Most styles of taijiquan practice a two-person taiji fighting form which allows the individuals to explore the eight energies of Ward off (Peng), Rollback (Lu), Press (An), Squeeze (Ji), Split (Lie), Bump (Kao), Pluck (Cai) Elbow (Zhou) that makes up their own particular style of taijiquan. The LFIAA teach both the Yang style simplified sixteen and twenty four posture taijiquan forms which can also be transformed into a two-Person fighting forms allowing the students to bridge the gap between the study of the taijiquan solo form and the taiji pushing hands (Tuishou) exercise.
To bring the solo taijiquan simplified forms into a two-person fighting sequence means that as one student performs the eight energies of their taijiquan solo form. The other student must be able to feed the correct attack and counter attacks to allow their training partner to perform the taijiquan form in its correct order. This means that both students must use different types of taiji stepping methods (taiji bu fa) to place themselves in the correct angle to perform their taiji fighting techniques, plus both students must try and remain in contact with each other which will enhance their tactile awareness and develop their listening (ting Jing), Stick ( Nian Jing) Adhere (Zhan Jing) energies that are also developed from the taiji pushing hands exercise.
The practice of the Yang style Taijiquan simplified taijiquan two-person fighting form involves striking techniques (da fa), kicking techniques (ti fa), joint locking techniques (Qin Na fa) and throwing techniques (shuai fa). It brings the student into the practice of taijiquan as an internal martial art and will give each person more depth and understanding in their practice of taijiquan as a whole. Within the practice of the taiji fighting form as there is within the solo taiji form there are many subtle levels for each person to pass through enabling them to reach a much high level of performance and skill. It will also improve each person balance, co-ordination, timing, precision, accuracy, continuity and concentration.