Story: Martial arts

T'ai chi ch'uan, 1995

T'ai chi ch'uan, 1995

T'ai chi ch'uan, dating from 17th-century China, is widely practised for both defence training and health benefits, often outdoors. Here, from left, Philipe Kwong, Peter Young and Rima McDonald go through their routine in a Wellington park on a cold winter's morning in 1995.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: EP/1995/3627/11-F
Photograph by Phil Reid

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Bronwyn Dalley, 'Martial arts - Martial arts in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 September 2021)

Story by Bronwyn Dalley, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 27 Jan 2015