Thank you for taking the time to visit our site. The mission of Spirit Wind Taijiquan Academy and Healing Arts is to educate students in the classical Chinese fighting arts of: T'ai Chi Chuan, Kung Fu, Hsing I Chuan, as well as Qi Gong, Practical Street Self Defense, Fitness and Self Cultivation.
Our goal is to: Vow to restore Tai Chi's Martial Reputation and
Taijiquan was created for the same reason that all other martial arts were formed and that is for combat. Yes, Tai Chi has a down and dirty side and this is it's original purpose. The Tai Chi we see practiced in the health clubs, spas and in the parks today are a recent creation. Real, traditional Tai Chi is nothing less and nothing more than a fighting art. Like any fighting art, it is a system of combative physical skills, principles and strategies. Any other claims made for the art are embellishments, fantasy and deception.
The original name of the art, "Tai Chi Chuan" ("Taijiquan" in modern Pinyin or T'ai Chi Ch'uan in the older Wade-Giles spelling) clearly places the word "Chuan" (meaning fighting style) as the noun, with the term "Tai Chi" being the adjective - the phrase describing the most prominent characteristics of said fighting style. In much the same way, the phrase "red car" describes a car that happens to be red. Everyone knows what the object is - you couldn't drive around in a "red" and in much the same way, a person cannot simply do "Tai Chi".
Isn't it time to take your martial arts to the next level? Whether you are a Tai Chi player looking to advance his art, a practitioner of another style looking to broaden your knowledge or a novice looking to find the right martial art for you, Spirit Wind Taijiquan academy has something for everyone.