|Tai chi chuan|
|Country of origin||China|
Tai chi chuan (traditional Chinese: 太極拳; simplified Chinese: 太极拳; pinyin: tàijíquán) is an internal Chinese martial art. Although it is a martial art, tai chi is often practiced for health and longevity. There are quite a few forms of tai Chi exist, both traditional and modern.
Today, tai chi has spread worldwide. Most modern styles of tai chi trace their development to at least one of the five traditional schools: Chen, Yang, Wu/Hao, Wu and Sun.
Chen style Tai Chi was founded by Chen Wangting in Chenjiagou during the Ming dynasty.