The closing of the taiji form
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The closing of the taiji form 01
Keep the right knee stable. Press the left sole against the
ground and stretch the left leg. Steadily push both hips to the
left. Following the movement of the hips, the torso is slanting
forward toward the right thigh. The weight center is falling on top
of the connecting line between the right hip and right heel.
While shifting the weight center, rotate the head and shift the
eyesight from southeast to southwest. The right arm is basically
kept still and moves toward southwest along with the slanting of
With the right arm as axis, turn the downward hooking right hand
to the left. Keep the state of the left forearm unchanged. With
the left elbow as center, stretch and extend the left arm naturally
leading the palm to face down.
The closing of the taiji form 02
Keep the whole body stable and steady. Relax the right hip.
With the connecting line between the right hip and foot as axis,
turn the right knee and right foot from the southwest to the
Turn the waist to the left (?) at the same time. Maintain the torso
to slant forward and turn it from facing southeast to south.
Follow through by turning the right arm from the southwest to
Open the hooking fingers of the right hand and turn the palm to
face down with fingers pointing to the south. Turn the head to
face south as well with eyes looking forward. Keep the left arm
The closing of the taiji form 03
Keep the right knee and hip stable. Rotate the hip and waist.
Raise the torso up from slanting to upright. Follow through by
withdrawing the left leg to the right leading both feet in parallel
pointing to the south and with the same width apart as the
Keep both thighs parallel with the weight center still on the right
leg. While withdrawing the left leg, with the shoulder as center,
turn the left arm to the right leading both arms to the same
height as the shoulders and in parallel pointing to the south.
The closing of the taiji form 04
Gradually straighten both legs and stand up. While standing
up, steadily shift the weight center from the right to the left till
both legs share the body weight equally. During this process,
still keep the hips opened, withdraw the buttock and round the
The closing of the taiji form 05
Both feet share the body weight equally. Continue to stand up.
With both elbows as center, withdraw both forearms downward
with both palms having the sense of pressing down. When the
whole body is standing up naturally, both arms are
straightened at the same time. Keep both palms pressing down
on the side of the legs.
Continue to keep the body relax during this whole process.
Feel the weight center falling to the area of the hips and waist.
Insubstantially raise the top of the head. Feel the internal
power is centering underneath the navel area.
The closing of the taiji form 06
Wait till the whole body is reaching a complete quiet state.
Relax both wrists. Release all fingers downward. Bend them
slightly and naturally till they touch the side of thighs. The
whole body is going back to the state of preparation as the
beginning of Taiji form.
由 Daniel Kwok 先生校译
Proofreaded & Translated
by Mr.Daniel Kwok