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Chen Taijiquan, "Body, As Fist" - A Masterful Martial Art

Taijiquan's (tai chi chuan) roots are in the martial arts There are many pretenders, and few masters. Taijiquan employs a very unique, counter-intuitive style of body movement that delivers great power, at great speed, with great effectiveness, if practiced properly. Everything can be explained via the simple laws of physics, but must be practiced in a way that defies mechanics; there are no "secret" powers, as pretenders would have the naive believe (and pay dearly for). [more inside]
posted by Vibrissae on Sep 30, 2011 - 84 comments

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