Tai Chi Bang
As he sat thinking, he noticed a bird and a snake engaged in a fight to the death. He noticed how relaxed both animals were and how the bird was sometimes soft and gentle and sometimes soft and hard, but always quick. He observed that the snake was similar, sometimes slow, sometimes quick, but always a combination of soft and hard power with light relaxed breathing.
It was from this observation that Jang San Feng developed Tai Chi Chuan.
The Four Hand Movements
1. Ward Off left and Ward Off Right i.e. Casting the Fishing Net
2. Roll back i.e. Repulse Monkey
3. Press hands i.e. Go with the Flow
4. Push hands i.e. Pouncing Tiger
The Five directions of foot work
1. Central Equilibrium (weight distributed equally between both feet) i.e. Playing the Flute in Horse Riding Stance
2. Step Left i.e. Brushing the Knee
3. Step Right i.e. Brushing the Knee
4. Front or forward walking i.e. Go with the Flow
5. Back or backward walking i.e. Repulse Monkey