# Tai Chi Foundation Stances & Movements

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

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

• B.

With the heel

• C.

With the toe

• D.

• 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.

• 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.

Wuji, Empty Leg, Horse Riding, Bow

• C.

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

• 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