Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Pattern, or the 108 form

Section 1 (postures 1-18)

1. Preparation (song)  .

2. Beginning of tai chi

3. Ward off ( Left Peng, Left Bow stance)

4. Grasp sparrow's tail (Right bow stance)

5. Single whip (left bow stance) 

6. Lift hand (right empty stance)

7. Lift hand 

8.  White crane spreads wings 

9.  Left - brush knee and step forward .

10.  Play the guitar (Pi pa)  T

11. Left -- brush knee and step forward t

12. Right -- brush knee and step forward

13. Left -- brush knee and step forward

14.  Play the guitar (Pi pa)

15.  Left -- brush knee and step forward

16.  Step forward, deflect downward, intercept and punch .

17.  Seal tightly (withdraw and push)

18.  Cross hands  

Section 2 (Postures 19 - 36)

19.  Embrace tiger and return to the mountain. 

20.  Grasp the sparrow's tail (right) -- ward off, pull back, press and push 

21.  Diagonal single whip (flying diagonal)

22. Fist under the elbow

23.  Step back and repulse the monkey (left, right, left) 

24.  Diagonal flying 

25.  Raise hands  These next 3 steps are just like #6, 7 and 8. 

26.  Step up (moving to the up posture)

27.  White crane spreads its wings.

28.  Brush left knee and step forward  T

29. Needle at sea bottom .

30.  Fan through the back  T.

31.  Turn and chop opponent with fist 

32.  Step forward, deflect downward, parry, intercept and punch .

33. Step forward, Grasp the sparrow's tail (right)

34.  Single whip 

35.  Wave hands in clouds (left, right) r.

36.  Single whip.

Section 3 (postures 37-55)

37.  High pat on Horse. 

38.  Separate foot posture--right foot (Right foot reach out) 

39.  Separate foot posture--left foot (Left foot reach out) t.

40.  Turn body and kick with heel -- Left foot  .

41.  Brush left knee and step forward 

42.  Brush right knee and step forward.

43.  Step up, brush knee and punch downward  .

44. Turn and strike with fist  .

45.  Step forward, parry and punch 

46.  Kick with right heel   

47.  Compete with the tiger (Left posture).

48.  Compete with the tiger (Right posture).  .

49.  Turn and kick with right heel leading .

50.  Strike the ears with fists  .

51.  Kick with left foot .

52.  Turn and kick with right heel leading 

53.  Step down parry and punch 

54.  Close up and seal tightly 

55.  Cross hands

Section 3 (postures 57-74)

57.  Embrace the tiger and carry it to the mountain. .

58.  Grasp the sparrow's tail  

59.  Single whip (diagonal direction ) -- Left bow stance .

60.  Partition of wild horse's mane (R) -- right bow stance. .

61.  Partition of wild horse's mane (L) -- left bow stance.  

62.  Partition of wild horse's mane (R) -- right bow stance.  

63.  Left ward off -- left bow stance  .

64.  Grasp the sparrow's tail -- right bow stance 

65.  Single whip -- left bow stance .

66.  (L) Fair lady works at shuttles .

67.  (R) Fair lady works at shuttles  .

68.  (L) Fair lady works at shuttles

69.  (R) Fair lady works at shuttles .

70.  Left ward off -- left bow stance 

71.  Grasp sparrow's tail -- right bow stance.

72.  Single whip -- left bow stance

73.  Wave hands like clouds -- left side walking stances (R--L--R--L--R cloud hands)

74.  Single whip

Section 5 (postures 75-92)

75.  Snake creeps down  .

76.  Golden cock stands on one leg ( R ) 

77. Golden cock stands on one leg ( L )

78.  Step back and repulse monkey ( Right, Left, Right )

79.  Step back and repulse monkey ( Left ).

80.  Step back and repulse monkey ( Right ).

81.  Diagonal flying ( Slanting flying )

82.  Raise hands and step up  .

83.  White crane spreads its wings  .

84.  Brush left knee ( right hand pushes forward in left bow stance ).

85.  Needle at the sea bottom

86.  Fan through the back.

87.  Turn and chop opponent with fist  

88.  Step up, deflect downward, parry, and punch

89.  Step up, grasp bird's tail (

90.  Single whip.

91.  Wave hands like clouds.  

92.  Single whip. 

Section 6 (postures 91-108) 

91.  Wave hands like clouds (R-L-R-L-R)

92.  Single whip

93.  Stand high to search out the horse (High pat on horse)  .

94.  White snake puts out tongue (Piercing Left Hand)  .

95.  Turn and kick with right foot 

96.  Step forward, brush knee and punch the groin

97.  Step forward, grasp sparrow's tail (right bow stance)

98.  Single whip 

99.  Snake creeps down to the E (clock wall).  .

100.  Step up to form Seven star fists

101.  Retreat to ride tiger  .

102.  Turn round and kick horizontally  .

103.  Shoot the tiger with the bow. 

104.  Step up deflect downward, parry and punch  This is just like section 1 .

105.  Seal tightly (withdraw and push)

106.  Cross hands

107.  Conclusion of grand Taichi (Taiji) 

108.  Closing