Here is a great article from Harvard Health Publishing through Harvard Medical School. The only correction I have is they mention different styles of Tai Chi Chuan, with one of them being “Cheng”, which is incorrect, it is “Chen”. This family style is very dynamic and involves more evident spiraling and explosive movements.
I teach Yang family style which has an even tempo with large and smooth movements. I’ve done Chen, and LOVE it, but I am certified in Yang Style and have practiced this for many years.
Tai Chi Chuan is exceptionally healthy. It involves your body, mind and spirit. What more could you ask?
Here is a good article from the National Center for Complementary and Integrated Health (NCCIH) regarding Tai Chi and its health benefits: Tai Chi and Qi Gong: In Depth
Have an awesome day!
Here is another great article from Time.
Here is an awesome Time Magazine article and video promoting the benefits of Tai Chi.
For those of you interested in what style of Tai Chi Chuan that I teach, or if you are already a student and would like a video to help remember what I taught you, here is a link to the YouTube video of Master Yang Jun performing the first section of the 103 form. Happy viewing!
Here is a link to a 10 page Tai Chi Clinical Review by the Canadian Family Physician.
“More than 500 studies and 120 systematic reviews have been published. The strongest evidence of benefit is for preventing falls in older adults living in the community, osteoarthritis, Parkinson disease, COPD rehabilitation, improving cognitive capacity, and improving balance and aerobic capacity.”
This is just the beginning of what Tai Chi Chuan can do for you.
Here is a Wikipedia link to Master Yang Jun. He is a direct descendent to Yang Cheng Fu and of Yang Lu Chan, the creator of Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. Master Yang Jun is the 5th lineage holder of the Yang style and is currently the President of the International Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Association in Seattle, WA.
This Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan is the style that I practice and teach…genuine tai chi chuan. I am, also, a certified Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan instructor.
Anybody can practice Tai Chi Chuan…from one who has never exercised, to the senior citizen, to the practiced martial artist who wants to improve their technique flow, balance, grounding, and centering. It is, also, great for the person who just wants a moving meditation.
Come join me at 28919 Evergreen, Southfield, MI 48076
There has been a change to the location of the annual World Tai Chi Day. It will now be held at the Addams School, 2222 W. Webster Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48073. The time has not changed, 2-4pm. Hope to see you there!
P.S. This event is FREE, but donations are welcome.
Come help us celebrate World Tai Chi Day! This is an annual event held by the Michigan Tai Chi Center. There will be numerous demonstrations of diverse Tai Chi Chuan forms including Yang and Chen Styles, open hand, weapons, partner forms, as well as audience participation.
It will be held at Keller Elementary, 1505 N. Campbell Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067 on Saturday, April 29 from 2-4pm. See you there!
On Saturday, March 25 2016, we are privileged to have Han Hoong Wang give a Push Hands seminar at the Martial Science Center at 28919 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, MI 48079. Ms. Wang is the Director of the Michigan Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center. It is my great pleasure to bring a disciple of Grandmaster Yang Zhenduo to you.
I have been incredibly fortunate to continuously train with Ms. Wang. She has been immensely supportive of my new venture and so excited to see me strike out and spread my love of Tai Chi Chuan to the local community. You can be assured that you will get to know her well throughout your training with me.
This will be a 2 hour class from 12-2pm. Tai Chi and non-Tai Chi practitioners are all welcome. This will be suited for beginner to advanced martial artists.
Wear comfortable clothes. We will be on mats, so either bare feet or socks. Shoes are to be left by the door.
If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com.
Hope to see you there!