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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!
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