Tai Chi

Tai Chi Breeze, an introduction to Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an excellent and holistic system of training for health and general wellbeing. Tai Chi (太极), also called Tai Ji Quan (太极拳), literally means Great Ultimate Fist.

Chen Style Tai Chi is the oldest and parent form of the five main Tai Chi styles, characterised by gracefulness and coordination of movement, lower stances, explicit Silk Reeling (Chan Si Jin, 缠丝劲), and bursts of power (Fa Jin, 发劲). The gentle nature of Tai Chi is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. The fast and powerful nature for those who gradually progress to a more advanced level.

In this class we will learn Tai Chi basic movements and its connection with nature. Putting these basic movements together, we will learn Chen Style Tai Chi First Form, a routine for beginners and some Qigong excises.

Through regular Tai Chi training, you will benefit from:

• Increased energy level

• Maintaining or increasing flexibility, strength and vitality

• Improving posture, coordination and balance

• Developing an ability to meditate, relax and let go of tension

• Helping deal with stress and depression

• Developing skills for self defence

In addition, like many other things in our life, Tai Chi is a lifetime learning and journey, if you want to, and you can engage in Tai Chi training till you are 100 years old or more!