After Mr.Moy arrived in Canada in the 1970s he quickly came to believe that in a modern society, an exercise that was good for promoting and maintaining health was more important than a martial art for fighting . In order to achieve this he modified the traditional 108-move Yang Style set.
The moves in Mr.Moy's set open up all the joints in the body to promote improved circulation of the blood and lymphatic fluid, and to take pressure of the nerves which pass through them. A good circulation allows the body to heal itself more naturally. Although the main focus is on the flow, changes and utilisation of energy, rather than fixed martial art applications, there will always be an underlying martial art quality whenever Tai Chi is practiced diligently over a long period of time.
Tai Chi is suitable for all ages and provides a moderate aerobic workout for the whole body.
Physical benefits are increased flexibility, improved balance and immune function, improved cardiovascular function, enchanced muscular coordination, a reduction in tension, better sleep patterns and increased energy.
Mental benefits are reduced stress and anxiety, increased relaxation and better concentration.