Tai Chi Chuan is well known for its superior health benefits and high level of effectiveness in combat. Tai Chi forms are performed in a slow and relaxed manner, which calms the mind and releases the mental and physical tensions of our modern stressful lifestyle.
As a martial art, Tai Chi Chuan uses the theory of “four ounces of strength against a ton of force,” repelling the opponent without resorting to force against force.
Yang style Tai Chi is one of the oldest and most popular styles of Tai Chi practiced in the world today. Tai Chi Chuan translates to ‘Grand Ultimate Fist’. At Extreme Martial Arts Centers we emphasize both the health and self-defense benefits. People of any age, and with any degree of fitness and mobility can practice Tai Chi. Tai Chi incorporates many kinds of Chi Kung, translated as ‘Breath Work’ or ‘Energy Work’ exercise as well.