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Will taking up Tai Chi make me a better shooter?

Discussion in 'The Martial Arts Forum' started by The Pontificator, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    I understand that Tai Chi's deliberately slow movements actually make your reflexes faster. Is this true?

    If I wanted to take up Tai Chi in my area what do I look for in competent instruction? I am a complete noob to this.

    Any help would be most grateful.
     
  2. sts47

    sts47

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    Breathing excercizes and stretches in general are good for you. Breath control is essential to target shooting, and the stretch will strengthen the small muscles for finer control.

    I've been doing hatha yoga with my wife, and it's no joke. Very similar poses to tai chi. Yoga is basically the beginning of most martial arts. It's traced back about 5000 years

    Some of the lifters were making fun of our class so we invited them to practice with us. Lets just say, they didn't fair that well. Breathing and holding a stretch. Doesn't sound all that bad untill you get a skilled intructor who insists on you doing it right.

    Sorry about the derail on the post.

    Yes, in my opinion tai chi will be great for you. Wife has been on me to start it too.