The Lin Jie school holds traditional and personalised
Tai Chi classes in the South Peninsula of Cape Town that explore the physical, psychological, spiritual as well
as martial aspects of this Art.
Also referred to as Tai Chi, Taiji or Taijiquan, this Art is a powerful method of Self-realisation and wellness cultivation
through movement, concentration, meditation and philosophy. And it is also a means of self-defence, should one practise it for this purpose.
It is unlike most other physical disciplines or sports in that it is based on the premise that the condition of the body is a direct
reflection of our state of mind, or consciousness. And its actual practice is a unity of physical training and the training
and illumination of the mind.
Tai Chi is classified as an internal martial art since its main focus is self-cultivation or internal transformation.
This involves gaining a deep understanding of its philosophical principles through the process of pondering, meditation
and physical Tai Chi practice. And because this Art's philosophy has profound significance and broad application,
the spirit of these principles can infuse not only the practice of the Art itself, but also daily life. In fact, producing
a more enlightened way of living is the general aim. Thus the purpose of Tai Chi does not just lie in gaining skill in the Art itself,
or in overcoming a particular health challenge, but in a total self-cultivation that results in a general state of wellbeing and
enhanced creative power.
To fully engage in the practise of Tai Chi is to uplift and unify our mental, emotional and physical activity - the inner and outer.
The overall result is greater integration of our personality (mind, emotion, body), alignment of the personality with the Light that is our true nature,
and the awakening and proper organisation of the flow of Qi, which is that energy that is the true substance of the physical body,
and the bridge between that body and our consciousness.