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                 Prof. Cheng Man-ch'ing's Yang Style
    37 Posture Simplified T'ai Chi Ch'uan

  1. Preparation Posture
  2. Open Posture
  3. Commencement
  4. Wardoff Left Side
  5. Wardoff Right Side
  6. Roll Back
  7. Press
  8. Push
  9. Single Whip
  10. Lift Hands
  11. Shoulder
  12. White Crane Spreads Wings
  13. Brush Knee, Left
  14. Play Guitar
  15. Brush Knee, Left
  16. Step Forward, Deflect Down, Parry, and Punch
  17. Apparent Close-Up, Withdraw and Push
  18. Cross Hands
  19. Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain
  20. Roll Back
  21. Press
  22. Push
  23. Slanting Single Whip
  24. Look at Fist Under Elbow
  25. Step Back to Repulse Monkey, Right
  26. Step Back to Repulse Monkey, Left
  27. Diagonal Flying Posture
  28. Cloud Hands, Right
  29. Cloud Hands, Left
  30. Single Whip
  31. Snake Creeps Down
  32. Golden Cock Stands on Left Leg
  33. Golden Cock Stands on Right Leg
  34. High Pat on Horse, Right Side
  35. Separate Right Foot
  36. High Pat on Horse, Left Side
  37. Separate Left Foot
  38. Turn and Kick with Heel
  39. Brush Knee, Left
  40. Brush Knee, Right
  41. Low Punch
  42. Wardoff Right Side
  43. Roll Back
  44. Press
  45. Push
  46. Single Whip
  47. Fair Lady Weaves at the Shuttle #1
  48. Fair Lady Weaves at the Shuttle #2
  49. Wardoff Left Side
  50. Wardoff Right Side
  51. Roll Back
  52. Press
  53. Push
  54. Single Whip
  55. Snake Creeps Down
  56. Step Forward to Seven Stars
  57. Step Back and Ride the Tiger
  58. Turn and Sweep the Lotus with Leg
  59. Lotus Kick
  60. Bend the Bow, Shoot the Tiger
  61. Step Forward, Deflect Down, Parry, and Punch
  62. Apparent Close-Up, Withdraw and Push
  63. Cross Hands
  64. Close (Return to Beginning)

   Yang Style T'ai Chi Jian
  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 Sweep, 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. (Counter-clockwise Whirling Wind) Minor "Literary Star"
  15. (Clockwise Whirling Wind) Attitude of Awaiting the Fish
  16. Divide the Grass in Search of the Snake
  17. Embracing the Moon
  18. The Birds Return to the Forest
  19. The Black Dragon Wags its 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 and Rein in the Wild Horse
  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 (Flying Heavenly Horse); the Spraying Waterfall
  30. Roll Up the Screen
  31. Wheels (Left and Right)
  32. The Swallow Holds Mud in its Beak
  33. The Hong Bird 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 His Claws
  40. The Phoenix Spreads Both Wings
  41. Step Toward the Right and Left and Block
  42. Shooting the Flying Goose
  43. The White Ape Offers Fruit
  44. The Falling Flowers, 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. Embrace the Sword and Return to the Starting Position

Yin Chian-ho's Continuous Ba Duan Jin
  1. Tearing Silk
  2. Push Upwards
  3. Flying
  4. Press Up and Down
  5. Tree Waving in the Wind
  6. Push Forwards
  7. Descending Postures
  8. Ride the Horse

Yin Chian-ho's Traditional Ba Duan Jin
  1. Two Palms Press to Heaven
  2. Draw the Bow String
  3. Sun and Moon Exchange
  4. Scanning
  5. The Dragon
  6. Stretch
  7. Punch and Pull
  8. Flying

