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Chinese Kickboxing Kung fu Academy
(302) 999-9720
1718 W. Gilpin Dr.
Wilmington, DE
Martial Art Styles
Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Tai chi, Mixed Martial Arts, Modern Vee-Jitsu

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Mr A's Martial Arts
(610) 789-7271
31 S Eagle Rd
Havertown, PA
Martial Art Styles
Boxing, Brazilian Jujitsu, Karate, Krav Maga, Kung Fu, Tai chi

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Karate Birthday Party's
(856) 589-0117
72 E. Holly Ave
Pitman, Mantua, Mullica Hill, Wenonah, NJ
Martial Art Styles
Pilates, Tai Chi, Krav Maga, MMA

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Okinawa Kempo Karate Academy
(856) 589-5551
72 East Holly Ave
Pitman, NJ
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Kempo, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Tai chi, Pilate

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Martial Posture
(215) 925-8070
47 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Kempo, Kick Boxing, Tai chi, Kenpo

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Karate & Martial Arts
(856) 589-5551
72 E. Holly Ave
Mullica Hill, NJ
Martial Art Styles
Brazilian Jujitsu, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Kick Boxing, Kobudo, Krav Maga, Kyukushin, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Tang Soo Do, Family Classes, Mixed Martial Arts, BJJ, Krav Maga, Muay Thai, Boxing, Birthday Parties

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The Martial Arts & Fitness Center
(610) 640-9232
400 E King St
Malvern, PA
Martial Art Styles
Iaido, Karate, KenJutsu, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Wing Chun, Wing Chun, Naginata

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American Martial Arts Institute
(302) 834-4060
414 Eden Circle Eden Square Shopping Center
Bear, DE
Martial Art Styles
Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Wushu

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Okinawa Kenpo Karate Academy
(856) 589-5551
72 E. Holly Ave
Sewell, NJ
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Brazilian Jujitsu, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Kempo, Kick Boxing, Kobudo, Krav Maga, Kyukushin, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Tang Soo Do, Mixed Martial Arts, Krav Maga, Muay Thai, Boxing, Pilates, Birthday Parties

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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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