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Tai Chi - The Combined 42 Forms DVD with Dr Paul Lam


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Tai Chi - The Combined 42 Forms DVD

Approx total duration: 5 hrs

Integrating 4 Major Styles to a Greater Set

The Combined 42 Forms set is composed by Professors Men and Li. It has integrated all four major styles seamlessly with its own wonderful rhythm and energy.
Dr Lam has learned it from Professor Men and continued to work with him for many years. He has won the gold medal for this set at the Third International Competition in Beijing 1993. Since then, Dr Lam has been working hard to develop depth and power of its health-giving power.
The Combined 42 Forms set provide the opportunity to learn different styles of tai chi and the power of synergy with the combination set. It is enjoyable and rewarding to practice.


  • Step-by-step detailed and in-depth instructions 

  • Close-ups, repetitions, different angles and foot prints to facilitate learning 

  • Demonstrations (front and back on views) of each section and the entire set

The Program

Following an introduction to tai chi and of the benefits you will gain by learning this set, Dr Lam will teach warm up exercises and the Combined 42 Forms with his stepwise progressive teaching method. There will be close ups, repetitions and diagrams to aid learning. Throughout the lessons, Dr Lam will explain the tai chi principles and how to use them to improve your tai chi.

Commencing Form

Section 1

Form 1 - Commencing Form
Form 2 - Stroking Bird's Tail-Right
Form 3 - Single Whip - Left
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
Form 9 - Step Forward, Parry and Punch
Form 10 - Apparent close-up
Section 2

Form 11 - Opening and Closing of Hands
Form 12 - Single Whip - Right
Form 13 - Fist under Elbow
Form 14 - Turn Body and Push Palm on Right and Left
Form 15 - Fair Lady Works at the Shuttle - Right and Left
Form 16 - Heel Kicks - right and left
Form 17 - Cover with Hand and Punch with Fist
Form 18 - Parting Wild Horse's Mane - Left and Right
Section 3

Form 19 - Wave Hands Like Clouds
Form 20 - Step Backward to Subdue the Tiger
Form 21 - Kicking with Toes Forward - Right
Form 22 - Punching Ears with Both Fists
Form 23 - Kicking with Toes Forward - Left
Form 24 - Turn Body and Slap Foot
Form 25 - Step Forward & Punch Downward
Form 26 - Oblique Flying
Form 27 - Lowering Movement
Form 28 - Golden Cock Standing on One Leg
Form 29 - Step Backward and Thread Palm
Section 4
Form 30 - Press Palm in Empty Stance
Form 31 - Lifting Palm & Standing on One Leg
Form 32 - Body Thrust with half Horse Stance
Form 33 -Turn Body with Full Roll-Back
Form 34 - Hold and Punch in Crossed Squatting Stance
Form 35 - Thread Palm and Lowering Movements
Form 36 - Step Forward Seven Stars
Form 37 - Step Backward Riding Tiger
Form 38 - Turn Body with Lotus Kick
Form 39 - Drawing Bow to Shoot Tiger
Form 40 - Stroking Bird's Tail - Left
Form 41 - Cross Hands
Form 42 - Closing Form

Product Reviews

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  1. like being there 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Apr 2023

    Outstanding opportunity to learn this powerful form in simple, detailed, clearly illustrated steps. Best tai chi learning video I have seen. Especially appreciate the repeated opportunity to follow along each form multiple times to practice each move with both the back and front views. Clear as day. Very little difference than if you were in class with Dr Lam.

  2. 42 Form 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Sep 2022

    This is a wonderful transition from 24 Form toward 73 Form. Not only do you practice familiar movements but there is gentle introduction to new forms and movements

  3. Great learning tool 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Jul 2020

    Great! Easy to follow instructions. Repetitive part by part learning is great.

  4. Extraordinary learning experience 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Jun 2020

    I have been practicing Tai Chi for over 20 years and have been teaching Yang Style 24-form Simplified for about five years. I have studied with great instructors both in-person and online.

    I highly commend Dr Lam on the quality, not only of his teaching, but also of his 42-form instructional DVD.

    The recording is sharp and clear. The audio is excellent. Dr Lam's explanations and demonstrations are easy to follow and make the learning experience easy and a pleasure.

    To Dr Lam, a thousand thank-yous and congratulations on producing such a fine piece of instructional work.

  5. Best organization I've seen for learning a Tai Chi sequence 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th May 2020

    I have studied 3 martial arts and have started and stopped my Tai Chi with international changes in location and work. Back in the USA, I began relearning the long Yang form, then recalled the 24-48 combined set I started learning in Korea. I found a good DVD presentation and learned the 24 form sequence.

    When I began searching for the 48 form sequence, I found Dr. Lam's videos and his commentary about the combined 42 form sequence. It is this DVD about which I am commenting.

    I taught at university for about 15 years and have created many courses in science and language (EFL). I have learned Tai Chi from videos and DVD before, so I was pleasantly surprised at how well organized this DVD is for distant learning.

    In particular, the sequential instruction of individual forms is very helpful. What makes the DVD presentation exceptional is the way in which the DVD is organized so that individual lessons can be accessed quickly and easily from a single screen for repetition. Then the full sequence is presented from multiple aspects, which is necessary to detect details of body position in three dimensions.

    Overall, I would rate this the most effective DVD I have ever seen or used for distance training by a Tai Chi teacher. The teaching experience of Dr. Lam is clear and I am grateful that I found this DVD.

    Thank you, sifu.

  6. No Comparison—this technique is superior 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Oct 2019

    I had been trying to learn this form from internet sites and from Dr. Lam’s old DVD version. There is no comparison with the wonderful new stepwise progressive approach. At last I feel welcomed and confident in learning this form. Much gratitude to Dr. Lam for remembering the learning needs of us intermediate practitioners.