Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Taijiquan Sword: Yang Style 32 Sword Form


This popular webpage includes a comprehensive bibliography, scores of links to webpages; an extensive listing of the names and name variations for each movement in English, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish; a detailed analysis of each posture and movement sequence with explanations and numbered illustrations and detailed instructions; selected quotations; comments on 20 Taijiquan sword techniques; a comprehensive media bibliography; a chart of performance times; recommendations for starting to learn this form at home one your own with instructional DVDs, books and practice methods; and, a comparison of the 32 and 55 sword forms in the Yang style. 

This is the standard, simplified, orthodox, 1957, 32 Taiji Sword Form, in the Yang Style of T'ai Chi Ch'uan. 

32 Sword Form Pamphlet by Geoffrey Hugh Miller.  Adapted from information and graphics found on the 32 Sword Form webpage by Michael P. Garofalo.  22 pages, 9/7/2015, PDF Format.  Excellent job by Mr. Miller.  This is a handy practice tool.  

Cloud Hands Taijiquan

I am currently taking a Saturday class, led by Jill Roth, on the practice of the Tai Chi Sword.  We are learning and practicing the standard 32 sword form. 

I learned the 32 Sword Form on my own using Dr. Paul Lam's excellent instructional DVD back in 2006.  However, I have not practiced this sword form in over five years.  

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