Kung Fu San Soo Chula Vista California

Since 1979

Tai Chi Chuan

 

Tai Chi is an internal martial art, practiced in the west mostly

as an exercise.

It is a valuable addition to any martial artist's training

building balance, stance, and power. It is beneficial to all

persons as a form of moving meditation and exercise.

 

 

       The graceful images of people gliding through dance-like poses as they practice tai chi (TIE-chee) are compelling. Simply watching them is relaxing. Tai chi, in fact, is often described as "meditation in motion" because it promotes serenity through gentle movements — connecting the mind and body.  Sifu Dinsmore is  teaching  the well known Yang Style.

 

Tai Chi Class Saturday 8 AM

and

Private Lessons by Appointment

 

                                  

   Originally developed in China as a form of self-defense, tai chi is a graceful form of exercise that has existed for some 2,000 years.  Practiced regularly, tai chi can help you reduce stress and enjoy other health benefits.

   Tai chi, sometimes called tai chi chuan, is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. To do tai chi, you perform a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner. Each posture flows into the next without pausing.

 

   Anyone, regardless of age or physical ability, can practice tai chi. It doesn't take physical prowess. Rather, tai chi emphasizes  technique over strength.

 

                                                                          Reduce Stress

                                                 Improve Balance

                                                Increase Strength      

 

     

   Tai chi has more than 100 possible movements and positions, many of which repeat.   You can find several that you like and stick with those, or explore the full range. We teach the international 24 movement combined form.  The intensity of tai chi varies somewhat depending on the form or style practiced. Some forms of tai chi are more fast-paced than others, for instance. However, most forms are gentle and suitable for everyone. And they all include rhythmic patterns of movement that are coordinated with breathing.

  

   Like other practices that bring mind and body together, tai chi can reduce stress. During tai chi, you focus on movement and breathing. This combination creates a state of relaxation and calm. Stress, anxiety and tension should melt away as you focus on the present, and the effects may last well after you stop your tai chi session.

 

  Despite its ancient history, tai chi has been studied scientifically only in recent years. And that research is suggesting that tai chi may offer numerous other benefits beyond stress reduction, including:

  • Reducing anxiety and depression
  • Improving balance and coordination
  • Reducing the number of falls
  • Improving sleep quality, such as staying asleep longer at night and feeling more alert during the day
  • Slowing bone loss in women after menopause
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Improving cardiovascular fitness
  • Relieving chronic pain
  • Improving everyday physical functioning

 

   During tai chi classes, the instructor can give you personal guidance and correct any errors in your style before they become habit. Eventually, you may feel confident enough to do tai chi on your own. But if you like the social element, consider sticking with group classes.

 

   To reap the greatest stress reduction benefits from tai chi, consider practicing it regularly. Many people find it helpful to practice tai chi in the same place and at the same time every day to develop a routine. But if your schedule is erratic, do tai chi whenever you have a few minutes.


                                                      

 

 Yang Tai Chi 24

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Oct 12 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 14 at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tuesday, Oct 17 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, Oct 19 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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