|Taiji Zen School
Taiji Zen is a lifestyle association founded by Jet Li and Jack Ma with the mission of spreading 'Health and Happiness for All' through a balance of physical wellness and mental fitness - the Taiji Zen lifestyle.
We live in a diverse world with different ethnics, different nations, different languages and different cultures. But we are all part of the same human family, and we have the same desire for health and happiness.
In today's always-on, hyper-connected, technologically advanced world, we seem to find ourselves increasingly short on time and high on stress. Ever seeking speed and expediency, we ignore the rising pressure on our bodies and minds, and unconsciously drift more and more out of balance.
Ancient Chinese culture offers a different perspective based on the philosophy of Taiji /Tai Chi. Simply put, everything has two sides - yin and yang, which form part of an all-encompassing whole. Fast and slow, hard and soft, dark and light, motion and stillness...all must exist in balance.
Rooted in this traditional wisdom, Taiji Zen seeks to inspire and enable a modern, balanced lifestyle through a suite of unique training programs and products. Our core curriculum includes both martial arts intensive programs, as well moremodern fitness-styled workout experiences.
The mission of Taiji zen is to help bring you greater balance, health and happiness!
Jet Li is a world-renowned martial artist, international film star, civil society leader and entrepreneur.
Born in Beijing, Jet began studying Chinese wushu (martial arts) at the age of 8 and was a 5-time consecutive All-Around National Wushu Champion of China (1975-1979). As a child, he was selected by the Chinese government to perform at various diplomatic functions in over 45 countries, including for President Richard Nixon of the United States.
At the age of 17, Jet kicked off his 30+ year film career with his lead role in Shaolin Temple in 1982. Since then, he has starred in countless classic Chinese martial arts epics, such as Once Upon a Time in China, Fist of Legend, Hero and Fearless. His film credits also include numerous international hits such as Lethal Weapon 4, Romeo Must Die, The Mummy 3 and Expendables. In 2010, Jet Li starred in the critically acclaimed film Ocean Heaven, which depicted the struggles of a terminally ill father struggling to teach his autistic son how to survive on his own.
In 2007, Jet founded One Foundation, which advocates broad-based participation in philanthropy and volunteerism as a way of life. With its innovative mass micro-philanthropy model of 'every 1 person + every 1 month + donates 1 dollar/yuan = 1 big family,' One Foundation has been a major force in the development of China's nascent philanthropy sector. On January 11th, 2011, One Foundation officially announced it had received legal status as an independent Public Foundation, becoming the first private NGO to successfully complete this transition and thus setting an example in China's NGO sector.
Additionally, Jet currently serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for the World Health Organization (WHO). Previously, he served as Goodwill Ambassador for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Jack Ma is the lead founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group.
After the company's debut in 1999, he served as Group chairman and chief executive officer for more than a decade, with responsibility for overall strategy and focus. On May 10, 2013, he stepped down as chief executive officer but remains executive chairman and continues to shape the Group's business strategy and management development.
Jack, who holds a bachelor's degree in English from Hangzhou Teacher's Institute, currently serves on the board of SoftBank Corp., a leading digital information company that is publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. He is also a director of Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. In 2009, Jack became a trustee of The Nature Conservancy's China program and joined the global board of directors of the organization in 2010. Since May 11, 2013, he has served as chair of The Nature Conservancy's China board of directors.
1. Taiji (Tai Chi Fit)
Taiji ( Tai Chi) Fit is a mind/body workout that combines the best of traditional Taiji (Tai Chi) with modern Western fitness.
How Can I Become a Taiji Fit Instructor?
There is an amazing opportunity in becoming a TaijiFit instructor. You get to share the fun, passion and power of Taiji with others - the most rewarding job you’ll ever have. We're bringing TaijiFit to your doorstep. Our mission is to have Taiji Fit in every gym and community center all over the world. It's fun and sexy and uses every muscle in your body - a revolution in mind/body fitness.
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2. Cloud Hand Course system
Cloud hands is a new and systematic Taiji Zen training program for seeking personal mastery over mind and body. Through a structured,principles-based approach, you will learn Taijiquan (also spelled 'Tai chi chuan') as a martial art, as well as meditation techniques to focus your mind. The system program consists of 9 Levels (Duan), with each Level introducing deeper and more complex concepts within the art.
What will you learn?
• Taijiquan from the ground up, starting with its basic building blocks
• Key principles of structural alignment and efficient movement
• Fecundational techniques of awareness meditation
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