Long River Tai Chi Circle

Cheng Man-Ch’ing’s Taiji Sword Form

  1. Starting position.
  2. Step forward moving sword and hand together.
  3. The divinity points the way.
  4. Three rings around the moon.
  5. The major "Literary Star."
  6. The swallow beats the water (with his wings).
  7. Block and swoop, right and left.
  8. The minor "Literary Star."
  9. The wasp enters the cave.
  10. The alert cat catches the mouse.
  11. The dragonfly strikes the water.
  12. The swallow returns to the nest.
  13. The Phoenix spreads its wings.
  14. The clockwise whirling wind; the minor "Literary Star".
  15. The counter-clockwise whirling wind; the attitude of awaiting the fish.
  16. Dividing the grass in search of the snake.
  17. Embracing the moon.
  18. The bird returns to the forest.
  19. The black Dragon wags his tail.
  20. The wind rolls the lotus leaf.
  21. The lion shakes his head.
  22. The tiger holds his head.
  23. The wild horse leaps over the stream.
  24. Turn body to stop the horse (turn and rein in).
  25. The compass.
  26. Wave the whisk-broom against the wind.
  27. Pushing the boat with the current,
  28. The shooting star chases the moon.
  29. Pegasus (the flying Heavenly Horse); the spraying waterfall.
  30. Roll up the screen.
  31. Wheels, left and right.
  32. The swallow holds mud in its mouth.
  33. The Roc spreads its wings.
  34. Pick up the moon from the bottom of the sea.
  35. Embracing the moon.
  36. The Dragon-spirit (sea monster) searches the sea.
  37. The rhinocerous gazing at the moon.
  38. Shoot the flying goose.
  39. The green Dragon stretches its claws.
  40. The Phoenix spreads both wings.
  41. Step toward two sides and block.
  42. Shooting the flying goose.
  43. The white ape offers fruit.
  44. The falling flower, left and right.
  45. The Fair Lady (Goddess) weaves at the shuttle.
  46. The white tiger wags its tail.
  47. The fish leaps over the gate of the Dragon.
  48. The black Dragon coils around the pillar.
  49. The divinity points the way.
  50. The wind sweeps the fallen flower.
  51. Holding the tablet before your bosom.
  52. Embracing the sword; returning to the starting position.