I wonder what would happen if you could bring students from all three lines together and compare what they have learned! Why is this? I feel duty bound to point out a couple of clarifications: The only major change being when I discovered the complete 3 volume works supposedly attributed to Wang Tsung-yeuh where he states no less than 15 times in the first three pages that the backbone should at all times be vertical!
Just like a computer has hardware and software, tai chi could also be said to have software or source code.
A Comparison. We hope this answers your question. All of this makes up the original source code of tai chi.
IN Douglas Wile's book, it is stated that people in China noticed Yang Cheng-fu performing a much more energetic form with leaps etc. All of these are family names. They even went so far as to say that I invented it!
This is much more important when getting to the higher levels of tai chi, so if you intend on making tai chi a part of your life and progressing to the higher levels, take care to make sure you are practising one of the two original Yang Style forms.
What is important about the Old Yang Style is it will help you learn what is inside tai chi. The type of application — healing, martial arts or meditation — will determine how and what you do.
The Old Yang style shows from the beginning, the 'opening and closing' movements and also the yin and yang of the hands and feet.
David in Ireland on February 14, 2016 at 10: The Book is called: Over the years, the source code changed and was modified, and segments of what was in the original form were lost.
Igor R on April 17, 2015 at 3: Yang style tai chi is the first style of tai chi to be properly formulated in to forms and one of the most popular styles today. The smaller frame forms of tai chi have as much or even more power than the larger forms, but with the larger forms you can see what is happening more clearly. This is true for BOTH its health and martial art applications.
Yang Lu Chan brought tai chi out of the village and spread the teachings around China and eventually to Beijing.