Forms and Techniques

The 108 Movements of Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan







  1. Beginning of Tai Chi Chuan

  2. Raise Hands

  3. Play Guitar

  4. Grasp Bird's Tail

  5. Single Whip

  6. Slant Flying

  7. Raise Hands

  8. White Crane Spreads Wings

  9. Brush Knee, Push (Left & Right, 4 Times)

  10. Playing Guitar

  11. Step Forward and Push

  12. Push Forward

  13. Carry Tiger to the Mountain

  14. Cross Hands

  15. Slant Brush Knee and Push

  16. Turn Body, Brush Knee & Push

  17. Grasp Bird's Tail

  18. Single Whip

  19. Fist Under Elbow

  20. Step Back, Repulse Monkey (Left & Right, 3 Times)

  21. Slant Flying

  22. Raise Hands

  23. White Crane Spreads Wings

  24. Brush Knee and Push

  25. Needle at Sea Bottom

  26. Play Arms Like a Fan

  27. Turn Body and Strike Fist to Back

  28. Step Back and Punch

  29. Step Forward and Grasp Bird's Tail

  30. Single Whip

  31. Wave Hands Like a Cloud

  32. Single Whip

  33. Left High Pat on Horse

  34. Right Foot Kick (Separate)

  35. Right High Pat on Horse

  36. Left Foot Kick (Separate)

  37. Turn Body, Kick with Heel

  38. Brush Knee and Push (Right & Left)

  39. Step Forward and Punch Down

  40. Turn Body and Strike Fist to Back

  41. High Pat on Horse

  42. (Right) Separate Hands

  43. 1st Raise Foot

  44. Step Back Seven Stars

  45. Step Back and Hit the Tiger

  46. 2nd Raise Foot

  47. Hit Opponent's Ear with Fist

  48. Lean Back and Kick

  49. Turn Body and Kick with Heel

  50. High Pat on Horse

  51. Step Forward and Punch

  52. Push Forward

  53. Carry Tiger to the Mountain

  54. Cross Hands


  1. Slant Brush Knee and Push

  2. Turn Body, Brush Knee and Push

  3. Grasp Bird's Tail

  4. Single Whip

  5. Play Guitar

  6. Wild Horse Separate Mane (Right)

  7. Play Guitar

  8. Wild Horse Separate Mane (Left)

  9. Play Guitar

  10. Wild Horse Separate Mane (Right)

  11. Fair Lady Works at Shuttle (Twice)

  12. Play Guitar

  13. Wild Horse Separate Mane

  14. Fair Lady Works at Shuttle (Twice)

  15. Grasp Bird's Tail

  16. Single Whip

  17. Wave Hands Like a Cloud

  18. Single Whip

  19. Snake Creeps Down

  20. Golden Cock on Left Leg

  21. Golden Cock on Right Leg

  22. Step Back and Repulse Monkey (Left and Right Three Times)

  23. Cross Slant Flying

  24. Raise Hands

  25. White Crane Spreads Wings

  26. Brush Knee and Push

  27. Needle at Sea Bottom

  28. Play Arms Like a Fan

  29. Turn Body and Strike Fist to Back

  30. Step Forward and Punch

  31. Step Forward and Grasp Bird's Tail

  32. Single Whip

  33. Wave Hands Like a Cloud

  34. Single Whip

  35. High Pat on Horse

  36. Slap Face with Palm

  37. Turn Body and Single Lotus Kick

  38. Brush Knee and Push

  39. Step Forward and Punch to Opponent's Lower Abdomen

  40. Step Forward, Grasp Bird's Tail

  41. Single Whip

  42. Snake Creeps Down

  43. Step Forward Seven Stars

  44. Step Back Ride the Tiger

  45. Turn Body and Slap Face with Palm

  46. Turn Body and Double Lotus Kick

  47. Shoot Tiger

  48. High Pat on Horse

  49. Slap Face with Palm

  50. Turn Body and Strike Fist to Back

  51. Step Forward and High Pat on Horse

  52. Step Forward Grasp Bird's Tail

  53. Single Whip

  54. Conclusion of Tai Chi Chuan

Wu Style International 54 Competition Round Form








  1. The Beginning
      (Raise Hands)
      (Play Guitar)

  2. Grasp Bird's Tail

  3. Single Whip
      (Slant Flying)

  4. Raise Hands

  5. White Crane Spreads Wings

  6. Brush Knee & Push

  7. Step Forward And Push

  8. Step Forward And Punch

  9. Carry Tiger To The Mountain

  10. Cross Hands

  11. Brush Knee And Push (Left)

  12. Needle At Sea Bottom

  13. Play Arms Like A Fan

  14. Fist Under The Elbow

  15. Repulse Monkey (Once)

  16. Slant Flying

  17. Wave Hands Like A Cloud

  18. Single Whip

  19. High Pat On Horse (Left)

