Is Tai chi a martial art or is it a form of Chinese Yoga?
I have an interesting question to ask:
Is Taiji Quan (Tai Chi) even a martial art, or is it, like a small number of practitioners would like everyone to think, another form a Chinese Yoga? I have been studying the Chinese Internal Martial Arts (CMA-I) for a little more than 8 months now, and though I can see the parts where taiji quan would certainly serve as a martial arts, its slow attitude makes me wonder whether or not those TCS cultists are telling the truth or not. I've seen multiple sites telling me its a martial art, even ones with techs on it, such as http://www.chiflow.com, and http://www.shenwu.com, but I have not seen any sites owned by the TCS cultists. In fact, I'm starting to believe they do not exist. But still, If I am learning a martial art, am I or am I not?
I'd like both sides of the argument, especially for the TCS cultists, becuase I have not found evidence of their existence. You don't have to be on my side, you don't have to be on theirs, all I need is supportive evidence to make a decision.
Thanks to all!