Keanu Reeves Takes on Tai Chi

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Keanu Reeves is releasing his directorial debut next week titled Man of Tai Chi, and I’m interested in seeing how Mr. Reeves will portray our soft and subtle martial art through such a contrary medium. The trailer promises a typical Hollywood extravaganza, with super-extraordinary circumstances, breathtakingly exotic settings, and mind-boggling martial art routines. While there… Read more »

An Introduction to my Tai Chi Blog

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A little about me and this tai chi blog For almost 20 years now, I’ve been in love with practicing martial arts. At first, I saw it as an interesting way to get in shape—the movements are varied, active, and practical. But, I quickly discovered that it is also rich in art, culture, and philosophy…. Read more »

Tai Chi and Qigong

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Let’s start by briefly looking at a description of both Tai Chi and Qigong. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that involves the use of breathing exercises, physical movement and meditation. Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice that is designed to cultivate your Qi or natural energy that the Chinese believe flows in… Read more »

Tai Chi Health Benefits

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Most people tend to think of Tai Chi in terms of martial arts and think of it as nothing more than just another form of combat. If this were the case then how can you explain the fact that you can walk through almost any city, town or village in China early in the morning… Read more »

Tai Chi Principles

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Tai Chi Principles, Are they Important? For those who are interested in the studying and practicing Tai Chi, you will find that there is much to learn. While you will undoubtedly find that the numerous forms and movements that this ancient martial art from China requires to an important part of learning this particular art,… Read more »

Tai Chi History

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Tai Chi History It is said that Tai Chi History dates back to the 10th century AD in China. At the same time you will find that several of the styles taught today only date back as far as the beginning of the 20th century. But for our purposes we are going to look at the earliest… Read more »

Tai Chi Philosophy

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The Tai Chi Philosophy To those who truly practice Tai Chi in its original form, they will tell you that the practice of this ancient Chinese martial art and that Tai Chi philosophy is based on the principles and philosophy of Taoism. However, there is more to it than that as you might surmise by… Read more »

Finding a Good Tai Chi Teacher

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There’s a lot of information out there Reading books and articles can be a good way to expand our knowledge about whatever subjects catch our fancy and for whatever reasons. And with the amount of information available to us via the Internet, there’s never been a better time for self-research. But in order to master… Read more »

Tai Chi &; Wing Chun

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Compare: Differences of Tai Chi For the most part if you were to ask the average person what they thought Tai Chi was, you would find that they will tell you that it is form of exercise and meditation. At the same time, if you asked the same person their thoughts regarding Wing Chun Kung… Read more »

Is Tai Chi Right for You?

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Tai Chi Styles To the person who is just staring out in Tai Chi or is trying to decide if this particular martial art is right for them, the sheer number of different Tai Chi styles can be very confusing. The simple fact is that no matter how you look at it, there are a… Read more »