Tai chi in Tyler: Chinese martial art taught here

Published on Wednesday, 9 April 2014 07:30 - Written by

T'ai chi ch'uan or Taijiquan, often shortened to t'ai chi, taiji or tai chi in English usage, is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits, according to Wikipedia.com.

It is also typically practised for a variety of other personal reasons: its hard and soft martial art technique, demonstration competitions, and longevity.

As a result, a multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims. Some of t'ai chi ch'uan's training forms are especially known for being practised with what most people would categorise as slow movement.

Dawn Breeze, who runs a class called Tai Chi with Dawn at the Tyler Unity Center, talked to us about the benefits of