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Martial Arts

View of a woman's hands as she practices Tai Chi

Become proficient in martial arts, learn some self defense moves and get in a good workout!

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Tai Chi

Taiji Chaun, or Tai Chi, is a Chinese martial art that is practiced now as a healthy, low impact exercise. Benefits include improved posture and range of motion, better balance, greater lung capacity and an improvement in mental focus.

We currently offer three Tai Chi classes, including:

Tai Chi Basics

Ages 18+
Fees vary based on number of classes offered
$22.50-$30 Resident/$30-$50 Nonresident

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Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese practice to exercise the mind and the body through a series of gentle, flowing postures (choreographed movements) combined into standardized forms. Tai Chi Basics focuses on shorter Tai Chi and Qigong forms (usually fewer than 20 postures). Benefits include improved posture and range of motion, better balance, greater lung capacity, and an improved mental focus.

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Tai Chi Yang 24 Form

Ages 18+
Fees vary based on number of classes offered
$22.50-$30 Resident/$30-$50 Nonresident

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Tai Chi is a series of slow-moving Chinese martial arts movements combined into standardized forms that exercises both the mind and body. The Yang 24 Form (a series of 24 movements) introduces the essential elements of Tai Chi, while retaining the flavor of the traditional longer forms. Benefits of Tai Chi include improved range of motion, increased lung capacity, better circulation, and improved balance.

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Tai Chi 42 Sword Form

Ages 18+
Fees vary based on number of classes offered
$22.50-$30 Resident/$30-$50 Nonresident

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Tai Chi also includes forms that use weapons, including a variety of swords. The 42 Sword Form is a contemporary (1991) standardized form combining movements from the four major styles of Tai Chi – Yang, Chen, Sun and Wu. This form is more challenging due to its length and the variety of styles included. Tai Chi sword forms offer the same health benefits as non-weapon forms including improved posture and range of motion, better balance, greater lung capacity, and improved mental focus. A sword can be borrowed from the instructor, but students should plan to purchase their own sword. Swords should be made of wood or plastic without a sharpened edge.

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