There are various forms which all derive from the original idea.  A gentle yet powerful exercise that connects one to yourself and the universe, massages organs and cleanses the blood so you will feel more energised.

Either be using your hands, fans, sword, stick etc, this is a favorite for the health conscious Silver Society members.

Tai Chi - Sword - I am looking straight down his sword. Occasionally practiced on the side of Truc Bach Lake, Hanoi on Tran Vu Street.
Tai Chi – Sword – I am looking straight down his sword. Occasionally practiced on the side of Truc Bach Lake, Hanoi on Tran Vu Street.
Thai Chi group by Water Tower, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Thai Chi group by Water Tower.
For generations Tai Chi has been a traditional way for the Vietnamese people keep themselves fit and healthy in both mind and body.
For generations Tai Chi has been a traditional way for the Vietnamese people keep themselves fit and healthy in both mind and body.
A Vietnamese women practices Thai Chi - sword !!
Thai Chi – sword !!
Vietnamese women practice a Sword Dance in the courtyard of Quan Thanh Temple, Truc Bach, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Vietnamese women practice a Sword Dance in the courtyard of Quan Thanh Temple, Truc Bach, Hanoi, Vietnam.