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GeneC
12-04-2008, 07:32 PM
Anyone else practice Tai chi along with Aikido? I feel it helps me to relax, focus/find my canter and greatly inproves my balance.

Joe McParland
12-04-2008, 09:06 PM
I've had several months of t'ai chi after I was well-established in aikido. It is wonderful for me in that it brings focus to things such as relaxation, weight distribution / shifting weight, and so forth. It is great for refining what I already do as well as adding new perspective (and new elements) to my current practice.

GeneC
12-04-2008, 09:39 PM
Yes, T'ai Ch'i is also meant to connect with our inner chi, or Ki, which is also a goal of Aikido.

C. David Henderson
12-05-2008, 11:38 AM
You might be interested in this clip, featuring Chen Bing, particularly about half-way through.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPXh5CRO3Ho&NR=1

Regards,

DH

GeneC
12-05-2008, 06:42 PM
or this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osLuVmbQ9IY

GeneC
12-05-2008, 06:50 PM
this is good http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIc5NIfrnJs

StevenR
12-05-2008, 08:55 PM
Here's another interesting one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3Qex7QFLss

/Steven

GeneC
12-08-2008, 11:33 PM
Yes, that's a good one. Just amazing how the channel their Ch'i.

GeneC
12-11-2008, 09:42 AM
Could this be a Aikido/Tai chi moment?

http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=pEUeP7hx8fs