TAI CHI Sun Style 73 Forms
Free first lesson
Combining two of the most powerful internal arts with tai chi, Sun Lu-tang (1861-1932) created an uniquely powerful style of tai chi. This style places great emphasis on Qigong (exercise to cultivate vital life energy), making it especially effective for cultivating internal energy, which in turn greatly enhance healing and relaxation. The 73 Forms is characterized by agile steps with smooth and flowing movements, like water in a river.
Following an introduction to tai chi and of the benefits you will gain by learning the 73 Forms, Dr Lam will teach warm up exercises and the 73 Forms using simple and proven teaching methods. He will teach the forms from different angles — using close ups, repetitions and diagrammed illustrations while dividing each form into small sections allowing you to follow along with ease. Throughout the lessons, Dr Lam will explain the tai chi principles and the unique Sun style tai chi energy with throughout the DVD.
• Step-by-step comprehensive instructions
• Close-ups, repetitions, different angles and foot prints to facilitate learning
• Specially composed theme music
• Demonstrations (front and back on views) of the entire set by Dr Lam
Dr Paul Lam, an Australian family physician and tai chi expert, is a world leader in the field of tai chi for health. He is a well recognised teacher and has trained over five thousand instructors. He is the author of Teaching Tai Chi Effectively and Tai Chi for Beginners and the 24 Forms, as well as best-selling instructional tai chi DVDs. His tai chi programs have impacted millions worldwide.
Name of the 73 Forms
Form 1 Commencement Form
Form 2 Leisurely Tying Coat
Form 3 Opening Hands
Form 4 Closing Hands
Form 5 Single Whip
Form 6 Lifting Hands
Form 7 White Crane Flashing Wings
Form 8 Opening Hands
Form 9 Closing Hands
Form 10 Brush Knee and Twist Step Left
Form 11 Playing the Lute
Form 12 Step Forward to Deflect Downwards, Parry and Punch
Form 13 Apparent Closing Up
Form 14 Carrying the Tiger and Pushing the Mountain
Form 15 Opening Hands
Form 16 Closing Hands
Form 17 Brush Knee and Twist Step Right
Form 18 Leisurely Tying Coat
Form 19 Opening Hands
Form 20 Closing Hands
Form 21 Single Whip Left
Form 22 Punch underneath Elbow
Form 23 Repulse Monkey Left
Form 24 Repulse Monkey Right
Form 25 Brush Knee and Twist Step Left
Form 26 Leisurely Tying Coat Left
Form 27 Opening Hands
Form 28 Closing Hands
Form 29 Single Whip Right
Form 30 Waving Hands like Clouds Right
Form 31 Higher Horse
Form 32 Toe Kick Left
Form 33 Toe Kick Right
Form 34 Step on Firmly To Punch Downwards
Form 35 Turn Body and Jump Up With Both Feet
Form 36 Subdue the Tiger
Form 37 Toe Kick Left
Form 38 Turning Body and Kicking With Heel
Form 39 Step Forward to Deflect Downwards, Parry and Punch
Form 40 Apparent Closing Up
Form 41 Carrying the Tiger and Pushing the Mountain
Form 42 Opening Hands
Form 43 Closing Hands
Form 44 Brush Knee and Twist Step Left
Form 45 Leisurely Tying Coat
Form 46 Opening Hands
Form 47 Closing Hands
Form 48 Diagonal Single Whip
Form 49 Parting Wild Horse's Mane
Form 50 Leisurely Tying Coat
Form 51 Opening Hands
Form 52 Closing Hands
Form 53 Single Whip Left
Form 54 Waving Hands like Clouds Left
Form 55 Lowering Movement
Form 56 Golden Cock Standing On One Leg
Form 57 Fan Back
Form 58 Fair Lady Working At the Shuttles
Form 59 Higher Horse
Form 60 Cross Hands and Patting Foot
Form 61 Forward Step to Punch Crouch
Form 62 Lively Step and Leisurely Tying Coat
Form 63 Opening Hands
Form 64 Closing Hands
Form 65 Single Whip Left
Form 66 Single Whip and Lowering Movement
Form 67 Forward Step Seven Stars
Form 68 Backward Step Riding Tiger
Form 69 Turn Body, Lotus Kick
Form 70 Drawing Bow to Shoot Tiger
Form 71 Double Forward Punch
Form 72 Yin and Yang Merging into One
Form 73 Closing Form
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Posted by Unknown on 25th Apr 2017
When I viewed the DVD, it wasn't the one I expected. However, this DVD is a new version for seniors. The DVD is done well because it makes the form easier to practice especially where the turns and kicks are concerned. The best walking "Qigong form" ever for Seniors to practice.
