Tai chi for health

Faced with a major health crisis in the 1950's, the People's Republic of China turned to Yang style taijiquan for a solution.
They wanted a form of exercise that could be performed by students of all ages.

The simplest way to achieve this was to remove the more demanding fitness component and the kung fu (combat).

Most modern tai chi classes are teaching an Art that an old person could cope with...
By definition this cannot conceivably be a martial art.

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