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What You Need to Know about Tai Chi Olympia WA

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.

School of the Living Arts
(253) 732-8458
35210 State Route 507
Mckenna, WA
Martial Art Styles
Arnis, Brazilian Jujitsu, Kick Boxing, Kobudo, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Wing Chun

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Life Experience Martial Arts
(425) 353-1300
11108 Evergreen Way
Everett, WA
Martial Art Styles
Aikido, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Tang Soo Do, Kajukenbo Tum Pai

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Oom Yung Doe
(425) 487-2808
11801 NE 160th St. Suite G1
Bothell, WA
Martial Art Styles
Aikido, Hapkido, Judo, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Bagwa, Samurai (Kom Doe), Ship Pal Gae (18 weapons)

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Chinese Wushu & Tai Chi Acad
(206) 749-9513
709 1/2 S King St
Seattle, WA
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi, Wushu

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Tai Chi Dynamics
(509) 301-6883
127 Assumption Dr.
Walla Walla, WA
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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The Little Dojo
(509) 301-2274
Private
Walla Walla, WA
Martial Art Styles
Aiki Jitsu, Kung Fu, Ninjutsu, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Fook Yueng Chuan

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Griffin's ATA Black Belt Academy
(360) 840-8012
7419 222nd ST NW
Stanwood, WA
Martial Art Styles
Kick Boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi

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Premier Martial Arts
(509) 527-3385
822 West Main Suite A
Walla Walla, WA
Martial Art Styles
Aiki Jitsu, Arnis, Karate, Kick Boxing, Tai chi, Tang Soo Do, Bruce Lee's Non-Classical Gung Fu

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Okinawan Karate Black Belt Academy, Inc. non profit
(360) 698-2032
10 NE Silver Pine Dr.
Bremerton, WA
Martial Art Styles
Brazilian Jujitsu, Jujitsu, Karate, Kobudo, Shorin Ryu, Tai chi, Yoga

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Yang Cheng Fu Tai Chi Ctr
(425) 869-1185
4076 148th Ave NE #676
Redmond, WA
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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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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