Tai Chi

Tai Chi Chuan is a Chinese martial art which is centuries old, and at one time included a broad range of martial skills—strikes, joint locks, throws, and weapons. Today Tai Chi is primarily practiced as a form of exercise used to promote health, peace of mind, and to develop one’s internal energy (called Qi or Ki). It is generally classified as an “internal” martial art, since its focus is the internal health of the mind and body.










Tai Chi practitioners are often seen in urban parks during the early hours of the morning, practicing the slow, flowing, graceful movements that characterize this martial art.