48 Posture Taijiquan Posture 16 - Left Diagonal Back Fist

By Grandmaster Shou-Yu Liang and Master Wen-Ching Wu

48 Posture Taijiquan requires that students have previously studied and completed 24 Posture Taijiquan. These instructions assume SOUTH as the starting direction.

Posture 16: Left Diagonal Back Fist

Left Diagonal Back Fist
Taiji 48 Form - Left Diagonal Back Fist


Figure 5-94: Shift your weight back to your left leg while lowering your right arm. At the same time, open both fists and begin extending your left palm over your right.

Figure 5-95: Turn your right foot in and shift your weight forward. At the same time, pull you right palm back next to your chest and extend your left palm forward.

Figure 5-96: Shift all your weight to your right leg and touch the ball of your left foot next to your right. At the same time, lower both arms and place your right palm on top of your left forearm. Left hand is in a fist.

Figure 5-97: Step to your upper left corner with your left foot. At the same time, circle your left fist up and forward in front of you. (Step Northeast)