Why we should be doing Tai Chi (and training pigeons) in the Parks

First of all, it gives us something in common with our future conquerors, ok just kidding!!

First of all, it is a Free way to socialize in a non-superficial way.
Second, it is physically and mentally health-full (free) activity.
Third, it teaches part of the skills needed for physical self-defense.
and
Fourth, it teaches moving meditation, needed for emotional self-defense.

Did I mention that being together thing, next to other folks of all ages, especially those older folks, who know how to do it all best for having done it for years?
And did I mention the FREE thing, as in spend no money, just move slowly in the public park?

1. If the first point needs explaining, please let me know.

2. I think everyone knows the health benefits of Tai Chi.

3. Many people may not know that this Soft side complement of Chinese Kung Fu is required by many instructors, like my own Shi Fu, in addition to the so called hard side, the fast Kung Fu. The same blocks and attacks or counter-attacks are used, but as slowly as possible, forcing you to develop your balance and stong muscle coordination.
4. On emotional self-defense, of which I believe meditation is an important part, having the strength of sternum to straighten your back and say “I Refuse” to a big drunk guy can often come from your memory of many expensive Tai Chi lessons after those expensive Kung Fu lessons. Worked for me. Again, ask for details if interested, please.
Ok, time to make dinner, too bad the baby lima beans I remember as a kid no longer seem to be around. Oh well, just have to train those pigeons to go fetch some decent corn and beans. Oh, no more carrier pigeons either. What, did Tom poison them all?
Peace,
In Solidarity with All Kind People,
Peace via Cooperation and Non-Cooperation,

ShiraDest

21 November, 12015 HE

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3 thoughts on “Why we should be doing Tai Chi (and training pigeons) in the Parks

    1. My KungFu/Tai Chi (ok, mostly the Tai Chi folks) use to meet up in a park on weekends, but I’ve not found anyone since. If just one other Tai Chi person would join, I’d happily start again, but public Tai Chi by myself, not quite ready.

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  1. Still working on the parks idea, and on Early Childhood Intervention, and soon posting on the link between debt, prison, and previous lack of early childhood resources:

    Kids like this also often end up in debt and in the cj system, which is a linked cycle:

    “… the governor of Colorado signed a law that tells judges they can’t send people to jail simply because they’re too poor to pay fines and fees.

    The action came after the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado challenged the practice…”
    from: http://www.npr.org/2014/05/19/312158516/increasing-court-fees-punish-the-poor

    see also: (on “pretrial intervention, also known as diversion”) https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/us/crime-criminal-justice-reform-diversion.html
    and
    https://talkpoverty.org/2014/12/02/criminal-justice-debt/
    14th of March, 12017 HE
    ShiraDest

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