Qigong

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(on Wikipedia)

Used extensively in Taijiquan, although there are marked differences.

Qigong is energy training and makes use of a Zen state of mind.

The soft style of the Eight Section Brocade, or Eight Treasures Exercises, emphasizing Daoist exercise methods and aims, is arguably now the most popular qigong exercise set practiced all around the world.

  • also known as Chi Kung

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(Tai chi on Wikipedia)

A martial art which also embraces Yin-Yang in a philosophic component. Makes extensive use of Qigong, with marked differences.

The training is gentle and graceful, and there is no need for special apparati. It is a gentle approach for developing power and stamina, as well as calmness and mental freshness. Taijiquan is a very effective martial art, where physical size and mechanical strength are not necessarily winning factors.

  • AKA: Tai Chi Chuan (T'ai Chi Ch'üan)

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