Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tai Chi Tournament - The New Loud Represents Milwaukee!

Hey everyone,

Shane from The New Loud here. I've been doing the martial art called 'Tai Chi' for a couple years now. Tai chi is an internal martial art which focuses on balance, center, and relaxation as opposed to brute force to conquer opponents. In January my teacher, Casey Payne and I traveled down to San Diego to compete in a martial arts tournament put together by ICMAC - New Loud Jessi went along for the ride. 

Despite never having been to a martial arts tournament before, I managed to place in the top of my weight class and come home with 2 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal.

Our school is called Black Horse Tai Chi and its located in Milwaukee, WI. We mostly focus on the 2 person tai chi exercise called 'Push Hands'.

Results of the competition can be found HERE

Here's a minute or so of BONUS footage from the trip!