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Yuki’s Gift

Yuki Tanji is a Tai Chi practitioner and instructor based in Berlin, Germany. In this beautifully filmed video produced by Jhohan Planefeldt, Yuki demonstrates the flowing art of Tai Chi Chuan.

GIFT from yuki on Vimeo.

Yuki Tanji was trained in classical ballet in Japan for 14 years. in 1999, she left her homeland of Japan, and moved to Berlin. Starting in 2000 she began learning the Chinese Martial Arts, starting first with the Shaolin art of Nan Chaun. Yuki was able to see connecting lines between the Martial Arts and Dance.

After becoming pregnant, Yuki began seeking softer methods of the Martial Arts. She began learning weapons, Tai Chi Chuan, as well as Qigong exercises. It was from the experiences and skills acquired from both Ballet and the Chinese martial arts, that she teaches Botan, a style of Tai Chi and Qigong with inspirations of Dance, which is clearly demonstrated in the above video.

You can view Yuki Tanji’s website at





2 thoughts on “Yuki’s Gift”

  1. Adam says:

    Her tai-chi was decent , but the real credit , should go to the director , Location scouts , film editor, and of course the choice of music .

  2. Richard Thorstensen says:

    That Woman, wow – very special !

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