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Nowadays, most aged person has become physically inactive. This is the reason why most of them suffer the pain of getting osteoporosis. There are several martial arts which offer the benefits of physical fitness and self-defense. One of these martial arts is the Tai Chi. Tai Chi is the smoothest martial art among them all. This art is consisting of soft and slow movements. Moreover, this art is a form of exercise that can help you improve your spiritual well being. This is the most preferable martial art for an aged person. The rhythm of this art has proven its effectiveness to all its practitioners. Here are the reasons why aged individuals should practice this form of martial art.

Slow and Soft
Tai Chi involves slow movements which is the most preferable method for old persons. Slow movements can lessen the injury that they are experiencing if they are already experiencing aching bones. If you think that your body is already weak, then, this is the best martial art for you. This art is proven to cure all kind of stresses. Moreover, the movement of this art fuses slow movements and soft actions. As you move softly, your body is in the process of getting healed.

Form of Exercise
One thing about this art is that, it involves a unique form of exercise. The exercise which is present in Tai Chi can help you develop a more synchronize blood circulation. It's easy to execute the exercises. You just have to follow the flow of the air as you move your body. Slowly and softly you are getting the benefits which your body needed. You cannot deny the mystery of this art. Generally, as you practice the techniques of Tai Chi you can develop a synchronize exercises as well as self-defense. Take note that, Tai Chi's exercises greatly differ from normal exercises.

Spiritual Improvement
One of the most essential benefits of Tai Chi is the development of your spiritual well being. Tai Chi helps you exercise your inner side. As we all know, most of the monks knew how to execute the concept of Tai Chi. This is a defensive technique against any spiritual challenges. It has proven its effectiveness for more than three thousand years. As you practice Tai Chi, slowly, you will improve your spiritual side.

Several martial arts claim to be the best method for the aged persons. But I believe, that this art is the most effective and beneficial martial art for aged individuals. The concept of this art involves the development of both your physical and spiritual side.

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I love it when people argue over which is better, Karate or Tai Chi Chuan, because it is a bogus question. The point I'm putting forth here is that they are opposite sides of the same coin. This is one of those things that most people haven't really come to grips with.

To define the art of Karate one would first describe it as linear, for everyone has the rather erroneous idea that Karate is straight lines. Second, one would think of explosiveness, for the violence of Karate explodes outward from the center of the body. And, there isn't a clearly definable third point to be discussed here.

To describe the beautiful Tai Chi art one would think circular, for the movements of the art loop and twine like a snake in love with itself. Secondly, one would say slow motion, and here is the first point of contrast to be made. Most people, you see, usually don't understand what an explosion is.

An explosion is an expansion of energy in all directions from a central point. The question I put forth here is...what is the actual speed of an explosion? We have set notions, probably established by the violence we expect from such a happening, but the truth is, there is no set speed which would define an explosion.

Thus, when considering TCC there is an explosion, but it is slow and sustained. Both martial arts take their power from the explosion. Both have power, but the technical application is where we have the seeming divergence of arts.

Tai Chi accepts the attack, and circles it back into itself, and expels or otherwise handles it. Karate accepts the attack, and destroys it. It may seem rude, but we don't care about that; we care about the fact that real karate is not herky jerky angles. Bad Karate is, but the real and good stuff is smooth and liquid, and the movements of the body are filled with subtle circles.

The real problem here is that people tend to set their ideas in stone as to what a Martial Art is, and they categorize and label, and they usually miss the point. The best martial arts I ever saw was my Korean Karate sensei, who was as liquid as greased oil. He just used the explosions and circles and angles like a master of TCC, but in a different application.

The real key here is to define the direction of the attack, and then decide which art is appropriate to your whim and the moment. And, here is something, can you change your Tai Chi Chuan into hard explosiveness? Or, can you change your Karate explosiveness into a harmonious handling of violence?

Which style is better, Karate or Tai Chi Chuan. Head on over to Monster Martial Arts and find out more. 

Maidenhead residents get chance to try out ancient martial art as part of ...
As part of World T'ai Chi Day the World Eagle Claw Kung Fu Association, in Portlock Road, invited people to try out the ancient Chinese martial art. Teacher Julian Drake, who has been practicing the martial art for more than 30 years, also laid on a ...
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Classes for the Taking: Week of April 20
A Course in Miracles Discussion Group, Prescott Public Library, Bump Room, 215 E. Goodwin St.; Pam, 277-4084; Gregg, 714-928-6139. Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E. Rosser St. offers Chi-level Qigong, life Style exercise, yoga, tai chi, kung fu, zumba, ...
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Tai Chi comes to Milton
“My background basically is I'm a seventh degree black belt, black sash in kung fu.” Nichols said he has been in martial arts for 50 years and is 59 now. Tai chi, he said means “grand ultimate” and the mother of all martial arts. He said the ancient ...
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