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Tai Chi Chuan OK My thoughts on the quote:
“Training consists of chi kung (breathing training, the cornerstone of internal energy cultivation), practising the form, and toi sau, a two-person “sparring” exercise similar to Wing Chun’s chi sau.”

I agree with the breathing but the rest is more like the wikipedia Tai Chi Chuan entry:
The core training involves two primary features: the first being the solo form (ch’an or qun, ?), a slow sequence of movements which emphasize a straight spine, abdominal breathing and a natural range of motion; the second being different styles of pushing hands (tui shou, ??) for training movement principles of the form in a more practical way.

But remember that tui shou might be the same as toi sau.

Generally the martial arts seem accurate, again from wikipedia
Pushes and open hand strikes are more common than punches, and kicks are usually to the legs and lower torso, never higher than the hip depending on style. The fingers, fists, palms, sides of the hands, wrists, forearms, elbows, shoulders, back, hips, knees and feet are commonly used to strike, with strikes to the eyes, throat, heart, groin and other acupressure points trained by advanced students. Joint traps, locks and breaks (chin na ) are also used. Most tai chi teachers expect their students to thoroughly learn defensive or neutralizing skills first, and a student will have to demonstrate proficiency with them before offensive skills will be extensively trained.

From the above, the moves seem to be OK, although they could be converted into acupressure/nerve points.

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