The 17 Yang Style Form is a shortened version of the 24 Yang Style Form that is more suitable for people with reduced flexibility and strength, but still want the benefits of practicing a Yang style form.

The movements of the form are listed below:
This diagram shows the 17 form,
which is very similar to the 16 Form
  1. Beginning
  2. Parting the Wild Horse's Mane (3 times)
  3. White Crane Spreads its Wings
  4. Brush Knee and Side Step (3 times)
  5. Play the Lute 
  6. Step Back and Repulse Monkey (4 times)
  7. Grasp the Sparrow's Tail - left 
  8. Grasp the Sparrow's Tail - right
  9. Single Whip 
  10. Wave Hands Like Clouds (3 times)
    (Transition: Step to the left and hold the ball)
  11. Fair Lady Weaves the Shuttle (right and left)
  12. Needle at the Bottom of the Sea
  13. Fan through Back
  14. Deflect Downwards, Parry and Punch
  15. Apparent Close Up
  16. Cross Hands
  17. Closing Form


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