Yang Style Weapons Forms

Yang Style incorporates many different weapons

Yang Weapons Forms

Weapons forms are beautiful and fun to practice and will enhance your tai chi practice. Learning weapons forms will enhance your hand-forms and visa versa. Where open-hand forms concentrate on working within the body, the weapon forms allow you to push beyond the body and work without. Each weapon has a diffrent weight: light; medium or heavy, a diffrent form: blunt; edged; pointed; short or long or action: thrust, chop, block etc. Learning to balance these extra variables with the body is what is important. Its fair to say we don't walk around empty handed all the time. So learning to maintain our center and balance when carrying and using objects has got to be good practice on or off the battlefield.

Straight Sword

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The Yang style pole or staff form is ocassionally introduced and practised for variety. It is quite short and does not require 'athleticism' to perfom well.

18 Fan Form

This is a short easy form often used as an introduction to weapons forms for beginners. It has a good flow and uses fairly basic fan opening techniques, enabling participants to become familiar with the fan before moving on to more complex movements.

S1 P01 Commencement
S1 P02 Hold the Moon in Arms
S1 P03 Willow Waves in Breeze
S1 P04 Dust Against Wind
S1 P05 Waves upon Waves
S1 P06 Old Man Angling
S1 P07 Split in Horse Stance
S1 P08 Turn Round and Strike Tiger
S1 P09 Holy Dragon Turns Head
S1 P10 Open Fan with Legs Apart
S1 P11 Push the Boat Along with the Current
S1 P12 Pluck Fan at Both Sides
S1 P13 Hold the Fan in Horse Stance
S1 P14 The White Crane Spreads its Wings
S1 P15 Wind Scatters Lotus Leaves
S1 P16 Spring Returns to the Land
S1 P17 Cross Knees and Open the Fan
S1 P18 Close the Form


Kungfu Fan Form (Dayin: Beginner)

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Beautiful Sunset Fan Form (Dayin: Intermediate)

Very popular with our Fan fans! This form includes some more complex movements, allowing participants to 'show off' their achievements.