martial arts(redirected from Tai chi ch'uan)
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martial artsBudo Health enhancement Any physical and mental discipline based on self-defense, intended to achieve self-awareness and expression in movement; some Asian MAs evolved from ritual dances, or exercises intended to relieve tension caused by hrs of meditation. See Aikido, Chi kung–qi gong, T'ai chi ch'uan.
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Group of diverse activities originating from the ancient fighting techniques of the Orient.
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