Tai Chi is the study of appropriate change in response to outside forces: evading, leverage, and pushes are used rather than force to overcome an attacker. Tai Chi is a self defense martial art, utilizing an aggressor's own force to subdue him with absolute minimum effort.
Different forms and series of movements are practiced to harness one's internal power. Peter teaches the 108 Hand Form, Pushing Hands, Spear Form, Saber Form, and Sword Form.
The style that is being taught at Motown Tai Chi is the WU-Style. Head of the International Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Federation is Grand Master Eddie Wu. He is the 5th generation Gate Keeper of the original Founder Wu Chuan Yau. Grandmaster Wu periodically visits the Midwest and holds seminars on various topics of Tai Chi Chuan.
Tai Chi Chuan is the only"soft" style, or internal style, martial art. Over time, as one becomes comfortable with the 108 Hand Form, applications are introduced. Self Defense is an integral part of the Tai Chi Chuan. Naturally, only if one is interested in learning the martial art application. In addition, Push Hands is introduced. Through Push Hands, or Pushing Hands, the student will learn more about: leverage, reflex, sensitivity, timing, coordination and positioning.