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
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
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