Yang 24-Step Tai Chi Form only
These videos have been extracted from the hour-long videos, and do not
include the warm-ups and qigong. They teach the Yang 24-Step Form only.
Yang 24-Step (1). Forms 1 & 2 (Part 1)
Yang 24-Step (2). Form 2 (parts 1-3)
Yang 24-Step (3). Form 2 & 3
Yang 24-Step (4). BK&SS (1)
The 24-posture Simplified Form of t'ai chi ch'uan, (Chinese: 太极拳; pinyin: Tàijíquán) sometimes called the Beijing or Peking form because of its place of origin, is a short version of Taiji composed of twenty-four unique movements.
The form was created by the Chinese Sports Committee, which, in 1956, brought together four Taiji teachers - Chu Guiting褚桂亭, Cai Longyun蔡龙云 , Fu Zhongwen傅鈡文, and Zhang Yu - to create a simplified form of Taiji as exercise for the masses. Some sources suggests that the form was structured in 1956 by master Li Tian Ji 李天骥.
The creators truncated the traditional family style Taiji forms (known as the 103, 105, or 108 Long Form) to 24 postures, taking about six minutes to perform and with the purpose of giving the beginner an introduction to the essential elements of Taijiquan, whilst retaining the traditional flavour of traditional longer hand forms.
Following its creation, the 24-Step form was promoted by the People's Republic of China for general exercise, and was also taught to internees in Communist "re-education" camps. Due to this official promotion, the 24-form is most likely the Taiji form with the most practitioners in China and the world over (though no surveys have been performed).
(From Wikipedia and edited).