Tai Chi Yangshuo
Yangshuo has plenty of activities, but Tai Chi (Taj Chi, Tai Qi, Taichi) is not commonly named as one of them. However, Yangshuo is a good place to start exploring the world of Tai Chi.
Almost everywhere in China you will see people practicing this old form of martial arts. Just go out in the early morning or late afternoon to a central square and you will find plenty of people practicing Tai Chi. One could say, it's a social activity for many Chinese.
However, to master the art of Tai Chi takes many years, so do not expect to become a Tai Chi master in a few lessons.
Yangshuo has several schools and depending on what you want, they offer different courses.
What is Tai Chi?
Let me explain, I know next to nothing about Tai Chi other then that I see many Chinese practicing in the morning and evening. Thus I need to ask the master, Luo Mei Juan, a former teacher in Yangshuo, now relocated to the U.S.A..
Like many other martial arts, Tai Chi is a way of life. It's about finding balance in everything you do. As Mei explains, there are 6 elements:
Mei concludes: "Instead of cultivating strength and speed like most martial arts, Tai Chi emphases openness, quietness and softness. The first opponent is therefore oneself. How can one vanquish himself? Simple, come to Yangshuo and learn from the master.
Different schools, different programs
It's hard to say, all schools offer the same program but in general you can study:
One of the high qualified teachers in Yangshuo is Wu Heng Dong, Kim for his friends.
Kim with a student in the Yangshuo park
Kim is a good humoured and high qualified master. He works independent (he has no school). Best way to contact him is to give him a call: 13635141507.
Kim does classes in the Yangshuo Park and many other locations. He also has his own school which is located at:
Yangshuo Tai Chi Traditional School
Another option is Master Fu, located a few km outside the Yangshuo town center.
Both Kim and Master Fu had the same grandmaster teacher, one of the highest level Tai Chi teachers in China.
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