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Shamblins' School of Karate
(423) 472-5634
2950 Westside Dr NW
Cleveland, TN
Martial Art Styles
Isshin Ryu, Karate, Kick Boxing, Tai chi

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Body Martial Arts
(423) 710-3206
1440 Adams St.
Chattanooga, TN
Martial Art Styles
Jeet Kune do, Jujitsu, Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Pa Kwa Chang

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Seviers Internal Martial Arts
(931) 498-2105
156 Norrod Road
Rickman, TN
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi, Hsing i Chuan kung fu

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Shamblins' School of Karate
(423) 472-5634
2950 Westside Dr NW
Cleveland, TN
Martial Art Styles
Isshin Ryu, Karate, Kick Boxing, Tai chi

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Mac's Kungfu Institute
(615) 254-6150
6200 Robertson Rd.
Nashville, TN
Martial Art Styles
Judo, Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Wing Chun, Wushu, Hei Lin Wushu

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Dr Wong's Kung Fu Tai Chi
(423) 867-1449
4502 Bennett Rd
Chattanooga, TN
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi

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The Martial Arts Club
(865) 235-6145
100 mccammon ave
Maryville, TN
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Silat, Tai chi, Wing Chun, Ba Gua , Kun Tao , Systema

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Tennessee Martial Arts University
(865) 609-0221
415 Maryville Hwy
Seymour, TN
Martial Art Styles
Iaido, Isshin Ryu, Jujitsu, Karate, KenJutsu, Kobudo, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Yoga

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Mac's Kung Fu Institute
(615) 254-6150
3511 Gallatin rd.
Nashville, TN
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Wing Chun, Wushu, Hei Lein Wushu

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Body Martial Arts
(423) 710-3206
1440 Adams St.
Chattanooga, TN
Martial Art Styles
Jeet Kune do, Jujitsu, Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Pa Kwa Chang

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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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