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14 – White Crane Spreads its Wings

White Crane Spreads its Wings is also called “White Goose spreads its wings” or “Stork cools its wings.” It represents the energy of 靠 kào, which is often translated as “Shoulder strike” or “Shoulder stroke”.

Sometimes we call it “Big bird waves goodbye.”

White crane spreads wings (right) (Front view and Follow view.)

White crane spreads wings (right).

White crane spreads wings (Left) (front view and follow view.)


Here is an example of one of the myriad possible uses for “Elbow” and “White Crane Spreads its Wings.”

Martial application of White Crane Spreads its Wings. Tai chi combat applications do not always look exactly like the solo movements.