Tai Chi Sword Seminar Series

Taiji 42-sword

What: 6 week 42 Tai Chi Sword Form Seminar Series.  When: Monday mornings 10:15am-11:15am (April 4th -May 9th) Cost:$50 * CMAA will be offering a 6 week intensive seminar series on the 42 Posture Tai Chi sword routine.  With regular opportunity to train in the 42 sword every Tuesday and Thursday morning this seminar series will help those who would like to get a better understanding and familiarity with this routine for their regular practice. We will spend 4 sessions on each of the 4 individual sections, then 1 session working both halves and 1 session working the entire routine.This class will be a good series for practitioners of all levels, from students new to Tai Ji sword to seasoned practitioners looking to review and solidify their practice of this routine.We will address, the names of specific postures, the applications of and review basic individual straight sword techniques.Introduction: The Tai Chi 42 Posture Sword Form is an international standard routine created for competition. It combines movements drawn from the Chen, Yang, Wu, and Sun styles of traditional T'ai chi ch'uan (Taijiquan). It was created in 1989 by grandmaster Li De Yin for the Chinese Sports Committee. In practice it has received a lot of positive attention as well, for being a challenging, fluid form which loads the body with energy (qi). Today it is a popular form for competition as well as for personal health benefits. At the 11th Asian Games of 1990, Wushu was included as an item for competition for the first time with the 42 Form being chosen to represent Tai Chi.*(minimum 5 people signup)


42 Sword List of Postures  Section 1 1. Beginning position 2. Point the sword, feet together 3. Cut with the sword, bow stance 4. Chop, lift the Knee 5. Block, left bow stance 6. Slice Upward, left empty stance 7. Slice Upward, right bow stance 8. Hold the sword, lift the knee 9. Kick and Stab Forward 10. Jump step and stab with a flat sword 11. Turn the body and stab down Section 2 12. Chop with flat sword, bow stance 13. Snap the sword, bow stance 14. Press the sword, resting stance 15. Step in and circle to entwine with the sword 16. Lift the knee and stab upward 17. Intercept Downward, empty stance 18. Draw right and left with the flat sword 19. Vertical chop, bow stance 20. Lift the sword, t-stance 21. Separate the right foot and point back Section 3 22. Thread the sword, crouch stance 23. Kick and block up with the sword 24. Lift the knee and point the sword 25. Sweep to the side, crouch stance 26. Intercept downward, bow stance 27. Stab downward, bow stance 28. Stir the clouds left and right 29. Chop, bow stance 30. Lift the leg behind and block up 31. Point, t-stance 32. Push the sword, horse stance Section 4 33. Stand on one foot and lift up 34. Step forward, hook, and point 35. Snap the sword, resting stance 36. Reverse stab, bow stance 37. Turn and stab downward 38. Lift the knee and the sword 39. Thread the sword, circular walking 40. Swing the leg and block up 41. Stab straight, bow stance 42. Closing


42 Sword With Names of Postures (back view)

42 Sword With Names of Postures (front view)