Daoist Concepts in Tai Ji

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This section is offered with the disclaimer that translations of these complex terms in any non-Chinese language are essentially inadequate. Scholars have tried for years to discover acceptable meanings for the terms herein; the fact that many phrases are required for each single Chinese character attests to their intricacies. 空 KONG can be translated as…

A Short History of Tai Ji Quan

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From the 5th century through the 14th century CE, Shaolin boxing was refined and developed to a great extent; many forms and styles evolved during this period. One of the major distinctions to arise late in the 13th century was that of internal and external systems.  External schools were harder, with a more yang-like approach…