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What is Tai Chi Chuan?

Tai Chi Chuan is a type of Chinese martial arts. It was developed in China over 400 years ago for health and self-defense. Tai Chi Chuan movements are a combination of slow motions and Dao Yin (Qi Gong) meditation. These movements can be performed while standing or seated for people with limited mobility.  Practicing Tai Chi Chuan can improve one’s flexibility, balance, muscular strength, and self-defense skills. It can also help reduce stress and improve the body’s immune system. These benefits are reasons why it has become such a popular sport throughout the world.


What is Tai Chi Sword?

Tai Chi Sword is a combination of martial arts, Tai Chi Chuan and Dao Yin (Qi Gong) skills. It is highly revered among Chinese martial arts professionals.  Its movements involve coordination of the arms, legs, and the torso, thus improving agility and increasing strength. Since all moves are choreographed, the Tai Chi Sword is considered a performance dance. People of this dance will have plenty of opportunities to participate in individual or group performances.


What is Tai Chi Fan?

Tai Chi Fan is derived from a beautiful combination of Tai Chi Chuan, Tai Chi Sword and other kinds of martial arts skills.  The movements, which are choreographed against lively music, are danced in a specific nature. Tai Chi Fan movements are lively and dynamic.  Accompanied with background music, it can be treated as a type of aerobic exercise. When people have learned the Tai Chi Fan, they will have the opportunity to perform it at schools, hospitals, for seniors, and at many other types of special events.


What is Dao Yin (Qi Gong) Meditation?

Dao Yin (Qi Gong) meditation was developed by Peng Zu (彭祖, Ancestor Peng) over 3000 years ago. It consists of breathing exercises using internal energy. Through practice, it can help reduce your stress and improve your health. In China, there are several forms of Dao Yin meditation exercises, the most popular being Peng Zu's Guidance Technique methods (彭祖導引術), Brocades 8 Form (八段錦) and Shao Lin Yi Jinjing (少林易筋經).


What is Chinese Kung Fu?

In order to protect themselves as well as family members, people would use exercises from martial arts that were developed in daily life for self-defense.  Shao Lin Chuan, BaGua palm, Tai Chi Chuan, and Xinyi Chuan, the four most well known forms within martial arts, imitate various animals and are all extremely popular.  The Chinese martial arts is unpredictable, “when it is quiet it is like a stone, when it moves it is like crafty rabbit.”  Often, one is in the position of defense but is always prepared to attack, which does not let the opposing side have enough time to prepare.

To practice Chinese martial arts, one need to have determination and endurance, therefore through long-term practice, one can not only strengthen their health and physique, but also they can be able develop a sense of respect.  Practicing Chinese martial arts train the hands and feet to be nimble and enhance one’s reaction time.  Therefore, practicing Chinese martial arts at a young age, like an immunization shot, can strengthen one’s self-confidence. While for more elderly people, practicing Chinese martial arts, can slow down the aging process, improve health and help muscles and body remain flexible.


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