Tai Chi Chuan is a group of traditional Chinese martial arts whose movements and applications embody the interactions between Yin and Yang as described in Taoist philosophy.
There are several traditional styles of Tai Chi, most of which stem from the Chen family style, which was founded during the 1600’s (after the fall of the Ming Dynasty) by Chen Wangting.
Today, Tai Chi is practiced for its health benefits. Practice involves slow deliberate movements, with a strong focus on body posture and alignment.
The Yang Style hand form (sequence of movements preformed as part of practice) is known for it’s slow, even pace. Big, gentle, graceful movements with large, open postures make it accessible to a wide variety of age groups and physical conditions.
Affiliated with the:
International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association www.yangfamilytaichi.com
Michigan Tai Chi Center www.michigantaichi.com
Brian Buchanan has studied under Han Hoong Wang since 2007. He has achieved 5th rank (Silver Tiger) though the International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association