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Michelle Obama Tries Tai Chi While In Chengdu, China

First Lady Michelle Obama tried out performing a few Tai Chi moves in the city of Chengdu, China this week. The First Lady was in China for a six-day, three-city tour of the country which included Beijing, Xi’an, and Chengdu. While in Chengdu, the last city on the tour, she gave a speech to more than 700 school students in the local stadium.

As part of the events for the First Lady, the students of Chengdu No. 7 High School in Sichuan province gave her a demonstration of Tai Chi Chuan. After watching the performance, Michelle Obama tried out a few Tai Chi moves with the High School students.

Tai Chi “is a truly beautiful form of physical activity & I loved giving it a try” – quote by First Lady Michelle Obama

With the popularity of each First Lady, the way they wear their hair, their fashion sense, and the clothes that they wear are often admired by many, and can even effect public trends. Let’s hope that this is true with the First Lady’s activities as well. Perhaps more people will take up interest in Tai Chi Chuan thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama’s public relations impromptu joining in and trying out some Tai Chi!

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