T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Rooted In Tradition

john kozak

Chinese martial art systems were built upon concepts borrowed from Chinese philosophical systems.

One such martial art system borrowed from the Chinese philosophy of Taoism the concept of "t'ai chi." This martial art system is known today as t'ai chi ch'uan.

Even though its focus has changed over time from fighting to improving health, its foundational principles remain unchanged even to this day.

These principles make t'ai chi what it is. To learn t'ai chi is to learn its underlying principles; otherwise, you're doing something else but still calling it t'ai chi. That's not my cup of tea.

"I've trained in martial arts for over 12 years and I can confidently state that John is one of the best instructors that I've had the pleasure of training under. His knowledge of his art is extremely deep, and just as important, he has the teaching skills to effectively pass this information on to his students."
— Bob, Kentucky

Methods of T'ai Chi

There are various styles and methods of t'ai chi, but underlying all of them is a common set of essential principles which they share.

A good teacher is one who comprehends these governing principles and bases the study and practice of t'ai chi upon them. To practice otherwise is without much meaning. T'ai chi principles are subtle, but the more you comprehend them through practice and can apply them, the more you will advance and benefit from your practice.

If you are a serious student, and if you are able to find such a teacher, study hard and take advantage of the opportunity before you.