This is a curious video with an intro before the performance by a woman who is slightly bemused that the performer wants to be referred to as the ‘Tai Chi Queen of China’. Which is a rather grand title to live up to! I will leave it up to the viewer of the video to decide. For me it is a top class demonstration of the 24 form. Great flow and effortless grace as she glides across the floor. Great softness and subtlety to the various parts of the form. Not the most intention I have ever seen in a performance of the 24 form, possibly due to the slightly fast pacing of the demonstration that sacrifices some intention for smooth flow.

Nigel Minchin

Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong practitioner since 2014 and instructor since 2020 ( Practising the Yang 8 and 24 step hand forms, 32 sword form, Cheng Man-Ch’ing 37 step hand and 54 step sword forms, Chen Old Frame (first routine Lao Jia Yi Lu). Swimming Dragon, Ba Duan Jin and Shibashi Qi Gong forms.

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