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Classical Yang Style moves order

Postby gino k » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:38 pm

In a book by Dr. Yang "Taijiquan, Classical Yang Style" order of the first moves are:
1. beginning 2. grasp the sparrow's tail: right 3. grasp the sparrow's tail: left 4. wardoff 5. rollback 6. press 7. push and so on.
In form i'm practicing and in every other book i have "grasp a sparrow's tail" isn't a individual move, but it is the collective name of "wardoff left, wardoff right, rollback, press and push". In other words
grasp the sparrows tail - wardoff left
grasp the sparrows tail - wardoff right
grasp the sparrows tail - rollback
grasp the sparrows tail - press
grasp the sparrows tail - push.

There is no such a thing as individual “grasp sparrow’s tail” move. And wardoff left should be done before wardoff right.
It looks to me that in Dr. Yang book there are two wardoffs right and one wardoff left. Move 2. grasp the sparrow's tail: right is a wardoff right, move 3. grasp the sparrow's tail: left is wardoff left, and move 4. wardoff is wardoff right. Look’s not right to me.

If there are any Dr. Yang students or other experts.
What’s your opinion
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Postby Dvivid » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:25 am

There are many styles of Yang taijiquan, as it has been passed from person to person orally for hundreds of years. They are all "Correct".

Master Yang's taijiquan form names and appearance is uncommon, but is historically accurate to the Yang family style.
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Postby Josh Young » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:05 pm

this question was asked and answered in another part of the forum as well as in this one...
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