Below is a list of Tai Chi / Taiji words you should know
Taiji, (tai-chi): 'Supreme-ultimate Qi: Energy / Life Force
Quan or Chuan: Fist
Yi: Minds Intent
Shen: Spirit or Body
Zhan Zhuang: Standing Post
Li: Ordinary strength or muscular strength or force
Song or Sung: Release, Loose relaxation. Releasing muscular tension
Ting:Ting Jin literally means 'listening energy'. Ting Jin is the ability to sense your opponent's force and movement
Zhong Ding: "Is a term used in Tai Chi that refers to the concept of "central equilibrium. The balance between Yin and Yang
Peng: Ward off. This means to bouncing a person off you in an upward spiral.
Lu: Roll Back, any type of action that is rolling a person or energy off of you.
Ji: Press, a triangular force toward your center
An: A downward push or downward action
Tsai or Cai: Grasp or pluck, This energy has a 'pull down' movement, and in martial applications is a snap, with a violent jerking fa-jing application
Lieh: Split,splitting movement which separates the parts of the opponent’s body in two directions
Zhou or Chou: Elbow Stroke where the opponent is struck with the elbow
Kao: Shoulder Stroke is when one’s shoulder is connected to the opponent’s body
Jin: Energy or Power
Wuji: Neither Yin or Yang, the neutral state
Na: Seize or hold
Hua: Neutralize or transform
Da: Strike or hit
Dantien (Tan-tien): Physical centre of the body, located just below the naval and a third of the way back. Also called the elixir furnace.
Dao: The way
Mingmen: Located on the inside of the spine in front of the second and third lumbar vertebrae between the two kidneys. Due to its proximity it can be regarded as being the back of, or slaved to, the "dantien" and as such is an important control point in Classical Chinese movement theory.
Taolu: Solo form practice
Yin: Negative, female, dark, empty
Yang: Positive, masculine, light, full
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