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a form of self-cultivation修身养性 and self-defense防身
武当山,张三丰, 观蛇鹊相斗 悟道
    What is "taijiquan"?
Taijiquan is a Chinese physical and mental exercise system体力和头脑协调, rooted in ancient Taoist philosophy道教
The Chinese word "quan" means "fist" or "boxing," and denotes the art of fighting with bare hands. "Taiji" is an ancient philosophical term symbolizing the interaction of yin 阴 and yang 阳 (opposite manifestations of the same forces) in nature.
Ultimately, Taijiquan can be utilised for any individual purpose, and each student takes whatever he/she wishes from the art and uses it for whatever goals he/she has in life. Chinese philosophy differs from many others in that it suggests that each person has his/her individual 'Tao'道, their own individual 'way' or path in life. It does not try to bring everyone to the same 'way', but brings each individual to find 'their way' which will give them the necessary ability and health to complete their path in life to the fullest.

How does one practice taijiquan?练习方法
Tajiquan is a series of choreographed movements, performed very slowly, steadily and gracefully, with the mind focused on the movements. This slowness and relaxation allows maximum benefits of exercise for the body, and maximum concentration for the mind.

Is taijiquan a fighting art? 一种武功
Yes, taijiquan is a very powerful martial art, despite its calm and relaxing outward form. Taijiquan in modern China is also regarded as a system of exercise and a means to insure good health and longevity. The practice brings benefits in terms of increased calmness and clarity of mind, and of greater self-confidence and endurance (both mental and physical).

To develop Internal Power, it is necessary to have the whole body connected so that it moves as one unit. In order to achieve this, the movements are performed in a slow, relaxed and unhurried manner, and with a great deal of concentration. This is obviously greatly beneficial in reducing the level of stress - and stress is one of the biggest problems of modern life. There are other benefits, such as improvement in circulation, help with joint problems and many others.

is another of those difficult-to-explain concepts. From our point of view, the most common usage of Qi, depending on context, is one of
a properly aligned path through the body along which a force would travel when we exert strength. These are ideal for those who wish to take up Taijiquan or other Internal Arts as a recreational activity in the same way as people go to Yoga classes, etc. Everything that is of importance in developing Internal Power is taught and practised in regular classes, but of necessity the classes are designed to cater for the different abilities and aspirations of many students.

Where can I learn more about Taijiquan?
Taijiquan is dedicated to providing a non-competitive, mutually supportive atmosphere where taijiquan players of all levels can hone their skills.
    To this end, Cui Zhongsan Laoshi 崔仲三老师 welcomes
you to join in cultivating and perfecting your character and martial arts skills through practising the ancient martial skills of Taijiquan. Highly respected and competent, he was born in 1948 into a taiji family 太极世家and practised vigorously from early childhood. Recently, he has acted as Taijiquan demonstration-team head-instructor for the opening ceremony at the 11th Asian Games 亚州运动会开幕式太极拳表演教练 He also acts as a committee member at the Beijing Taijiquan Research Committee member 北京市武协委员.

For further information or interest in practising the art of Taiji, please contact若需要其他帮助的话,请及时与我联系.

Mr. Cui Laoshi 崔仲三老师

Mobile Phone: 86-1380333390 (Chinese-speaking only)