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taijiquan (tīˑ·gē·kwôn),

n in traditional Chinese medicine, family of health-promoting exercises that provide benefits for the body, mind, and soul by maintaining balance between the yin and yang components. Developed in the fourteenth century, these exercises comprise flowing movements that imitate the motion and form of animals, all of which share fundamental elements rooted in qi gong. Such elements include continuous, fluid movements; alternation between yin and yang principles (e.g., empty and full, open and closed); and deep, conscious breathing. Taijiquan is practiced to relax, to improve balance, to promote the flow of qi, and as an interior martial art. One may practice taijiquan either as the form (solitary) or as push hands (with a partner). Also called
tai chi, ta'i ch'i, tai chi chuan, tai chi quan, or
taiji. See also qi and qi gong.
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Since we begin the course with a four-week survey of Chinese philosophy and religion, we first address the art of taijiquan through our studies of Daoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.
The Tokyo festival included a Taijiquan practice by 1,000 people and a demonstration performance by Li Deyin, a professor of Renmin (People's) University of China who is also chief referee at international Taijiquan contests.
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T'ai chi ch'uan or taijiquan, often shortened to t'ai chi, taiji or tai chi in English usage, is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits.
Drewe is vice-chairman of the Longfei Taijiquan Association.
Wushu likewise failed to deliver when Daniel Parantac lost his events taijijian and taijiquan.
I didn't feel the pain," said the 23-year-old Parantac who topped the combined men's taijiquan and taijijian event Tuesday.
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