I was very excited today as we got to take a martial arts class. Our class was introduced to the style of tai chi. Our instructor was very good but tai chi is very different. I have already taken 12 years of martial arts, however, my style was a Korean style. My previous experience did help me some as I recognized the stances our instructor used for her feet. This class was very special to me as it reminded me of the karate I did when I was younger. Tai chi is a much slower and flexible version of martial arts compared to what I practiced at National Karate. It reminded me of a cross between yoga and martial arts as we had to be so flexible, while very few of us were flexible. The different stances required you to have very good control of your body. I'm not very flexible but I try to do some yoga to help. After taking a tai chi class I'm interested in looking to continue practicing tai chi back home in America. I feel like tai chi is a good mixture of stretching and martial arts and would be much more interesting and fun than yoga.