The idiom 'TAIKYOKU' is pronounced 'TAI-CHI' in
Chinese for the art of TAI-CHI CHUAN. However, in terms of formal movements, there
are no similarities among the two. It is the meaning of the idiom which counts.
According to the traditional Chinese philosophy, the idiom indicates a phenomenon
"original form of universe" and name it for anything hoped for everlasting.
You may find restaurants with the same name elsewhere.
In Okinawa, other than Goju-Ryu of Chojun Miyagi,
there are also Katas called Taikyoku which was taught by Gichin Funakoshi, and yet the set
of movements is quite different from that of Goju-Ryu.
In Goju-Ryu, there are five sets of Kata Taikyoku,
and each set has dual application called I & II as they are listed below.
TAIKYOKU JODAN I & II
TAIKYOKU CHUDAN I & II
TAIKYOKU GEDAN I & II
TAIKYOKU KAKE UKE I & II
TAIKYOKU MAWASHI UKE I & II