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The Eight Methods and Five Steps Routine of Taijiquan


  • Model: B1125
  • Shipping Weight: 550g
  • Units in Stock: 88

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The Eight Method and Five Step routines are a simple and easy-to-learn introduction to Taijiquan. Created by experts of the Wushu Sports Management Center of State Sports Administration in order to better publicize, promote and popularize Taijiquan, and to also promote China's excellent traditional culture.

Drawing on all forms of Taijiquan, the core techniques are represented in the "Eight Methodsand Five Steps" routine, encompassing the eight method of "ward-off, rollback, push, press, grab, split, elbow strike and shoulder strike", combined with the five steps of "advancing, retreating, looking left, gazing right and central equilibrium" as the two modes of exercise of standing stake andadvancing. These have been refined into a popular routine of culture, fitness and simplicity.

The movements are simple in structure, moderate in number but rich in meaning, and also easy to learn and practice. This is the ideal routine on to which to progress from the 24-form simplified Taijiquan routine.

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