Tai Chi

Discover the Health Benefits of Tai Chi:

 Reduce the stress of today’s busy lifestyles and improve your heath.  Tai Chi is sometimes described as “meditation in motion”, connecting the mind and body.  Originally developed in ancient China for self-defense, Tai Chi is now practiced for stress reduction and to help with a variety of heath conditions. 

 

   Chen style:

 

There are many different styles of Tai Chi. Regardless of the style you choose, all styles include rhythmic patterns of movement that are coordinated with the breathing to help you achieve a sense of inner calm.  The style we teach is the Chen style, which dates back over 3,000 years.  Chen style is the first Tai Chi system developed at the Chen Village in the Henan province of China.

 

     Who can learn Tai Chi?:

 

Anyone! Since Tai Chi is low impact, it is suitable for all ages. Because the forms are gentle and suitable for everyone, and emphasize technique over strength, you can practice Tai Chi regardless of your age or physical ability. All forms of Taijiquan have basic similarities, and are all very beneficial to health and fitness.

 

  Group and private lessons available. (Call for details 563-583-8256)

  

  

    Benefits of Tai Chi:

 

  • Improves heath and fitness

  • Improves the immune system

  • Improves the cardio-vascular system

  • Relieves neck and back pain

  • Helps improve the digestive system

  • Relieves stress

  • Builds self-confidence

  • Helps weight control

  • Teaches self-defense applications

  • Improves the flow of Chi (Life Energy)

 

Instructor:

 

Grandmaster David J. Schmitt - 8th degree black belt in the art of Tang Soo Do, a combination of Korean & Chinese martial arts.

Grandmaster Schmitt began his practice of Tai Chi when he traveled to China in 1993 as a delegate of the World Tang Soo Do Association. It was there that he became interested in training in Tai Chi.  Over the past years, he has trained with several Chinese masters of Tai Chi.  

    

For more information on Tai Chi classes, please call (563)-583-8256

 Also ask about our corporate classes, which are available to organizations and businesses. We offer these classes to your members or employees, and classes can be held on site at your location or in our studio.