Tai Chi symbol

The Tai Chi symbol was used by the Taoist dated back to the 14th century BC, and possibly earlier. The theory of Tai Chi could be explained by the fact that when the universal was created, there was complete emptiness. When matters were created, two opposite but complimentary forces were formed. They were the Yin and Yang which formed the basic theory of Tai Chi. Yin means negative energy, or darkness, or the moon, whereas Yang means positive energy, or brightness, or the sun. The round circle of the symbol represent the Universe. The white segment represents Yang and the dark segment represents Yin. So are the small white and dark dots. The white dot is engulfed into the dark segment and the black dot into the white segment meaning that Yin and Yang are co-existent and complimentary with each other. It also mean that inside Yin there is Yang, while inside Yang there is Yin. The wavy line of separation between the two symmetrical halves suggests mutual accommodation, or flow or exchange between the two halves. It can also mean that Yin and Yang are not separable and should be continuously embracing each other to maintain balance of the universe.

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Introduction

In Chinese martial arts world, there are two main streams, the hard external one and the soft internal one. Tai Chi is one of the three most popular internal soft martial arts exist in China. The originality of Tai Chi is not very clearly known. It is said that Tai Chi has existed over 600 years. Whilst external martial arts are effective in self defences, Tai Chi is mainly for the development of internal energy. The former is more suitable for the young and the latter can cater for the weak and the old aged. Students of Tai Chi learn a series of slow movements and are encouraged to pay attention to the breathing methods. Students of external martial arts are trained to develop fast movements and physical strength. After years of training, both techniques can yield better bodily health as well as self defence ability.

Tai Chi symbol

The Tai Chi symbol was used by the Taoist dated back to the 14th century BC, and possibly earlier. The theory of Tai Chi could be explained by the fact that when the universal was created, there was complete emptiness...

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