Taijiquan Center Stage

The Chinese culture is very rich and varied.  Many arts inform other arts - inspiring new interpretations and ideas across the spectrum.  Chinese theater has a history of including and drawing from the martial arts.

Here is a new (to us!) perspective on taijiquan.  Anything is worth a minute to consider. While this centers on Chen style taijiquan, all taiji shares movement principles so it's of interest to all. Take a second to share your thoughts and comments below!  

Scott Park Phillips explains the cultural history of Tai Chi (Taijiquan). This is the first in the CRACKING THE CODE series: "Taijiquan as Enlightenment Theater." Presented at the 9th International Conference on Daoist Studies, forthcoming as an essay in Daoism and the Military, from Three Pines Press.