Origin of tai chifrom Mandarin t'ai-chi, literally , grand ultimate; t'ai-chi ch'uan from Mandarin ch'uan, fist, boxing
tai chitai chi
a form of exercise or martial art developed in China and characterized by slow, rhythmic, circular movements
in full t'ai chi ch'uan′
or tai chi chuan
A Chinese martial art whose system of physical exercises is often practiced as a way of meditating or improving well-being.
Origin of tai chiFrom Mandarin tài jí quán ( formerly romanized t'ai chi ch'üan ) tài jí great ultimate (a concept in Chinese cosmology) ( from Middle Chinese thaj` k&hhook;i&schwabreve;k ) ( thaj` very great, greatest ) ( k&hhook;i&schwabreve;k ridge-pole, pole, extremity ) quán boxing ( from Middle Chinese k&hhook;yan fist )
right heel kick
(plural tai chis)
- A soft form of martial art developed in China.
From Mandarin trad. å¤ªæ¥µ, simpl. å¤ªæž (pinyin: tÃ ijÃ)
- Alternative spelling of tai chi.