Yang Chengfu (1934, pp. 21-101) describes the form in 94 sections. In an earlier book (C. Yang & Dong, 1931) he describes the solo set in 78 sections. However, he makes it clear in the 1934 book that;

“This book is based on the previous books, revised and corrected, to remain as a standard model” (C. Yang, 1934, p. 12).

Following is a list of the section names as described in the 1934 translated book of Yang Chengfu.

Number Section Name
1
Taijiquan Beginning Form
2
The Peng method of Grasp Sparrow’s Tail
3
The Lu method of Grasp Sparrow’s Tail
4
The Ji method of Grasp Sparrow’s Tail
5
The An method of Grasp Sparrow’s Tail
6
Single Whip
7
Raise Hands Upward
8
White Crane Displays Wings
9
Left Brush Knee Twist Step
10
Hands Strum Pipa
11
Left Brush Knee Twist Step
12
Right Brush Knee Twist Step
13
Left Brush Knee Twist Step
14
Hands Strum Pipa
15
Left Brush Knee Twist Step
16
Advance Step, Deflect, Parry and Punch
17
Like Sealing, As If Closing
18
Cross Hands
19
Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain
20
Observe Fist Under Elbow
21
Step Back Dispatch Monkey
22
Step Back Dispatch Monkey, continued
23
Flying Obliquely
24
WRaise Hands Upward
25
White Crane Displays Wings
26
Left Brush Knee Twist Step
27
Needle at Sea Bottom
28
Fan Through Back
29
Turn Body and Strike
30
Advance Step, Deflect, Parry and Punch
31
Step Up, Grasp Sparrow’s Tail
32
Single Whip
33
Cloud Hands
34
Single Whip
35
High Pat on Horse
36
Right Separate Feet, with Roll-Back Form
37
Left Separate Feet, with Roll-Back Form
38
Turn Body and Kick with Heel
39
Left Brush Knee
40
Right Brush Knee
41
Advance Step, Plant Punch
42
Obverse Turn Body and Strike
43
Advance Step, Deflect, Parry and Punch
44
Right Kick with Heel
45
Left Hit Tiger Form
46
Right Hit Tiger Form
47
Turn Body, Right Kick with Heel
48
Twin Gusts Penetrate the Ears
49
Left Heel Kick
50
Turn Body, Kick with Heel
51
Advance Step, Deflect, Parry and Punch
52
Like Sealing, As If Closing
53
Cross Hands
54
Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain
55
Oblique Single Whip
56
Wild Horse Parts Mane, Right Form
57
Wild Horse Parts Mane, Left Form
58
Grasp Sparrow’s Tail
59
Single Whip
60
Jade Maiden Threads Shuttle
61
Jade Maiden Threads Shuttle, Two
62
Jade Maiden Threads Shuttle, Three
63
Jade Maiden Threads Shuttle, Four
64
Grasp Sparrow’s Tail
65
Single Whip
66
Cloud Hands
67
Single Whip, Squatting Single Whip
68
Golden Cock Stands on One Leg, Right Form
69
Golden Cock Stands on One Leg, Left Form
70
Step Back, Dispatch Monkey
71
Flying Obliquely
72
Raise Hands Upward
73
White Crane Displays Wings
74
Left Brush Knee Twist Step
75
Needle at Sea Bottom
76
Fan Through Back
77
Turn Body, White Snake Darts its Tongue
78
Deflect, Parry and Punch
79
Grasp Sparrow’s Tail
80
Single Whip
81
Cloud Hands
82
Single Whip
83
High Pat on Horse with Piercing Palm
84
Cross Legs
85
Advance Step, Punch Toward Groin
86
Advance Step, Grasp Sparrow’s Tail
87
Single Whip, Squatting Single Whip
88
Step Up to Seven Stars
89
Retreat Astride Tiger
90
Turn Body, Sweep Lotus
91
Draw the Bow and Shoot the Tiger
92
Advance Step, Deflect, Parry and Punch
93
Like Sealing, As If Closing
94
Closing Form
  • Yang, C., & Dong, Y. (1931). Methods of Applying Taiji Boxing (P. Brennan, Trans.): Society of Chinese National Glory.


  • Yang, C. (1934). The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan (L. Swain, Trans.). Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books.


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