Tai Chi Is catching on with Millennials.

Discussion in 'Tai chi' started by AndrewTheAndroid, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. AndrewTheAndroid

    AndrewTheAndroid A hero for fun.

  2. Rataca100

    Rataca100 Banned Banned

    I wouldn't use "millennials" as a demographic past a joke, but i would say everywhere and has been pretty popular for a while. The non impactive exercise "scene" has been in general. :p
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  3. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    Somewhere in the last couple years I saw news articles about yoga and meditation (and yoga meditation) being taught in California elementary schools for the purpose of reducing stress. So it might just be a California thing. Anyway, nothing in that article gave me the impression that it was martial tai chi -- sadly. :(
  4. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Same. Sick of being called a millennial.
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  5. Southpaw535

    Southpaw535 Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    Typical millennial. Always complaining.

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  6. Rataca100

    Rataca100 Banned Banned

    REEEEEEEEEE! I belive thats a fitting response. :p
  7. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    Aren't we past the millennials now and onto generation Z? (Sounds like a zombie thing).

    I think taichi popularity as a "health" tool is on a wheel with yoga and Pilates, which one is more popular in which region for the next 5 years?
    I think it's body balance now, a "mix" of yoga and taichi. Rebranding the wheel.
  8. Rataca100

    Rataca100 Banned Banned

    Pretty accurate, those are the big three of most popular non impact exercise. Not going to lie i dont know any others apart from them. Dont belive the pilates people for its chronic joint pain relief though. :p

    I think these people forget its meant to supplement intensive exercise and not replace it.
  9. Latikos

    Latikos Valued Member

    I even had to use google what it means.
    Guess, that makes me rather uncool.
  10. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    When are you going to stop making definitive statements about training in styles you have never trained in? Because you are wrong.

    TCC can be quite intensive, when done properly. The only think one can say it is not a cardio exercise when doing forms and certain drills. But other than that, it can be quite a workout. I get it, I was surprised when I first started by how sore I was when I first started. And I had been doing CLF for a year. I have watched many of my fellow students be surprised when starting TCC too. But I also didn't start acting like I knew more about the style as a beginner. So, please- just stop talking with authority like you know anything about styles you never trained in. Because you quite obviously have no idea what TCC is or isn't.

    Try doing 10 heel kicks on each side, followed by 10 toe kicks- mind you all very slowly and as high as you can. Hold the kick for 3 seconds every one. Then walk across the room and back in "snake creeps low" to "golden rooster stands on one leg." THEN you can come back here and tell me how it isn't intensive exercise. Don't forget proper form and details every step of the way. I could go on.

    If you aren't getting a good workout out of it, just like other MA's, you aren't pushing yourself hard enough. Make your stances lower, your kicks higher, etc.
  11. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    when I started Yang Taichi form, my first lesson was going up and down the hall parting the horses mane in low stance. I can still feel the day after pain to this day :D
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  12. Rataca100

    Rataca100 Banned Banned

    I just got to watch them do floating hands for a hour when i went to have a look. And its not the mainstream styles, i forget their names and dont want to put what i think they are because they are generic when you think of China/Asian names in my head. XP
  13. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Then stop talking about like you have a clue
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  14. Dan Bian

    Dan Bian Neither Dan, nor Brian

    I can come away from a single rep of form and be absolutely dropping in sweat.
    The mental workout as well, particularly in the early years, as you try to remember and implement all the structural/postural details can exhaust the brain too.

    But hey, if the kid is never going to go to a proper class, he will never find out :)
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