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Circle of Life Tai Chi Academy
(480) 539-8555
1017 S Gilbert Rd #102
Mesa, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Tai Chi & Chi Gung With Susan
(480) 947-5161
3370 N Hayden Rd #123-524
Scottsdale, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi, Chi Gung

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Kem Martial Arts Academy Inc
(480) 694-6303
10839 E Main St
Mesa, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Aiki Jitsu, Aikido, Arnis, Jujitsu, Karate, Kempo, Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Kenpo

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Warriors Guild Martial Arts
(520) 421-0705
820 W. Cottonwood
Casa Grande, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Kempo, Kick Boxing, Tai chi, Chinese Kenpo, Submission Grappling

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T'ai Chi Master
(928) 427-6567
P.O. Box 1030
Congress, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Kempo, Kung Fu, Tai chi

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Power Black Belt Academy
(480) 380-0404
1350 S Clearview Ave #101
Mesa, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi

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Bernsten's Phoenix House
(602) 258-3073
2046 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Aikido, Escrima, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Kempo, Kendo, Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Ninjutsu, Shorin Ryu, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Kenpo, Yoga, Streetfighting, Stranger Danger, Combat Course, Rape Prevention, Escrima and Street Weapons

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Martial Arts of Tucson
(520) 325-0790
5250 E. Pima Street
Tucson, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Aikido, Jujitsu, Karate, KenJutsu, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Iaijutsu

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Tenchi Dojo
(928) 345-1693
11831 S Fortuna Rd
Yuma, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Goju Ryu, Karate, Kempo, Tai chi, Dillman ryukyu kempo kyusho jitsu

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Kem Martial Arts Academy Inc
(480) 694-6303
10839 E Main St
Mesa, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Aiki Jitsu, Aikido, Arnis, Jujitsu, Karate, Kempo, Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Kenpo

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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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