Tai Chi Foundation Stances & Movements

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Tai Chi Foundation Stances & Movements

This Quiz will test your understanding of the foundation movements & main stances. Good luck.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When you step forward in Tai Chi, how would you do this?
    • A. 

      Leading from the foot

    • B. 

      With the heel.

    • C. 

      With the toe

    • D. 

      Leading from the Dantien

  • 2. 
    When you step backward in Tai Chi, how would you do this?
    • A. 

      With the flat foot, ensuring a 45 degree angle

    • B. 

      With the toe, ensuring a 45 degree angle

    • C. 

      With the flat foot, ensure a space between the feet

    • D. 

      With the toe, ensuring a space between the feet

  • 3. 
    How many foot and major hand movements are there in Tai Chi?
    • A. 

      5 foot and 3 hand

    • B. 

      8 foot and 3 hand

    • C. 

      3 foot and 5 hand

    • D. 

      5 foot and 5 hand

  • 4. 
    What are the hand movements?
    • A. 

      Forward and Backward, Up and Down, Open and Close

    • B. 

      Up and Open, Down and Close, Forward and Backward

    • C. 

      Open and Close, Forward and Backward, High and Low

  • 5. 
    Ku and Pan mean what in English?
    • A. 

      Step Forward & Step backward

    • B. 

      Turn to the left, Turn to the right

    • C. 

      Open & Close

    • D. 

      High and Low

  • 6. 
    We can release stress with this movement.
    • A. 

      Down and close

    • B. 

      High and low

    • C. 

      Up and open

    • D. 

      Open and close

  • 7. 
     As we move inward during the down and close hand movement, what are we doing?
    • A. 

      Gathering bad energy

    • B. 

      Releasing stress

    • C. 

      Gathering energy from the universal energy.

  • 8. 
    The majority of the weight is in the back leg whilst the front leg is just resting on the ground, usually on the heel. What stance is this?
    • A. 

      Bow leg

    • B. 

      Empty Leg

    • C. 

      Tai Chi

    • D. 

      One Leg empty

  • 9. 
    These are the 4 main stances
    • A. 

      Wuji, Empty Leg, Horse Riding, Bow

    • B. 

      Bow, One Leg Empty, Tai Chi, Wuji,

    • C. 

      Low, Horse Riding, Bow, Tai Chi

    • D. 

      Low, Horse Riding, Empty Leg, Bow

  • 10. 
    Only one leg is on the ground with this stance. What is it?
    • A. 

      Bow

    • B. 

      Empty Leg

    • C. 

      One Leg empty

    • D. 

      Low

  • 11. 
    How is the Bow stance best described?
    • A. 

      One foot in front of the other, 60% weight on the front foot, space between the feet

    • B. 

      One foot infront of the other, both feet in line with one another, 70% weight on the front foot

    • C. 

      Space between the feet, one foot in line with the other, 50/50 weight distribution

  • 12. 
    What are the names of the 5 major footworks?
    • A. 

      Jin, An, Ku, Pan, Ding

    • B. 

      Jin, Tui, Ku, Pan, Ding

    • C. 

      Peng, Lu, Tui, An, Ding

    • D. 

      Peng, Lu, Jin, Pan, Ding