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Tai Chi Essentials: Tai Chi Forms

Next in Tai Chi Essentials: Read about specific tai chi moves.

Each style has a series of distinct choreographed movements called forms, with short ones lasting for a few minutes and the longest ones up to an hour.

Forms can be done unarmed or openhanded, or with weapons such as swords and staffs.

The first step in learning tai chi is to learn the movements of a form. Beginners normally start by learning a short, open-handed form.

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