Tai Chi is taught at the Champion Spirit Academy in the 7th arrondissement, Paris.
Derived from martial arts, Tai Chi is a full body discipline incorporating energy-based exercises taken from traditional Chinese medicine.
Tai Chi is an integral part of Chinese culture. Its origins lie somewhere between Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism.
Because of its philosophical and spiritual dimension, this art of combat is often misinterpreted and reduced to a simple set of healthy exercises. In reality, Tai Chi is a style of boxing placing an emphasis on calmness and peace.
By taking the path of Tai Chi, the practitioner works toward creating an energy known as “Chi”. This work requires flexibility, patience and persistence.
Historically, Tai Chi has developed through three different schools: the Chen, Yang and Wu styles. It focuses on coordination and fluidity of movement, and is known for its spiral movements, varying between speed and brute force.
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Each movement is read, felt and conceived based on breathing rhythms. It can truly be said to revitalize the body.
Since Tai Chi involves the whole body, balance is essential as no limb should remain static.
Tai Chi works on a person’s posture, similar to yoga and pilates, triggering the use of muscles deep in the body.