  20. Right, Left Separate Foot

  21. Turn Body And Kick With Heel

  22. Shift Forward And Punch Down

  23. Turn Body And Strike With Back Of Fist

  24. High Pat On Horse

  25. First Raise Foot

  26. Step Back & Hit Tiger


  1. Second Raise Foot

  2. Strike Opponent's Ears With Fists

  3. Lean Back & Kick

  4. Turn Body & Kick With Heel

  5. Wild Horse Separate Mane (Once)

  6. Fair Lady Works The Shuttle (Twice, Front And Back) (Grasp Bird's Tail)

  7. Single Whip

  8. Snake Creeps Down

  9. Left, Right Golden Cock

  10. Repulse Monkey (Twice - Left & Right)

  11. Slap Face With Palm

  12. Turn Body, Single Lotus Kick

  13. Brush Knee & Push

  14. Step Forward & Punch To Opponent's Lower Abdomen

  15. Step Forward, Grasp Bird's Tail

  16. Single Whip

  17. Snake Creeps Down

  18. Step Up Seven Stars

  19. Step Back Ride Tiger

  20. Turn Body Slap Face

  21. Turn Body Double Lotus Kick

  22. Bend Bow Shoot Tiger

  23. Slap Face With Palm

  24. Turn Body And Strike With Back Of Fist

  25. Step Forward High Pat On Horse

  26. Step Forward Grasp Bird's Tail

  27. Single Whip

  28. Conclusion Of Tai Chi Chuan

 Wu Style Tai Chi Sabre 108 Moves from the Wu Family








  1. Beginning of T’ai Chi Sabre

  2. Grasp Bird’s Tail

  3. Turn Body, Brush Knee and Push

  4. Cross Tao

  5. Step Forward and Cover Knee

  6. Evade, Stretch and Watch Tao

  7. Step Forward and Watch Tao

  8. Step Forward (left) and Take Star

  9. Step Forward Strike to Groin

  10. Retreat and Capture Tao

  11. Heart Splitting Stroke

  12. Embrace Moon

  13. Ugly Girl Testing the Sea

  14. Retreat and Strike

  15. Turn Body and Strike to Groin

  16. Embrace Moon

  17. Push Shuttles and Gaze at Moon

  18. Accipiter Turning its Body

  19. Turn Body and Watch Tao

  20. Raise, Take, Sink, Grasp and Hide Tao

  21. Strike at Face

  22. Turn Body and Hide Tao

  23. Strike Knee

  24. Raise Tao and Test the Sea

  25. Step Forward and Strike

  26. Raise, Take and Hide Tao

  27. Dragon Dashes Out of the Water

  28. Turn Body and Hide Tao

  29. Strike Upwards Thrice

  30. Take Off Shoes in a Drunken Mood

  31. Ugly Girl Testing the Sea

  32. Turn Body and Hide Tao

  33. Heart Splitting Stroke

  34. Retreat and Strike

  35. Sweeping Comet Chasing the Moon

  36. Cross Sweep a Thousand Soldiers

  37. Embrace Moon

  38. Push Shuttles and Gaze at Moon

  39. Turn Body and Hide Tao

  40. Heart Splitting Stroke

  41. Retreat and Strike

  42. Step Forward and Take Tao

  43. Netting the Moon

  44. Retreat and Grasp Tao

  45. Heart Splitting Stroke

  46. Embrace Moon

  47. Push Shuttles and Gaze at Moon

  48. Strike Tiger

  49. Fierce Tiger Jumping Creek

  50. Strike Face

  51. Lying Tiger

  52. Turn Body and Hide Tao

  53. Heart Splitting Stroke

  54. Winding Dragon Upright Tao


  1. Fast Step Winding Dragon

  2. Fast Step Flooding Cloud

  3. Hiding the Tao

  4. Hooking Double

  5. Defend Knee

  6. Step Forward and Strike

  7. Lying Tiger

  8. Lying Fish

  9. Turn Body and Watch Tao

  10. Step Forward and Strike Face

  11. Retreat Lying Tiger

  12. Lying Fish

  13. Turn Body and Watch Tao

  14. Step Forward Heart Splitting Stroke

  15. Turn Body and Stop Tao

  16. Green Snake Lies on Ground

  17. Heart Splitting Stroke

  18. Turn Body and Strike

  19. Speed the Horse with Whip

  20. Golden Needle Pointing South

  21. By-Pass Step and Strike

  22. Step Back, Slant Flying

  23. Raise Tao to Test Sea

  24. Step Forward and Strike

  25. Retreat, Evade and Stretch

  26. Tyrannical King Raises his Whip

  27. Double Hanging Strike

  28. Retreat and Strike

  29. Step Forward and Strike Groin

  30. Cross Sweep a Thousand Soldiers

  31. Sweeping Comet Chasing the Moon

  32. Slant Flying

  33. Twist Step, Embrace Moon

  34. Riding the Wind, Splitting the Waves

  35. Embrace Moon

  36. Turn Hand, Slice Clouds

