Sitting form of the Wu Family Print E-mail


The Sitting Form (for disabled persons in wheel chair) was created by Grandmaster  Wu Kong Yu, when he taught paraplegic patients, patients with disorders of the lower limbs or the elderly. While Grandmaster taught these people simple Chi Kung exercises, he discovered that they wished to strengthen their body and spirit and improve their quality of life, through a more complete practice of Wu Tai Chi Chuan.

After many years of research and teaching, and taking into consideration the needs of paraplegic patients, Grandmaster Wu refined the Sitting Form, gaining praise from the other members of the Wu Family, from all Tai Chi Chuan practitioners, as well as from the people for whom this particular form was created. In the long run, all those who practised this form came to love it, as they were highly benefited physically and mentally.

The distinctive features of the Sitting Form is smoothness, circularity, the soft stretching of the whole body, the use of gravity and calmness. The Sitting Form comprises all the principles of Wu Tai Chi Chuan.

1.    Beginning of Tai Chi Chuan
2.    Raise Hands
3.    Playing Guitar
4.    Grasp Bird's Tail
5.    Single Whip
6.    Slant Flying
7.    Raise Hands
8.    White Crane Spreads Wings
9.    Playing Guitar
10.    Brush Knee, Push (Right)
11.    Playing Guitar
12.    Brush Knee, Push (Left)
13.    Playing Guitar
14.    Step Forward and Push
15.    Push Forward
16.    Carry Tiger to the Mountain
17.    Cross Hands
18.    Grasp Bird's Tail
19.    Single Whip
20.    Wave Hands Like a Cloud
21.    Single Whip
22.    Playing Guitar
23.    Wild Horse Separate Mane (Left)
24.    Wild Horse Separate Mane (Right)
25.    Playing Guitar
26.    Fair Lady Works at Shuttle (Right)
27.    Playing Guitar
28.    Fair Lady Works at Shuttle (Left)
29.    Playing Guitar
30.    Grasp Bird's Tail
31.    Single Whip
32.    Conclusion of Tai Chi Chuan