The Combined 42 Forms (Vol 1 & II)
Duration: 150 mins.
This beautifully composed and well balanced set is used by most major tai chi competitions around the world.
The 42 Forms retains all the traditional principles of the four major styles (namely Yang, Chen, Wu and Sun) of Tai Chi. It provides learners with great health benefits and many advanced Tai Chi techniques.
Volume I contains an introduction, step-by-step instructions of the first 19 forms, and a demonstration by Dr Lam of the 19 Forms from the front and back views.
Volume II contains an introduction, step-by-step instructions of the last 23 of the 42 forms, and a demonstration by Dr Lam of the 23 Forms from the front and back views, as well as the complete Combined 42 Forms. Click here for the names of the forms.
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Form 1 - Commencing Form
Form 2 - Stroking Bird"s Tail-Right Side
Form 3 - Single Whip - Left Side
Form 4 - Lifting Hands
Form 5 - The White Crane Flashing Wings
Form 6 - Brush Knee
Form 7 - Parry and Turn to Punch
Form 8 - Roll Back and Press forward -Right and Left Side
Form 9 - Step Forward, Parry and Punch
Form 10 -Apparent Close-up
Form 11 -Opening and Closing of Hands
Form 12 -Single Whip - Right Side
Form 13 -Fist under Elbow
Form 14 -Turn Body and Push Palm on Right and Left Side
Form 15 -Fair Lady Works at the Shuttle - Right and Left Side
Form 16 -Heel Kicks - Right and Left Side
Form 17 -Cover with Hand and Punch with Fist
Form 18 -Parting Wild Horse"s Mane - Left and Right Side
Form 19 -Closing Form.
Form 1 -Commencing Form
Form 2 -Wave Hands Like Clouds
Form 3 -Step Backward to Subdue the Tiger
Form 4 -Kicking with Toes Forward - Right Side
Form 5 -Punching Ears with Both Fists
Form 6 -Kicking with Toes Forward - Left Side
Form 7 -Turn Body and Slap Foot
Form 8 -Step Forward and Punch Downward
Form 9 -Oblique Flying
Form 10 -Lowering Movement
Form 11 -Golden Cock Standing on One Leg
Form 12 -Step Backward and Thread Palm
Form 13 -Press Palm in Empty Stance
Form 14 -Lifting Palm and Standing on One Leg
Form 15 -Body Thrust with Half Horse Stance
Form 16 -Turn Body with Full Roll-Back
Form 17 -Hold and Punch in Crossed Squatting Stance
Form 18 -Thread Palm and Lowering Movements
Form 19 -Step Forward Seven Stars
Form 20 -Step Backward Riding Tiger
Form 21 -Turn Body with Lotus Kick
Form 22 -Drawing Bow to Shoot Tiger
Form 23 -Stroking Bird"s Tail - Left Side
Form 24 -Cross Hands
Form 25 -Closing Form
Posted by Maureen and Ed D. on 24th Dec 2016
My wife and I have completed both the Sun Style 73 forms and Tai Chi for arthritis. We practice each form daily. Then We decided to learn more. We purchased the 56 Forms Chen Style and Combined 42 Forms. We are progressing on the 42 Forms at this time. The DVD is taught by Doctor Lam and an expert instructor who teach the style from a front on view. This took a little time to get used to since we are accustomed to Doctor Lam instructing from a back on view. Once we got used to this we found the 42 combined forms a very challenging and beautiful work with advanced movements that truly strengthen the entire body. The amount of concentration needed for this form is great, In no time it seems that two hours have passed and we experience a feeling of well being, accomplishment, and strength. For beginners the 42 forms is too advanced. You should learn the 24 forms, forms for health or arthritis, then I believe the 73 Sun Style was a perfect fit for us. The combined 42 forms again are a life changing challenge to anyone who is fluent in Tai Chi practice. I believe we are fluent though certainly far from expert. I love the 73 Sun Style and thought it was the ultimate learning experience, but the combined 42 forms will take the student to a new and different level of learning. We look forward every day to our Tai Chi training and now even more with the combined 42 forms. We have trained for years with weights and yoga, and will continue with weight training, but our experience with Tai Chi has been a true life change. It is most likely the perfect lifetime exercise form. We are so thankful that we happened upon Tai Chi classes in Baltimore and learned of Doctor Lam. We enjoy the DVD's which teach us in the privacy of our home which now has a room only for Tai Chi. Thank you Doctor Lam you have made us feel young again. I have my adult children and grandchildren working with us and it has been a joy which I know will continue as we learn new forms. We are healthier, stronger, and at peace with the world due to Doctor Lam's teaching. Tai Chi can be done by anyone who devotes the time and energy to learning, for what is more important than growing older with new strength and good health. Best regards to all and to Doctor Lam and his expert staff.
Posted by Gene A Vinita on 6th Jan 2016
Dr. Lam's Tai Chi - The Combined - 42 Forms volume 1 & 2 is a program of 4 major Tai Chi styles advanced essential principles that for me is about a year away to learn. At the present time I'm learning/doing and about halfway thru Dr. Lam's Sun style 73 forms and very engage in this program. I cannot say enough about Dr. Lam's video instructional DVD's in following his teaching and guidance, I only wish I had started sooner... As to rating these products, they don't come any better than this... Its like having your own instructor, Dr. Lam right there with you the whole time. My thanks to you Dr. Lam...