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*ALSO AVAILABLE as Online Streaming Video: Visit Dr Paul Lam Online Tai Chi Lessons (


Tai Chi - The 24 Forms

Free first lesson

The ancient practice of tai chi is clinically proven to be one of the most effective exercises to improve health, fitness and relaxation. The 24 Forms is the most widely practiced tai chi form. While there are many variations, the form you will learn by working with this DVD is the one of the most authentic.  

Following an introduction to tai chi and its benefits, Dr Lam teaches unique qigong exercises and foundational movements which will enhance your energy and make easier learning. He teaches the 24 forms from different angles — using close ups, repetitions and diagramed 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 how to use them to improve your tai chi.

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.

24 Forms

1 Commencing Form
2 Parting Wild Horse's Mane - Left, Right and Left
3 White Crane Flashing Wings
4 Brush Knee - Right, Left and Right
5 Playing the Lute

6. Repulse Monkey - Right, Left, Right, Left
7. Stroking Bird's Tail - Left
8. Stroking Bird's Tail - Right
9. Single Whip
10. Waving Hands Like Clouds
11. Single Whip

12. High Horse
13. Heel Kick Right
14. Punching Ears with Both fists
15. Turn and Heel Kick Left
16. Lower Movement and Golden Cock Standing on One Leg-Left
17. Lower Movement and Golden Cock Standing on One Leg-Right

18. Fair Lady, Work at Shuttles-Right, Left
19. Needle at Sea Bottom
20. Fan Back
21. Turn to Deflect Downward, Parry and Punch
22. Apparent Closing Up
23. Cross Hands
24. Closing Form



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  1. Needs more detail perhaps 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Apr 2019

    I have had several Dr. Lam DVDs for a long time and like them a lot. I also use another practitioner's DVDs for balance in my learning.

    Dr. Lam is wonderful to watch. He truly flows.

    I wonder if Dr. Lam might give some more detail especially in areas such as Grasp / Stroke the Bird's Tail where the 90º and 180º turns are tricky to say the least.

    I am very negative about the tiny size of the type on your web site on my Mac screen where it could easily double in size.

    This last set of 24 I bought went as a gift so I did not see them.

  2. Thank you for 24 Forms 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Oct 2018

    Tai Chi has changed my life for the better. I live where no one else wants to live, but there is internet. Tai Chi has taken away my back and foot pain and I can run up and down stair and have lost weight and much more. I order the Dr. Lam DVD's online and learn the Tai Chi. Dr. Lam is the most thorough teacher of Tai Chi available. I especially enjoy the 24 Form, as it is like a poetic, graceful dance. Dr. Lam teaches this form with patience and his sincere, calm approach is the same as a meditation. With the DVD you can watch and learn over and over again. Not only do you receive Dr. Lam with this DVD, you also have classmates and do not feel all alone while practicing Tai Chi.

    Thank you Dr. Lam

  3. Relaxed Learning 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Sep 2018

    I enjoy Dr. Lam’s clear presentation, views from back and front for each movement, concern for safety and avoidance of injury, and step by step development of each form. As a retired teacher myself, I appreciate the lesson structure. Also, the DVD is well filmed and generally easy to use. I look forward to my practice each day.

  4. Great way to learn Tai Chi 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Sep 2018

    Dr Paul Lam is a fantastic teacher and the way he shows the moves in front and back views makes it so clear what to do. I only hope I can learn enough to be able to teach Tai Chi myself.

  5. Tai Chi for Life 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Aug 2018

    As I am approaching to complete the Tai Chi for Beginner 8 lessons DVD, I enjoy it so much I decided to order the 24 Forms DVD, so that I can further my study on tai chi techniques and practice.
    I truly appreciate Dr. Paul Lam’s instructional method and process; his learner centric approach makes the learning easy to understand and enjoyable.

  6. lets u move @ ur own pace 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Aug 2018

    having tried several programs this is on tai-chi !
    the instructions easy to understand, showing different angles.
    makes learning very easy!

  7. One of my favorites in my library 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Jul 2018

    I was eager to get this training video as I have been practicing Tai Chi for Energy I and II, and Tai Chi for Arthritis I and II for some time, and wanted to experience the yang style to help become more well rounded and reap the benefits from three different styles. It has been three months now and I practice the form daily. I have the fundamentals down so I just need refinement and more practice. I wish I could join Dr. Lam when he comes to Toronto to cover the 24 form in depth.
    The video is very easy to follow and broke down each section well. I particularly liked that each section moved through several movements in sequence which I found more enjoyable to learn than the approach to previous videos I purchased.
    I can now practice each style in my routine. I plan to get a video all on the chen style next. Thank you Dr. Lam for helping to make Tai Chi training accessible on the east coast of Canada.

  8. Easy to follow and enjoyable! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th May 2018

    For the price, this video is worth it for the preventive medicine. Dr. Lam is a very great teacher/doctor. You can tell he has a big passion for Tai Chi. You will learn about culture too. Tai Chi is so beneficial, and gentle on the body. It is easy for a person at any age. I appreciate the parts where Dr. Lam says "let us do that again" then I can really practice.

  9. A Step To A Larger World 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Jan 2018

    I understand this is the teaching of the International Style practiced by millions around the world. I am just starting to learn this style and am excited at the prospect of joining a larger community. The instruction so far (basic steps) are thorough and complete. Dr. Lam's joy at presenting is apparent with his gifted training style. I look forward to mastering the complete set. It's fun and beautiful!

  10. A Personal Journey 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Jan 2018

    Hello, I began with the beginners set a year ago, early 2017, and practiced, practiced, and practiced again while always going back to the lessons for more instruction.This year, I felt I was ready to learn the 24 forms offered on DVD because I knew there was more to learn and gain in physical wellness. By that I mean I benefit having more flexibility by learning Tai Chi at 69 years of age, something I have lost gradually over the decades.
    Thank you for your patience to teach in a manner that is easy to understand.

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