Tai Chi

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Tai chi is the creation of effort through natural movement. 

The practice of Tai Chi is physically demanding and very challenging. 

Tai Chi requires that you understand and control your own body. Understanding and controlling your own body sounds simple enough (you certainly can't rely on someone else to do it), but the sad truth is that very few among us can do it. Healthy people understand and control their own body, but the sad truth is that there are very few healthy people among us.

Rather than blocks and strikes, Tai Chi studies the principles of motion and the application of effort. The efforts you learn in Tai Chi can lend themselves towards any activity--whether it be moving a heavy box, or neutralizing an attacker.

Popular conception of Tai Chi is shallow, primitive, and generally incorrect. Tai Chi is not a slow, relaxing dance. Tai Chi is not a mystical cultivation and realignment of universal energy. Most “practitioners” today are either conmen, or the delusional/overly-esoteric types that buy their products.

At our school, we teach Tai Chi in the traditional way. Anybody who takes a serious and realistic approach to their training will become a better fighter through the practice of Tai Chi.

Tai Chi can improve your physical health in every way. 

Beyond the physical benefits, Tai Chi is a method for deepening your appreciation of reality and philosophy.

Roundness of movement is a trademark of Tai Chi. These circular movements express the strength and functionality of a human body.

Tai chi practice takes years of training and lengthy mastering of basic principles. It requires total concentration and attention in every training session. A serious practice requires dedication, hard work, and lots of patience. Because of this, one must understand clearly that this martial art is quite complex and to master it requires a competent mentor. Please remember, no matter how good your teacher is, a shallow attitude will not bring you any results! Above all else, you must be ready to separate yourself from the pre-conceived notions and superstitions that hold you back. Do it consciously, and always stay in the present moment.

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