Tai Chi symbol

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