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Going with the flow with Tai Chi

 

Last updated 7/29/2019 at 11:45pm

Taylor Miller, a student of White Dragon Martial Arts, takes part in Fallbrook World Tai Chi and Chi Kung Day.

Wendy Hammarstrom

Special to the Village News

For centuries, the Chinese have practiced the slow, dance-like movements of Tai Chi and Qi Gong (energy work) to maintain their mental and physical health. Tai Chi Chuan, known as an "internal" martial art, develops self-defense skills, including the use of traditional weapons such as swords, fans and staffs.

Tai Chi has always impressed me with its inherent wisdom: how best to deflect your opponent by moving in the same energy flow to overcome them, similar to other martial arts such as Aikido and Taekwondo.

Tai Chi Cao is practiced with mor...



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