Movements of the Cheng Man Ching 37 Form

There are several variations of the 37 movement count, but they only vary slightly. There are 37 unique movements – which are numbered here – and repetitions of movements – which are indicated with asterisks. This is the complete form list.

Video, First Third—Front View
Video, First Third—Back View
Video, Second and Third 3rd Demo
Video, Tai Chi Cheng Man Ching First Third Group Demo

1. Preparation
2. Beginning
3. Ward Off, Left
4. Ward Off, Right
5. Roll Back
6. Press
7. Push
8. Single Whip
9. Lift Hands
10. Shoulder Strike
11. White Crane Spreads Wings
12. Brush Knee, Left
13. Play Guitar
**Brush Knee, Left
14. Step Forward, Deflect Downward, Parry, and Punch
15. Withdraw and Push
16. Cross Hands
(End First Third)
17. Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain
**Roll Back (diagonal)
**Press (diagonal)
**Push (diagonal)
**Diagonal Single Whip
18. Fist Under Elbow
19. Repulse Monkey, Right
20. Repulse Monkey, Left
**Repulse Monkey, Right
**Repulse Monkey, Left
21. Diagonal Flying
22. Wave Hands Like Clouds, Left
23. Wave Hands Like Clouds, Right
**Wave Hands Like Clouds, Left
**Wave Hands Like Clouds, Right
**Wave Hands Like Clouds, Left
**Single Whip
24. Snake Creeps Down
25. Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg, Right
26. Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg, Left
27. Separate Right Foot
28. Separate Left Foot
29. Turn Body and Kick With Heel
**Brush Knee, Left
30. Brush Knee, Right.
31. Step Forward and Punch low
**Ward Off, Right
**Roll Back
**Press
**Push
**Single Whip.
32. Fair Lady Weaves (Works) Shuttle I
33. Fair Lady Weaves (Works) Shuttle II
**Fair Lady Weaves (Works) Shuttle I
**Fair Lady Weaves (Works) Shuttle II
**Ward Off, Right
**Roll Back, Press
**Push
**Single Whip
34. Step Up to Seven Stars
35. Retreat to Ride Tiger
36. Turn Body Sweep Lotus Leg
37. Bend Bow Shoot Tiger
**Step up, Deflect Downward, Parry, and Punch
**Withdraw and push
**Cross Hands