The Art of Taoist Tai Chi

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Taoist Tai-Chi was created by a monk named Chung-Sun-Fung in the 12th century. Learn the art of Taoist Tai Chi with help from a world champion martial artist in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Karl Romain, Dr. Oz's Tai-Chi instructor, you could also find me at, today we'll be demonstrating Taoist Tai-Chi. Tai-Chi was created by a Taoist monk named Chung-Sun-Fung in the twelfth-century. Based on the Taoist philosophy of Yin and Yang. Some styles of Tai-Chi include the Yang-style, the Wu-style, the Sun-style, the Chen-style, just to name a few. Tai-Chi uses solo form training, where you can notice the slow deliberate movements working on having the spine straight as well as breathing. Tai-Chi also includes two man training called, push-hands, weapons as well as self-defense. Tai-Chi can improve a number of health issues. Medical studies in Tai-Chi has shown that it has favorable effects on such conditions as, high-blood pressure, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer's and even diabetes. Tai-Chi can improve your balance, your strength, your flexibility, your memory, as well as chronic body pain. So I encourage you to practice Tai-Chi everyday for optimal health. I'm Karl Romain, and thank you for watching.


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