Tai Chi is short for Tai Chi Ch'uan (Ch'uan = fist, boxing) and is an internal Chinese martial art. It is practised for both its self defence applications as well as for its health benefits.
There are five traditional schools of Tai Chi - Chen, Yang, Wu (Hao), Wu and Sun. The style taught at the Martial Arts Education Centre is the Chen style.
The main concept of Tai Chi (supreme ultimate) appears in several Chinese philosophies and represents the joining of both Yin abd Yang into a single ultimate.