Right now, there are a lot of people who are fighting through a physical disability of some kind.
It might be slight, where the person is limited in minor ways.
It might be severe where the person can hardly move.
One of the things that persons with disabilities often suffer is a sense of vulnerability. Because of a physical limitation, some feel like they cannot defend themselves.
Or, they used to practice martial arts but, due to a disability, are not able to any longer. When we meet these folks, there is a genuine sense of loss at not being able to train to defend themselves.
So are people with disabilities just out of luck?
Are there no good answers for this problem?
Thankfully no, this is not the case.
That’s because this is where Tai Chi Chuan lives.
As a martial art, Tai Chi specializes in taking a weaker, potentially disabled person and giving them a combat advantage (through internal principles like relaxed structure and whole body power) over a stronger, healthier person. This gives Tai Chi practitioners the ability to fight and successfully defend themselves despite a disability or physical weakness.
Additionally, Tai Chi has a variety of practices that specifically work to remedy physical disabilities. In some cases the ailment can be improved significantly, in other cases the disability can be healed to almost complete restoration.
One of the methods for working on an injury or disability is something called “Old Feeble Style.” This is where the practitioner listens to their own body, and very carefully works the range of motion of the affected area while running the Tai Chi form. What happens is that the affected area begins to open up, receive proper circulation, and gets better, stronger, and healthier.
Add to this proper energy flow and all kinds of healing potential opens up for the body.
If you feel like your options are limited for self-defense because of an injury or pre-existing disability, don’t give up. Clear Tai Chi can give you the training to fight through your condition on the street and within yourself.
See what Tai Chi can offer, check out Clear Tai Chi Online:
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