<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Polaris:
[B]Yes, the Wu family teaches 24 forms of ch'i kung or qigong for "power generation" in martial coordination and general health. This was said to be inherited from Yang Pan-hou and, until very recently, it was kept absolutely secret and only taught to family members and the most trusted senior disciples.
Hi Polaris, would you be kind enough to briefly describe this 24 forms of Chi kung or taichi kung. I do 5 forms of taichi kung too but they concentrate on chi building more than neili (Internal strength). For neili development, personally I find zhanzhuang has more effect. It was also informed to me by my sifu that in the past Yang family also do the form in very very slow motion, almost like zhanzhuang but a moving kind of zhanzhuang, far slower than our normal taichi routine.