Taegeuggwon

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Taegeuggwon (태극권), often refereed as Choseonese (or Korean) Tai Chi, is an internal Choseonese martial art practised for both its defense training and its health benefits. It is also typically practised for a variety of other personal reasons: its hard and soft martial art technique, demonstration competitions, and longevity. As a result, a multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims. Some of Taegeuggwon's training forms are especially known for being practised with relatively slow movement.

Medical research has found evidence that Taegeuggwon is helpful for improving balance and for general psychological health, and that it is associated with general health benefits in older people.