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Absolute Martial Arts
(785) 266-1660
2909 S W 37th Street
Topeka, KS
Martial Art Styles
Aikido, Karate, Kick Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Shotokan, Tai chi, Mixed Martial Arts

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Acclaim Protective Arts
(785) 232-0977
1932 N Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Kobudo, Shorin Ryu, Tai chi, Qi Gong , Iron Body Conditioning

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Tai Chi-Stress Management
(913) 648-2256
10100 Roe Ave
Shawnee Mission, KS
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi

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Absolute Martial Arts
(785) 266-1660
2909 S W 37th Street
Topeka, KS
Martial Art Styles
Aikido, Karate, Kick Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Shotokan, Tai chi, Mixed Martial Arts

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Topeka Tai Chi
(785) 845-0944
3400 SW MacVicar Ave
Topeka, KS
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi, Qigong

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Topeka Tai Chi
(785) 845-0944
3400 SW MacVicar Ave
Topeka, KS
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi, Qigong

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Li's School Of Wing Chun, Taiji & Qigong
(816) 590-6820
6910 W. 83rd Street
Overland Park, KS
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi, Wing Chun, Wushu, Wing Chun, Ving Tsun, Qigong, Cai Li Fo Weapons, Traditional Wushu

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Acclaim Protective Arts
(785) 232-0977
1932 N Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Kobudo, Shorin Ryu, Tai chi, Qi Gong , Iron Body Conditioning

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American Black Belt Academy
(913) 727-5550
Maximus Fitness Center
Leavenworth, KS
Martial Art Styles
Aiki Jitsu, Hapkido, Jujitsu, Kali, Karate, Kick Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Kobujitsu , Okinawan Weapons

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Ko Mu DO Kwan
(316) 651-5050
2819 E Central Ave
Wichita, KS
Martial Art Styles
Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi, Tai Chi Ch'uan

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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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