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    Very, very discouraged - It seems Taekwondo is not for me

    There are some wonderful comments that have been post here by folks who have knowledge,as well as experience, so I would like to offer my humble suggestion. If you can find a class, try Tai Chi. This will help with your balance, focus, and endurance, as well as getting you more flexible. This...
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    How do you handle burn out?

    This sounds like a very workable plan!
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    How do you handle burn out?

    I am new to this message site, and have noticed that there are many people with vast years of experience, so with that being said, how do you handle burn out, or slumps in your training? Do you go on to something else, or work through it?
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    Does where you practice make a significant difference?

    Back in the mid 1970's, there was a Tai Chi instructor who tried to start a class at the VA hospital. At that time there were very few classes available vets, excluding your typical PT sessions. She purposed doing a few classes in the pool for patients with spinal and leg injuries, and was...
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    Does where you practice make a significant difference?

    Several years ago, I taught a MA class for students needing a PE credit. We had a room in the basement of the field house. I was small but well equipped. The school decided to rebuild that structure, so they moved us out to the tennis courts, which most of use enjoyed. When the weather turned...
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    Does where you practice make a significant difference?

    After training for over thirty years in a Korean system, I found the mirrors very helpful, but when I began studying Tai Chi, and eventually could do the Yang 24, I found that mirrors and a good wood floor weren't doing it for the feel, and focus. When I took what I was learning focus and and...
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    Does where you practice make a significant difference?

    Thank you for the great comments! I prefer the outdoors, if at all possible, and there are certain places that seem to enhance my training experience. There is a small Japanese garden that is only ten minutes from my home that seems to bring about the best, and more relaxed feeling of flow and...
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    Does where you practice make a significant difference?

    Hello,all My question pertains to whether you feel more relaxed and receptive training indoors, or outdoors. After you reach a particular stage, do you still rely on mirrors. I guess I really want to know is what kind of variables work to enhance what you actually feel under a variety of...
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    Comment by 'bill miller' in 'Taichi and Qigong - as complement to any martial arts'

    I totally agree. Maybe if more martial artist would give tai chi a try, they would realize the benefits, both physical, and spiritual, that this martial art can bring to their existing system.
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