The 42 Broadsword & Sabre

The Tao Tao – or 42 Broadsword/Saber/Baton Set of Li Jia Tai Chi Chuan and Li Chan Kung Fu (1675)

Opening & Ancillary Opening

  1. Heaven & Earth Accord with Sword
  2. Wing Up & Down to Counterpoise
  3. Strike Tiger Right
  4. Circle Wing & Strike Tiger

Section One

  1. Exchange Sword, Lift Up Centerline, & Proffer Point to (Great) Palace Gate (Juque/Heart Mu/CV14)
  2. Spin Sword & Proffer Point to Palace Gate
  3. Parry Down, Wash Back & Down Sword
  4. Grasp Arm, Parry Down, Wash Back & Down Sword
  5. Crane Falls & Stands High
  6. Humble Fall, Tuck Sword, Lift Right & Proffer Point to Palace Gate
  7. Head to Sword, Tame Tiger & Proffer Point to Palace Gate
  8. Inverse Left, Lift Kick & Proffer Point to Palace Gate
  9. Inverse Left, Lift Kick & Proffer Point to Palace Gate
  10. Redirect, Tame Tiger & Proffer Point in Back Cat Step Outside Heaven (Tientu/CV22/Window of Sky Point)
  11. Wash Back, Drawback, Shift Horse & Parry Down in Straight Cat Step

Section Two

  1. Inverse Right to Guard Crown, Kick, Parry Down, Wash Back & Down Sword in Cross Cat Step
  2. Shift Left, Parry Down, Wash Back & Down Sword in Cross Cat Step
  3. Cut Down Centerline, Circle Hook Hand & Push Kick With Sword
  4. Fall to Block Down in Slanted Body Step
  5. Left Turn Twist Step, Twice Up Centerline to Lift Kick & Proffer Point to Palace Gate
  6. Inverse Left, Lift Up Centerline to Lift Kick & Proffer Point to Palace Gate
  7. Twist Step to Inverse Left, & Lift Up Centerline to Lift Kick & Proffer Point to Palace Gate
  8. Lift Up Centerline in Humble Step & Proffer Point to Palace Gate
  9. Drawback to Redirect, & Block to Pull Crescent Kick
  10. Shift Left to Cross Cat Step & Block

 Section Three

  1. Shift Horse to Parry Down, Wash Back, Guard Crown Lifting Crescent Kick in ¾ Turn Blocking Down
  2. Humble Step to Parry Down, Wash Back & Drop Sword in Cross Cat Step
  3. Use Both Hands to Redirect & Drawback, & Push Sword in Buddha Squat
  4. Drawback Right to Hide Hand, Grab Tiger to Push Sword
  5. Fall to Block Down in Slanted Body Step
  6. Lift Sword Up Centerline to Cross Step, & Crane Leans High Guarding Crown
  7. Fall Forward With Whip Willow (one hand broadsword/baton – two hands saber)
  8. Drawback & Push Sword
  9. Drawback & Push Sword With Kick
  10. Sew Tiger Up With Sword, Wash Back, & Sweep Point to Palace Gate of Spirit (Shenque/CV8/Umbilicus)
  11. Inverse Right to Sweep Sword Full Circle

Section Four

  1. Humble Step Lifting Up Centerline, Wash Back to Drop Sword With Crane Standing High
  2. Fall Right to Sweep Sword
  3. Drawback to Circle & Drop Sword
  4. Sweep Sword With Twist Step, Wash Back & Proffer Point to Cross Cat Step Outside Heaven
  5. Full Circle Turn in Cross & Twist Steps, & Proffer Point to Palace Gate & Right Heart Chamber
  6. Inverse Block Right, Hook Hand Locks Down & Releases Willow to Kick, Wash Back, & Drop Sword in Cross Cat Step
  7. Drawback to Wash Back & Sweep Sword Two Circles
  8. Caper ‘Round to Wash Back & Sweep Sword Two Circles
  9. Proffer Point to Palace Gate
  10. Drawback to Exchange Sword in Straight Cat Step

Ancillary Closing & Close Set

  1. Return Sword to Side
  2. Down Centerline
  3. Terminus

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