What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi (or Taijiquan) is an internal martial art that is practiced usually for health benefits, or martial arts form and application. Translated as meaning “supreme ultimate fist” many people do not see the martial applications and benefits of Taijiquan, but hidden within each movement and posture is a fighting application.
Tai Chi can be a beautiful flowing movement which, when practiced, can act as a meditative movement to promote internal wellness. It can help improve balance and strength of mind, body, and spirit.
There are many different Tai Chi styles. Gerald will focus on Yang and Chen. Yang is slow and graceful. It is usually the form that people associate with meditative movement and balance building. Whereas the Chen form is much more dynamic, with explosive movements. This can aid in developing power and cultivating strength.