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

Description to come.


The staff is the most common of weapons present in all cultures. It is usually the first of weapons to learn. The Yang Staff form is short and straight forward to follow, easy to pick up and fun to learn.

S1 P01 Commencement
S1 P02 Green Dragon Comes Out Of The Sea
S1 P03 The Emperor Presses Downward
S1 P04 Rhino Gazes At The Moon
S1 P05 Wind Sweeps The Spring Lotus
S1 P06 Green Dragon Comes Out Of The Sea
S1 P07 Emperor Presses Down
S1 P08 From Side To Side Striking One Thousand Soldiers
S1 P09 Compass Points To The South
S1 P10 Lion Shakes His Head
S1 P11 Green Dragon Comes Out Of The Sea
S1 P12 Furious Tiger Descends The Mountain
S1 P13 Closure

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


Lily Tai Chi Fan Form

Description to come

S1 P01 Commencement
S1 P02 White Crane Spreads Wings
S1 P03 Hold The Moon In Arms
S1 P04 Paint A Dragon And Dot The Eye
S1 P05 A Peacock Flaunting Its Tail
S1 P06 Push The Boat Out Along The Current
S1 P07 A Jade Tree In The Wind
S1 P08 The Drunken Beauty
S1 P09 Open Window And Look At The Moon
S1 P10 Raise The Whip On Galloping Horse
S1 P11 Roc Spreads Wings
S1 P12 Hold Heaven And Earth
S1 P13 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
S1 P14 Shoot Eagles With Stretched Bow
S1 P15 Golden Cokerel Stands On One Leg
S1 P16 Su Qin Carries Sword On Back
S1 P17 Fair Lady Works At The Shuttles
S1 P18 The Unicorn Ploughs The Waves
S1 P19 The Goddess Flies To The Moon
S1 P20 The Heavenly Maids Scatter Blossoms
S1 P21 Bosom Pearl And Hold Jade
S1 P22 The Hibiscus Rising Out Of Water
S1 P23 All Rivers Flow To The Sea
S1 P24 Closure

Tai Chi Kungfu Fan Form (Dayin: Beginner)

Tai Chi Kungfu Fan form is dynamic and enjoyable. It incorporates a range of movements from traditional Chinese Kungfu, Tai Chi and various weapons forms as well as movements from non-martial sources such as Chinese opera.

S1 P01 Commencement
S1 P02 Diagonal Slant Flying
S1 P03 White Crane Spreads It's Wings
S1 P04 Bee Returns to the Hive
S1 P05 Night Demons Search the Sea
S1 P06 Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg
S1 P07 Turn Body and Split Mountain
S1 P08 Cat Catches the Butterfly
S1 P09 Viewing Flowers on Horseback
S2 P10 Parting the Wild Horse's Mane
S2 P11 Swallow Flies High
S2 P12 Bee Returns to Hive
S2 P13 Tiger Pounces on Pray
S2 P14 Praying Mantis Catches Cicada
S2 P15 Lead Horse to Turn Head
S2 P16 Sparrow Hawk Spins in the Air
S2 P17 Viewing Flowers on Horseback
S3 P18 Pushing the Mountain
S3 P19 Dragon Turns His Head
S3 P20 Spurring on the Horse
S3 P21 Raising the Whip High
S3 P22 Embracing the Moon
S3 P23 Striking Against the Wind
S3 P24 Sweeping Sleeves in the Wind
S3 P25 The Great Raises the Flag
S3 P26 Holding the Fan in Front of the Chest
S4 P27 Parting the Wild Horse's Mane
S4 P28 Swallow Flies High
S4 P29 Bee Returns to the Hive
S4 P30 Tiger Pounces on Pray
S4 P31 Praying Mantis Catches Cicada
S4 P32 Lead Horse to Turn Head
S4 P33 Sparrow Hawk Spins in the Air
S4 P34 Viewing Flowers on Horseback
S5 P35 Elbow Strikes on Horseback
S5 P36 Firecracker Explodes
S5 P37 Parry Forward
S5 P38 Double Foot Stomp
S5 P39 Dragon fights the Tiger
S5 P40 Fair Lady Shuttle Push
S5 P41 Sky Goddess Releases the Flowers
S5 P42 The General Raises the Flag
S5 P43 Ba Gua Walking
S6 P44 Holding the Big Dipper
S6 P45 Grasp the Birds Tail
S6 P46 Roll Back, Press and Push
S6 P47 Shu Qin Carries Sword Behind Back
S6 P48 Brush Knee
S6 P49 Snake Creaps Down
S6 P50 Pull the Bow to Shoot the Tiger
S6 P51 White Crane Spreads Its Wings
S6 P52 Conclusion

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.