Yang Hand Forms
Our Yang form comes from two sources, the first source is that of John Ding a sixth generation diciple of the famous Yang Luchan a student who studied with Chen Chang-hsing a 14th generation disciple of the Chen family. And the second is the Dayin style taught by Li Dayin and his daughter Fay Li Yipe as recognised by the International Wushu Federation.
Over the years the Yang and Chen styles have differentiated for instance the Chen style has its open stances while the Yang style has a more narrower stance. The Yang style was the first style of Tai Chi to be taught openly to the public and consequently gained more adherents before the Chen style began to be taught. There are also many more variants of the Yang style being taught now than the Chen style.
Yang 10 Form (From Yang 8 Form)
The Yang 10 Form is great for beginners learning Tai Chi for the first time. It helps them to seperate and distinguish movements across the body in a balanced way, while one hand is moving up the other is moving down, while one is retreating the other is advancing. It also helps to understand the stances used and the weightings on each of the feet. Sometimes called the Yang 8 or Yang 10 most movements happen twice once to the left and then to the right.
Yang Simplified 20 Form
The traditional Yang style tai-chi chuan slow form is commonly referred to as the 'long form' or 108 form. It was originally derived from the Chen style tai-chi 'lao jia yi lu' form and while there is some common names to the postures, it is clearly very different. There are many branches of the Yang style family tree but the most common is that which has been passed down from Yang Cheng-Fu as this one.
Yang 108 Long Form
Yang 24 Form (Li Style)
The 24 Step Simplified Yang Style Taijiquan also known as the Beijing 24 Step Taijiquan, is one of the most popular Yang style Tai chi routine in the world. It was structured in 1956 by the late Grand Master Li Tian Ji, based on the traditional long Yang Style long form.