Top Ten Movements for Christian Tai Chi Form
February 02, 2023
Years ago, I saw a DVD on Christian Tai Chi and I thought it was interesting because some people have asked me in the past if they can study Tai Chi if they are Christians. I assured them there is nothing inherently religious about Tai Chi.
But it made me wonder, what if I made up a Tai Chi form for Christians? After all, I grew up in a Christian church and I am intimate with the Bible. I think I could convert some movements from a Tai Chi form into something that would satisfy the faithful.
Instead of trying to become One with the Universe, students could become One with God's Word.
Here are some of the top movements in my Christian Tai Chi form:
One -- Grasp the Dove's Tail
Two -- Part the Red Sea
Three -- Strum the Harp
Four -- Step Back and Repulse Satan
Five -- White Minister Spreads His Word
Six -- Snake Creeps Down the Apple Tree
Seven -- Ascend Hands Into Clouds
Eight -- Single Roman Whip
Nine -- Golden Idol on One Leg
Ten -- Turn, Deflect, Parry and Pray
I think we have a new Tai Chi style here, although we should stop calling them styles. Students and teachers would be part of the Yang denomination, the Chen denomination, etc. I also think it would be easy to find some unscrupulous Tai Chi "masters" who would pretend to walk on water. Adam, I have an idea for a new YouTube video for you. :)
--by Ken Gullette
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