Tai Chi was created for war and self defense. Tai Chi is MA first and foremost. Any health benefits gained from Tai Chi is from ur own hard work. Theres nothing mystical about it. Anyone who tells u otherwise doesnt know what theyre talking about. Tai Chi is a complex MA. There are way too many people out there that havent scratched the surface of understanding the art that teach it to others with their flawed understanding of it and prey on students who dont know any better. The challenge is to find a GOOD Tai Chi sifu.