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Longton's Martial Arts
(734) 282-2922
14226 Eureka rd.
Southgate, MI
Martial Art Styles
Hapkido, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Tang Soo Do, Korean and Japanese weapons. Soft System Korean Karate(very much like Tai Chi)

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Wuseng Martial Arts
(313) 477-7297
19317 Fenmore
Detroit, MI
Martial Art Styles
Jeet Kune do, Judo, Jujitsu, KenJutsu, Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Ninjutsu, Tai chi, Wing Chun, Wushu, Kupigana Ngumi

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Institute of Traditional Asian Martial Arts
(517) 337-7500
130 W Grand River Ave
East Lansing, MI
Martial Art Styles
Arnis, Iaido, Judo, Jujitsu, Kung Fu, Shorin Ryu, Tai chi

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Liegghio Family Martial Arts
(586) 741-5425
34837 S Gratiot Ave
Clinton Twp, MI
Martial Art Styles
Arnis, Karate, Kobudo, Tai chi

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World Class Karate
(586) 285-0800
31334 Harper
Saint Clair Shores, MI
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Kobudo, Tai chi

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Guardian Martial Arts
(734) 266-0565
30942 Ford Rd
Garden City, MI
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Kempo, Tai chi, kenpo

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School of Chinese Martial Arts
(248) 542-5630
28927 Woodward Ave
Berkley, MI
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi

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Pierce Martial Arts Institute
(734) 242-6885
15384 S. Monroe Street
Monroe, MI
Martial Art Styles
Iaido, Karate, Kobudo, Shotokan, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Kyusho (Pressure Points)

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Omega Tae Kwon DO & Tai Chi
(269) 323-3290
5400 Meredith St
Portage, MI
Martial Art Styles
Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi

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Wuseng Martial Arts
(313) 477-7297
19317 Fenmore
Detroit, MI
Martial Art Styles
Jeet Kune do, Judo, Jujitsu, KenJutsu, Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Ninjutsu, Tai chi, Wing Chun, Wushu, Kupigana Ngumi

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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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