The whole set is divided into six parts with two climaxes. The first part includes seven forms with stress on the basic hand forms, hand techniques, stances and footwork. The principal form is Stroke and Push. The second part includes the eighth through the 13th forms, in which changeovers in footwork and body techniques are more flexible. The principal form is Turn to Push Palms. The third part includes the 14th through the 19th forms, which make up the first climax of the set of exercises. The principal form is Pat Foot to Subdue Tiger. The fourth part includes the 20th through the 28th forms and the principal form is Kick with Left and Right Foot. The fifth part includes the 29th through the 36th forms and the principal form is Work at Shuttles on Both Sides. The fourth and fifth parts lay stress on balance, pliability and toughness, and the coordination of the movements. The movements in the Kick with Right and Left Feet, Kick with Heel, Waving Hands Like Clouds and Works at Shuttles forms, for example, all set high standards for correct bodily execution. The sixth part includes the last 12 forms when the final climax of the entire set is reached. It includes three hand forms, seven stances, one outside kick, and various hand techniques, footwork and body techniques. The key forms in this part are Turn Body with Big Strokes and Turn Body for Lotus Leg Swing. The set begins with the White Crane Spreads Its Wings and closes with Warding off, Stroking, Pushing and Pressing, and Cross Hands.