The main style of Soft Internal Martial Arts that we study here at the Bushido Kai is Yang Style of Tai Chi. This art emphasizes slow controlled movements, developing balance and concentration, along with relaxation and controlled breathing techniques. Tai Chi deals with a combination of circular and linear movements. Tai Chi is designed to absorb and redirect an attack. The entire Tai Chi set consists of 108 flowing movements.
Tai Chi can be performed by anyone regardless of age and present physical condition because of their slow movements. It will help increase flexibility, strength, blood circulation, peace of mind, and give the practitioner better overall health.
All Karate students should make Tai Chi a part of their training, as it complements the soft aspects of the Goju style.