Hey guys firstly forgive my ignorance on the subject, I have never done an internal martial art, and have next to no knowledge on the subject. I was reading a book the other day where they were going through the types of martial arts and what they were about, and when it got to tai chi it said something along the lines of "mainly used for exersize but if trained properly by the right teacher and it can be the deadliest of the martial arts" I did some more reasearch and it seems that this was a prevalent thought in the general martial arts consiousness. Now I understand the reputionation of something like ninjutsu being deadly ( true or not), the ninjas were assasins etc so that sorta has some connection there. But my question is where did Tai Chi get the reputation for deadlyness? and where does that stem from?