Chen Style Tai-Chi (taijiquan)

Broad Sword (Dao) Form

The Chen style single broadsword form is short, efficient and practical. It is performed like a tiger with the spirit and strength to divide Mount Huashan.

Movement listing as taught by Chen Xiao Wang

1. Opening (dan dao qi shi)

2. Broad sword protects the heart (hu xin dao)

3. Green dragon emerges from the water (qing long chu shui)

4. Whirlwind withers the flowers (feng juan chan hua)Chen Xiao Wang

5. White clouds cover the peak (Bai yun gai ding)

6. Black tiger searches the mountains (Hei hu sou shan)

7. Su Chin bears the sword (Su Chin bei jian)

8. Golden rooster stands on one leg (jin jidu li)

9. Rolling away from the blade (ying feng gun bi)

10. Cut the white snake at the waist (yao zhan bai she)

11. The sun revolves three circles (ti tao san huan)

12. Scatter the clouds and see the sun (bo ywi waag a)

13. Separate the grass to look for the snake, left (zuo bo cao xun she)

14. Separate the grass to look for the snake, right (you bo cao xun she)

15. Green dragon emerges from the water (qing long chu shui)

16. Whirlwind withers the flowers (feng juan chan hua)

17. Goose separates its golden wings (yan bie jin chi)

18. Flesh eating demon explores the sea (na zha tan hai)

19. Turn left to chop (zuo fan shen kan)

20. Turn right to chop (you fan shen kan)

21. White snake spits out its tongue (bai she tu xin)

22. Embracing the moon (huai zhong bao yue)

The demonstration below is performed by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei.

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