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Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine
(973) 746-2848
427 Bloomfield Ave., 3rd Floor
Montclair, NJ
Specialty
Acupuncture, Herbology, Massage Therapy, Nutrition, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
Associated Hospitals
Student Clinic

Plainfield Area Tai Chi Chuan
(908) 756-7434
40 Somerset Pl
North Plainfield, NJ
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine
(973) 746-2848
427 Bloomfield Ave., 3rd Floor
Montclair, NJ
Specialty
Acupuncture, Herbology, Massage Therapy, Nutrition, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
Associated Hospitals
Student Clinic

Karate Birthday Party's
(856) 589-0117
72 E. Holly Ave
Pitman, Mantua, Mullica Hill, Wenonah, NJ
Martial Art Styles
Pilates, Tai Chi, Krav Maga, MMA

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Integrated Martial Arts & Fitness
(973) 422-1500
18 Microlab Road
Livingston, NJ
Martial Art Styles
Arnis, Brazilian Jujitsu, Jeet Kune do, Kick Boxing, Tai chi

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Integrated Martial Arts & Fitness
(973) 422-1500
18 Microlab Road
Livingston, NJ
Martial Art Styles
Arnis, Brazilian Jujitsu, Jeet Kune do, Kick Boxing, Tai chi

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Hua Mountain Kung Fu
(201) 438-9902
15 Park Ave
Rutherford, NJ
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi, TaiJiQuan

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Amato's Karate Aikido
(732) 671-9555
589 Palmer Ave
Keansburg, NJ
Martial Art Styles
Aikido, Goju Ryu, Karate, Kendo, Kick Boxing, Tai chi, Bo-staff, Nunchaku

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Karate & Martial Arts
(856) 589-5551
72 E. Holly Ave
Mullica Hill, NJ
Martial Art Styles
Brazilian Jujitsu, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Kick Boxing, Kobudo, Krav Maga, Kyukushin, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Tang Soo Do, Family Classes, Mixed Martial Arts, BJJ, Krav Maga, Muay Thai, Boxing, Birthday Parties

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Plainfield Area Tai Chi Chuan
(908) 756-7434
40 Somerset Pl
North Plainfield, NJ
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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