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Tai Chi Chuan (or T'ai Chi Chuan, Taijiquan) is a slow-motion, moving, meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self-defense. Originally from China, Tai Chi has gained enormous popularity in America and throughout the rest of the world for its health benefits. Under the direction of its founder and chief instructor William C. Phillips, the Patience T'ai Chi Association has been spreading the word about this wonderful art for over 30 years. Sifu Phillips has been featured in numerous magazines, newspaper articles and TV shows. He has worked tirelessly giving seminars around the United States in an attempt to promote the art as it was handed down to him by the late Grandmaster Cheng Man-Ch'ing.

Like a precious diamond, Tai Chi has many facets. As a health exercise it has no equal. As a martial art it can be devastating. As a physical manifestation of Taoist philosophy, it engages the mind to reflect upon the rhythms of nature and seek accord with them. As a stress relieving therapy, it leaves the practitioner refreshed and centered, ready to face whatever difficulties their day or their life may bring. It has been said that whoever practices Tai Chi diligently, twice a day over a period of years, will attain the pliability of a child, the health of a lumberjack and the peace of mind of a sage. We here at PTC find it hard to disagree with this assessment.

We invite you to explore our site and learn about this beautiful and complex art. It is the hope of the entire Patience T'ai Chi family that you will find here a wealth of information and advice about your own practice. The many articles and features we offer are updated regularly so be sure to bookmark this site and return here often. We wish you happiness, peace and a long life through Tai Chi!


A Sample of the Tai Chi Articles written by our members

  • Ten Essential Points of Practice for Tai Chi Chuan – by Sifu William C. Phillips

  • Why Do You Practice Tai Chi? – by Sifu Avi Schneier

  • Taoism and Tai Chi Chuan – by Sifu James Leporati

  • Supreme Ultimate Boxing: Considering Tai Chi Chuan In Its Original Martial Context – by John Leporati

  • Tai Chi Push Hands and Wing Chun Sticky Hands: A Comparison – by Sifu Michael Pekor

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