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Georgetown Martial Arts Ctr
(203) 544-6055
9 Ethan Allen Hwy
Ridgefield, CT
Martial Art Styles
Jujitsu, Kempo, Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Kempo

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USA Martial Arts
(203) 266-9172
125 Main St N
Woodbury, CT
Martial Art Styles
Jujitsu, Karate, Tai chi, Weapons: Bo staff, nun chaku, sword , sai & Women's Self-defense

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The Center Martial Arts
(203) 540-5020
1550 State Street
Bridgeport, CT
Martial Art Styles
Brazilian Jujitsu, Karate, Kick Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai, Tai chi, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Self Defense, Yoga

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USA Martial Arts
(203) 720-2147
799 New Haven Rd.
Naugatuck, CT
Martial Art Styles
Jujitsu, Karate, Tai chi, Weapons: Bo Staff, nun chaku & sword

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Red Tiger Kajukenbo Karate Studio
(860) 464-0757
2 Chapman Ln
Gales Ferry, CT
Martial Art Styles
Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Kajukenbo

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Wood Tiger Martial Arts
(914) 977-3600
19 N. Salem Road
Cross River, NY
Martial Art Styles
Bando, Boxing, Brazilian Jujitsu, Escrima, Jujitsu, Kali, Karate, Kempo, Kick Boxing, Krav Maga, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Sambo, Savate, Silat, Tai chi, Wing Chun

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Academy of Vee Gee Tzu Arnis
(203) 847-8800
345 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT
Martial Art Styles
Arnis, Jujitsu, Tai chi

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Dynamic Martial Arts
(203) 322-2433
1051 Long Ridge Rd
Stamford, CT
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Tai chi

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Dynamic Martial Arts
(203) 322-2433
1051 Long Ridge Rd
Stamford, CT
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Tai chi

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Plus One Defense Systems
(860) 922-5343
20 Jefferson Avenue
West Hartford, CT
Martial Art Styles
Aiki Jitsu, Aikido, Brazilian Jujitsu, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Wushu

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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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