Origin of the

Origin of the name of Tai Chi Chuan The name of Tai Chi Chuan is unknown. A version of this source has been widely disseminated and that comes from zhenji Yang, son of Yang Chengfu When Yang Lu Chan initially taught art in Yong Nian (c. 1855), his art was still called “Mian Quan “or (Cotton Fist) or” Hua Quan (Fist Neutralizer), it was called Taijiquan. While teaching at the Imperial Court, Yang met with many challenges, some friendly and others not. But invariably won, using their soft skills, so convincingly that he earned a great reputation. Many of those who attended the imperial court came to see their struggles.At a meeting of people, in which Yang won several reputable opponents, was present the scholar Ong Tong He, who was so impressed with the way Yang moved and executed his techniques, he felt that his movements and techniques expressing the physical manifestation of the principles of Tai Chi (philosophy), and wrote to him a couplet: / The hands that hold the Tai Chi are shaking the world, a heart containing a consummate technical defeat a multitude of heroes. After that, his art was called Tai Chi Chuan and the styles that emerged from his teaching, for his association with it, were called by that name.Barbara Davis (2004) notes, as other authors, the former names of Tai Chi Chuan: Chen family in – Thirteen Ways (Shisan shi) Boxing length (Changquan) or Cannon Fist (Paocui) – and the Yang family – Boxing soft (ruanquan) or boxing conversion (Huaquan) – and that the origin of the name as Tai Chi Chuan can be set between 1853 and 1880, relating to the Wu brothers (see Wu (Hao) Taijiquan) or Li Yiyuan ( , 1832-1892) as Wu Ruqing (second elder brother of Wu Yuxiang , 1812-1880) wrote in an essay The style is called “Tai Chi” because it is based on yin and yang, in full and emptiness Wile, Douglas 1999. P. 84 In the same way Li Yiyuan wrote a poem that relates this martial art with the principles of Tai Chi: How wonderful is Tai Chi Chuan, whose movements follow the laws of nature! continued as a jade bracelet, each movement expresses the symbol of Tai Chi. Wile, Douglas 1999. Page89 While, according to the author, it is unknown why he used this name but the Chen clan is to harness the outreach that had developed the Yang family teaching attributed to them. In any case in 1930, the Chen clan already used this name as recorded in the Chen Xin.