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IWUF Taijiquan Syllabus

The International Wushu Federation (IWUF),  recognises this training programme which was developed by the top eight Professors of the Beijing Research Institute of China.

IWUF is a full member of the International Olympic Committee.  This syllabus was passed by the International Wushu Federation Technical Committee.


The Taijiquan Step by Step syllabus was introduded into the UK in 2000 by Peter Warr.

    * Taijiquan
          o 8 Posture Yang Style
          o 16 Posture Yang Style
          o 24 Posture Yang Style
          o 32 Combined Routine
          o 42 Combined Routine

    * Taijijian (Tai Chi Sword)
          o 16 Yang Style
          o 32 Yang Style
          o 34 Combined Routine
          o 42 Combined Routine
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The 8 Posture (Yang Style) Taijiquan

The 8 Posture (Yang Style) was developed in 1998 by the top 8
professors in Beijing.  It is the first of the new Taijiquan Forms Training Syllabus to be approved by The International Wushu Federation (IWUF) Technical Committee.

Peter Warr introduced the 8 step to the UK in early 1999. The new syllabus is beneficial for progressing students of Taijiquan on to further forms.

                                                                             
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The 16 Posture (Yang Style) Taijiquan

The 16 Posture (Yang Style) Taijiquan is the second of the new new Taijiquan Forms Training Syllabus, which was developed in Beijing in 1998, by the top 8 professors.  

The new Syllabus starts students on  a step by step progression to further forms.


                                                                             
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The 24 Posture (Yang Style) Taijiquan

Created in 1956 by Grandmaster Li Tian Ji, (Great Uncle of  Faye Li-Yip)

Li Tain Ji Practising in Singapore

The 24 Step is based on the 81 Step Yang Style.  The 81 step is believed to be the oldest Yang routine created by Grand Master Yang Chen Fu.


Li Tian Ji took away the most of the repetitions in the 81 step and repositioned the the postures to make the 24 Step more symmetrical and easier to learn. He uses 24 of the most representational postures in the routine.

As with the traditional Long Form, the 24 step requires the calming of the mind and relaxing of the body.  It requires naturalness and gentleness, it is continuous and even paced.  It also requires the combination of movement and stillness.
The movements are led by the Mind and Qi (energy), and require a high degree of self control.


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Xiyangmei Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan

Xiyangmei Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan / Taiji Gong Fu Shan was created by Professor Li Deyin, one of the hundred martial art treasures of China, famous Tai chi, Xing Yi and Bagua master, creator of the 42 Step Taijiquan competition form, creator of the 48 step taijiquan form, chief judge to international competitions.


Master Faye Li-Yip   (Daughter of Professor Li Deyin)

The fan routine was choreographed following the massive success of the first Taiji Kung Fu fan Routine. This unique routine consists of movements from various Tai Chi and Kung Fu systems. It is well structured, beautifully choreographed and full of variety even the most discerning Tai Chi and Kung Fu enthusiasts would find it fascinating.  

benefits include;

Improve balance and concentration

improve muscle tone and stamina

Improvement on mental attitude and power of perception as well as overall physical fitness

improvement on flexibility of joints

The cardiovascular and respiratory functions are markedly improved.

great taster for understanding the characteristics of various styles of Martial Arts.


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Taiji Kung Fu Fan

Legend has it that the fan was used by scholars and Royals as a show of power, intellect and status.  Legend claims that it was also used as a weapon to fight injustice and protect the poor and weak.  The practice of fan routine as a martial art is, in fact, only a recent development.

Professor Li Deyin

The Taiji Kungu Fan routine consists of a combination of Taijiquan movements from different styles of Taiji and martial movements from other styles of Kung Fu.  It was devised as an addition to the exercises for health.  Furthermore, it offers practitioners a good opportunity to gain better understanding of
 different styles of Taiji and Kung Fu.  

The routine is suitable for people of all ages, all levels, young and old, men and women. It can perform dynamically by young people and practise as a martial weapon or it can perform gracefully by older people as an excellent health exercise. This routine makes a great alternative to conventional weapons exercise, which can be intimidating to some people.

benefits include;

Improve balance and concentration

improve muscle tone and stamina

Improvement on mental attitude and power of perception as well as overall physical fitness

improvement on flexibility of joints

The cardiovascular and respiratory functions are markedly improved.

great taster for understanding the characteristics of various styles of Martial Arts.



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