Tai Chi Chuan means the Grand Ultimate Fist. Because Tai Chi has developed as a martial art, it makes use of efficient
methods to train the body-mind. The art of Tai Chi has been evolving for
thousands of years. It is not the product of one man or one family. Its
evolution has involved the collective genius of the Chinese culture. Tai Chi
has combined the knowledge of Chinese medicine, meditation techniques,
philosophy, military strategy, and martial art training to achieve a high
degree of sophistication and effectiveness. Whether you are training for the
martial or health aspect, the foundation is the same, that is, strengthening
the legs, relaxing the shoulders, calming the mind and sinking the qi
(internal energy) down, throughout the Tai Chi form.
What is Hun Yuan Tai Chi?
means mixed and “Yuan” means circle, so together they encompass everything
in the universe.
refers to the movement of the
universe or the Tao which is the force behind all phenomena.
This Tai Chi system specifically focuses on fostering
a deep level of relaxation, cultivating energy to nurture oneself and
developing natural freedom of movement in the joints.
The Hun Yuan Tai Chi system was developed by Grandmaster Feng Zhi Qiang (1928-2012), one of China’s greatest martial arts experts. He is known universally
for his amazing feats of internal power. Grandmaster Feng has been featured
on the front cover of several issues of the international American
publication, T’ai Chi Magazine.
Hu Yao Zhen
In Beijing, Grandmaster Feng had the unique opportunity to learn from two of
the most well known and respected teachers of their time, Hu Yao Zhen
(1879-1973) and Chen Fa Ke (1887-1957).
Hu Yao Zhen was a famous traditional Chinese medical practitioner, a qigong
master and an expert in Xin Yi Chuan
(Heart Mind Boxing). He became known as the father of modern qigong in
Chen Fa Ke
Chen Fa Ke, 17th generation of Chen Style, was humble of character
and emphasised martial virtue in his teaching. He defeated challengers without causing injury. Only a master of great skill would be able to do so. Chen Style
Tai Chi is the progenitor of the Yang, Wu, Sun and Woo Styles of Tai Chi.
Due to the knowledge and insight that Grandmaster Feng gained from his two
teachers, he was able to develop the Hun Yuan Tai Chi system which
enables practitioners to achieve noticeable results quickly. Most of all,
the practice of Hun Yuan Tai Chi is very enjoyable!
The Academy is proud to pass on this knowledge to you. Its instructors
are dedicated to helping you gain the benefits that have made Tai Chi
famous, so that you will enjoy enduring quality of life.
Yuan Tai Chi form,
consisting of twenty four movements, takes only eight
minutes to complete.
Busy people can easily fit it into their
Relaxation, a sense of well being, true freedom of movement and better
health are all within your reach!