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Dynamic Martial Arts
(203) 322-2433
1051 Long Ridge Rd
Stamford, CT
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Tai chi

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Chinese Martial Arts & Educational Center (CMAEC)
(914) 741-2710
520 Bedford Rd.
Pleasantville, NY
Martial Art Styles
Kali, Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Wushu, kali, shuai chiao, chin-na, bogwa

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Scarsdale Chinese Internal Martial Arts Center
(914) 722-0982
531 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, NY
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi, Traditional Chinese Weapons

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Georgetown Martial Arts Ctr
(203) 544-6055
9 Ethan Allen Hwy
Ridgefield, CT
Martial Art Styles
Jujitsu, Kempo, Kick Boxing, Kung Fu, Tai chi, Kempo

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Tai Chi School of Westchester
(914) 771-7320
27 Milburn St
Bronxville, NY
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Academy of Vee Gee Tzu Arnis
(203) 847-8800
345 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT
Martial Art Styles
Arnis, Jujitsu, Tai chi

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Wood Tiger Martial Arts
(914) 977-3600
19 N. Salem Road
Cross River, NY
Martial Art Styles
Bando, Boxing, Brazilian Jujitsu, Escrima, Jujitsu, Kali, Karate, Kempo, Kick Boxing, Krav Maga, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Sambo, Savate, Silat, Tai chi, Wing Chun

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Steve Sohn's Jujitsu Concepts
(914) 723-7818
79 Montgomery Ave
Scarsdale, NY
Martial Art Styles
Brazilian Jujitsu, Jujitsu, Karate, Kick Boxing, Krav Maga, Muay Thai, Tai chi

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Robert Chuckrow Tai Chi Arts & Sciences
(914) 762-2810
38 Linden Avenue
Ossining, NY
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi, Cheng Man-ch'ing's Tai-Chi Short Form , Yang-Style Tai-Chi Long Form , Tai-Chi Sword , Tai-Chi Broadsword , Tai-Chi Push-Hands , Tai-Chi Staff Form , Tai-Chi Ch'i Kung

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Martial Fitness
(631) 266-3768
PO Box 715
East Northport, NY
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Kick Boxing, 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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