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Fayette Academy of Martial Arts
(404) 215-0221
931 Glynn St. N
Fayetteville, GA
Martial Art Styles
Arnis, Karate, Kick Boxing, Tai chi, Tang Soo Do

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A Tai Chi Assn
(404) 289-5652
3079 Midway Rd
Decatur, GA
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Chien Hong School of Kung Fu
(404) 320-7934
1940-b briarwood ct.
Atlanta, GA
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi

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Body Action & Tai Chi Chuin
(770) 806-0069
5342 Lawrenceville Hwy NW
Lilburn, GA
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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A Tai Chi Assn
(404) 289-5652
3079 Midway Rd
Decatur, GA
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Tai Chi Health Society Inc
(770) 994-0759
5845 Riverdale Rd
Atlanta, GA
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Chinese Shaolin Center Intown
(404) 872-3978
842 N. Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi

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Fayette Academy of Martial Arts
(404) 215-0221
931 Glynn St. N
Fayetteville, GA
Martial Art Styles
Arnis, Karate, Kick Boxing, Tai chi, Tang Soo Do

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Chinese Shao-Lin Ctr
(770) 422-9250
2727 Canton Hwy #500
Marietta, GA
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi

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T'Ai Chi Ch'Uan Atlanta
(404) 881-0030
PO Box 77312
Atlanta, GA
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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