T’ai Chi Ch’uan Styles Practiced at AYC
T’ai Chi Ch’uan has been known in China for centuries to be effective for both physical and spiritual health, and is the most famous Chinese martial art of the internal style. Internal styles place emphasis on breathing (Qigong) and the mental/spiritual component of their training. The execution of the martial art movements are generally softer, in contrast to external styles that tend to be hard or harsh (for example, Japanese Karate or Korean Tae Kwon Do).
We teach both Sun and Yang styles at AYC. Yang style is probably the most popular style worldwide, and is usually found to be graceful and quite beautiful. However, we've found Sun to be well received by seniors and others, because it is a "smaller" style, and less ornate -- perfect for beginners and those who want to have a more "upright" form.