The concept of Tai Chi existed long before the establishment of Tai Chi Chuan.
Martial art which includes a series of disciplines, schools and traditions is originated in China.
Taekwondo (TKD) is a globally popular martial art characterized by fast, high kicks.
Muay Thai is originated from Thailand (formerly known as Siam) and has been developed over centuries.
Western boxing is a world-renowned combative spectator sport.
Wrestling is one of the oldest sports in the world and appeared in the first Olympic Games since 776 B.C.
Fencing has long been considered a martial art and has an extensive history of practice.
Institute of Human Performance, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Shirley Fong is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Human Performance at the University of Hong Kong. She is also a registered physiotherapist in Hong Kong and a martial art coach. Regarding martial art qualifications, Shirley is black-belt and red/black-belt qualified in Karate and Taekwondo, respectively. In addition, Shirley is a Tai Chi and Ving Tsun instructor. Being a researcher, therapist as well as a martial art coach, Shirley is particularly interested in research related to sports science and rehabilitation, complementary and alternative medicine (e.g., tai chi and qigong) and rehabilitation for children with disabilities using martial skills.