Wu Style Slow Form Posture Names

Wu-style form list excerpted from Wikipedia.org

The 108 postures of the Wu family style of T’ai chi ch’uan are listed below. For each unique form name there is a literal translation, the Hong Kong school’s translation and then the Shanghai school’s translation in italics where they differ, followed by the original Chinese characters:

 

The 37 section

  1. Begin T’ai Chi Form – The Beginning of T’ai Chi – The Preparation Form
  2. Raise Hands Above Posture – Raise Hands – Raise Hand and Step Up
  3. Hand Plays P’i P’a – Play Guitar – Hand Strums the Lute
  4. Grasp Bird’s Tail
  5. Single Whip
  6. Slant Flying Posture (also known as Slant Single Whip) – Flying Oblique 勢 (斜單鞭)
  7. Raise Hands Above Posture 提手上勢
  8. White Crane Spreads WingsWhite Stork Flaps its Wings
  9. Brush Knee Push Step Left and Right 4 Times – Brush Knee Twist Step
  10. Hand Plays P’i P’a 手揮琵琶
  11. Step Forward, Deflect, Parry, PunchStep Up Diverting and Blocking Fist
  12. As If Seemingly Sealed Shut (also known as Push Forward) – As if Closing Up (進)
  13. Carry Tiger to the MountainTiger and Leopard Spring to the Mountain
  14. Cross Hands
  15. Slant Brush Knee Push Step 斜摟膝拗步
  16. Turn Body Brush Knee Push Step 轉身摟膝拗步
  17. Grasp Bird’s Tail 攬雀尾
  18. Single Whip (also known as Slant Single Whip) 單鞭 (斜單鞭)
  19. Fist Under Elbow Punch 肘底看捶
  20. Fall to Repulse Monkey Left and Right 3 Times 倒攆猴左右三度
  21. Slant Flying Posture 斜飛勢
  22. Raise Hands Above Posture 提手上勢
  23. White Crane Spreads Wings 白鶴亮翅
  24. Brush Knee Push Step 摟膝拗步
  25. Sea Bottom Needle – Needle at Sea Bottom – Needle at the Bottom of the Sea 海底針
  26. Fan Through Back – Play Arms like a Fan 扇通背
  27. Rotate Body Away Body Punch – Strike Fist to Back – Parry and Punch 翻身撇身捶
  28. Step Back, Deflect, Parry, Punch – Move Step Diverting and Blocking Punch 退步搬攔捶
  29. Step Up Grasp Bird’s Tail 上步攬雀尾
  30. Single Whip 單鞭
  31. Cloud Hands (3 Times) 雲手 (三度)
  32. Single Whip 單鞭

 

