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The martial art of Tai Chi is exactly that, martial. Each technique within the form has an application in a self defense scenario.
However when most people look at tai chi being performed they don’t associate it with fighting ability.
The reason why?
Tai chi doesn’t look like typical fighting because typical fighting involves striking. Tai Chi, is not primarily a striking art but rather a grappling art. Tai Chi excels at throwing techniques known as shuai jiao, and joint locking techniques known as chin-na. It is also very good at off balancing an opponent. All of these skills come from the base exercise known as push hands, which you see in this video.
These are beginner students learning the first double hands pattern.
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