Tai Chi refers to the ancient Taoists concept that all aspects of the Universe is made up of the Yin (passive) and Yang (active) energy. The balance of these forces is commonly translated as “The Supreme Ultimate”. In Tai Chi practice, this concept is applied through meeting hardness with softness (yielding); and applying power only where, and when, an opponent is weak. This is what gives rise to the saying that “A force of fours ounces can deflect a thousand pounds”.

This is an exercise discipline practised for hundreds of years in the Orient. The movements are based mostly on circular motion and flow at a smooth even tempo; making for prefect balance as the weight of the body is shifted from one side to the other. People practise Tai Chi for health, serenity and self-defence.