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Tai Chi
Tai Chi is categorized as an internal martial art because it relies on subtle skill in Qi (pronounced chee or chi) to perform.  Tai Chi is a fighting martial arts form actually called Tai Chi Fist or Tai Chi Chuan.  It is a subset of Qigong and has many applications and similarities to other martial arts.

Tai Chi Push Hands
Tai Chi Push Hands is a living sparring type practice where the Tai Chi practitioner can work on his or her Tai Chi skills including rooting, relaxing, blending, balancing, pushing, and much more.  It is practiced with two people who attempt to push each other over using Tai Chi moves and principles.

Tai Chi Yang Short Form
The Tai Chi Short form or “Yang Short Form” is a Tai Chi movement of 24 positions blended together into one continuous movment.

T’ai chi ch’uan or tàijíquán, often shortened to t’ai chi, taiji or tai chi in English usage, is an internal Chinese martial art practised for both its defense training and its health benefits. It is also typically practised for a variety of other personal reasons: its hard and soft martial art technique, demonstration competitions, and longevity. As a result, a multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims. Some of tai chi chuan’s training forms are especially known for being practised with relatively slow movement.

Today, tai chi chuan has spread worldwide. Most modern styles of tai chi chuan trace their development to at least one of the five traditional schools: Chen, Yang, Wu (Hao), Wu, and Sun.

Medical research has found evidence that tai chi is helpful for improving balance and for general psychological health, and that it is associated with general health benefits in older people.