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TAI CHI CHUAN also called Tai Chi or Taiji , is a Chinese art based on the philosphy of yin and yang, related to the moves. Though originally conceived as a martial art, it is most widely practiced today as a health exercise. The core of Tai Chi are the sets of flowing movements, known as Forms. These are usually practiced slowly, though there are fast forms too. In addition, the forms are practiced with the traiditonal wepoans of Kung Fu, the straight sword, broadsword and staff.
The true origins of Tai Chi are clouded in myth and legend. What we do know is that modern Tai Chi has its roots in the Chen Family village. From here it was spread through various family styles, Yang, Wu (Hao), Wu, and Sun. The Yang is the most widespread today and forms the base for the poplular short / competition styles, such as the 24 and 48 Step Forms.
Correct practice of Tai Chi forms has been shown to improve balance and co ordination, help with mobility and posture, gently strengthen the body and also act as a form of “moving meditation.” It also usually incorporates some for of Chi Kung / Qigong work (traditional Chinese health practices).
At present we have a number of downloads
available on different aspects of Yang Family Tai Chi.
In the future we plan to also release on-line instructional
course material. Too see the current range, click here.