Traditional Chen Family Tai Chi Short Staff

The Traditional Chen Family Tai Chi short staff form was created by Grandmaster Chen Sheng-Pu. The form consists of 74 postures. Instructional video tapes of the form are available from Master Jiang Jian-ye (www.jiangtaichi.com/home).




 1.  Starting position.
 2.  Step backward and lift staff.
 3.  Step left foot forward and shovel staff.
 4.  Step right foot forward and shovel staff.
 5.  Step left foot forward and shovel staff.
 6.  Step right foot forward and shovel staff.
 7.  Jab staff with left bow stance
 8.  Strike with right bow stance.
 9.  Strike down with rest stance.
10.  Turn body and strike down with rest stance.
11.  Sweep staff to right corner.
12.  Sweep Staff to left corner.
13.  Turn body around and sweep staff to right corner.
14.  Sweep staff to left corner.
15.  Turn body around with left toe point stance.
16.  Snap staff with right bow stance.  
17.  Chop staff with left bow stance.
18.  Point staff with left knee up.
19.  Hide staff with one leg standing.
20.  Thrust staff with right bow stance.
21.  Chop staff with squat stance.
22.  Lift staff with knee up.
23.  Chop down staff with right bow stance.
24.  Pull staff back with right bow stance.
25.  Jab staff with right bow stance.
26.  Strike staff with right bow stance.
27.  Jab staff down with cross legs.
28.  Sweep staff with horse stance.
29.  Push down with empty stance.
30.  Push palm up with left knee up.
31.  Sweep staff with right bow stance.
32.  Sweep staff with cross legs.
33.  Chop staff with right bow stance,
34.  Jab staff with right bow stance.
35.  Turn body and cover staff with left bow stance.
36.  Cut staff down with right knee up.
37.  Sweep staff with right knee up.
38.  Jump push staff down with rest stance.
39.  Turn body over and sweep staff with right bow stance.
40.  Chop staff with one leg standing.
41.  Turn body and chop staff.
42.  Turn body around and hold staff with left bow stance.
43.  Block staf with right bow stance.
44.  Sweep staff with right bow stance.
45.  Carry staff with cross legs.
46.  Sweep staff with horse stance.
47.  Push staff down with empty stance.
48.  Strike staff with right bow stance.
49.  Jab staff with left bow stance.
50.  Turn body and jab staff with right bow stance.
51.  Sweep staff down with right bow stance.
52.  Pull staff back with right knee up.
53.  Push staff up with right kinee down.
54.  Kick right foot with heel and push staff up with right knee down.
55.  Step forward and circle staff.
56.  Sweep staff back with right bow stance
57.  Lift staff with left empty stance.
58.  Strike staff with left foot.
59.  Strike staff with right foot.
60.  Strike staff with left foot.
61.  Strike staff with right foot.
62.  Push staff down with left low stance.
63.  Switch hand and push staff down with left bow stance.
64.  Push staff with left bow stance.
65.  Push staff down with left bow stance.
66.  Step back and strike staff left side.
67.  Step back and strike staff right side.
68.  Step back and strike staff left side.
69.  Step back and strike staff left side.
70.  Push staff down with left bow stance.
71.  Circle staff and push down with left bow stance.
72.  Sweep Staff and push down with rest stance.
73.  Jump and jab staff with right bow stance.
74.  Closing position.
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