Taijiquan postures in Chinese?

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   By Wai on Tuesday, April 09, 2002 - 09:52 am: Edit Post


does anyone here know where I can find online reference to the Taijiquan postures in Chinese (mandarine or cantonese)? Preferably Wu style, but other styles are interesting as well.

Thanks in advance.



   By Firefrost on Tuesday, April 09, 2002 - 10:55 pm: Edit Post


I dont know of any of the websites your looking for, but you might want to specificly ask Tim or Idaho Joe they might have an idea of where to look.

Hope I could be of some help,


   By DavidK on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 - 09:55 pm: Edit Post

These are posture names from Chen Shi Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan. These sequences are not exactly orthodox, but I assume that the posture
names are the same as in Yi Lu and Er Lu.


Anyone reading this: please feel free to correct
that statement if I am in error.

Hope that helps,

   By Wai on Saturday, April 13, 2002 - 10:25 am: Edit Post

Thanks for the replies so far! Firefrost, good idea. So, Mr Tim and Idaho Joe, do you have any suggestions on where to look? I would be grateful for any useful answer.



   By Tim Ash on Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 11:02 pm: Edit Post


I put together a chart of the ending foot orientations for the traditional Wu Style 108 posture long form. I have the english names, and my master Henry Cheng was kind enough to write out each one in the original Chinese script (I do not know which one it is since I do not know Chinese).

You can download the footwork chart here along with some other resources:


I also have an extensive directory of Wu Style websites worldwide. It is pretty comprehensive, but please contact me if you know of other Wu Style sites:


I also have some reviews of Wu Style books and more general books about internal martial arts:


Hope this helps,

Tim Ash

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