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Traditional Wu Style

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The Wu style of tai chi is characterized by smaller frame movements - it is the perfect form for those who practice tai chi for health, meditation and especially for those over 50 or just starting a tai chi practice. Wu-style Tai Chi is particularly beneficial for facilitating the healing of injuries, especially back problems.

Short Form

The Wu-style Short Form is the ideal vehicle for anyone new to Tai Chi who wants an introduction to its principles without compromising the deeper benefits to health and vitality. Containing only 18 moves and lasting around four or five minutes, it is easy and quick enough for the busiest person to practice each day. The Long Form may take several years to learn, but you then have the ability to get a full workout that upgrades your body.

The Wu Short Form was created by Bruce Frantzis at the request of his teacher Liu Hung Chieh, in order that there was a simpler consequence to learn for beginners and those who could dedicate the time required to study the traditional Long Form.

The form originally has 18 postures, which in the 2011 Instructor Training in Brighton UK, Bruce re-numbered to 27 postures to make it simpler to understand the sequence of moves. The table below shows both ways of counting the Short Form moves.

Wu Short Form Postures - 18 and 27 count.
  1. Beginning form
  2. Play Guitar
  3. Ward Off (Peng)
  4. Rollback (Lu)
  5. Press (Ji)
  6. Push (An)
  7. Single Whip
  8. Diagonal Flying / Raise Hands Step Up
  9. White Crane Spreads Wings
  10. Brush Knee Twist Step (3)
  11. Needle at Sea Bottom
  12. Fan Through Back
  13. Turn and chop with Fist
  14. Step Up, Parry and Punch
  15. Apparent Closure
  16. Tiger and Leopard Spring to Mountain
  17. Cross Hands
  18. End Form
  1. Commencement
  2. Play Guitar
  3. Single Hand Peng
  4. Ward Off (Peng)
  5. Rollback (Lu)
  6. Press (Ji)
  7. Push (An)
  8. Single Whip
  9. Single Shoulder Stroke, Left
  10. Hold the Ball
  11. Double Shoulder Stroke, Back
  12. Single Shoulder Stroke, Right
  13. Double Shoulder, Front
  14. White Crane Spreads Wings
  15. Squatting Pull Down
  16. Brush Knee Twist Step, Left
  17. Brush Knee Twist Step, Right
  18. Brush Knee Twist Step, Left
  19. Needle at Sea Bottom
  20. Finger Pierce
  21. Fan Through Back
  22. Turn and chop with Fist
  23. Step Up, Parry and Punch
  24. Apparent Closure (and Push)
  25. Pull Down
  26. Cross Hands
  27. Conclusion

 

Long Form

The long form we teach at Longwater Tai Chi may take several years to learn, but you then have the ability to get a full workout that upgrades your body, energy levels, mind and spirit.

The form taught at Longwater Tai Chi was originally developed by Wu Jien Ch'uan, who adapted the form learnt from the his father from its' martial Yang-style roots into a vehicle for health and meditation.

Wu Long Form Postures - 108 count.

List of Moves (Section 1): Beginning Form | Ward Off Left | Ward Off Right | Rollback | Press | Push | Single Whip | Double Shoulder Stroke | White Crane Spreads Wings | Brush Knee Twist Step | Play Guitar | Brush Knee Twist Step (3) | Lift Hands | Step Up, Parry And Punch | Closing Up (Apparently Closed) | Tiger And Leopard Spring To Mountain | Cross Hands.
List of Moves (Section 2): Embrace Tiger Return to Mountain | Grasp Birds Tail | Diagonal Single Whip | Fist Under Elbow | Repulse Monkey (3) | Diagonal Flying / Shoulder Stroke | White Crane Spreads Wings | Brush Knee Twist Step (1) | Needle at Sea Bottom | Fan Through Back | Turn & Chop with Fist | Step Back Parry & Punch | Step Forward Grasp Birds Tail | Single Whip | Cloud Hands (4) | Single Whip | Pat the Horse | Separate Hands | Right Toe Kick | Pat the Horse | Separate Hands | Left Toe Kick | Turn & Kick with Heel | Brush Knee Twist Step (2) | Planting Punch (Punch Down) | Turn & Chop with Fist | Pat the Horse | Separate Hands | Right Heel Kick | White Crane Stands Alone | Strike Tiger (2) | Right Parting Kick | Box the Ears | Spin Body Double Kick | Lift Hands | Step Up, Parry & Punch | Closing Up | Tiger & Leopard Spring to Mountain | Cross Hands.
List of Moves (Section 3): Embrace Tiger Return to Mountain | Grasp Birds Tail | Diagonal Single Whip | Play Guitar | Part Horses Mane (3) | Weave The Shuttles (4) | Grasp Birds Tail | Single Whip | Cloud Hands (3) | Single Whip | Snake Creeps Down | Metal Bird Stands On One Leg | Repulse Monkey (3) | Diagonal Flying/Shoulder Stroke | White Crane Spreads Wings | Brush Knee Twist Step | Needle At Sea Bottom | Fan Through Back | Turn & Chop Fist | Step Forward, Parry & Punch – Circular Punch | Step Forward Grasp Birds Tail | Single Whip | Cloud Hands (2) | Single Whip | White Snake spits out Tongue | Single Lotus Kick | Brush Knee Twist Step (1) | Punch Down / Circular Punch | Grasp Birds Tail | Single Whip| Snake Creeps Down | Step Up Seven Stars | Step Back Ride Tiger | Turn & Slap Face | Double Lotus Kick | Bend Bow Shoot Tiger | Slap Face | Turn & Chop Fist | Step forward Pat Horse | Step forward Grasp Birds Tail | Single Whip | End form.

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