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  1. Left High Pat Horse 左高探馬
  2. Right Separate Foot Kick – Right Parting Leg 右分腳
  3. Right High Pat Horse 右高探馬
  4. Left Separate Foot Kick – Left Parting Leg 左分腳
  5. Turn Body Kick with Heel – Turn Body Pedalling Foot 轉身蹬腿
  6. Brush Knee Push Step Twice 摟膝拗步二度
  7. Step Forward Punch Down 進步栽捶
  8. Rotate Body Away Body Punch 翻身撇身捶
  9. High Pat Horse 高探馬
  10. Right Separate Hands 右分手
  11. First Raise Foot Kick 一起腳
  12. Step Back Seven Stars 退步七星
  13. Step Back Hit Tiger Posture – Retreat Step Beat the Tiger 退步打虎勢
  14. Second Raise Foot Kick 二起腳
  15. Double Peaks Pierce Ears – Strike the Ears with Double Fists 雙峰貫耳
  16. Lean Back Kick with Toe – Open Body and Kick 披身踢腿
  17. Turn Body Kick with Heel 轉身蹬腿
  18. High Pat Horse 高探馬
  19. Step Forward, Deflect, Parry, Punch 進步搬攔捶
  20. As If Seemingly Sealed Shut (also known as Push Forward) 如封似閉 (進按)
  21. Carry Tiger to the Mountain 抱虎歸山
  22. Cross Hands 十字手
  23. Slant Brush Knee Push Step 斜摟膝拗步
  24. Turn Body Brush Knee Push Step 轉身摟膝拗步
  25. Grasp Bird’s Tail 攬雀尾
  26. Single Whip (also known as Slant Single Whip) 單鞭 (斜單鞭)
  27. Hand Plays P’i P’a 手揮琵琶
  28. Wild Horse Separate Mane – Parting the Wild Horse’s Mane 野馬分鬃
  29. Hand Plays P’i P’a 手揮琵琶
  30. Wild Horse Separate Mane 3 Times 野馬分鬃三度
  31. Hand Plays P’i P’a 手揮琵琶
  32. Wild Horse Separate Mane 野馬分鬃
  33. Jade Lady Works Shuttles Twice – Jade Girl Works at the Shuttle 玉女穿梭二度
  34. Hand Plays P’i P’a 手揮琵琶
  35. Wild Horse Separate Mane 野馬分鬃
  36. Jade Lady Works Shuttles Twice – Jade Girl Works at the Shuttle 玉女穿梭二度
  37. Grasp Bird’s Tail 攬雀尾
  38. Single Whip 單鞭
  39. Cloud Hands (3 Times) 雲手 (三度)
  40. Single Whip 單鞭
  41. Downward Posture (also known as Snake Creeps Down Posture) 下勢 (蛇身下勢)
  42. Left Golden Rooster on One Leg – Golden Cockerel Standing on One Leg 左金雞獨立
  43. Right Golden Rooster on One Leg 右金雞獨立
  44. Fall to Repulse Monkey Left and Right 3 Times 倒攆猴左右三度
  45. Cross Slant Flying Posture 橫斜飛勢
  46. Raise Hands Above Posture 提手上勢
  47. White Crane Spreads Wings 白鶴亮翅
  48. Brush Knee Push Step 摟膝拗步
  49. Sea Bottom Needle 海底針
  50. Fan Through Back 扇通背
  51. Rotate Body Away Body Punch 翻身撇身捶
  52. Step Up, Deflect, Parry, Punch 上步搬攔捶
  53. Step Up Grasp Bird’s Tail 上步攬雀尾
  54. Single Whip 單鞭
  55. Cloud Hands (3 Times) 雲手 (三度)
  56. Single Whip 單鞭
  57. High Pat Horse 高探馬
  58. Slap Face Palm – Palm Goes to Meet the Face 撲面掌
  59. Rotate Body Single Swing Lotus – Turn Body Cross Swing Lotus 翻身單擺蓮
  60. Brush Knee Push Step 摟膝拗步
  61. Step Up Finger Stop Punch – Pointing to the Crotch Punch 上步指擋捶
  62. Step Up Grasp Bird’s Tail 上步攬雀尾
  63. Single Whip 單鞭
  64. Downward Posture (also known as Snake Creeps Down Posture) 下勢 (蛇身下勢 )
  65. Step Up Seven Stars 上步七星
  66. Step Back Ride Tiger 退步跨虎
  67. Turn Body Slap Face Palm – Turn Body Hit Face Palm 轉身撲面掌
  68. Rotate Body Double Swing Lotus – Turn Body Double Swing Lotus 翻身雙擺蓮
  69. Bend Bow Shoot Tiger – Curve Bow Shoot Tiger 彎弓射虎
  70. High Pat Horse 高探馬
  71. Slap Face Palm 撲面掌
  72. Rotate Body Away Body Punch 翻身撇身捶
  73. Step Up High Pat Horse 上步高探馬
  74. Step Up Grasp Bird’s Tail 上步攬雀尾
  75. Single Whip 單鞭
  76. Conclusion of T’ai Chi – Closing T’ai Chi 合太極