Thank you for taking the time to visit our site.The mission of Spirit Wind Taijiquan and Healing Arts is to educate students in the classical Chinese internal fighting arts of: T'ai Chi Chuan, Hsing I Chuan, Qi Gong, Practical Street Self Defense and Self Cultivation.
Our goal is to: Vow to restore Tai Chi's Martial Reputation and
Real, traditional Tai Chi is nothing less than 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".