Taiji is one of the traditional Chinese martial arts and is has become highly recommended for health benefits in modern times. The two main concepts of Taiji are as follows: conquering the unyielding with the yielding or to overcome the strong by applying soft methods, and Yin Yang or opposite forces are complementary.
The philosophy of Taiji is if one meets violent force in kind, both parties are certain to be harmed. Lao Tzŭ is famously quoted in the Tao Te Ching, "The soft and the pliable will defeat the hard and strong."
Students are taught to meet force with softness and follow the motions to redirect them. When done correctly, this balance is a primary goal of Taiji training.
The philosophy of self-defence and self-discipline has been central to Chinese culture for centuries, the earliest references to Chinese martial arts date back to the 5th century BCE.
The course will be taught by Richard Niu, a multi-award winning Chinese martial arts master who has won numerous awards in international martial arts competitions including "Kung Fu Star" China National TV Competition, Macau Chinese Martial Arts International Competition, International Martial Arts Competition and Hong Kong International Kung Fu Competition.