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Warrior's Path Martial Arts & Fitness
(502) 548-6743
3526 Gladden Drive
Louisville, KY
Martial Art Styles
Kempo, Tai chi, Leedo Kenpo, Tai Chi Therapy, & Lifercise

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BKS Mixed Martial Arts
(502) 639-8227
4701 East Manslick Road
Louisville, KY
Martial Art Styles
Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Kung Fu, Tai chi

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Martial Arts and More
(502) 254-5889
13124 Eastpoint Park Blvd
Louisville, KY
Martial Art Styles
Kick Boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Tang Soo Do, Haganah

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East West Kung-Fu and BullyProof Center
(270) 783-0800
6045 Scottsville Rd
Bowling Green, KY
Martial Art Styles
Judo, Karate, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Wushu

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Ryu Toushi Academy of Martial Arts and Self Defense Training Systems
(502) 542-0471
221 Oregon Street
Georgetown, KY
Martial Art Styles
Iaido, Karate, Ninjutsu, Tai chi

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Taoist Tai Chi Society
(502) 614-6424
3091 Breckenridge Lane
Louisville, KY
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Shaolin-DO Chinese Martial Art
(502) 969-8116
6407 Preston Hwy
Okolona, KY
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi

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T'ai Chi at Home
(502) 380-6973
4148 Andrew Dr
Floyds Knobs, IN
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Taoist Tai Chi Society
(502) 614-6424
3091 Breckenridge Lane
Louisville, KY
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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John Cox Martial Arts
(270) 692-3928
3335 Danville Hwy
Lebanon, KY
Martial Art Styles
Goju Ryu, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Kick Boxing, Kobudo, Kung Fu, Shorin Ryu, 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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