(also t'ai chiˈtī ˈCHē)
Definition of t'ai chi ch'uan in English:
1A Chinese martial art and system of calisthenics, consisting of sequences of very slow controlled movements.
- The soft arts, judo, jujutsu, aikijujutsu, aikido, hapkido and t'ai chi chuan, use a theory of redirection of an attacker's force to deal with an assault instead of the harder arts, which meet force with greater force.
- During the next seven years I did mainly judo and jodo, and a number of other martial arts such as aikido, iaido, karate, and t'ai chi ch'uan.
- Along with your breathing, repetitive movement like walking, jogging, swimming or t'ai chi can be used to induce a meditative state.
2(In Chinese philosophy) the ultimate source and limit of reality, from which spring yin and yang and all of creation.
- She specialises in t'ai chi and teaching people with high-pressure lives to connect with their body, instead of simply living in their heads, and explores how physical movement can deepen spiritual awareness.
- As she investigates astrology, t'ai chi and hypnotism, she travels from sceptic to true believer.
Chinese, literally 'great ultimate boxing', from tái 'extreme' + ji 'limit' + quán 'fist, boxing'.
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