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Tai Chi & Chi Gung With Susan
(480) 947-5161
3370 N Hayden Rd #123-524
Scottsdale, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi, Chi Gung

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Bernsten's Phoenix House
(602) 258-3073
2046 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Aikido, Escrima, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Kempo, Kendo, Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Ninjutsu, Shorin Ryu, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Kenpo, Yoga, Streetfighting, Stranger Danger, Combat Course, Rape Prevention, Escrima and Street Weapons

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Shaolin Arts
(623) 581-2000
4330 W Union Hills Dr #B8
Glendale, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Power Station Karate
(480) 837-6650
17029 E Enterprise Dr
Fountain Hills, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Tai chi, Tang Soo Do

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Shaolin Arts Northwest
(623) 825-9060
8190 W Deer Valley Rd
Peoria, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Wushu

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Scottsdale Martial Arts Center
(480) 951-2716
9151 East Bell Road, Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi, Wushu

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World Tae Kwon Do Center
(623) 566-4545
8190 W Union Hills Dr
Glendale, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Judo, Karate, Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi

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Circle of Life Tai Chi Academy
(480) 539-8555
1017 S Gilbert Rd #102
Mesa, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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AZ Shaolin Kung Fu
(623) 293-8494
NW corner of 91st Ave and Cactus
Peoria, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Brazilian Jujitsu, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Wushu

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Bratcher's Karate
(928) 261-8623
3325 S. Ave 8E Suite 9
Yuma, AZ
Martial Art Styles
Goju Ryu, Karate, Kempo, 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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