Tai Ji (Tai Chi)

Tai Chi was formed by combining the principles of yin-yang philosophy and Chinese medicine with the movements of Chinese martial arts. Tai Chi is a key element of Chinese traditional culture, and involves the cultivation of soft and flowing internal kung fu.

Called Taiji Quan (Supreme Ultimate Fist) in Chinese, infuses the opposing yet complementary principles of yin and yang into every movement. Tai Chi is much more than the slow, controlled movements you see on the surface – you need to understand what the Supreme Ultimate is, and you need to understand yin-yang philosophy, before you can claim to fully understand Tai Chi. The philosophical concept of "Taiji" or the Supreme Ultimate, from which all of existence flows, is an important part of traditional Chinese culture, and explains why some people refer to Tai Chi as a “philosopher’s martial art”.