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The 26-Section Yang Style Extraordinary Foundation Routine.
Part of the Mariposa Tai Chi Method created by Ian Sinclair

Section 1
Wuji

Section 2
Wuji Becomes Taiji

Section 3
Peng right
Peng left
Grasp the bird’s tail right
Peng left
Peng right
Grasp the bird’s tail left

Section 4
Single Whip

Section 5
Step up raise hands right
pull down
elbow
shoulder
white crane spreads wings right
Step up raise hands left
pull down
elbow
shoulder
white crane spreads wings left

Section 6
Brush right knee and push left
Half step and strum the lute right
Brush left knee and push right
Half step and strum lute left

Section 7
twist step right, deflect down with open hands
twist step left, deflect down with left fist
step up right, parry, and punch left
apparent close and counter with push
twist step left, deflect down with open hands
twist step right, deflect down with right fist
step up left, parry, and punch right
apparent close and counter with push

Section 8
double whip right
step left
right fist under left elbow
double whip left
step right
left fist under right elbow

Section 9
step back left to repulse monkey with right palm
diagonal flying right
step back right to repulse monkey with left palm
diagonal flying left

Section 10
Left hand throws the harpoon
right fan through the back
right hand throws the harpoon
left fan through the back

Section 11
turn with right elbow
cast right fist
right five punches (down, up, out, hammer, hook)
turn with left elbow
cast left fist
left five punches (down, up, out, hammer, hook)

Section 12
Cloud hands right
cloud hands left

Section 13
right single whip
left hand pats the horse
left single whip
right hand pats the horse

Section 14
parting kick right
parting kick left

Section 15
brush right knee and punch down with left fist
snake attacks with tongue left
brush left knee and punch down with right fist
snake attacks with tongue right

Section 16
right rising kick
hit tiger left
left rising kick
hit tiger right

Section 17
kick with right heel
double wind to ears right
kick with left heel
double wind to ears left

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Section 18
part the horse’s mane right
part the horse’s mane left

Section 19
weave the shuttles right
weave the shuttles left

Section 20
snake creeps right
rooster stands on right leg
right bamboo hand
snake creeps left
rooster stands on left leg
left bamboo hand

Section 21
cross leg slap right kick with left hand
twist step brush left knee and punch low with right fist
grasp the bird’s tail right
cross leg slap left kick with right hand
twist step brush right knee and punch low with left fist
grasp the bird’s tail left

Section 22
grasp the wandering bird’s tail right
grasp the wandering bird’s tail left

Section 23
snake creeps right with right fist
step up to ride the whale
sit back to ride the tiger
turn to sweep the lotus
snake creeps left with left fist
step up to ride the whale
sit back to ride the tiger
turn to sweep the lotus

Section 24
right leg sweeps the lotus
bend the bow right
left leg sweeps the lotus
bend the bow left

Section 25
cross hands right
connecting the gates
cross hands left
connecting the gates

Section 26
Taiji returns to Wuji...


  1. Wuji
  2. Wuji Becomes Taiji
  3. Peng right
  4. Peng left
  5. Grasp the bird’s tail right
  6. Peng left
  7. Peng right
  8. Grasp the bird’s tail left
  9. Single Whip
  10. Step up raise hands right
  11. pull down
  12. elbow
  13. shoulder
  14. white crane spreads wings right
  15. Step up raise hands left
  16. pull down
  17. elbow
  18. shoulder
  19. white crane spreads wings left
  20. Brush right knee and push left
  21. Half step and strum the lute right
  22. Brush left knee and push right
  23. Half step and strum lute left
  24. twist step right, deflect down with open hands
  25. twist step left, deflect down with left fist
  26. step up right, parry, and punch left
  27. apparent close and counter with push
  28. twist step left, deflect down with open hands
  29. twist step right, deflect down with right fist
  30. step up left, parry, and punch right
  31. apparent close and counter with push
  32. double whip right
  33. step left
  34. right fist under left elbow
  35. double whip left
  36. step right
  37. left fist under right elbow
  38. step back left to repulse monkey with right palm
  39. diagonal flying right
  40. step back right to repulse monkey with left palm
  41. diagonal flying left
  42. Left hand throws the harpoon
  43. right fan through the back
  44. right hand throws the harpoon
  45. left fan through the back
  46. turn with right elbow
  47. cast right fist
  48. right five punches (down, up, out, hammer, hook)
  49. turn with left elbow
  50. cast left fist
  51. left five punches (down, up, out, hammer, hook)
  52. Cloud hands right
  53. cloud hands left
  54. right single whip
  55. left hand pats the horse
  56. left single whip
  57. right hand pats the horse
  58. parting kick right
  59. parting kick left
  60. brush right knee and punch down with left fist
  61. snake attacks with tongue left
  62. brush left knee and punch down with right fist
  63. snake attacks with tongue right
  64. right rising kick
  65. hit tiger left
  66. left rising kick
  67. hit tiger right
  68. kick with right heel
  69. double wind to ears right
  70. kick with left heel
  71. double wind to ears left
  72. part the horse’s mane right
  73. part the horse’s mane left
  74. weave the shuttles right
  75. weave the shuttles left
  76. snake creeps right
  77. rooster stands on right leg
  78. right bamboo hand
  79. snake creeps left
  80. rooster stands on left leg
  81. left bamboo hand
  82. cross leg slap right kick with left hand
  83. twist step brush left knee and punch low with right fist
  84. grasp the bird’s tail right
  85. cross leg slap left kick with right hand
  86. twist step brush right knee and punch low with left fist
  87. grasp the bird’s tail left
  88. grasp the wandering bird’s tail right
  89. grasp the wandering bird’s tail left
  90. snake creeps right with right fist
  91. step up to ride the whale
  92. sit back to ride the tiger
  93. turn to sweep the lotus
  94. snake creeps left with left fist
  95. step up to ride the whale
  96. sit back to ride the tiger
  97. turn to sweep the lotus
  98. right leg sweeps the lotus
  99. bend the bow right
  100. left leg sweeps the lotus
  101. bend the bow left
  102. cross hands right
  103. connecting the gates
  104. cross hands left
  105. connecting the gates
  106. Taiji returns to Wuji

  1. Wuji becomes Taiji...