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Why Learn or practice Taichi?

Tai Chi or Tai Chi fist form is a gentle art, yet consists of dynamic non-jarring movements which support bodily functions in three basic ways: • The art trains the major ligaments to be more flexible and springy. Most people think that the skeleton is what keep us straight, well that is not exactly true;

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Terminology of Tai Chi

Mandarin Pronunciation 國語拼音 Chinese wording   太極八式名稱 Meaning of the movements            招數含意 Qǐ shì 起勢 Starting/ready to begin Juǎn gōng shì- yòu, zuǒ 卷肱勢- 右、左 Hand alternately rolls behind the ear and then slides in front of the body. Right first, then left Lǒu xī ǎo bù- zuǒ, yòu 摟膝抝步- 左、右 Turn the knee

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History of Tai Chi

T’ai chi Chuan or taijiquan 太极拳 (Manderin pronunciation) or Tai Gik Kuen (Cantonese pronunciation) 太極拳, both means the same thing. It is deep rooted in the Chinese cultral and history. Tai Chi literally means ‘utmost extremes’ but it is not very clear in its interpretation. What extremes? One might ask. Well, when it was discovered