So, in keeping the discussion going on what transpires in the latest Classical Tai Chi video course at "Teachable" as we wrote in our last post:
What martial art is the most dangerous?
We hear from a 1988 article in which a sports medicine physician breaks down common injuries by style. No surprise but Tai Chi is much healthier than other martial arts. Of course, you also have to do Tai Chi correctly to not hurt yourself. Classical Tai Chi is the most admirable in this regard since it relies on moving from the core, "internal discipline" which does not involve the use of shoulders and other joints in detrimental movements.
Martial art shoulder injury at age 74 doing Tai Chi?
I cringe as I write this as one reads of a 74-year-old Tai Chi practitioner who has shoulder arthritis. He also does Wing Chun and punches concrete walls in his practice. Well, what more need be said about learning "internal discipline" in Tai Chi, Tai Chi has to be good for health as well as martial arts, and it does not involve punching concrete walls.