Tai Chi Chuan is a Chinese internal martial art practiced for health, relief of stress and to increase strength and flexibility. Tai chi is often called Meditation in Motion. Once the choreography is learned one can understand the martial applications and deepen the internal awareness of chi or energy movement. A multitude of styles and forms exist. Some of tai chi chuan's training forms are known to Westerners as the slow motion routines seen in movies or seen practiced in the morning in parks around the world, particularly in China. We are currently practicing the Yang Style Forms (Short Form/24 Movement and Long Form /108 Movement). The Yang Style Short Form is the most common form practiced in the United States.
The ECU Tai Chi Chuan Club has been active since 2000.Our members come from different nationalities, ages, interests and backgrounds. We work to start with wherever the member is and move forward with learning the form. Tai Chi can be done by anyone with any type of body strength or adapted for any disability.
We welcome you to participate in our club; you may come to one or all of our practice times.
We also want to make you aware of some requirements mandated by the university.
- You must be associated with the university by being a student, alumni, faculty or staff.
- If you are alumni, faculty or staff, you must either join the Student Recreation Center or pay a semester club fee of $10 to attend.
- Our current schedule meets year round in SRC 238:
Wednesday evening (advanced participants): 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Saturday morning (everyone): 10:00 to 11:30 am
For information about joining, contact the team representatives.