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    Tuesday, April 19, 2005  
    32 sword form
    I'm currently learning the 32 sword form in Tai Chi. Here are the 32 steps. I hope to add my own commentary and I wish I had images to show but I don't.



    Preparatory - Position

    Commencing Form

    Section One Forms:
    1) Three Rings around the Moon
    2) Standing on One Leg to Thrust
    3) Swallow Skimming Across the Water
    4) Carrying the Sword to the Right
    5) Carrying the Sword to the Left
    6) Sounding the Sea
    7) Withdrawing Sword in Empty Stance
    8) Birds Returning to the Tree at Dusk

    Section Two Forms:
    9) Dragon Sweeping Tail
    10) Green Dragon Emerging from Water
    ****** I think I know up to this point ******

    11) Turning Round and Carrying Sword
    12) Stepping Backward Carrying Sword
    13) Tiger Holding Head
    14) Wild Horse Leaping Over Creek
    15) Cutting Upward in Empty Stance
    16) Scooping the Moon from Sea Bottom

    Section Three Forms:
    17) Rhinoceros Gazing at the Moon
    18) White Ape Offering Fruit
    19) Parrying in Left Bow Stance
    20) Parrying in Right Bow Stance
    21) Parrying in Left Bow Stance
    22) Stepping Forward and Piercing Back
    23) Comet Chasing the Moon
    24) Heavenly Horse Flying Across the Sky

    Section Four Forms:
    25) Standing on One Leg and Lifting Sword
    26) Cutting in Bow Stance
    27) Cutting Downward in Empty Stance
    28) Giant Geese Spreading Wings
    29) Stepping Forward to Thrust
    30) Withdrawing Sword
    31) Wind Sweeping Plum Blossom
    32) Thrusting Forward in Bow Stance

    Closing Form

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