Tai Chi for Seniors West Haven CT

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Silent Dragon Kung Fu & Tai
(203) 937-0402
507 Campbell Ave
West Haven, CT
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi

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The Center Martial Arts
(203) 540-5020
1550 State Street
Bridgeport, CT
Martial Art Styles
Brazilian Jujitsu, Karate, Kick Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai, Tai chi, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Self Defense, Yoga

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Central CT Tai Chi Ch'Uan
(203) 235-5703
790 Old Colony Rd
Meriden, CT
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi, Qi and Qi Gong , Pushing Hands, Tai Chi Ch'uan.

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Small Forest Temple
(860) 344-9676
131 Highland Ave
Middletown, CT
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi, Chan Meditation

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Central CT Tai Chi Ch'Uan
(203) 235-5703
790 Old Colony Rd
Meriden, CT
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi, Qi and Qi Gong , Pushing Hands, Tai Chi Ch'uan.

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Aiping Cheng Tai Chi & Wu Shu
(203) 891-0729
206 Boston Post Rd #A
Orange, CT
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi

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USA Martial Arts
(203) 720-2147
799 New Haven Rd.
Naugatuck, CT
Martial Art Styles
Jujitsu, Karate, Tai chi, Weapons: Bo Staff, nun chaku & sword

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Someday Farm, LLC
(860) 663-2768
Someday Farm
Killingworth, CT
Martial Art Styles
Aikido, Kung Fu, Silat, Tai chi, Hsing I Chuan, Ba Gua Zhang, I Chuan, Chi Kung, Push Hands

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Malee's School-Tai Chi/Kung Fu
(860) 646-6818
806 Main St
Manchester, CT
Martial Art Styles
Kung Fu, Tai chi

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Yin Yang TaiChi Academy
(860) 953-3388
22E Andover Drive
West Hartford, CT
Martial Art Styles
Tai chi, Wushu, qigong , tai chi fan , tai chi sword , push hands

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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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