Seniors taking martial arts class

Beware! Old people are practicing martial arts.

 

October 12, 2023

Tia Chi "Better Balance Forms" participants follow the leader at the Superior Auditorium during weekly sessions sponsor by Midlands Area on Aging. Pictured are (from left) Rita Ordich, Nancy Hofts and Charlotte Bryan.

Beware! Old people are practicing martial arts.

In this class, though, instead of a "back hand strike" they "wave hands like clouds," or instead of "punch power," they do "fair lady works the shuttles," and instead of "knife hand strike" they "hold the ball," an imaginary one. These are names of strike and movement positions in Kung Fu and Tai Chi. Their goal is not to arm themselves in self-defense against an enemy attack, although they could, but against the intrusive effects on aging.

These courageous warriors experience physical and mental health advantages taking Tai Chi. There's n...



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