About Tai Chi and the Mind Body Shen School
Tai Chi ( or Taiji, short for Taiji Quan or T'ai Chi Ch’uan, meaning “supreme ultimate fist”) is a Chinese martial art practiced for both self defense and health benefits. Most modern styles of Tai Chi stem from one of five traditional schools: Chen, Yang, Wu, and Sun. Mind Body Shen practices the Yang style under the leadership of Grandmaster Derrick Trent.
Tai Chi practice can lead to improved physical and mental well-being. It can be practiced by individuals in any physical condition: young or old, strong or weak.
The Mind Body Shen school teaches short forms, weapons forms, qigong, and push hands. Students learn about the circulation of qi (or "chi" – life force/energy) through the body meridians and the martial arts applications of the form movements.
Students have an opportunity to participate in the broader Tai Chi/martial arts community at events such as World Tai Chi Day and the Wong People Kung Fu Tournament.