Dragon River school of Tai Chi Chuan

Chen style Tai Chi Chuan, classes in Nottingham, Mansfield, Ravenshead & Alfreton (Derbyshire)

Old Frame, First Form

This is arguably the oldest Tai Chi form & the basis of traditional Chen style Tai Chi training.
Because its so long & contains several difficult movements, the form was cut down into the newer 18 posture form, which is much faster to learn & still contains many useful movements that provide a range of health benefits.

There are two Lao Jia (Old frame) forms:
The Yi Lu, or first form, which helps develop good posture, footwork & technique
The shorter, second Pao Chui form, which is faster & develops power & strength.


Below are the names of the 74 Postures of the Lao Jia Yi Lu form, taken from “Chen style Taijiquan, Sword & Broadsword” by Chen Zhenglei, 2003

 

(Plus, here's a link to a copy you can download (Word format) Lao Jia posture names.doc )

Section One:

1  Preparing Form (Tai ji Qi Shi)

2  Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar (Jin Gang Dao Dui)

3  Lazy Tying Coat (Lan Za Yi)

4  Six Sealing And Four Closing  (Liu Feng Si Bi)

5  Single whip (Dan Bian)

6  Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar (Jin Gang Dao Dui)

7  White Crane Spreads Wings (Bai He Liang Chi)

8  Diagonal Whip (Xie Xing)

9  Grasping Knee (Lou Xi or Lou Qi)

10  Diagonal Walking (Ao Bu or Shang San Bu)
Stepping Forward Three Steps

11  Diagonal Whip (Xie Xing)

12  Grasping Knee (Lou Xi or Lou Qi)

13  Diagonal Walking (Ao Bu or Shang San Bu)

14  Hidden Punch (Yan Shou Gong Quan or Yan Shou Hong Quan)

15  Buddha's Warrior Attendent Pounds Mortar (Jin Gang Dao Dui)


Section Two:

16  Hit And Drape Fist Over Body (Pie Shen Quan)
Whirling Body With Elbow hitting, Striking Down By Twisting Body Obliquely

17  Blue Dragon Flying Out Of The Water (Qing Long Chu Shui)

18  Pushing With Both Hands (Shuang Tui Shou)

19  Fist Under The Elbow (Zhou Di Kan Quan and Chui Zhou Di Chui)

20  Stepping Backwards And Whirling The Arms (Dao Juan Gong or Dao Juan Hong)
Replusing Monkey

21  White Crane Spreads Wings (Bai E Liang Chi).

22  Diagonal Whip (Xie Xing)

23  Turning Back With Arms Twining (Shan Tong Bei)
Flashing The Arms, Flash The Back, Flashing Turn To The back

24  Hidden Punch (Yan Shou Gong Quan)

25  Sealing Six Avenues Of Attack And Closing Four Sides (Liu Feng Si Bi)
Six Sealing And Four Closing

26  Single Whip (Dan Bian)

 

Section Three:

27  Cloud Hands (Yun Shou)
Wave Hands Through Clouds, Revolving Hands

28  High Pat on Horse (Gao Tan Ma)

29  Slapping The Right Foot (You Ca Jao or You Ca)
Brushing The Right Foot

30  Slapping The Left Foot (Zuo Ca Jao or Zuo Ca)
Brushing The Left Foot

31  Kicking With The Left Heel (Zuo Deng Yi Gen)
Kicking With Left Heel And Following

32  Walking Forward by Stepping to Both Sides (Qian Tang Ao Bu)
Stepping Three Steps (Shan San Bu)

33  Punch The Ground (Ji Di Chui)

34  Turning And Kicking Twice In The Air (Ti Er Qi or Er Qi Jiao)
Double Kicking, Double Jump Kick

35  Fist Protecting The Heart (Hu Xin Quan

36  Tornado Kick (Xuan Feng Jiao)

37  Kicking With The Right Heel (You Deng Yi Gen)

38  Hidden Punch (Yan Shou Gong Quan or Yan Shou Hong Quan)
Striking With Concealed Fist, Hidden fist And Spiral Punching,
Hidden Thrust Punch And Whirling Upper Arms

39  Small Capturing And Hitting (Xiao Qin Da)
Small Grab And Hit, Small grasping strike

40  Jade Lady Works With Shuttles (Bao Tou Tui Shan)
Embracing Head And Pushing Mountain

41  Six Sealing And Four Closing (Liu Feng Si Bi) 

42  Single Whip (Dan Bian)

 

Section Four:

43  Forward Trick (Qian Zhao), Frontal Block

44  Backward Trick (Hou Zhao) Rear Block

45  Parting The Wild Horse's Mane (Yie Ma Fen Zhong)

46  Six Sealing And Four Closing (Liu Feng Si Bi)

47  Single Whip (Dan Bian)


Section Five:

48  Jump, Kick, Spring Forward (Yu Nu Chuan Suo)
also known as Jade Maiden Plays Shuttles,

49  Lazy About Coat (Lan Za Yi)

50  Six Sealing And Four Closing (Liu Feng Si Bi)

51  Single whip (Dan Bian)

 

Section Six:

52  Cloud Hands (Yun Shou)

Wave Hands through Clouds, Revolving Hands,

53, Waving Hands And Sweeping Double Lotus followed by  DragonFly Lands on Water or Snake Creeps Down

54  Golden Rooster Standing On One Leg (Jin Ji Du Li)

55  Stepping Backwards And Whirling The Arms (Dao Juan Gong)
Repulsing Monkey

56  White Crane Spreads Wings (Bai He Liang Chi)
White Goose Spreading Its Wings.

57  Diagonal Whip (Xie Xing)
Diagonal Posture

58  Turning Back With Arms Twining (Shan Tong Bei)
Flashing The Arms, Flash The Back

59  Hidden Punch (Yan Shou Gong Quan or Yan Shou Hong Quan)
Striking With Concealed Fist, Hidden fist And Spiral Punching,
Hidden Thrust Punch And Whirling Upper Arms

60  Six Sealing And Four Closing (Liu Feng Si Bi)

61  Single Whip (Dan Bian)

Section Seven:

62  Cloud Hands (Yun Shou)
Wave hands Through Clouds, Revolving Hands,

63  High Pat on Horse (Gao Tan Ma)

64  Reverse sweep with Right Leg Crossing (Shi Zi Jiao)
Crossed Feet

65  Low Punch (Zhi Dang Chui) Punch The Groin

66  White Ape Presents Fruit (Yuan Hou Tan Guo), (Always followed by six sealing four closing but this is never seen in the listings.)

67   Single whip (Dan Bian)

 

Section Eight:

68  DragonFly Lands On Water / Dragon Rolling Downward (Que Di Long)
Crouching Dragon, Sparrow Dashes Earth Dragon

69  Forward To Form the Seven Stars (Shang Bu Qi Xing)
Stepping

70  Stepping Back And ride the Tiger (Xia Bu Kua Gong or Tui Bu Kua Hu)
, Stepping Back Crossing Arms

71  Waving Hands And Sweeping Double Lotus (Zhuan Shen Shuang Bai Lian),

72  Cannon Fist (Dang Tou Pao)
Blow on Head, Cannon Fist To The Head

73  Buddha's Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar (Jin Gang Dao)

74  Closing Form (Shou Shi)

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