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Tai Chi Chuan Shaolin Chuan
(630) 443-0070
3720 Illinois Ave
St Charles, IL
Martial Art Styles
Aikido, Tai chi

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GaoShan ShaoLin PaiLum StoneFist Temple
(630) 621-7638
3405 Ravinia Circle
Aurora, IL
Martial Art Styles
Aikido, Jeet Kune do, Kick Boxing, Kobudo, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Wushu, PaiLum, TsaiShaoLinChuaFa, TuJiuJiu, ShuaiJiao, WingChun, LinKongJing, ChenTaiJiQuan, ShiXongShiDiTangLang

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Grandmaster Han's Martial Arts
(630) 307-0584
266 Town Center Lane
Glendale Heights, IL
Martial Art Styles
Hapkido, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi

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Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
(773) 975-1295
909 West Montrose, Suite 201
Chicago, IL
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Herbology, Integrative Medicine, Magnetic Therapy, Massage Therapy, MicroCurrent Therapy, Nutrition, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
Associated Hospitals
Walk-in Clinic

Seigokan Dojo
(773) 239-7413
7900 s. pulaski
Chicago, IL
Martial Art Styles
Aikido, Kung Fu, Shotokan, Tai chi

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Imperial Dragons Fighting Society Inc.
(630) 212-5452
3720 Illinois Ave.
Saint Charles, IL
Martial Art Styles
Aikido, Karate, Kempo, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Wushu, QI Gong , Shaolin Chuan-Fa Kempo , Hsing-I , Tangpei

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World Martial Arts Institute
(630) 717-1313
931 E Ogden Ave
Naperville, IL
Martial Art Styles
Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi

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White Tiger Kenpo Karate Std
(630) 495-1711
823 S Rohlwing Rd
Addison, IL
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Kempo, Tai chi

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Choi Karate Institute
(773) 545-3423
3596 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Tai chi

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Elin Erickson Tai Chi Ctr
(312) 225-4342
2010 S Wabash Ave #4
Chicago, IL
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Slow and Steady: Tai Chi Chuan Offers Improved Stability for Older People

A major concern for elderly people is avoiding falls that could break bones or cause other injuries. About 30% of people over age 65 suffer a fall at some point, and half of those people fall more than once. Good physical conditioning, strong muscles, and flexibility can help people avoid falls. But most exercise programs are too fast and furious for older people.

That's where Tai Chi Chuan comes in. Also called "Chinese shadow boxing," this ancient form of exercises uses slow, steady movements. Tai Chi involves a series of graceful movements linked together. The body constantly but slowly shifts from foot to foot with a low center of gravity. Tai Chi emphasizes deep breathing and concentration.

This study in Taiwan compared the balancing abilities of two groups of people. One group had practiced Tai Chi every day for at least 30 minutes. They had been practicing Tai Chi for two to 35 years. The control group did not do Tai Chi. People in both groups were over age 65 and were active and fit. Researchers measured subjects' ability to balance for 20 seconds under increasingly difficult conditions. Subjects stood on a platform that swayed and were given increasingly confusing visual feedback or had to balance with their eyes closed. (Vision helps us compensate for lack of balance.) Subjects also did tests that involved shifting from foot to foot in specific patterns at different speeds.

Results showed no difference between the two groups in the simpler balanci...

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