The 78

The Nei Jing Tao (aka, The 78) of Li-Jia Tai Chi Chuan (1820)

Section One

  1. Open Tai Chi
  2. Ward Off with Both Hands
  3. Push Hands Left & Right
  4. Brushing Clouds

Section Two

  1. Twist Fate & Press
  2. Single Whip
  3. Dragon Darts from Water
  4. Ride the Tiger
  5. Tiger Twist Step
  6. Pull Down on Knee

Section Three

  1. Fall Back & Pat Horse
  2. Ride High
  3.  Rolling Tiger
  4. Part the Wild Horse Mane
  5. Lift Bear & Raise Knee
  6. Part the Wild Horse Mane
  7. Willow Wraps
  8. Part the Wild Horse Mane
  9. Part the Wild Horse Mane
  10. Working at Shuttles
  11. Dragon Stretches Claws
  12. Brush Knee
  13. Pull Down on Knee & Wrap Step

Section Four

  1. Single Whip
  2. Stretch Wings Twice
  3. Raise Knee with Hands & Wrap Step
  4. Elbow Right & Left
  5. Brushing Clouds

Section Five

  1. Circle Palms
  2. Cast the Star (version one)
  3. Elbow Left & Right
  4. Ready Posture to Stand on One Leg & Ride the Tiger
  5. Dragon Stretches Claws to Shine Pearl
  6. Needle in Sea Bottom
  7. Twist Step, Raise Willow Leaf, & Pass the Cauldron (aka the Hugging Posture)
  8. Single Whip
  9. Brushing Clouds

Section Six

  1. Single Whip
  2. Crane Stands on One Leg
  3. Repulse the Monkey (version one)
  4. Dragon Stretches Claws
  5. Tickles Fancy & Cross Step

Section Seven

  1. Passing Palms
  2. Ride High & Brush Knee
  3. Working at Shuttles
  4. Flash Wings
  5. Creep Down & Ward Off
  6. Ride the Tiger
  7. Turn into Counterpoise
  8. Raise Knee with Hands & Set the Lines
  9. Ride High, Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail & Ward Off
  10. Working at Shuttles
  11. Flash Wings
  12. Creep Down & Ward Off
  13. Ride the Tiger
  14. Turn to Ride the Tiger
  15. Twist Fate
  16. Rise Up, Press, & Set the Lines
  17. Ride High, Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail & Ward Off
  18. Working at Shuttles
  19. Flash Wings
  20. Creep Down & Ward Off

Section Eight

  1. Ride the Tiger
  2. Turn, Raise Knee with Hands, & Twist Fate in Cross Step
  3. Rise to Land with Weightless Step
  4. Sweep Lotus
  5. Willow Palm & Kick
  6. Hidden Fist
  7. Rise Up with Crossing Hands, Creep Down & Ward Off
  8. Ride the Tiger, Turn, Raise Knee with Hands, & Twist Fate in Cross Step
  9. Rise to Land With Weightless Step
  10. Sweep Lotus
  11. Willow Palm & Kick
  12. Hidden Fist
  13. Rise Up with Crossing Hands, Creep Down & Ward Off
  14. Tame the Tiger, Cross Hands, & Open Willow
  15. Ape Offers Fruit to the Gods
  16. Close Tai Chi

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