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    Tai Chi (No, seriously)

    Quoted from a book I'm reading now:

    Chris had very definite ideas on martial arts. Kung fu was badly taught, judo was now a sport, shotokan karate ruined the knees, Shorinji kemp was a cult, ninjitsu too weird, keno too expensive and tai chi was for housewives, unless you found a authentic teacher, when it became the deadliest art.
    Sounds like bullshit to me.

    Fakt?

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    Despite the seeming realism imparted by your own active participation in the story, Choose Your Own Adventure books should not be used as a primary bibliographic source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repulsive Monkey
    Despite the seeming realism imparted by your own active participation in the story, Choose Your Own Adventure books should not be used as a primary bibliographic source.
    Is there anything that I can say to that, which won't make me look like even more of an idiot?

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    Ssshhh.

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    You are reading Angry White Pyjamas aren't you?

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I read it a few years ago. I liked it.

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    I am yes.

    And I like it too.

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    I'm actually intrested in learing Tai Chi to help with my overall healt. That, and a very bad knee injury pretty much ilmited my choices in martial arts.

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    I'm actually intrested in learing Tai Chi to help with my overall healt. That, and a very bad knee injury pretty much ilmited my choices in martial arts.
    depends which style of tai chi i think...if its solely for health, you should probably do one of the styles (or at least get a teacher from any style), that emphasises more the health benefits than the martial ones. Personally, when i started, the tendency to lean forward in some postures hurt my knees and quadriceps hardcore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southset
    I'm actually intrested in learing Tai Chi to help with my overall healt. That, and a very bad knee injury pretty much ilmited my choices in martial arts.
    Watch a class first. Tai Chi is not unalloyed goodness for your knees. It can be good, but some knee injuries can actually get worse if you are physically unable to align your knee comfortably and attempt repetitive postures.

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