Tai Chi
48 Form Tai Chi
Available (9/23/11) through CGCMall.com for $14.95 each, plus shipping & handling.
Tai Chi - The 24 Forms
Dr. Paul Lam
This DVD has 6 Qi Gong exercises along with 24-Form explanations and demonstrations.
The section "The 7 Single Movements" gives specific instruction on Parting Wild Horse's Mane, Brush Knee, Repulse Monkey, Stroking Bird's Tail, Waving Hands Like Clouds, Heel Kick, and Golden Cock Standing on One Leg.Available (9/23/11) through Amazon.com for $25.95 plus shipping & handling.
How to Grasp the Bird's Tail If You Don't Speak Chinese
(Amazon link, various prices for used and new)
Jane Schorre, Author
Margaret Scrogin Chang, Illustrator
This book shows how Chinese calligraphy reveals possible deeper meanings -- mysterious or playful -- found in the names of taijiquan movements. The aim here is not to give any definitive meaning of the words or names, says the author, but only to explore possible meaning. This work refers to movements found in longer forms of Tai Chi, but many are the same as those found in 24-Form.