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Posture List of the
Taiji Sword

Posture #

1
Taiji sword commencing

2
Triple halos of the moon

3
God of literature

4
Swallow sweeps water surface

5
Sweep right and left

6
God of literature, compact form

7
Swallow returns nest

8
Embrace moon in breast

9
Cat alertly catches mouse

10
Phoenix looks up

11
Wasps enter hives

12
Phoenix spreads wings

13
God of literature, compact form

14
Waiting for fish

15
Dragon walks, right and left

16
Embrace sword

17
Birds flock to wood

18
Black dragon wiggles tail

19
Blue dragon emerges from sea

20
Wind blows lotus leaves

21
Lion shakes head, right and left

22
Tiger embraces head

23
Wild horse leaps over creek

24
Rein the stallion

25
Step forth with compass

26
Sweep dust in wind, left and right

27
Push boat down stream

28
Meteor chases moon

29
Heavenly horse jumps over sky

30
Lift the curtain

31
Wheel, left and right

32
Swallow dabbles mud

33
Roc spreads wings

34
Golden cock stands on one leg

35
Scoop moon from sea bottom

36
Embrace moon in breast

37
Prince searches sea

38
Rhinoceros gazes at moon

39
Shoot the swift

40
Blue dragon protrudes claws

41
Phoenix spreads wings

42
Draw left and right

43
Shoot the swift

44
White ape presents fruit

45
Drop flowers right and left

46
Fair lady weaves at shuttle

47
White tiger wags tail

48
Embrace moon in breast

49
Carp jumps to dragonhood

50
Black dragon twists around a column

51
Angle points the way

52
Incense points towards sky

53
Wind sweeps plum flowers

54
Hold the ivory tablet

55
Taiji sword concluding

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Revised: 6/4/00
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