Updated: Feb 2
Many times I am asked what made me start learning Tai Chi. Although I knew about and had been exposed to Tai Chi, my official training did not begin until 1990, when I opened my first commercial school. At that time I had been studying kung fu for 14 years and wanted to offer students that were not able to physically practice kung fu a great alternative, Tai Chi. I searched for the best teacher in the area and I came across Dr. Kay Chi Leung and Master Lin Lin Han, son-in-law and daughter of the famous Master Han Chin Tan of China. I was very fortunate because Dr. Leung, a professor at Harvard University, had very good English. As a result he was able to translate and explain many of the Tai Chi concepts, philosophy and principles clearly. Today, I am proud to bring a very comprehensive and complete Tai Chi curriculum that is perfect for men and women of all ages, shapes, and sizes.
Aging is an unavoidable aspect of life but for thousands of years, people have been invigorated and healed by the simple practice of Tai Chi.
Tai Chi practice has so many health benefits, it:
Improves mood and leads to lower levels of depression
Soothes stress, eases anxiety, and prohibits unnecessary worries
Reduces inflammation and eases achy joints and muscles
Increases energy levels and stamina
Greater aerobic capacity and muscle strength
Lowers blood pressure and improves heart health
Enhances flexibility, balance, and agility
The list goes on and on. Almost sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well it isn’t. And that’s the wonderful power of practicing Tai Chi.