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Early Morning Tai Chi (太极拳) on Shanghai's Bund by Mark Bolton
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Early Morning Tai Chi (太极拳) on Shanghai's Bund by 


Taiji (太极拳) (Also Known as Tai Chi) on the Bund in Shanghai’s Waitan area, with the sunrise over Pudong’s Lujiazui area.

tai chi theory and practice evolved in agreement with many of the principles of Chinese philosophy including both Taoism and Confucianism. Tai chi training first and foremost involves learning solo routines, known as forms (套路 taolu). While the image of tai chi chuan in popular culture is typified by exceedingly slow movement, many tai chi styles (including the three most popular, Yang, Wu and Chen) have secondary forms of a faster pace. Some traditional schools of taiji teach partner exercises known as pushing hands, and martial applications of the postures of the form.

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fitness, tai, pudong, excersize, taiji, 太极拳, china, sunrise, people, orange, sport, asia, shanghai, chi, martial

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  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 4 years ago

    huge congratulations on the home page with this atmospheric capture!!! ace work!!
    :))))

  • Thanks DS, it came as a bit of a surprise, I only sumbitted the home page 2 hours before

    – Mark Bolton

  • SeeOneSoul
    SeeOneSoulabout 4 years ago

    congrats on the home-page!! Well deserved too !! :) Fabulous piece!

  • Thank you

    – Mark Bolton

  • sibel
    sibelabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the Homepage feature !

  • Thanks Sibel

    – Mark Bolton

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on being featured on the home page,
    excellent work, Ann

  • Thank you Ann

    – Mark Bolton

  • Andrew Bennett
    Andrew Bennettabout 4 years ago

    Stunning image, great feeling, wonderful colour. I love it.

  • Thank you Andrew

    – Mark Bolton

  • amey fischer
    amey fischerabout 4 years ago

    stunning is right..very cool image!

  • Thank you Amey

    – Mark Bolton

  • Brad Spencer
    Brad Spencerabout 4 years ago

    Love this shot!
    Am In Shanghai right now, looks like I’m up for an early start tomorrow!

  • Hi Brad, this image was taken before they closed the Bund area for renovation, I know they opened it a couple of days ago, not sure if the Tai Chi practitioners have moved back in there yet. PS It looks like rain tomorrow, it took me 6 months of quite a few early starts to get the images I was happy with, but good luck anyway, enjoy Shanghai.

    – Mark Bolton

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