"You must find the circle in every movement"
Liu Rui, Grandmaster of Zhaobao Heritage Frame Taijiquan
Banner photo Fabian Irsara - Unsplash
Welcome to Heritage Tai Chi
Improve your health and well-being with Tai Chi (also spelled T’ai Chi and Taiji) and Qi Gong which are part of the traditional Chinese health care system that has been evolving for thousands of years. Rooted in the principles represented by the taiji symbol (yin yang) and Taoist philosophy, the practice of Tai Chi takes the body through slow, graceful, circular movements that help bring balanced energy and peace to the practitioner.
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is an internal art. It is a martial art, an exercise art, a health art and a meditation art. Tai Chi is the art of bringing mind, body and spirit into harmony. Tai Chi roughly translates into “grand ultimate balance” and finding that balance, that harmony, is the student's goal.
Class Content Consists of the Following:
NEIGONGS & CHI GONGS:
A series of exercises developed over centuries which bring in mind-body awareness. Proven to enhance health & well-being.
Discover your central equilibrium with unique and easy to learn circle movements.
Each circle leads into another circle creating the Form (routine). The beauty & grace found in these movements bring quiet to the mind and body.
History of Tai Chi
Tai Chi is from China. It is based on the Taoist (or Daoist) philosophy (not a religion) as set forth by Lao Tzu in his writings the ‘Tao Teh Ching’ in the 722-480BC timeframe. The Taoist philosophy viewed the world based on the natural balance of Nature. They thought that to be in harmony with Nature’s laws was to save one’s own nature thereby optimizing the mind, body and spirit. This philosophy was eventually combined with physical movement and evolved into Tai Chi as it is known today.
Zhaobao Tai Chi
There are many different styles of tai chi each with their own characteristics. The style most often seen is that which the Chinese government sponsored in 1956 called the Simplified 24 Form. Heritage students learn a modified version of that Form called the Heritage Tai Chi Solo Form which is based on the Zhaobao style of Tai Chi.
The method of the Zhaobao style of Tai Chi is “the soft circle method”. The movements are soft, and round and elegant. This method allows the student to discover themselves within the movements and it is an efficient way to gain the benefits that the practice of Tai Chi can provide. Master Troy is the guide for this very personal journey.