Tai Chi or Tai Chi Chuan is a kind of exercise that doesnt entail only meditative and relaxing states but also the martial art aspect. If can be a sort of self defense like judo or karate.
Tai Chi Chuan is also known as Supreme Ultimate Fist. Which means that it can be used in terms of grand styles in fighting. It uses the philosophy of the positive and negative energy which is known as the yin-yang symbol.
Tai Chi Chuan is somehow based on duality as the philosophy applies. It came centuries ago since the time of Taoism which is the basis of the martial art. This kind of martial art uses slow movements that flow through the different nerves and vessels of the body to develop relaxation, inner power (known as Chi) and leg strength.
Many questions involving the usage of Tai Chi in terms of martial art is given such contradiction. Tai Chi is an advanced level of martial. But that is all supported by backbone theories.
So the question goes, How does this kind of slow motion exercise be a matter of self defense? Contradictory to what other arts teaches you, in Tai Chi, you are taught to move slowly in order to move quickly. The precision of Tai Chi and...