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Taoist Arts Center
(603) 943-5806
433 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Wing Chun, Wushu, Bagua Zhang, Qigong, Dao Yin, Hsing Yi Chuan

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Advanced Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan
(603) 438-1903
182 Harris Road
Nashua, NH
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi

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Myo-fu An Budo
(603) 673-5331
159 Savage Road
Milford, NH
Martial Art Styles
Iaido, Jujitsu, KenJutsu, Kobudo, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Ninjutsu, Tai chi, Mixed Martial Arts

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Myo-fu An Bujutsu Dojo
(603) 673-5331
159 Savage Road
Milford, NH
Martial Art Styles
Aiki Jitsu, Iaido, Jujitsu, KenJutsu, Kick Boxing, Kobudo, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Ninjutsu, Tai chi, Mixed Martial Arts

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Plum Blossom Traditional Kung Fu Academy
(978) 486-3095
410 Great Rd.
Littleton, MA
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi, Praying Mantis, Yang Style

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Martial Art Center for Personal Development
(603) 598-4200
433 Amherst St
Nashua, NH
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi

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tokyo joes merrimack
(603) 429-0008
280 dw highway
merrimack, NH
Martial Art Styles
Brazilian Jujitsu, Jujitsu, Karate, Kick Boxing, Tai chi

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Golden Crane Traditional Martial Arts
(603) 437-2020
33 Indian Rock Rd
Windham, NH
Martial Art Styles
Goju Ryu, Karate, Kobudo, Shorin Ryu, Tai chi

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Academy of Martial Arts
(603) 672-1333
586 Nashua St
Milford, NH
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Wushu, Chi Kung, Bagua Zhang

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Academy of Martial Arts
(603) 626-5272
473 South Willow Street
Manchester, NH
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Kendo, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Wushu, Chi Kung, Bagua Zhang

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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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