a form of exercise or martial art developed in China and characterized by slow, rhythmic, circular movements
in full t'ai chi ch'uan′
Origin of tai chi; from Mandarin t'ai-chi, literally , grand ultimate; t'ai-chi ch'uan ; from Mandarin ch'uan, fist, boxing
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’&udie;an) : 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.