The 48

The Ming Shen Tao (aka ‘The 48’) of Li-Jia Tai Chi Chuan

(1897)

Section One

  1. Open Tai Chi
  2. Shoot & Snap the Willow
  3. Creep Down & Ward Off – Right
  4. Creep Down & Ward Off – Left
  5. Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail, Ward Off, & Raise Wings & Press – Right

Section Two

  1. Ride the Tiger & Single Whip
  2. Cool Wings
  3. Shoulder Brace
  4. Crane Flashes Wings
  5. Brush Knee
  6. Playing the Lute
  7. Willow Wraps
  8. Rake & Drop Backfist
  9. Stretch, Parry, Punch, & Raise Wings & Press
  10. Rollback & Press

Section Three

  1. Stretch Wings, & Turn & Carry Tiger to Mountain
  2. Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail, Ward Off, & Raise Wings & Press – Left
  3. Ride the Tiger & Single Whip
  4. Render Spiral & Drop Elbow
  5. Repulse Monkey (version one)
  6. Part the Wild Horse Mane
  7. Brushing Clouds

Section Four

  1. Single Whip
  2. Passing Palms
  3. Snake Creeps Down & Crane Stands on One Leg – Right
  4. Passing Palms
  5. Snake Creeps Down & Crane Stands on One Leg – Left
  6. Stretch & Cross Wings to Press with Front Kick – Right
  7. Stretch & Cross Wings to Press with Front Kick – Left

Section Five

  1. Dragons Roundabout & Ride the Tiger
  2. Brush Knee
  3. Fall Back & Forward with Cross Steps & Hidden Fist
  4. Shoot & Snap the Willow
  5. Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail, Ward Off, & Raise Wings & Press – Right
  6. Ride the Tiger & Single Whip

Section Six

  1. Stretch Wings & Working at Shuttles – Right-Left-Right-Left
  2. Lift Chin & Creep Down & Ward Off – Left
  3. Creep Down & Ward Off – Right
  4. Ride High, Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail, Ward Off, & Raise Wings & Press – Right

Section Seven

  1. Ride the Tiger & Single Whip with Slanted Body
  2. Brushing Clouds
  3. Circle Palms & Cast the Star (version one)
  4. Ride the Tiger, Elbow Left & Right, Ride the Tiger

Section Eight

  1. Circle Dragons
  2. Wrap Wings & Sweep Lotus – Right-Left-Right
  3. Ready Posture to Stand on One Leg & Ride the Tiger
  4. Tame the Tiger, Cross Hands & Open Willow
  5. Close Tai Chi

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