Posted by Susan Merlino on 29th Jan 2017
I really had little idea of what I was getting into when the local Senior Center Director asked me last spring if I wanted to fill out an application to become a Tai Chi instructor. I have done all types of exercise programs through my life. I probably started as an adult with "Sweating to the Oldies" and Jane Fonda. I have danced, lifted weights, swam, ran, what ever was popular and within my physical ability. I had one experience with Tai Chi from a local adult education center but it was more of a just follow the leader and no real in depth instructions as to the study and reasons behind Tai Chi. At 69 I was struggling to find something within my ability and that I would enjoy and also improve my health status.
My first tape and class was a struggle at first. The thought after my 2 day program was I would never be able to learn the program, no less instruct or teach anyone else. I persevered and began to learn the first forms from Tai Chi for Arthritis. As I began to regularly work with the DVD I felt a little more confident as I started a class at the senior center, with a number of notes and hints to help me along, I personally am finishing the Tai Chi 2 for Arthritis. The class is moving slowly but reinforcing my learning. I am so happy to pass on what I have learned. Because I am an RN I feel that in a way I am continuing my profession by teaching and improving clients health and welfare. I am greatly looking forward to begin the Tai Chi Sun Style 73 Forms and maybe one day getting good enough to go to a conference and actually meet Dr, Lam.
Posted by Isabelle on 24th Jan 2017
My husband and I are very pleased with the step-wise approach that Dr. Lam provides in this training DVD. We especially like the repetitive sequences he goes through to teach a move. I must temper that with the fact that we have been through classes with live teachers, but no longer live in a community that can provides it. Nonetheless, this program is invaluable for us to continue our growth in T'ai Chi. We like the explanations he gives about the overall impacts of TC, as well as the explanations of how to do each step, especially integrating the breathing, how to breath, when and where to balance, etc. While we have had live teaching, we like the ability to repeat the sequence of DVD many, many times to cement our technique. We view the full demonstration frequently to see how the moves glide together and reveiw the big picture.
Posted by Catherine Kostyn on 14th Jan 2017
I'm currently working through the full set of Tai Chi for Arthritis DVDs, and I purchased this one in the recent December sale. It is my goal once I've internalized all of the movements from the Arthritis series. I find Dr Lam's style very helpful and easy to follow - which is most unusual for DVD instruction videos. I do have access to a local instructor certified to teach Sun style, but it is very helpful to have these DVDs at home as a reference between classes.
Posted by Frank Lewis on 19th Dec 2016
I've been an TCAFP instructor for a few years. This DVD is extremely helpful in learning a new form.
Posted by Susan on 18th Dec 2016
I have recently started learning the Sun Style 73 form in our class. I enjoy it so much that I also looked on you tube for anything and saw some of Dr Lam's demonstrations, so I had an idea about what I was getting. But it is even better because the format gives you many options for viewing and the instruction is excellent. It allows to you go through the CD all at once, view front and back demos separately, go through the step by step instruction all at once, or each step individually. Very nice if you want to review one of the 73 steps or follow along with Dr Lam in front or back demos of the complete form.
Also, Dr Lam's instructions are clear and easy to follow.
Posted by Albert Chen, MD, Kung fu and Tai Chi instructor on 7th Dec 2016
Dr. Lam's teaching is excellent. After learning Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 1 and Part 2 (based on Sun Style Tai Chi), this 73 forms seemed to be the nature progression for me. As in the previous two DVDs, Dr. Lam taught this more lengthy and complicated routine with the same highly effect teaching method. Dr. Lam also took time to explain variation moves and the reason behind them (some movement were risky). Having a background in Chen Style Tai Chi and know a few moves in Hsing-I and Ba-gua, I really enjoy the synthesis of an unique style which includes all three internal martial arts.
Posted by David on 4th Nov 2016
Using the Sun style program. I like Dr. Lam's teaching style. He makes learning the movements stress-free. His method has a nice pace allowing beginners to easily absorb each step. By far, the best DVD instruction for learning Tai Chi on your own.
Posted by Ed and Maureen D. on 8th Jul 2016
My wife and I decided to learn Tai Chi after years of Yoga practice. The results are amazing. Dr. Lam is a great teacher. Tai Chi has helped us to concentrate, to relax, and we feel stronger. We look forward to our daily workouts with Dr. Lam who has actually helped me be calm and patient. Everyone can do this and should. Thank you Dr. Lam.
Posted by John on 15th Apr 2016
No words to describe the spiritual connection with the Tai Chi exercises.
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