The Yang-style Taijiquan Program
Yang-shi Taijiquan 揚式太極拳

Yanira and Sam Masich teach a full curriculum of traditional Yang-style Taijiquan. 

The Masich Internal Arts Method Traditional Yang-style Taijiquan Program approaches

this great body of work in a way that makes it attainable for dedicated taijiquan players.

 

Rooted in an eighty-five year, multi-generational lineage inherited by Sam Masich, this

highly integrated curriculum features many elements rarely seen today. Keeping these

practices alive and passing them to future generations is a privilege and responsibility.

To follow is an overview of the Masich Internal Arts Method Yang-style Taijiquan Program.

 

Preparation Training
Foundation and preparation methods (Chubufangfa 初步方法)
  • Yang-style Taijiquan ‘eight-section brocade’ (Yang-shi taijiquan baduanjin 楊式太極拳八段錦)

  • Taijiquan flexibility, conditioning and power training (taiji gongli 太極功力)

  • Seated neigong (zuo neigong 坐内功)

    • Placing breath method (qixi luodian huxifa 氣息落點呼吸法)

    • Pre and post-heaven heng-ha qi circulation breathing method (xiantian houtian heng-ha qizhou huxifa 先天後天哼哈氣周之呼吸法)

Barehand Training

Taiji ‘long-boxing’ (Taiji Changquan 太極長拳)

  • 37 essential ‘single form’ training methods (sanshiqi danshi lianfa 三十七單式練法) 

  • 108 movement taiji ‘long-boxing,’ solo bare-hand form (yibaibashi taiji changquan taolu 一百八式太極長拳套路)

 

Taiji push-hands (Taiji Tuishou 太極推手)

  • Sensing-hands (jueshou 覺手)    

  • Eight disc-framed fixed-step push-hands (bapan jiazi dingbu tuishou 八盤架子定步推手)

  • Four-squares push-hands (sizheng tuishou 四正推手). Fixed-step (dingbu 定步) and moving-step (huobu 活步)

  • Four-squares push-hands eight reversals (sizheng tuishou ba diandao 四正推手八顛倒)

  • Four-corners push-hands (siyu tuishou 四隅推手)—also known as ‘Large-rollback’ (dalü 大履)

Taiji sparring (Taiji Sanshou 太極散手)

  • 88 movement taiji ‘sparring’ form (bashibashi taiji sanshou 八十八楊式太極散手)

  • Yang Chengfu’s 37 essential form applications (Yang-Chengfu sanshiqi danshi lianfa 楊澄甫的三十七單式練法)

  • Taiji linking fist methods (taiji lianhuan quanfa 太極连环拳法)

 
Apparatus Training

Taiji dagger (Taiji Jiandao 太極尖刀) 

  • Thirteen-powers solo taiji dagger form (shisanshi taijijiandao 十三勢太極尖刀)

  • Four-squares push-dagger (sizheng tuishou 四正推尖刀)

  • Four-corners push-dagger (siyu tuishou 四隅推手)

  • Thirteen-powers solo taiji dagger (shisanshi taijijiandao 十三勢太極尖刀) (solo & partner training)

 

Taiji sabre (Taijidao 太極刀)

  • Thirteen-powers solo taiji sabre form (shisanshi taijidao 十三勢太極刀)

  • 32 movement solo taiji sabre form (sanshi'er shi taijidao 三十二式太極刀)

  • Taiji sabre applications form (taijidaofa shiyong lianxi 太極刀法实用练习) 

  • Thirteen-powers taiji sabre (shisanshi  taijidao 十三勢太極刀) (solo & partner training)

 

Taiji straight-sword (Taijijian 太極劍)

  • 54 movement taiji straight-sword solo form (wushisi shi taijijian 五十四式太極劍)

  • Sensing-sword (juejian 覺劍)

  • Thirteen-powers taiji sword (shisanshi taijijian 十三勢太極劍) (solo & partner training)

 

Taiji spear and halberd (Taijiqiang/Taijiiji 太極劍/太極戟)

  • Thirteen-powers taiji spear (shisanshi taijiqiang 太極十三勢槍) (solo and partner training)

  • Three methods of taiji halberd (taijiji sanfa 太極戟三法) (solo and partner training)

Taiji Long Boxing 太極長拳
Taiji Long Boxing 太極長拳

Diagonal Flying 斜飛式
Diagonal Flying 斜飛式

Taiji Sanshou Mix 太極散手
Taiji Sanshou Mix 太極散手

Taiji Long Boxing 太極長拳
Taiji Long Boxing 太極長拳

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