At first glance, it may seem to be contradictory for Tai Chi Chuan, to be a Chinese health and meditative exercise, and, at the same time, this exercise comprises moves that can be applied as an effective martial art. After careful examination, as we focus on the slow dance-like movements, called forms, the rudiments of neutralizing punches and kicks will be observed.

These daily forms are practiced deliberately; when practiced slowly they develop accuracy, balance and rooting, even while the practitioner is in a meditative like state, and as your body establishes a type of “memory”, the forms become natural movements to you.