What is Tai Chi Chuan?
Tai Chi Chuan is a holistic art seeking to use internal energy (chi) for good health, self development and self-defence. To help realise the famous soft power of internal energy, the initial training concentrates on slow, relaxed flowing movement. This makes it adaptable to many levels of health and fitness.
Through this inclusive approach, Tai Chi Chuan has become regarded the world over as a fun and effective way to strenghthen mind, body and spirit for young and old alike.
What can Tai Chi Chuan do for me?
Tai Chi Chuan is renowned as a stress-buster: a way to harmonise mind, body and spirit; rebuild core mental and physical strength; and learn a strong centred approach to life.
Those busy with the daily pressures of work and home find that regular practice creates the balance, strength and robustness to enjoy the moment and relax within what seems to be an ever more complex and demanding life.
Studies have found that even moderate amounts of Tai Chi Chuan practice can, amongst other things, reduce blood pressure, increase bone density, increase strength and range of motion in joints, improve immune function, improve many muscle/joint disorders, aid recovery from injury and lighten your mood.
At more advanced levels the training can be quite vigorous and, should you want, martial.
Master John Ding
Founder of the Master Ding Academy