Cheng Man-ch’ing’s T’ai Chi Short Form with Counts and Ending Directions

Set the metronome to 44 or 60 (each count is 2 metronome clicks).

Position # Counts Final Direction Name
1 2 N Preparation
2 6 N Beginning
3 6 N Ward-off Left
4 4 E Ward-off Right
5 4 NE Roll-back
6 4 E Press
7 4 E Push
8 6 W Single Whip
9 2 N Lift Hands
10 2 N Shoulder Stroke
11 2 W Crane Spreads its Wings
12 4 W Brush Left Knee & Twist Step
13 2 W Playing the Guitar
14 4 W Brush Left Knee & Twist Step
15 6 W Step Forward, Deflect Downward, Intercept & Punch
16 4 W Withdraw & Push
17 4 N Crossing Hands
18 4 SE Embrace the Tiger & Return to Mountain
19 4 E Roll-back
20 4 SE Press
21 4 SE Push
22 6 NW Diagonal Single Whip
23 6 W Fist Under Elbow
24 4 W Step Back to Repulse the Monkey (right style)
25 4 W Step Back to Repulse the Monkey (left style)
26 4 W Step Back to Repulse the Monkey (right style)
27 4 NE Diagonal Flying
28 4 W Wave Hands in Clouds (right)
29 4 E Wave Hands in Clouds (left)
30 4 W Wave Hands in Clouds (right)
31 4 W Single Whip
32 4 W Single Whip Squatting Down
33 2 W The Golden Pheasant Stands on One Leg (right style)
34 2 W The Golden Pheasant Stands on One Leg (left style)
35 6 NW Separate Right Foot
36 6 SW Separate Left Foot
37 4 E Turn Around & Strike with Heel
38 4 E Brush Left Knee & Twist Step
39 4 E Brush Right Knee & Twist Step
40 4 E Step Forward & Punch Downward
41 4 E Step Forward &Ward-off Right
42 4 NE Roll-back
43 4 E Press
44 4 E Push
45 6 W Single Whip
46 6 NE The Fair Lady Weaving at Shuttles (1)
47 6 NW The Fair Lady Weaving at Shuttles (2)
48 6 SW The Fair Lady Weaving at Shuttles (3)
49 6 SE The Fair Lady Weaving at Shuttles (4)
50 4 N Ward-off Left
51 4 E Ward-off Right
52 4 NE Roll-back
53 4 E Press
54 4 E Push
55 6 W Single Whip
56 4 W Single Whip Squatting Down
57 2 W Step Forward to the Seven Stars of the Dipper
58 2 W Step Back to Ride the Tiger
59 6 W Turning the Body to Sweep the Lotus with the Leg
60 4 SW Bend the Bow to Shoot the Tiger
61 6 W Step Forward, Deflect Downward, Intercept & Punch
62 4 W Withdraw & Push
63 4 N Crossing Hands
64 4 N Conclusion of T’ai-Chi

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