Beginning Tai Chi: 

The Hunyuan 24 Yilu Form

• Description

• Movements

• Video

The Hunyuan 24 Yilu Beginning Form 
Performed by Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang, the founder of Hunyuan Tai Chi, sometime in the mid-1980's.

The Hunyuan 24 Yilu Beginning Form


The Hunyuan 24 Yilu is a short form of twenty-four movements which focuses on the first four of the thirteen energies of Tai Chi (peng, lu, ji, and an), and creates a foundation for all the more advanced forms. After working through the basic choreography of the 24, which takes two terms (six months), focus in class will shift to detailed form corrections, and to developing continuity, flow, and intention in movement. 


Foundation Qigong Program recommended, but not required

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The Names of the Movements in the 24 Yilu Beginning Form 

Section I

1   Starting Posture

2   Buddha’s Warrior Pounds the Mortar

3   Leisurely Tie Coat

4   Six Blocking Four Closing

5   Single Whip

6   White Crane Spreads Wings


Section II

7   Walk Obliquely and Twist Step

8   Lift Hands and Raise Knee

9   Wade Forward and Twist Step

10 Cover Hand Punch

11 Shield Body Punch

12 Fold and Lean with Back


Section III

13 Green Dragon Emerges from Water

14 Double Push Hands

15 Change Palms Three Times

16 Reverse Arm Roll

17 Step Back Press Elbow

18 Middle Winding


Section IV

19 Dodge through Back

20 Punch the Ground

21 Elbow to Heart

22 Punch Head 

23 Snap Waist Press Elbow

24 Closing Posture