The Double Whip 2

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Sequence 17: The Double Whip

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53. Cat Stance

(Mao Shih)
Transfer your weight on to your right leg, slightly bending your right knee. Draw your left foot back, raising your left heel and keeping the left toes on the floor. As you shift your weight, turn your shoulders slightly to the left and rotate your right wrist so that your right palm faces downward, then swing your right hand to a point under your left elbow. Meanwhile your left hand should remain stationary throughout.

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54. Leopard Stance

(Pao Shih)
Step back with your left foot, bending your left knee, and bring it to a position behind your right foot. Immediately transfer your body weight on to your left leg and turn ninety degrees to your left, adjusting the angle of your left foot and then the angle of your right foot. Swing your arms outwards and upwards to shoulder level, with the palms facing outwards and the fingers pointing upwards. Now turn your head so that it looks to your left (East).

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The Chinese Art of T'ai Chi Ch'uan

by Chee Soo

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