  37. Taking the Star

  38. Retreat and Crack Tao

  39. Turn Arm and Plant Seedlings

  40. Double Strike

  41. Heart Splitting Stroke

  42. Lying Fish

  43. Slice Clouds

  44. Turn Body and Carry Basket

  45. Fast Step Slice Horse

  46. Turn Body Strike Left and Right

  47. Taking Tao From the Right

  48. Lying Tiger

  49. Turn Body and Hide Tao

  50. Heart Splitting Stroke

  51. Step Forward and Cross Tao

  52. Brush Knee and Push

  53. Withdraw Tao

  54. Conclusion of Tai Chi Tao

Wu Style Tai Chi Sword 108 Moves from the Wu Family








  1. Beginning of Tai Chi Sword

  2. Raise Hands

  3. Turn Body, Play Guitar

  4. Grasp Bird’s Tail

  5. Turn Body, Brush Knee and Push

  6. Embrace Sword

  7. Brush Knee and Push three Times

  8. Embrace Sword

  9. Split Sword

  10. Split Sword Seven Star

  11. Lying Tiger at Door

  12. Old Lady Raise Guitar

  13. Cow Gazing at Moon

  14. Step Forward, Cover Knee

  15. Retreat and Strike

  16. Golden Needle Pointing South

  17. Step Forward and Strike to Groin

  18. Lying Tiger at Door

  19. Old Lady Raise Guitar

  20. The Big Dipper Kicks the Dipper

  21. Finger Blocking Sword

  22. Raise Whip Lying Tiger

  23. Strike at Mountain to Capture Sword

  24. White Snake Spitting Letter

  25. Turn Body and Point

  26. Old Man Pei Chopping Snake

  27. Colorful Phoenix Relaxing Feather

  28. Sword at Door

  29. Old Lady Raise Guitar

  30. The Big Dipper Kicks the Dipper

  31. Finger Blocking Sword

  32. Woodcutter Asking About Wood

  33. Between Brow Point Red

  34. Monkey Relaxing Arms

  35. Single Whip Fusing Throat

  36. Strike Groin Three Sword

  37. Sword at Door

  38. Boat Man Moving the Oar

  39. Push Boat with the Stream

  40. Woodcutter Asking About Wood

  41. Fair Lady Throws Needle

  42. White Dragon Turns Body

  43. Woodcutter Asking About Wood

  44. Fair Lady Throws Needle

  45. Sea Bottom Capturing Fish

  46. The Big Dipper Raises Pen

  47. Planting Sword Style

  48. Double Strike Sword

  49. Sword at Door

  50. Against scales Sword

  51. Sword at Door

  52. The Big Dipper Kicks the Dipper

  53. Return Horse Whip

  54. Jump Step to Plant Sword


  1. Holding Horse Before Steep Cliff

  2. King of Heaven Uplifting Pagoda

  3. Return Horse Whip

  4. Lift Whip (Right)

  5. Sword at Door

  6. Lift Whip (left)

  7. Sword at Door

  8. Slant Flying Style

  9. Step Forward and Strike Groin Sword

  10. Sword at Door

  11. Yellow Dragon Shakes Its Tail

  12. Facing Wind Flick Dust

  13. Dispel clouds to See the Sun

  14. Fallen Leaf in the Blowing Wind

  15. The Big Dipper Raises Pen

  16. Cross Sweep a Thousand Soldiers ( R)

  17. Cross Sweep a Thousand Soldiers (Left)

  18. Striking Sword Style

  19. Strike to Groin Sword

  20. Sword at Chest

  21. White Ape Return to Cave

  22. Smart Cat Catches Mouse

  23. Dragon Fly Pointing water

  24. Bottom of Elbow Sword

  25. Dispel the Cloud to See the Sun

  26. Cloud Fairy Doing Three Dances

  27. Heavenly Lady Scattering Flower

  28. Sword at Door

  29. Subtle Hand Gathering Star

  30. Left Embracing Moon

  31. Right Embracing Moon

  32. Strike Knee at Knee

  33. Colorful Phoenix Relaxing Feather

  34. Phoenix Whirlpool

  35. Fallen Flower Waiting to be Swept

  36. Lady Fairy Using a Hoe

  37. Ugly Girl Testing Water

  38. Lying Fish

  39. Reverse Hand Chop Bamboo

  40. Little Cloud Fairy Parting Hands

  41. Cloud Around Mountain Mo

  42. Clearing Grass to Search for Snake

  43. Black Dragon Shaking Its Tail

  44. Golden Cock Nodding Its Head Thrice

  45. Turn Body to Capture Tiger

  46. Facing Wind Flick Dust

  47. Dispel Cloud to See the Sun

  48. Subtle Hand Gathering Star

  49. Sword at Door

  50. Chicken Running Through the Wood

  51. Lee Kwong Shooting Rock

  52. Hooking Double

  53. Brush Knee and Push

  54. Conclusion of Tai Chi Sword