Ch’ai means life in Hebrew. The ch’ is pronounced like the Gaelic och or the German ach. Ch’i (qi), pronounced chee, means energy. See your class syllabus for the full philosophical, linguistic and pronunciation guide.
Ch’ai Ch’i Tai Ji means Life Energy Tai Chi. The set we learn in class is called Tai Ji for Life. It is an eclectic mix of Chen-, Yang-, and Sun-style tai ji forms that I’ve learned over many years from my personal trainers, Master Li, Shu Dong; Dr. Paul Lam, the Tai Chi for Health Institute; and Ben Dineen