China Cultural Center organized ‘Tai Chi’ Training Classes in Islamabad
If you’ve ever seen group of Chinese people practicing an elegant, slow-moving exercise, you’ve probably seen Tai Chi. This particular way of moving is practiced by millions of people worldwide for both defence training and its health benefits.
Now you can practice it in Islamabad too.
China Cultural Center is organizing ‘Tai Chi’ Chinese Martial Art training classes here at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) starting today (Nov. 20). It will continue till Nov. 27.
Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art which refers to a philosophy of the forces of yin and yang, related to the moves.
Originally conceived as a martial art in China, it is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal reasons: competitive wrestling in the format of pushing hands, demonstration competitions. A multitude of training forms of Tai Chi exist, both traditional and modern. Some training forms of Tai Chi are especially known for being practiced with relatively slow movements.
Today, Tai Chi has become popular worldwide. Most modern styles of Tai Chi trace their development to at least one of the five traditional schools: Chen, Yang, Hao, Wu and Sun. All of the former, in turn, trace their historical origins to Chen Village.
In the last twenty years or so, Tai Chi classes that purely emphasize health have become popular in hospitals, clinics, as well as community and senior centers.