Master Gao Jia Min, also called "the Queen of Tai Ji" is world most famous Tai Ji (Tai Chi) master, teacher and former athlete. She also is World, International and National Multi-Champion in Tai Ji (Tai Chi).
Tai Ji (Tai chi), short for taijiquan (太极拳), is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. The term taiji refers to a philosophy of the forces of yin and yang, related to the moves. Though originally conceived as a martial art, nowadays it is also practiced for a variety of other personal reasons: competitive wrestling in the format of pushing hands (tui shou), demonstration competitions (tao lu), healthcare reasons, achieving greater longevity and like gymnastics. As a result, a multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims with differing emphasis. Some training forms of tàijíquán are especially known for being practiced with relatively slow movements.
Today, tai ji 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.
The world of Chinese Martial arts in the West is a bit chaotic. It has many different reasons, such as language barrier, film influence, personal influence of teacher of different quality, morals or inner depth, etc
Gao Jiamin was born in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, China, in the Year of the Horse, June 26, 1966. She is the daughter of a Chinese Naval Officer and her mother worked for the local government. Jiamin’s father was very loving but also because of his military training was quite strict with her in her early years. She reluctantly began her studies of the martial arts at age eight. During this period, she was expected to practice Wushu at least three hours a day at home before going to school and in addition to her work with an instructor. “My first teacher, Sun Chong Xiong, came to my grade school to teach wushu. With Sun I studied Shaolin long fist. This was my first taste of wushu, and it was the demand for perfection physically and the demand for serious concentration that spurred me on in the study of wushu. Otherwise, I may have lost interest in whatever it was because of my hyper condition”, says Gao. Gao Jia Min learned form best masters in China, such as Sun Jian Yun, the daughter of founder of Sun Style Tai ji and others.
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