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Tai Chi

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Tai Chi appeals to today's health and fitness conscious person because it strengthens the body, sharpens the mind, calms the spirit and creates a connection between these elements that few other activites can offer.

Tai Chi is known as a yielding or soft style of martial arts. The art's fluid movements take advantage of the body's natural mechanics and the external forces of nature.

As a student, you'll begin your learning with basic stepping practice incorporating a relaxed, but grounded posture. You'll also learn some simple movements from the Yang Family style of Tai Chi.

The curriculum also offers you the opportunity to learn Chi Kung. These meditative, yoga-like exercises emphasize strength, flexibility and balance while helping you improve the circulation of chi, or energy.

At the core of Tai Chi is the skill of meditation. You'll learn some basic breathing techniques that you can use to incorporate meditation into your daily life.

Other internal systems taught at our school include Pa Kua Chang (Eight Trigrams Palm), Hsing-I Chuan (Fist of Will) and other tai chi styles like Chen Family.

The Tai Chi Curriculum in downloadable .pdf format (Adobe Acrobat required) is available here.

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A Typical Class

Class begins with a formal bow-in. As a group, students are led through exercises of stance, posture, movement and breathing. The instructor then teaches or reviews forms that represent the material for the sash rank. These are either empty hand or weapons forms. Most classes end with push hand exercises.

Push hands is a partner exercise that improves one's balance and sensitivity. It uses the concept yielding and pushing to teach the student to react to forces with fluidity.

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