Tai Chi is a Martial Art

Is tai chi a martial art or not? Some say it was originally taught to help people find balance in their lives and tai chi is now mostly taught for its health and longevity benefits. It is also, however, a self-defense system so powerful that it can stop a man’s …

Is tai chi safe?

While both tai chi (pronounced tie-chee) and yoga are recommended by experts to increase strength, balance, and flexibility, yoga is being increasingly associated with injuries so the question “is tai chi safe?” should also be addressed. Tai chi, however, has been shown to be safe for all ages and abilities, …

Is it Tai Chi or Taiji?

Many things about translating and interpreting Chinese culture have been a challenge for a while so I want to just answer the question “is it tai chi or taiji?” in this article. What is commonly referred to as tai chi (pronounced tie-chee) in Western culture actually originated as the art …

What Is Qigong?

More people today are asking what is qigong? After studying and practicing for many years, I will offer my perspective. Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is an ancient Chinese art that encompasses a vast array of mind, body, and breath exercises, many of them over 3000 years old. Qigong exercises focus energy, …

How to Choose a Tai Chi Teacher

I hope by now you have decided to try tai chi (pronounced tie-chee and also known as taiji) or the breath–energy healing art of qigong (pronounced chee-gung) for yourself. Now your only challenge is finding good instruction. There are many other options, such as DVDs and videos on Youtube, but …