Culture Class – Tai Chi

Today our au pairs did Tai Chi at Beijing Sport University, Let’s find out what they have learned!

Tai Chi is an internal Chinese Martial Art for defense training, also it has health benefits and meditation. The term Tai Chi refers to a philosophy of the forces of Yin and Yang, related to the moves. Though originally conceived as a martial art, it is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal reasons: competitive wrestling in the format of pushing hands, demonstration competitions and achieving greater longevity.

As a result, a multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims with differing emphasis. Some training forms of tàijíquán are especially known for being practiced with relatively slow movements.

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