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What You Need to Know about Tai Chi Amherst MA

Tai Chi has also been shown to strongly stimulate the immune system. It improves attention disorders in children, and helps the elderly guard against the kind of dangerous falls that can ultimately prove fatal.

Tai Chi Ctr
(413) 256-6700
48 N Pleasant St
Amherst, MA
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Shaolin Tai Chi Praying Mantis
(508) 894-8828
491 W Main St #3
Avon, MA
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Brookline Tai Chi
(617) 277-2975
1611 Beacon St
Waban, MA
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Li Family Martial Arts
(508) 823-2107
1470 Newstate Highway rte. 44
Raynham, MA
Martial Art Styles
Jujitsu, Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Xing Yi, Bagua, Shaui jao

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Massachusetts Iron Brigade, Urban Goju Do
(508) 295-7654
57 sandwich Rd
Wareham, MA
Martial Art Styles
Arnis, Goju Ryu, Karate, Kendo, Kick Boxing, Kobudo, Tai chi, womens self defense workshops

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J R Roy's Martial Arts Studio
(413) 774-2888
1 Osgood St
Greenfield, MA
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Tai chi

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Wen Wu School of Tai Chi Chuan
(617) 720-4577
PO Box 564
Woods Hole, MA
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Norwell Karate School
(781) 536-8464
2167 Main St.
Marshfield, MA
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Kung Fu, Tai chi, The Karate Style taught is Classical Uechi Ryu Karate as presented by the Okinawa Karate Association. (Okikukai)

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Chalmers Karate Tai Chi Yoga
(508) 885-0308
117 Main St
Spencer, MA
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Tai chi, Raja Yoga

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Chinese Martial Arts division of Athletic Balance, LLC
(978) 635-1090
61-R Great Road
Acton, MA
Martial Art Styles
Boxing, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Wushu, Kungfu, Tongbeiquan (Through Preparing Boxing) including 4 styles: Pigua Baji Fanzi & Chuojiao as well as internal: Taijiquan, Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, Chi Kung.

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What You Need to Know about Tai Chi

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Health and Fitness

What You Need To Know About Tai Chi
By Arthur Rosenfeld 
   

Tai chi is the fastest growing exercise in America. More accessible than yoga because it doesn’t demand great flexibility, and easy for people of all ages to begin because there are not special fitness requirements, it is a gentle, beautiful exercise that improves strength, balance, hand-to-eye coordination, teaches you to relax more deeply than ever before, and gives you an unparalleled workout for butt and legs. There are many medical studies touting its good effects on the degenerative diseases of aging, including arthritis, diabetes, high-blood pressure, and asthma. Tai Chi has also been shown to strongly stimulate the immune system. It improves attention disorders in children, and helps the elderly guard against the kind of dangerous falls that can ultimately prove fatal. In addition to all this, tai chi is fun to practice, beautiful to watch, and is based on a philosophy that helps change the way you see the world for the better. Here are five things you need to know a
bout Tai Chi:

1. Tai Chi and other martial arts

Tai chi differs from all other forms of exercise because it sits atop the unique legs of a very special tripod. The first leg is China’s long history of folk martial arts, systems developed in the days before firearms and before the kind of reliable infrastructure that protected people and their property from bandits and other criminals. Chinese martial arts enjoy a great reputation for effectiveness, although these days we see and appreciate them mostly in the movies. Tai Chi is one of the most sophisticated and effective of all Chinese martial arts, although it does take a while to learn to use it for self-defense.

2. Tai Chi and Chinese medicine

The second leg of the tripod is Chinese medicine. Devotees of Chinese medicine claim it is cheaper and safer than Western medicine and just as effective. Chinese medicine is holistic, meaning it looks at the whole person rather isolating specific problems and trying to figure them out. Because of this “system-thinking” Chinese medicine is more likely to put together symptoms and observations rather than considering them separately. In the Chinese medical model, and in Tai Chi, the body is crisscrossed by energy pathways known as meridians. These meridians carry “qi” or life force, a vital elixir the body requires for health. Some scientists define qi as the bioelectric energy of life, the information contained in our DNA, and even as ultra-low frequency vibration. The object of Tai Chi practice is to open all the body’s meridians so that the extremities, skin, senses and organs receive maximum qi flow. In this way, Tai Chi assures optimum health.

3. Tai Chi and Asian philosophy

The third leg of the Tai Chi tripod is a philosophy called Daoism. Daoists were woolly mountain men in China, great lovers of ...

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