Classical Chen Style - Fan Form

Tai Chi Practice Fan

The Chinese fan was used both for dance and for combat.

The Tai Chi Fan routines incorporate movements from the Chen style of Tai Chi Chuan (as taught by Masters Eva and Karel Koskuba). These routines combine the characteristics of Tai Chi Chuan with the artistic and martial functions of the fan. Practising the Tai Chi Fan can help develop your flexibility, strength, balance, health, and further your Tai Chi training.

Fans were actually used as a weapon by both men and women in feudal China and often carried by the Samurai in Japan. Whether you practise Tai Chi as a martial art or for health and enjoyment, you will find Tai Chi Fan a wonderful addition to your overall Tai Chi regimen.

The following videos are intended to help students with their practice only. They cannot replace what is learnt by attending a course with a qualified instructor.

Single Fan Form
Double Fan Form


Classical 24 Movements Taiji Fan Forms

(as taught by Masters Eva and Karel Koskuba)

Single Fan Form Double Fan Form
  1. Begin
  2. Embrace the Moon Against the Chest
  3. Black Dragon Strikes with Tail
  4. Protect the Knees
  5. Black Dragon Strikes with Tail
  6. Wave Flag left and right
  7. Peacock opens its Tail
  8. Big Peng Opens Wings
  9. Three Circles round the Sun
  10. Immortal Points the Way
  11. Split Mountain
  12. Spread Wings
  13. Immortal Points the Way
  14. Green Dragon Comes out of Water
  15. White Crane Spreads Wings
  16. Golden Rooster Stands on one Leg
  17. Yellow Eagle Swoops Down
  18. Ancient Tree Wraps its Roots
  19. Search for a Bird in a Tree
  20. Swallow Pecks the Soil
  21. Hide a Flower under a Leaf
  22. Young Bird Flies Sideways
  23. White Crane Spreads Wings
  24. End
  1. Begin
  2. Fans protecting heart
  3. Hide a flower under a leaf
  4. Half spinning circle
  5. Tame the tiger
  6. Chop and thrust
  7. Cut the snake in half
  8. Embrace the moon against the chest
  9. Golden rooster stands on one leg
  10. Salute to the sun
  11. Dragon on the ground
  12. Diagonal flying
  13. Immortal points the way
  14. Fire crackers 3x
  15. Phoenix fans its tail and shakes its feathers
  16. White ape offers fruit
  17. Hide a flower under a leaf
  18. Salute to the sun
  19. Dragon rolls in the clouds L & R
  20. Butterfly drinks water
  21. Tame the tiger
  22. Flash the fans
  23. End

Watch video of form: Tai Chi Taiji Kung Fu Fan at

A suitable fan for your lessons may be purchased from Tai Chi Link: (bamboo preferable to plastic)

"The upright body must be stable and comfortable to be able to sustain an attack from any of the eight directions."  Tai Chi Classics