Of Chinese origin, Taï Chi Chuan is connected with the martial arts.
It is practised at any age, only or in group. The movements, while keeping their flexibility and their roundness, are approached with an extreme rigour and in slowness, to reach after the phase of improvement the speed.
Similar to the " Katas ", they are postures of combat with an imaginary partner. All this work leads then to the training with the weapons: sabre, sword, sticks, pole…
The fundamental aspects of Taï Chi Chuan make of it a remarkable discipline with several orientations :
Martial aspect : with the manner of a combat, dodgings and attacks are connected, without aggressiveness, even in the application between two partners. EThey obey precise laws of courtesy, of respect of the other because the force does not intervene, only the movement is used or diverted in its own energy.
Therapeutic aspect : " Art of long life ", it rests on the energy principles of Chinese medicine. It eliminates the tensions, thus releases the articulations, improves the breath and the endurance.
Mental aspect : technique of unification To be it. In its search for perfection, the movement becomes a means of mental transformation, which seeks the moment present like single experiment.
Tai Chi Chuan can be practised various manners ; traditional, sporting, martial.
We practise the Tai Chi Chuan in a traditional way thus leaving Tai Chi Chuan accessible to greatest number and with an aim " sport for all ", rather than " competitive sport .
practical in the respect of the possibilities of each one, pre-necessary of each disciplines and the fundamental aspects of Tai Chi Chuan, where the martial aspect is approached, the therapeutic aspect and the mental aspect. Can be used in competition.
practical using qualities gymnic, even lifting, of the practise and a purely sporting approach of the disciplines. In this type of practice, the fundamental aspects are not approached and an adapted physical drive is recommended in complement.
Used in competition.
practical using combative qualities of the practise, where one approaches only the martial aspect of the movements and the disciplines. In this type of practice, an adapted physical drive is recommended in complement.
Used in competition.
|The slow set|
|The tai chi kong|
|The tui shu|
|The fast set|
|The family set|
|The san shu|
|The 2nd sabre|
|The double sabre|
|The hard tcc|
|The Twin-Hooked Sword|