Hun-Yuan 48 Moves


chen/1 shi\ xin- yi\ hun/ yuan/ si\ shi/ ba- shi\ tai\ ji/ quan/

Chen Style Xin Yi Hun Yuan Fourty Eight Movements Tai Ji Form

【第一段】Section I

1. 無極起式 wu/ ji/ qi~ shi\

“Nothing, Ultimate, Starting, Posture”

Starting Posture

2. 金刚捣碓 jin- gang- dao~ dui-

“Buddha’s Warrior, Pound, Mortar”

Buddha’s Warrior Pound Mortar

3. 懒扎衣 lan~ zha- yi-

“Lazy, Tie, Coat”

Leisurely Tie Coat

4. 六封四閉 liu\ feng- si\ bi\

“Six, Blocking, Four, Closing”

Six Blocking Four Closing

5. 单鞭 dan- bien-

“Single, Whip”

Single Whip

6. 白鹤亮翅 bai/ he\ liang\ chi\

“White, Crane, Show, Wings”

White Crane Spreads Wings

【第二段】 Section II

7. 斜行拗步 xie/ xing/ ao/ bu\

“Diagonal, Walk, Twist, Step”

Walk Obliquely and Twist Step

8. 提收式 ti/ shou- shi\

“Lift, Keep, Posture”

Lift Hands and Raise Knee

9. 前蹚拗步 qian/ tang/ ao/ bu\

“Forward, Wade, Twist, Step”

Wade Forward and Twist Step

10. 掩手肱捶 yen~ shou~ gong- (or more commonly hong/) chui/

“Cover, Hand, Arm, Punch ”

Cover Hand Punch

11. 披身捶 pi- shen- chui/

“Drape, Body, Punch”

Shield Body Punch

12. 背折靠 bei\ zhe/ kao\

“Back, Fold, Lean”

Fold and Lean with Back

【第三段】 Section III

13. 青龙出水 qing- long/ chu- shui~

“Green, Dragon, Emerge, Water”

Green Dragon Emerge from Water

14. 双推手 shuang- tui- shou~

“Double, Push, Hand”

Double Push Hand

15. 三换掌 san- huan\ zhang~

“Three, Change, Palm”

Three Change Palm

16. 倒捲肱 dao\ juan~ gong- (or more commonly hong/)

“Reverse, Roll, Arm”

Reverse Roll Arm

17. 退步壓肘 tui\ bu\ ya- zhou~

“Back, Step, Press, Elbow”

Step Back Press Elbow

18. 中盤 zhong- pan/

“Middle, Winding”

Middle Winding

【第四段】Section IV

19. 閃通背 shan~ tong- bei\

“Dodge, Through, Back”

Dodge through Back

20. 擊地捶 ji- di\ chui/

“Hit, Ground, Punch”

Ground Punch

21. 平心肘 ping/ xin- zhou/

“Horizontal, Heart, Elbow”

Chest Level Elbow

22. 翻身二起脚 fan- shen- er\ qi/ jiao~

“Turn, Body, Two, Raise, Foot”

Turn Body Double Kick

23. 兽头式 shou\ tou/ shi\

“Beast, Head, Posture”

Beast Head Posture

24. 旋风脚 xuan/ feng- jiao\

“Twist, Wind, Foot”

Tornado Kick

【第五段】Section V

25. 右蹬一跟 you\ deng\ yi- gen-

“Right, Kick, One, Heel”

Rick Heel Kick

26. 小擒打 xiao~ qin/ da~

“Small, Grab, Hit”

Small Grab And Punch

27. 抱头推山 bao\ tou/ tui- shan-

“Hug, Head, Push, Mountain”

Hug Head Push Mountain

28. 前招后招 qian/ zao- hou\ zao-

“Front, Wave, Back, Wave”

Front and Back Wave

29. 双震脚 shuang- zhen\ jiao~

“Double, Stomp, Foot”

Double Stomp Foot

30. 玉女穿梭 yü\ nü~ chuan- shuo-

“Jade, Lady, Pierce, Shuttle”

Jade Lady Works Shuttle

【第六段】Section VI

31. 穿心肘 chuan- xin- zhou/

“Through, Heart, Elbow”

Elbow Through The Heart

32. 摆脚跌叉 bai~ jiao~ die/ ca-

“Swing, Foot, Fall, Split”

Swing Kick Straddle Split

33. 金鸡独立 jin- ji- du/ li\

“Golden, Rooster, Lone, Stand”

Golden Rooster Stand on One Foot

34. 十字脚 shi/ zi\ jiao~

“Ten, Character, Foot”

Cross Kick

35. 指裆捶 zi~ dang\ chui/

“Point, Groin, Punch”

Groin Punch

36. 野马分鬃 ye/ ma~ fen- zong-

“Wild, Horse, Part, Mane”

Wild Horse Part Mane

【第七段】Section VII

37. 云手 yun/ shou~

“Cloud, Hand”

Cloud Hand

38. 高探马 gao- tan\ ma~

“High, Pad, Horse”

High, Pad, Horse

39. 左右擦脚 zuo~ you\ cha- jiao~

“Left, Right, Rub, Foot”

Left and Right Kick

40. 左蹬一跟 zuo~ deng\ yi- gen-

“Left, Kick, One, Heel”

Left Heel Kick

41. 连珠炮 lian/ zhu- pao\

“Link, Perl, Canon”

Chain Canon

42. 白猿献果 bai/ yuan/ xian\ guo~

“White, Ape, Offer, Fruit”

White Ape Offer Fruit

【第八段】Section VIII

43. 雀地龙 que\ di\ long/

“Sparrow, Earth, Dragon”

Low Flying Dragon

44. 上步七星 shang\ bu\ qi- xing-

“Forward, Step, Seven, Star”

Forward Step Seven Star

45. 退步跨虎 tui\ bu\ kua- hu~

“Retreat, Step, Straddle, Tiger”

Step Back Straddle Tiger

46. 煞腰壓肘 sha- yao- ya- zhou~

“Tighten/Stop, Waist, Press, Elbow”

Snap Waist Press Elbow

47. 當頭炮 dang- tou/ pao\

“Match, Head, Canon”

Head Punch

48. 收式 shou- shi\

“Closing, Posture”

Closing Posture

Note: this form is almost a proper subset of the traditional 83 form, albeit with duplicates removed and thus different sequencing. Also a couple of moves from 71 cannon form are introduced to ease certain transition. It can be treated as a learning form as intermediate/transition form before learning the complete 83 form.