What is Tai Chi?
From Very Well Mind The Different Forms and Many Benefits Short for t’ai chi chüan, Tai Chi is rooted in Chinese medicine —
Kung Fu Buffalo is home to the Shyun System of Eight Step Preying Mantis Kung Fu. “It is a complete system of traditional Chinese martial arts whose beauty when practiced is rivaled only by its effectiveness in combat. With practice, the system builds the mind, body, spirit and character of the practitioner.”
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We offer traditional Tai Chi in Buffalo, NY. Tai Chi Chuan is most often referred to as an internal martial art, indicating the emphasis is placed on strengthening the mind, circulating the Chi or vitality, and relaxing the body so that it is free to move. Tai Chi Chuan is most often translated as “Grand Ultimate System” or “Supreme Ultimate Fist.” It is also a complete system of physics and philosophy with many martial arts applications and is best characterized by the very popular symbol known as the Yin Yang.
• Strikes: punches, palm strikes, kicks
• Blocks: drills to promote fast blocks
• Joint Locks: disarm and lock opponent
• Throws: bring an opponent to the ground
• Kung Fu Sets (Forms): fast, fluid, and powerful movements that are combined