BRIEF HISTORY OF TAI CHI CHUAN
Tai chi traces
its roots back to approximately the 2nd mellennium b.c. with the practice of yoga in ancient India.
yoga came to be developed into what is called Saolin chuan In the 13th century a.d., a Taoist monk by the name
of Chang Sang Feng developed what has come to be known as Tai Chi.
The Tai Chi family or style from which all other current styles or families of Tai Chi developed was the Chen
family. A man by the name of Yang, subsequently studied with the Chen family and later modified the Chen style, thus developing
the Yang style of Tai Chi Chuan.
Yang style is the most common traditional style of Tai Chi Chuan practiced today. Yang style has three different forms that
are practiced: the simplified form, the short form, and the long form.
Now all over
the world, Tai Chi is being modified into easier versions.