I did not find a free licensed visualization of the 24 Taijiquan Peking form that I’ve been learning for 30 years now. So I started sketching a rough version myself.
This is still incomplete! To date I only finished the first third that works as a loop: moving forward and back. Even drawing this sketched version took me several months (I don’t have much time for drawing), so I decided to publish now and complete it in time to get it out there. Release early, release often. These first steps return to the starting position, so you can train with them continuously in a fixed space.
These sketches are from memory and imperfect low quality, and the training PDF by the Akademie Krefeld is more precise, but this here is vertical, so you see the movement, and free licensed under cc by-sa (compatible with Wikipedia) with inkscape source file, so you can edit and work with it.
Some sketches here appear unbalanced. That’s a drawing error I made. I may fix those parts when I get to it. If a movement here seems strange, doublecheck it with the training PDF linked above.
What helped me the most in finally learning the last steps of the form was the video Two people mirror Tai Chi form 24. It shows a version of the form that works well with knees which are no longer 20 — learning that gives you a skill you can use your whole life.
The first loop
From the starting position to the first repeated stance: the fourth and the last stance are the same.
These are the steps I use to remember the movements. They show different points in time than the official ones, because those help me more and capture what I needed to understand. Enough with the disclaimers. I hope these help you. Have fun!
I’m currently walking the full form roughly twice a day. One of these is usually just before going to bed. It helps me get back from the screen into my body and the real world.
Source for editing: 2023-11-11-taijiquan-form-teil-1-vertikal.svg
This part is about one third of the 24 form.
To be continued.