Tai Chi 101: Everything You Don't Know

List: Posted: 08/11/11

As is the case with most martial arts, there are many people who are credited with inventing Tai Chi.  Today, the man most commonly associated with its invention is Yang Lu Chan, who gave his first demonstration in the Imperial Court of China.  However, where any martial art is concerned, there are usually many different variations on the style, each with its own inventor and philosophy.


Tai Chi is a hybrid form of martial art, which means that it incorporates both soft and hard techniques.  Generally speaking, soft techniques make use of the opponent’s energy with techniques like throws and joint locks.  Hard techniques involve generating your own energy, which include throwing a kick or punch. 


Unlike most martial arts, Tai Chi is better known as a popular form of exercise today than it is as a form of self-defense.  As the techniques and popularity of Tai Chi have evolved, defending one’s self has been overtaken by more straightforward and practical styles, such as jujitsu, Thai boxing, Western boxing and wrestling.


Tai Chi dates back to the 1500s, meaning there are a host of people who are credited with inventing it in various ways.  The main inventors are usually referred to as the Five Elders: Gee Sin, Ng Mui, Bak Mai, Fun To-Tak and Miu Hin.


In some cases, you’ll find that Tai Chi classes use a style that was invented much more recently.  Variations on the martial arts aspects of this style have been heavily adapted as ways to promote health and fitness, which is the principal benefit of practicing this ancient art.

Karate, Martial Arts & Self Defense Schools

    Come try the most exciting, empowering martial arts center in Ashburn, VA! We dare say even the best place for youth karate classes in Loudoun County, VA! We are also offering all of our new students 4 weeks for $49! We are offering everyone free private one-on-one class in addition to your trial month. Come in, meet the instructors, take a tour and see if Karate is for your family! Visit our website to learn more. Right now we are offering a Little Leaders Class!! In addition to our Children, Adult and Family classes, our Little Leaders class is for ages 3 and up. It helps to develop the basic skills Little Leaders need to balance, express confidence and become a little black belt. We teach kid karate classes and adult karate classes in a safe, friendly, clean environment. We have classes specifically for kids and families who want to train a few times per week, and we also have an after school program to help working families. We teach adults only Krav Maga, Bootcamps, and Jiu-Jitsu, for those adults who want an amazing workout without kids around. Whatever program you choose, you're going to love Super Kicks Karate! We can't wait to see you!! So if you live in Ashburn, or are close to Brambleton, Leesburg, Sterling, Aldie....our karate and after school martial arts program is exactly what you are looking for! We also teach Krav Maga. So if you are an adult in Ashburn, VA, looking for an incredible workout and a great way to stay in shape, call or text now! Need After School?! We service all public and private schools in Ashburn! Our After School program provides Martial Arts classes, help with homework and a snack. If you need after school Super Kicks Karate is the way to go. Right now we are offering FREE REGISTRATION for all of our After School Programs. :) Aprender Artes Marciales en Ashburn, Va Aprender Karate en Ashburn, Va Aprender Taekwondo en Ashburn, Va Campamento de Verano en Ashburn, Va Programas de Karate despues de la escuela en Ashburn, Va Se Habla Espanol Llama al 571-293-2467 o manda un correo electronico al martialarts4families@gmail.com para recibir un mes gratis y entrenar con nosotros! Summer Camp Programs in Ashburn? You found the right one! Karate After School? See above :) Karate Summer Camp? Youth Karate Classes are our specialty!

    • 43330 Junction Plz Ste 114 Ste 114
    • Ashburn, VA 20147
    • (571) 293-2467
    • 43490 Yukon Dr Ste 100
    • Ashburn, VA 20147
    • (703) 729-9155
    • 21750 Red Rum Dr Ste 102
    • Ashburn, VA 20147
    • (571) 291-9224
    • 44200 Waxpool Rd
    • Ashburn, VA 20147
    • (703) 723-2525

    The material in this article is for informational purposes only. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Local.com. See Additional Information

    More about local.com Features

    Socialize With Us
    Business Top Searches
    Recently Added Coupons

    Copyright 2017 Local.com Ltd - US Patent 7,231,405 - Privacy Policy - Terms of Service
    Advertise with Us - Claim Your Business Listing - Contact Us - FAQ - Site Map - Some data provided by Acxiom.