WILDCAT TAI CHI

Yě māo fēn zōng! / Part the Wildcat's mane!

OTHER RESOURCES

ONLINE VIDEOS


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)

 
DVDs
   
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. 
 
 BOOKS

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
ISBN-13: 978-1556433368

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.