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Golden Flower Tai Chi School
(336) 373-0084
1614 W Friendly Ave
Greensboro, NC
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Tai Chi Movement For Wellness
(336) 854-3172
603 Dolley Madison Rd #C
Greensboro, NC
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Goldsboro Elite Martial Arts Academy
(919) 735-0674
2309 Hwy 70W
Goldsboro, NC
Martial Art Styles
Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Ho Kuk Mu Sul & American Tae Kwan Do Moo Duk Kwan

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Raleigh Kenkojuku
(919) 809-4929
931 Trinity Road
Raleigh, NC
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Shotokan, Tai chi

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Tri-Force Martial Arts
(910) 469-6065
Bldg. 2-2411
Ft. Bragg, NC
Martial Art Styles
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi

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Earth Star Tai Chi
(336) 299-1070
711-A Milner Drive
Greensboro, NC
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Tai chi

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Karate International of Kernersville
(336) 996-6917
745 Cinema CT #N
Kernersville, NC
Martial Art Styles
Isshin Ryu, Jujitsu, Karate, Kobudo, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, San Shin Kai Karate

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Little Union Academy of Martial Arts
(252) 523-5862
133 N Queen St
Kinston, NC
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi, Moo Duk Kwan

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Karate International
(336) 983-2202
123 East Dalton Road
King, NC
Martial Art Styles
Aikido, Hapkido, Judo, Karate, Tai chi, American Finnjitsu Karate, American Finnjitsu Grappling

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Golden Flower Tai Chi School
(336) 373-0084
1614 W Friendly Ave
Greensboro, NC
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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