Wu Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan 108 Postures
  1. Preparation Form
  2. Lift Both Arms and Wave
  3. Fair Lady Catches Butterflies
  4. Lift Left Leg
  5. Pull to the Right and Raise Both Hands
  6. Grasp the Bird's Tail
  7. Single Whip
  8. Join Hands on the Left
  9. Lift Right Leg
  10. Pull to the Right and Raise Both Hands
  11. Stork Spreads Its Wings 1
  12. Stork Spreads Its Wings 2
  13. Stork Spreads Its Wings 3
  14. Brush Left Knee and Push Right Palm
  15. Lower and Cross Hands
  16. Lift Right Leg and Fold Arms
  17. Turn Around and Push Right Palm
  18. Hold the Guitar
  19. Join Hands
  20. Step Up and Push Both Hands
  21. Pull In Both Hands
  22. Twist Body and Catch the Tiger
  23. Brush Your Knee and Push Right Palm
  24. Lift Right Leg Under the Palm
  25. Jab the Right Palm
  26. Sit and Spread Arms Like a Flower
  27. Cross Fists on the Left
  28. Turn Palms Up and Down
  29. Turn Head Backward and Look at the Moon
  30. Unwind and Turn Back to Original Position
  31. Catch Tiger on the Left
  32. Catch Tiger on the Right
  33. Carry Tiger to the Mountain
  34. Turn Around and Cross Hands
  35. Open Hands and Kick
  36. Needle at the Bottom of the Sea
  37. Fisherman Steps on the Boat
  38. Raise Hands Like Fan
  39. Small Wrist Flowers
  40. Great Bird Spreads Its Wings
  41. Twist Arms, Brush Knee, Push Fist
  42. Turn Around and Throw Fist
  43. Spread Palm Under Arm
  44. Stretch Fists Under Arms
  45. Step Over the Tiger
  46. Wave Hands Like Clouds 1
  47. Wave Hands Like Clouds 2
  48. Wave Hands Like Clouds 3
  49. Wave Hands Like Clouds 4
  50. Wave Hands Like Clouds 5
  51. Wave Hands Like Clouds 6
  52. Single Whip
  53. High Pat on Horse
  54. Right Sitting Form
  55. Separate Hands and Kick with Right Foot
  56. Left Sitting Form
  57. Separate Hands and Kick with Left Foot
  58. Turn Around and Sit
  59. Separate Hands and Kick with Right Foot
  60. Jump to Catch Tiger
  61. Right Preparation to Strike Tiger
  62. Right Strike Tiger
  63. Left Preparation to Strike Tiger
  64. Left Strike Tiger
  65. Child's Prayer
  66. Separate Hands and Kick
  67. Woodman Climbs Mountain
  68. Strike Opponent's Ears with Both Fists
  69. Fist Under Elbow
  70. Move Feet Like a Cross
  71. Parting Wild Horse's Mane 1
  72. Parting Wild Horse's Mane 2
  73. Parting Wild Horse's Mane 3
  74. Fair Lady Throws Shuttle 1
  75. Fair Lady Throws Shuttle 2
  76. Golden Boy Brings Threads
  77. Throwing Back the Shuttle 1
  78. Throwing Back the Shuttle 2
  79. Fair Lady Throws Shuttle 1
  80. Fair Lady Throws Shuttle 2
  81. Golden Boy Brings Threads
  82. Throwing Back the Shuttle 1
  83. Throwing Back the Shuttle 2
  84. Weeping Willow
  85. Golden Cock Stands on One Leg 1
  86. Golden Cock Stands on One Leg 2
  87. Golden Cock Stands on One Leg 3
  88. Golden Cock Stands on One Leg 4
  89. Right Flying Form
  90. Big Wave Hands Like Clouds
  91. Single Whip
  92. White Monkey Presents Peaches 1
  93. White Monkey Presents Peaches 2
  94. Recover Moon from the Bottom of the Sea
  95. Grab Monkey By the Tail 1
  96. Grab Monkey By the Tail 2
  97. Grab Monkey By the Tail 3
  98. Grab Monkey By the Tail 4
  99. Grab Monkey By the Tail 5
  100. Grab Monkey By the Tail 6
  101. Golden Cock Stands on One Leg
  102. Left Flying Form
  103. Bright Clouds Hold the Moon
  104. Double Hands Twist
  105. Wind Blows the Lotus Leaves
  106. Raise One Hand Like a Lotus Flower
  107. Salute of an Old Monk
  108. Return T'ai Chi to its Original Position

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