You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.

- Indira Ghandi

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Five Principles of Practice of T'ai Chi Ch'uan
  • Centering/Grounding
  • Balance
  • Mindfulness/Focus
  • Flow
  • Playfulness
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Meditative and Healing Arts at The Loft
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T'ai Chi Weapons (Sword/Fan)
In T'ai Chi Ch'uan, exercising with a sword/fan has developed into an important art form.  In accordance with the principles of T'a Chi Ch'uan, the sword/fan practice is an exercise for good health and meditation in motion as well as a method for self-defense.  It promotes graceful and balanced movement, and the development and application of the inner energy chi.

The study of the T'ai Chi sword/fan is regarded as its own path which does not necessarily require the knowledge of the other forms of T'ai Chi.  It offers a valuable source of concepts and new ideas for students of other martial arts, too, regardless of their backgrounds or current practices. 

The benefits are in general equal to those of T'ai Chi.
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The Meditative and Healing Arts Center is located in northern California at
The Bohemian Art Loft
3304B Bechelli Lane
Redding, CA 96002
Copyright 2011 Nadia Hava-Robbins, MA