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New Plymouth Tai Chi class celebrates World Tai Chi Day

New Plymouth Tai Chi class celebrates World Tai Chi Day

Hundreds of years ago the hand-fans Ellie Arbuckle uses for tai chi would have had razor blades in them. Now razor blade free, the forms and movements she practices are virtually the same as they were 100 years ago. “It was originally developed by monks to defend to help them defend their temples,” she said. “It’s a martial art which can be quite lethal, but is also predominantly about peace.” Arbuckle was one of about 30 people¬†practicing tai chi at…

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