Taiji quan & qi gong

"Quiet as the mountain, moving like the river and the river"

Description of Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan):

Source: Wikipedia
The tai chi or tai chi, or taiji quan (traditional Chinese: 太極拳; 太极拳 Simplified) is a Chinese martial art, called "internal" (neijia) Taoist inspiration.
Downplayed in the West as a kind of gymnastics, especially appreciated by seniors for his role as strengthen the body and ensure the health.
- Movements have both a martial connotation (dodges, parades, strikes, seizures ...) and energy;
- They were created and are worked by Taoist monks warriors;
- The tai chi is practiced with bare hands but is associated with the arts using weapons (range, sword, saber, ...)
The Chinese Tai Chi Chuan are composed of elements 太極 Taiji, "supreme ridge" and quán , "fist boxing" and literally translated by "boxing of the supreme summit" or "boxing with the shade" because the observer has the impression that the practitioner fights with a shadow. Another common translation is "the boxing of eternal youth", the supreme summit which can be less literally translated by "immortality" (the supreme goal in Taoist).

Our form
We practice and teach the traditional form of Yang style.
We have also the saber form, sword form, the spear form and the fast form (long boxing form).

A martial art
Nowadays, some approaches tend to reduce the taiji quan to mere gymnastics. Yet the essence of the practice and its multiple benefits can not fully understand that the simultaneous work of the shape, internal energy work techniques and martial component.
These martial art is based on the development and use of qi (vital energy), li (muscle energy) and yi (mental energy). This explosive cocktail is certainly much more powerful than brute strength, but still requires a long process of relaxation and detachment (especially by meditation) so that the qi circulates develops and easily.
Today the gross physical attack frequently gives way to a relational or psychological attack. However, the taiji quan can respond properly in both cases, its fundamental principles that apply in the same way. So stay ... taiji

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