Tai Chi for Self Defence
Tai Chi Chuan-Do – “The Way of the Supreme Fist”
An energy efficient INTERNAL Chinese Martial Arts style
utilising “push-pull” yielding principles and movements
based on circular flowing movement and even tempo,
making for harmony and balance.
In the immortal words of Lao Tzu:
"Nothing under heaven is softer or more yielding than water;
but when it attacks things that are hard and resistant,
there is not one of them that can prevail.
That the yielding conquers the resistant and
the soft conquers the hard is a fact known
by all men, yet utilized by none."
This class focuses on form practice
with a practical understanding of self defence
and is aimed at improving balance,co-ordination, reflex action, strength, stamina, flexibility and general fitness
For detailed information on the differences between a modern Tai Chi for Health and traditional Tai Chi for Martial Arts, please see articles on this website written for and presented at the First International Tai Chi for Health Conference in Korea in 2006