Taijiquan on the Blue Mountain Part 10 — Life (Almost)
8th to 12th March 2009

GRASPING SPARROW'S TAIL

Wahnam Taijiquan

Grasping Sparrow's Tail

"Grasping Sparrow's Tail" is often regarded, especially by practitioners of Yang Style Taijiquan, as the prototype from which other Taijiquan patterns evolved. It is traditionally described as containing four fundamental techniques, namely "peng", "lu", "li" and "an", or "ward off", "roll back", "press" and "push". However, in our school we recognize a fifth technique, which is "chen" or "sink". We also give poetic names to the patterns, namely "Immortal Waves Sleeves", "Double Dragons Play with Pearl", "Pushing Boat According to Flow of Current", "Black Bear Sinks Hips", and "Open Window to Look at Moon".

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Immortal Waves Sleeves Turning with Toes Turning with Heels
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Double Dragons Play with Pearl Black Bear Sinks Hips Wrong Movement
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Pushing Boat According to Current Open Window to Look at Moon Black Bear Sinks Hips
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Felling Technique Black Bear Sinks Hips
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