|Everyone knows Tai Chi is a martial art. Or do they?The first thing to say is that Tai Chi is a martial art.To the people who invented it, it was a martial art.
They used it as a martial art.
And in the Far East it is still treated as a martial art.
In the West though it is more often than not taught as a series of exercises, together with Qigong, and then later studied as a martial art by those who wish to progress in that way.