Styles of Tai Chi

A practitioner of Tai Chi spending some time honing his skill at the beach.

When most people think of the different styles of Tai Chi they usually draw to mind images of the 5 major styles; Chen, Yang, Wu, Hao (Wu) and Sun style taijiquan. Some more knowledgeable practitioners may even think of Zhao Bao, a lesser known but important style of taiji from… Continue reading

Fundamental Principles of Practice

by Tim Cartmell Principle One: Use of Intent The most fundamental and important principle in practicing Taijiquan is the mindful awareness of one’s state of being, and conscious control over one’s structure, breath and movement. The Classics of Taijiquan state the practitioner must “use the intent and not force” when… Continue reading