There are five main family styles of tai chi chuan: Chen, Yang, Wu, Sun and Hao. All five styles have the same origin and share many similarities. However, each style has its own unique characteristics and emphasizes a particular aspect of movement. Whether you are brand new to tai chi or a current practitioner of one of the five styles, it is useful to learn a little about what makes each style distinctive. To that end, let’s explore the five family styles of tai chi.