MARTIAL ARTS FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN
Our Tai Chi program is designed to support our martial artists and give insight into an internal approach to power. We also focus on developing balance, coordination, and a limber and relaxed body and mind, for better concentration and focus.
Saturday's class emphasizes Qigong and three aspects of Tai Chi:
• Physical health benefits, as it builds balance, stability, and "chi" (qi).
• Its meditative and centering aspect.
• Its martial arts application, effective in a self-defense context.
Tai Chi is an internal martial art that relies on the use of energy and body mechanics to control an opponent, as opposed to sheer power and strength. For this reason, Tai Chi is gentle and slow-moving in its practice. Though its applications can be lethal. most people practice Tai Chi as a meditative exercise, thanks to the awareness it requires to coordinate and center body and mind. Tai Chi is low impact, and anyone can practice, no matter what age or condition.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Our Tai Chi class includes:
Join us for Qigong on Saturday
Our Saturday class emphasizes going deeper into QIgong practice. Take time for yourself, and flow into more balance, strength and better health. You'll work on your breathing and energy, develop muscle tone and balance, and take time to relax. Chinese Qigong is an ancient system designed for stress-free better health, with exercises that work on our body both internally and externally.
You'll learn classic Qigong including:
The Eight Silk Brocade Qigong set
Tai Chi Eight
Five Animals Qigong
Short Stick Flow
The Tai Chi Yang 24 form
We teach these and other more esoteric sets that work on internal organs and various body systems.