t'ai chi ch'uan


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Related to t'ai chi ch'uan: Taichi, Taijiquan

t'ai chi ch'uan

(ˈtaɪ dʒiː ˈtʃwɑːn)
n
(Martial Arts (other than Judo & Karate) & Combat Sports) a Chinese system of callisthenics characterized by coordinated and rhythmic movements. Often shortened to: t'ai chi
[Chinese, literally: great art of boxing]

t'ai chi ch'uan

or tai chi chuan

(ˈtaɪ ˈdʒi ˈtʃwɑn, ˈtʃi)
n.
a Chinese system of meditative exercises, characterized by methodically slow circular and stretching movements.
Also called t'ai′ chi′, tai′ chi′.
[1960–65; < Chinese tàijí quán literally, fist of the Great Absolute]
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Kreg M, 1999, Effects of T'ai Chi Ch'uan Practice, T'ai Chi magazine, August vol (13) no (4)
He is a long-time teacher and T'ai Chi Ch'uan practitioner—first in New York City and now in upstate New York.
Often shortened to t'ai chi, taiji or tai chi in English usage, T'ai chi ch'uan or taijiquan is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits.
Tai chi, also known as t'ai chi ch'uan, began as a martial art, but today it's most frequently practiced for its health benefits and meditative properties.