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Taoist Tai Chi Society-Oregon
(503) 220-5970
239 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Family Martia Arts Academy
(503) 977-3300
11513 SW Pacific Hwy
Tigard, OR
Martial Art Styles
Iaido, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Shorin Ryu, Tai chi

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Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Ctr
(503) 357-8917
24300 NW Timber Rd
Forest Grove, OR
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Taoist Tai Chi Society-Oregon
(503) 220-5970
239 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Shen Chien School
(541) 981-8813
4217 Main st. suite B
Springfield, OR
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi, Shaolin Kung Fu, Ki Gong

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Aim High Martial Arts
(503) 640-8628
16205 NW Bethany Ct. #100
Beaverton, OR
Martial Art Styles
Brazilian Jujitsu, Jeet Kune do, Jujitsu, Karate, Kick Boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Modern Style Of Everyday Martial Arts

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Family Martia Arts Academy
(503) 977-3300
11513 SW Pacific Hwy
Tigard, OR
Martial Art Styles
Iaido, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Shorin Ryu, Tai chi

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Soterion, LLC
(541) 683-2800
1661 High Street
Eugene, OR
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi, Wushu

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Aim High Martial Arts
(503) 640-8628
16205 NW Bethany Ct. #100
Beaverton, OR
Martial Art Styles
Brazilian Jujitsu, Jeet Kune do, Jujitsu, Karate, Kick Boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Modern Style Of Everyday Martial Arts

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RMA Martial Arts and Fitness
(541) 344-0404
2709 WIllamette Street
Eugene, OR
Martial Art Styles
Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Tai chi, Haganah F.I.G.H.T. (Fierce Israeli Guerilla Hand to Hand Combat)

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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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