Learn the ancient art of TAI CHI
Tai Chi for Beginners
Tuesday & Thursday 6:30pm
The Academy of Kung Fu in Tarzana specializes in Tai Chi classes for the beginning student. We provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for new students to learn Tai Chi. Wear comfortable clothing and stop by for a free trial class!
Yang Style Tai Chi Form - the most widely practiced tai chi form in the world. Gentle for all fitness levels, with variations to benefit new students and challenging enough for the experienced practitionor. The Yang 24 Step Form is one of the most accessible and rewarding disciplines of Tai Chi.
Tai CHI EXERCISES - activities to focus on different aspects of tai chi such as improving circulation, balance and strength and learning how energy flows.
Tai Chi is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise, coordinated with breathing and flow of energy (chi) to maximize the relationship between body, mind and spirit.
You will learn proper technique in order to gain the full benefits of tai chi. The Academy will also help you to discover the underlying philosophy and intent of each movement.
Despite its long history, tai chi has been studied scientifically only in recent years. Medical studies suggest that tai chi offers numerous benefits including:
- Managing stress and depression
- Preventing illness
- Relieving chronic pain
- Improving overall feelings of well-being
Sticky Hands / Push Hands - a traditional Chinese exercise emphasising proper technique as opposed to brute force. Students learn to sense an opponent's push (or attack) and redirect the energy away while maintaining balance.
Chi Kung Meditation - a series of meditative postures, breathing techniques and gentle movements developed to maintain a healthy mind and body. Chi Kung is practiced for its preventive and curative effects, however our Kung Fu students will also find that it enhances their martial abilities.