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Tai Chi Uniforms

Written by Sierra Rein
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Tai Chi uniforms resemble the Kung Fu uniform more than they resemble traditional karate uniform. They resemble traditional Chinese attire. A loose-fitting top feature a mandarin collar and Asian-style buttons (called "frog buttons") and a pair of loose-fitting pants that function as the pants included in a tradition karate uniform do. They are tight enough to not get in the way while being loose enough to avoid constriction.

Traditionally, Tai Chi uniforms have the look of satin or silk, but they're usually made of polyester. Cotton uniforms are regarded as the best since they allow you to stay cool while practicing. Unfortunately, the polyester uniforms are very common.

Tai Chi Uniforms Have Modest Origins

While the traditional karate uniform developed from the clothing Chinese monks would wear, Tai Chi uniforms developed from the everyday clothing of the average Chinese person. This style of uniform became more popular in the 20th Century, especially toward the end of the century. However, the traditional karate gi is still more common place.

An easy way to find Tai Chi uniforms for purchase is on the Internet. Just do a search for "Tai Chi uniforms" in your favorite search engine and you will find quite a selection. Tai Chi may not be as well known a martial art as other styles, but the uniforms are easy to find.


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