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    What's Wrong with Tai Chi?

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    I say Tai Chi is for pussies.



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    I'm a little disappointed that the challenge match that lead to this all didn't look like this:

    Seriously, though, the video stated several health related reasons to practice Tai Chi. There's evidence it can be very beneficial for many people who are seeking to improve their health. So why can't that be enough? Why do people have to be upset or even feel threatened that in addition to all of that, it's also not simultaneously a top of the line combat art? More people need good health than emptyhanded combat ability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Ronin View Post
    I'm a little disappointed that the challenge match that lead to this all didn't look like this:

    Seriously, though, the video stated several health related reasons to practice Tai Chi. There's evidence it can be very beneficial for many people who are seeking to improve their health. So why can't that be enough? Why do people have to be upset or even feel threatened that in addition to all of that, it's also not simultaneously a top of the line combat art? More people need good health than emptyhanded combat ability.
    I agree with you completely. I lived in Shanghai for a little while years ago. There was a park near my apartment where I'd see a bunch of old people doing tai chi early in the morning while I was on my way to work. They seem pretty spry. I genuinely think there is a health value there. The focus and meditation aspect of that kind of practice is probably good for an aging brain as well.

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    Tai chi is used to fight two of the most brutal enemies you can ever face father time and his partner arthritis. This actually makes it probably the most useful of all martial arts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Ronin View Post
    I'm a little disappointed that the challenge match that lead to this all didn't look like this:

    Seriously, though, the video stated several health related reasons to practice Tai Chi. There's evidence it can be very beneficial for many people who are seeking to improve their health. So why can't that be enough? Why do people have to be upset or even feel threatened that in addition to all of that, it's also not simultaneously a top of the line combat art? More people need good health than emptyhanded combat ability.
    My $0.02: Tai chi is a very light form of exercise. Lighter than yoga, lighter than most types of exercise. Suitable for the elderly. So, when someone non-decrepit gets invested in it, even the "tai chi is great exercise" part loses some of its appeal. Cause its not great exercise; its okay exercise. Why do okay exerxise, when there is great exercise available? Cause its not very hard, and the esoteric nature of it lets one claim vague benefits, including martial arts ability. This is coming from someone with maybe five years of tai chi experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    My $0.02: Tai chi is a very light form of exercise. Lighter than yoga, lighter than most types of exercise. Suitable for the elderly. So, when someone non-decrepit gets invested in it, even the "tai chi is great exercise" part loses some of its appeal. Cause its not great exercise; its okay exercise. Why do okay exerxise, when there is great exercise available? Cause its not very hard, and the esoteric nature of it lets one claim vague benefits, including martial arts ability. This is coming from someone with maybe five years of tai chi experience.
    I agree with this too. I guess I should ammend my earlier post to say, it's really good exercise for old people. Like really old.

    But probably not as good as a tailored resistance training regime. Weights are good for old people too.

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