For Investors - What will be taught and why Dozens of countries
have martial arts traditions. There are likely less than 1,000
distinct martial arts in China alone. One can grossly over-simplify
the situation and assert that there are four major groups: western;
external from Shaolin Temple; internal from the Wudang mountains and
intermediate from Omei mountain. In the internal group the three major
arts are Bagua (sometimes spelled Pa Kua) Zhang, Xing Yi Chuan and Tai
Chi Chuan. Within Tai Chi Chuan (sometimes written Taijijuan) there
are at least seven major styles: several Taoist monasteries in the
Wudang mountains teach and there are secular styles usually named
after an ancestor: Sun, Zhaobao, Wu, Wu Hao, Yang and Chen Family.
Having studied all of them with varying degrees of diligence, we find
the Chen Family style, usually considered the oldest and original,
best suited to people with autism.