My Opinion of Tai Chi
Some time ago, after launching a new product, The
Chinese Long-Life System, several readers wrote to
ask what I think of tai chi and how the new program
compares to tai chi.
My answer is two or three-fold.
First of all, tai chi is a wonderful form of exercise. It benefits
virtually anyone who can practice it. Some forms are easier to
learn than others, but all are designed to arrive at the destination
of greater health.
In the 1990’s I practiced and played around with several different
styles of tai chi. Chen thunder-style, Yang, Wu, Chang and Chen
(without the thunder).
I enjoyed all of them. Yet, I found Chen Thunder-style to suit me
best. The only drawback to it was the scarcity of teachers in the U.S.
for this particular style.
Second, I like tai chi because the philosophy of daily practice
coincides with my belief about exercise. It’s a good idea to
do something everyday. If your upper body is sore, go for
a walk. If your legs and upper body are sore, work on deep
breathing exercises – or do the Farmer Burns Stomach
Flattener – http://www.mattfurey.com/combat_abs.html
Third and most unfortunately, tai chi takes a long time to
learn. There are some styles that are easier to learn than
others, but to really experience the treasure- trove of
health benefits, you’ve got to devote a lot of time. And
that’s nothing to fear. Afterall, I’ve gotten good at every-
thing I do by putting in more time than anyone else.
There are many people who have taken up the practice
of tai chi at age 40, 50, 60 and so on. And they have
benefitted enormously. Yet, they did what so many
people are unwiling to do. They practiced on a regular
I realize there are a lot of people over the age of 40
who are incredibly flabby, inflexible and weak – and
quite often it’s due to injuries or accidents suffered
along the route of life. So, for these people, tai chi
as well as my best-selling Combat Conditioning system
may not the right program to begin with. It’s too rough
for some people.
Yet there is an alternative that I also practice, even though
it’s “soft” in nature. It’s a system of loosening exercises, combined
with deep breathing and energy moves that is called The Chinese
Long-Life System – http://www.chineseculturesecrets.com/long_life.html
The Chinese Long-Life System is designed in such a way that the
sedentary critter who has spent a couple decades hibernating on
the sofa, can get up and do it and feel the benefits instantly.
You don’t need to be flexible. You don’t need to be strong. You
don’t even need much endurance. All you need is the DESIRE to
improve yourself just a little bit. Do a minute of the exercises
and you won’t want to stop.
Those who practice tai chi, chi kung, kung fu or any other martial
arts – will also love The Chinese Long-Life System because of its
ability to rejuvenate and revive your body/mind after hard training.
Not only that, but if you’re a competitive animal, like me, the
exercises are the PERFECT warm-up to help you prevent
The same goes for those who do Combat Conditioning, lift weights,
do tons of cardio, and so on. You need a boost. You need to take
care of the inside of your body – not just the outside.
I don’t care how strong your muscles are or how much endurance
they have. If your internal organs begin to fail, you’re in serious trouble.
This is the why The Chinese Long Life System is so incredibly powerful.
By working the pressure points and meridians of the body directly,
you increase the flow of qi in the body, which according to 5000 plus
years of recorded Chinese history, increases your health and helps
you live a longer, more fulfilling life.
At any rate, we’ve got another 117 copies of The Chinese Long-Life
System available at the current price. After these are sold the amount
will go up considerably.
So be sure to get in while the getting is really, really good.
and order NOW.
Kick butt – take names,
P.S. On the following link you’ll find a photo of me training in the
system with an 89-year old lady. These exercises kept her youthful
and energetic – and made it easy for me to teach her Combat
Conditioning, which she picked up quickly. Now that’s saying
something, don’t you think.