Prague-Tai Chi -Kung
Tai Chi -Self Defense-Prague with Seymour Koblin. Learn the beautiful health promoting movements of Tai Chi Chuan. You will also learn the self-defense applications of the form that will help students to both perform the ancient movements very precisely and to circulate the power of chi through the body in a way that coordinates Yin/Yang. Maximum health benefits are derived when students exert the chi in a body aligned way utilizing breath and mind power that would actually disperse the force of an opponent and use it against them if necessary.
(taiji), short for
t’ai chi ch’üan
(taijiquan; 太极拳), is an
Chinese martial art
practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. The term
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
), demonstration competitions, and achieving greater
. 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.
Today, tai chi has spread worldwide. Most modern styles of tai chi trace their development to at least one of the five traditional schools:
. All of the former, in turn, trace their historical origins to
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It is purported that focusing the mind solely on the movements of the form helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. Besides general health benefits and
attributed to tàijíquán training, aspects of
traditional Chinese medicine
are taught to advanced students in some traditional schools.
The physical techniques of tàijíquán are described in the “
“, a set of writings by traditional masters, as being characterized by the use of leverage through the joints based on coordination and relaxation, rather than muscular tension, in order to neutralize, yield or initiate attacks. The slow, repetitive work involved in the process of learning how that leverage is generated gently and measurably increases, opens the internal circulation (
, body heat,
The study of tàijíquán primarily involves three aspects: