Tai Chi

Tai Chi (Taiji)

logo 3.5 Tai Chi  is a non-aggresive martial art that teaches you to understand yourself.  Tai Chi focuses on grace, harmony, and self control (inner peace.)  Taiji is continuous and everflowing, unrestrained and expressive.  Tai Chi teaches you how to strengthen your own body through your own energy called Qi.  Tai Chi strengthen and conditions the body while also building flexibility and coordination.

 

The initial stage in Tai Chi is for health by circulating qi in the body through slow, continuous, & fluid movements.  This is done in conjunction with proper breathing, which helps build stamina.  It is very important to know when to exhale & inhale.  The slow flowing movement is to help one understand one’s body and muscle coordination.   When Tai Chi is done properly it is relaxing, mind calming, and  invigorating.  It is important that you follow an experienced instructor  to guide you through Tai Chi.

There are many health benefits with Tai Chi.  Tai Chi helps reduce stress. Tai Chi increases joint mobility, flexibility, strengthen tendons, and organs of the body.  Tai Chi improves circulation, coordination, and balance.

Three stages of Tai Chi
1. The initial stage in Tai Chi is for health by circulating Qi in the body.
2. The second stage is conditioning the body to gain strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and coordination.
3. Once the body is conditioned, the martial arts or self defense application is the later stage.

As a practitioner, you have the choice on how far you want to go with Taiji.


 

black & whiteBalance within yourself.

Mastering Tai Chi is about mastering yourself.  Using virtues to guide you to a deeper understanding of Tai Chi.  Understanding your internal and external conflict to find balance.

A True Master will help you comprehend this concept.


 

There are many forms of Tai Chi but they all originated from Chen Tai Chi.  We offer two forms of Tai Chi.  We offer Chen Tai Chi or Yang Tai Chi.


Yang Tai Chi

yang tai chi seniorYang Tai Chi evolved from Chen Tai Chi, which is named after its  creator Yang LuChan.  Yang LuChan was a secret disciple of Chen  ChangXing who taught Chen Tai Chi in Chen Village in the 1800s.  Yang Tai Chi is more simple and focuses more on the Yin (softer) side.  There are no abrupt  (Yang or hardness) aspect to it.  It is more for health so it is ideal  for seniors.

 

Chen Tai Chi  Taiji logo

Chen  Taiji starts as an internal martial art then evolves to external.  It  is a complete martial art system that focuses on the Yin (soft) and Yang  (hard) aspect.  Internal martial arts focus on strengthening the body  internally (organ, bone, tendons) first before developing the definition  of the body.  Chen Taiji is designed for close quarter combat with  multiple opponents.

Each form has it specific purpose to train and help develop skills using  the principles of Tai Chi.  Each movement in Chen Tai Chi has a martial  application.  Each form has Chin Na within it.  Chin Na are joint locks  to control an opponent through submission.


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