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Cincinnati Kung Fu & Tai Chi
(513) 351-4953
7125 Reading Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi

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Shaolin Kempo Studios
(859) 609-0224
7635 Dixie Hwy
Florence, KY
Martial Art Styles
Jeet Kune do, Jujitsu, Karate, Kempo, Kung Fu, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Tai chi, Shaolin 5 Animal Style Kung Fu, Crane, Dragon, Lepard, Snake, Tiger. White Tiger Jiu Jitsu, Chin'na. Nunchacu, Bo Staff, Sai, Broad Sword, Knife, Club, Pistol, Butterfly Swords, 3 Section Staff.

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Cincinnati Kung-Fu & Tai-Chi Center
(513) 771-0700
8601 Winton Rd.
Cincinnati, OH
Martial Art Styles
Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Wushu, Ba-Qua, Hsing-Yi, Chinnae, Northern Weapons

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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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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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Academy of Kung Fu-Tai Chi K-B
(513) 919-4406
PO Box 11583
Cincinnati, OH
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi

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White Willow School of Tai Chi
(513) 791-9428
7433 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Ahn's Taekwondo College
(513) 791-8888
9723 Kenwood Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Martial Art Styles
Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do, 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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Peng Lai Martial Arts
(270) 303-2508
1245 31-w bypass
Bowling Green, KY
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, 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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