The Tai Chi 42 Form Competition Routine is a combination of several disciplines. While its movements make up the standard form in Wushu competition, it's actually a mixture of different moves taken from Sun, Chen, Wu and Yang. These are styles that are conventional of Tai Chi Chuan. However, this mixture is the reason why the 42 form routine is being criticized by purists. According to them, it's nothing more than a hybrid.
But even with these critics, the discipline is actually increasing in popularity. It's receiving a lot of raves especially from practitioners. According to practitioners, the Tai Chi 42 Form Competition Routine is smooth and challenging. With these challenges, qi or energy is stored in the body. This is the reason why it presents a lot of health benefits especially for stamina and vitality.
The challenging aspect of the routine is also the reason why there are now a lot of competitors. It first gained international prominence back in the 1990 Asian Games when the 42 form routine represented Tai Chi. Until now, only a handful of practitioners can claim the distinction of consistently doing the routine perfectly.
This guide is 24 pages of illustrations on each and every move of the routine. There are 194 moves all in all to complete the 42 forms. It may sound a lot to master. But with this guide, you'll master them in no time.