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Yang-style Taijiquan

揚式太極拳
Overview of the Masich Internal Arts Method
Yang-style Taijiquan
Full Curriculum


1.     Foundation and preparation methods (Chūbfāngfǎ 初步方法)

    ◦    Yang-style Taijiquan Eight-section brocade
         (Yng-sh tijqun bādunjǐn 楊式太極拳八段錦)
    ◦    Taijiquan flexibility, conditioning and power training (tij gōngl 太極功力)   
    ◦    Seated neigong (zu nigōng 坐内功)
        Placing breath method (qxī ludiǎn hūxīfǎ 氣息落點呼吸法)
        Pre and post-heaven heng-ha qi circulation breathing method
          (xiāntiān hutiān hēng-hā qzhōu hūxīfǎ 先天後天哼哈氣周之呼吸法)

2.     Taiji long-boxing (Tij Chngqun 太極長拳)
    ◦    37 essential single form training methods (sānshqī dānsh linfǎ 三十七單式練法)
    ◦    108 movement taiji long-boxing, solo bare-hand form
         (yībǎibāsh tij chngqun tol 一百八式太極長拳套路)
        also known as thirteen-powers taijiquan (shsānsh tijqun 十三勢太極拳)

3.     Taiji push-hands (Tij Tuīshǒu 太極推手)
    ◦    Sensing-hands (Jushǒu 覺手)   
    ◦    Eight disc-framed fixed-step push-hands (bāpn jizǐ dngb tuīshǒu 八盤架子定步推手)
    ◦    Four-squares push-hands (szhng tuīshǒu 四正推手).
          Fixed-step (dngb 定步) and moving-step (hub 活步) variations.
        Four-squares push-hands eight reversals: (szhng tuīshǒu bā diāndǎo 四正推手八顛倒)
    ◦    Four-corners push-hands
         (sy tuīshǒu 四隅推手)also known as Large-rollback (dlǚ 大扌履)
        Large-rollback variations and extensions

4.     Taiji sparring (Tij Snshǒu 太極散手)
    ◦    88 movement taiji sparring form (bāshbāsh tij snshǒu 八十八楊式太極散手)
    ◦    Yang Chengfus 37 essential form applications
    ◦    Taiji linking fist methods (tij linhun qunfǎ 太極连环拳法)

5.     Taiji sabre (Tijdāo 太極刀)
    ◦    Thirteen-powers solo taiji sabre form
         (shsānsh tijdāo
十三勢太極刀) (Fu Zhongwen form)
    ◦    32 movement solo taiji sabre form
         (sānsh'r sh tijdāo 三十二式太極刀) (Chen Yanlin form)
    ◦    Taijidao applications form (tijdāofǎ shyng linx 太極刀法实用练习)
    ◦    Thirteen-powers taiji sabre (solo and partner training)
         (shsānsh tijao 十三勢太極刀)

6.     Taiji straight-sword (Tijjin 太極劍)
    ◦    54 movement taiji straight-sword solo form (wǔshs sh tijjin 五十四式太極劍)
    ◦    Sensing-sword (Jujin 覺劍)
    ◦    Thirteen-powers taiji sword (solo and partner training)
         (shsānsh tijjin 十三勢太極劍)

7.     Taiji spear and halberd (Tijqiāng/Tijjǐ 太極劍/太極戟)
    ◦    Thirteen-powers taiji spear (solo and partner training)
         (shsānsh tijqiāng 太極十三勢槍)
    ◦     Three methods of taiji halberd (solo and partner training) (tijjǐ sānfǎ 太極戟三法)

8.     Auxiliary Studies (Qtā Xuy 其他學業)
    ◦    Taijiquans theory of energy (Tijqun ln jn 太極拳論勁)
         Also known as 25 Energies (Tijqun rshwǔ jn 太極拳二五勁)
    ◦    Taijiquan Classics, Yang-family Forty Chapters and other taijiquan literature     
         (Tijqun Jīng, Yngjiā ssh Piānzhāng 太極拳經, 楊家四十篇章)
    ◦    Massage, manual therapy and point-specific acupuncture technique methods
         (nm tuīn āsh xu liofǎ 按摩推拿阿是穴療法)