TAI
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TAI CHI CHUAN

TAI CHI CHUAN STYLES

TAI CHI CHUAN LINKS

TAI CHI CHUAN RESOURCES



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TAI
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CHUAN




Tai chi chuanis an internal Chinese martial
art often practiced for health reasons.

Tai chi is typically practiced for a variety
of other personal reasons:

its hard and soft martial art technique,

demonstration competitions,

health and longevity.


Consequently, a multitude of training forms exist,
both traditional and modern, which correspond to
those aims. Some of tai chi chuan's training forms
are well known to Westerners as the slow motion
routines that groups of people practice together
every morning in parks around the world,
particularly in China.

Today, tai chi has spread worldwide. Most modern
styles of tai chi trace their development to at
least one of the five traditional schools:



Chen,

Yang,

Wu/Hao,

Wu,

Sun.



The origins and creation of tai chi are a subject
of much argument and speculation. However, the
oldest documented tradition is that of the Chen
family from the 1820s.




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TAI
CHI
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STYLES




There are five major styles of tai chi chuan,
each named after the Chinese family from
which it originated:



Chen style Tai Chi Chuan

Yang style Tai Chi Chuan

Wu/Hao style Tai Chi Chuan

Wu style Tai Chi Chuan

Sun style Tai Chi Chuan



Tai chi chuan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_chi_chuan


Category:Tai chi chuan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Tai_chi_chuan



FIVE
MAJOR
STYLES
OF
TAI
CHU
CHUAN




Chen style Tai Chi Chuan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_style_Tai_Chi_Chuan

Chen Wangting
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Wangting



Yang style Tai Chi Chuan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yang_style_Tai_Chi_Chuan

Yang Lu-ch'an
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yang_Lu-ch%27an



Wu/Hao style Tai Chi Chuan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu/Hao_style_Tai_Chi_Chuan



Wu style Tai Chi Chuan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_style_Tai_Chi_Chuan



Sun style Tai Chi Chuan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_style_Tai_Chi_Chuan

Sun Lu-t'ang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Lu-t%27ang



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TAI
CHI
CHUAN
LINKS




Academy of Tai Chi and Wu Shu
http://www.taichiacademy.com/

American Tai Chi Association
http://www.americantaichi.net/

THE PEACEFUL DRAGON
http://www.thepeacefuldragon.com/

SHAOLIN
http://www.shaolin.org/

Tai chi: Improved stress reduction, balance, agility
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tai-chi/SA00087

TAI CHI HEALTH
http://www.taichihealth.net/

Tai Chi Magazine and Wayfarer Publications
http://www.tai-chi.com/

Tai Chi Network
http://www.taichinetwork.org/

The Tai Chi Site
http://www.thetaichisite.com/

Taoist Tai Chi
http://www.taoist.org/



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TAI
CHI
CHUAN
RESOURCES




Asahi Health
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asahi_Health

Chinese martial arts - Kung fu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_martial_arts

International Kung Fu Federation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Kung_Fu_Federation

Qigon Chi Kung
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qigong

Kinesiotherapy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinesiotherapy

Lee style Tai Chi Chuan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_style_Tai_Chi_Chuan

List of Tai Chi Chuan forms
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tai_Chi_Chuan_forms

Liuhebafa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liuhebafa

T'ai chi ch'uan philosophy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%27ai_chi_ch%27uan_philosophy

Taijijian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taijijian

Taoist Tai Chi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taoist_Tai_Chi

Tchoung Ta-chen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tchoung_Ta-chen

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Tai_Chi_and_Qigong_Day

Wudang Tai Chi Chuan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wudang_Tai_Chi_Chuan

Wudangquan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wudangquan




Bodhidharma (菩提達摩)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhidharma

Bruce Lee (李小龍)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Lee

Five Elders (五祖)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Elders#The_Kung_Fu_Five_Elders

Fong Sai-yuk (方世玉)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fong_Sai-yuk

Dong Haichuan (董海川)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dong_Haichuan

Hung Hei-Gun (洪熙官)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hung_Hei-Gun

Huo Yuanjia (霍元甲)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huo_Yuanjia

Mount Emei (峨嵋山)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Emei

Shaolin Monastery Shaolin Temple (少林寺)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaolin_Monastery

Wudang Mountains (武當山)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wudang_Mountains

Wong Fei Hung (黃飛鴻)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wong_Fei_Hung

Wu Ch'uan-yu (吳全佑)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Ch%27uan-yu

Yang Lu-ch'an (楊露禪)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yang_Lu-ch%27an

Yim Wing-chun (嚴詠春)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yim_Wing-chun

Yip Man (葉問)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yip_Man

Zhang Sanfeng (張三丰)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Sanfeng



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