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History of the WU’s Tai Chi Chuan

Before 1912 Tai Chi was passed on within unopened circles, (family circles), which at times absorbed things from the outside martial arts world, but what was accepted was strictly restricted. This is why Tai Chi is called ‘internal’. (In the Chinese language internal martial arts are expressed by the character that means inside or within […]

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The History of Tai Chi

The majority of researchers agree that Tai Chi was created by Chang San Feng. He was born in 1270 AD and spent his whole life studying Chinese martial arts and healing arts. Apparently, his inspiration for Tai Chi came when he watched a fight between a snake and a crane – noting not only the […]

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Tai Chi Health Benefits

In the sporting circle it has long been acknowledged that Tai Chi is suitable for both men and women, old or young, weak or strong, and those suffering from chronic diseases due to the softness, slowness, coherence and harmony of the exercise. The characteristic features in practicing Tai Chi are stillness, lightness, slowness, relaxation of […]

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What is Tai Chi

 People who have seen Tai Chi practised in a park or on television recognise it as a slow, ‘dancelike’ form of movements with similarities to martial arts. Tai Chi is in fact a martial art that originated in China over one thousand years ago and was originally used for self-defence. (Many people, upon seeing the […]

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