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    Tai Chi Chuan

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    Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) is a time-honored Chinese philosophy, one that required special selection by a Master to impart the traditions and be taught to a gifted student. The art of Tai chi has evolved throughout generations and Chinese history and has become a widely practiced exercise in the United States where membership is not as difficult to attain. Chang San Feng was a 13-century Taoist Monk who studied at the Shaolin Monastery in China. It was a Chan Buddhist temple since the 5th century and Mahayana

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    Report on Tai Chi

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    Report on Tai Chi Tai Chi is a major branch of Chinese martial arts that is primarily practiced for it's health benefits, including tension and stress, relaxation and as a form of self-defense. The name Tai Chi comes from the Chinese words meaning "great ultimate." It is also known as Tai Chi Chuan meaning, "great ultimate fist." Among martial arts, there are two basic types, one is called hard martial arts and the other one is soft martial arts. Hard martial arts are like karate and martial

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    Tai Chi Chuan

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    Tai chi chuan, also known as taiji, taijiquan, or more commonly as tai chi, is a form of alternative medicine that is very prevalent around the world today. According to the 2007 National Health Initiative Survey, 2.3 million U.S. adults had used tai chi within the past 12 months. The term tai chi chuan can be translated into internal martial arts or supreme ultimate fist.1 Its history of origin is somewhat poorly known, but is believed to be originated from China. A Taoist monk from the Wu Tang

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    Tai Chi and the Elderly

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    years, western civilization has adopted Tai Chi as not only a physical activity, but also a highly recommended rehabilitation method. Within physical therapy, Tai Chi is looked upon as an intervention to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls.1 Since the aging adult experiences a decline in balance and more than one-third of those 65 years and older experience a fall related incident each year, it is logical to purport that regular participation in Tai Chi may be an ideal exercise program for

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    The History and Evolution of Tai Chi Tai Chi is a result of the Chinese Taoists. The Taoists in their observation of nature found nothing was entirely still. If prey stayed in one place, the beasts of the forest would take advantage. They also found that this principle applied to humans as well and that if they remain stagnant, it opened the door for disease and old age. From this revelation, the Taoists began creating martial art forms, as well as using yoga introduced from India, to be

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    Tai Chi Research Paper

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    Tai chi, or shadow boxing is one of the major branches of traditional Chinese martial arts. Tai chi is derived from “Tai Chi” a reference which appeared in the book of changes around 1100 to 1221 BC. “In all changes exists Tai Chi, which causes the two opposites in everything” is the reference. Tai Chi meaning the ultimate of ultimate is often used in describing the vastness of the universe. Principles of this form of martial arts are based on the philosophy of Taoism, which stress the natural balance

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    Tai Chi Case Study

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    Practice Implication Based on the studies and findings here, tai chi could prove to be beneficial to elderly patients in the hospital setting. The majority of studies that implemented tai chi produced positive outcomes relating to its ability to prevent falls. As a professional nurse, I have witnessed countless years of severe falls occurring in outpatient and inpatient settings. It is my personal belief that implementing a tai chi program will not only prove beneficial for the patients but also

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    purpose of this paper is to demonstrate Borgmann’s theory of focal things in application to Tai Chi, as well as propose the opposition to it with an exercise machine as a device in the context of Borgmann’s Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life. In addition, I will try to argue that the resolution to the bifurcation between things and devices is a specific kind of equilibrium. First, Tai Chi, the old Chinese art that is a culmination of martial art and a form of exercise for both body

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    Passionate Learning

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    stage, we no longer answer the telephone, because someone might want something; that we could say no without drowning in self-reproach is an idea alien to this game. -Joan Didion, "On Self-Respect" Last Spring, as part of a senior project, I took Tai Chi classes and researched how meditation is used in mind/body medicine. I read several books by doctors who use meditation as a form of healing, in stress-reduction clinics and as treatment for people suffering from severe pain and panic disorders. One

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    Cultural Taboos

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    other social greetings - even different ways of shaking hands. This chapter also deals with farewells, beckoning, insulting, touching and other types of gestures. Chapter 3 gets into the special types of gestures such as, American Sign Language, Tai Chi, flirting & kissing. Chapter 4 is designed to help you learn or trace a particular gesture, using scores of drawings. Chapter 5 describes what the author calls the ultimate gesture, which is simply the "smile". It is rarely misunderstood, scientist

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