8 Brocades Cheat Sheet

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8 Brocades Cheat Sheet

Postby jacobazariah » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:33 pm

Hey everybody! I'm new to this forum, though I have been checking it for a long time.

I have dabbled with various forms of qigong/tai chi forms for about 12 years now and I've recently started doing the 8 brocades. I have both the book and dvd and have put together a cheat sheet that I can glance at... whilst still memorizing the order of the exercises and number of reps as per the documents... I thought it might be useful for other users too.

I wonder if anyone would be able to QA this for me and check there are no silly errors?

********** 8 Brocades Cheat Sheet ***************

1) Double hands hold up to heaven. (24 reps)

Right leg out

2) Bend the bow (shoot left first) (12 x 2 reps)

Right leg back in

3) Regulate spleen and stomach (left hand first) (24 reps)

4) 5 weaknesses & 7 injuries (turn left first) (turn head)

- 12 x 2 reps arms down
- 12 x 2 reps arms back
- 12 x 2 reps arms in front

Right leg out and squat

5) Swing head and tail (swing left first) (24 reps)

Right leg back and stand

6) 2 hands hold feet (16 reps)

Right leg out

7) Punch with fiery eyes (right foot out and squat) (punch right first) (8 x 2 reps)

Right leg back in

8) 7 disorders and 100’s illnesses go away

- 24 reps arms down
- 24 reps arms back
- 23 reps arms in front

Cheers J :D
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Postby joeblast » Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:58 am

whatever you need, J ;) these notes are your own and reflect what you feel you need to remember - things like that will have a component of individuality, so what you forget wont be the same as what I forget :lol:

stay diligent and do the practice regularly and you'll be able to toss that cheat sheet pretty quickly :D
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Postby nitsuj » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:10 pm

Thanks for the concise breakdown Jacob.
I can never remember the names, OR the specified number of reps--- so this little cheat sheet printed up, will be a valuable reference to have.
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Postby jacobazariah » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:40 pm

thanks for the comments guys! :P
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cheat sheet

Postby runestone0 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:43 pm

That's the great thing about having a disciplined standing post practice--no cheat sheet required. Just focus on the breath. I used to count my breaths to add up to 45 minutes or so. Now I just wait until the seagulls dren on my head three times; it's uncanny, it happens once every 15 minutes!
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Postby Dvivid » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:30 pm

Dr. Yang posted an article on the subject this week

http://ymaa.com/articles/the-standing-e ... ises-1-2-3

"Avoid Prejudice, Be Objective in Your Judgement, Be Scientific, Be Logical and Make Sense, Do Not Ignore Prior Experience." - Dr. Yang

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