LEARN THE ANCIENT ART OF TAI CHI
The Academy of Kung Fu in Louisville, Colorado provides a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for new students to learn Yang Style Tai Chi. Gentle for all fitness levels, Yang Style Short Form is the most widely practiced Tai Chi form in the world and one of the most accessible and rewarding disciplines for health and wellness. Try a FREE class, walk-ins welcome!
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi Chuan 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.
Tai Chi Form - The most popular form, Yang Family Short Form, is taught in a step-by-step method. Yang movements are slow, even, gentle, big and large. You will learn proper technique in order to gain the full benefits.
Qigong Warm-Ups - Qigong or Chi Kung is a series of still, non-strenuous, meditative postures and breathing techniques. The set you will learn initially helps to maintain a calm mind and combat stress. Specific postures are taught for personal ailments. Since it is low impact and can be done lying, sitting, or standing, Qigong is accessible for disabled persons, seniors and people recovering from injuries.
Tai Chi Exercises - Participate in activities such as “Tai Chi ball” to put into practice the movements from the form. These exercises help students feel how energy flows. Medical studies support and our students praise Tai Chi’s ability to improve quality of life and overall health.
Finally I've found a remedy to insomnia without popping pills. Tai Chi! After a class with Master Steve, I sleep like a baby and wake up minus the pharmaceutical hangover.
Sticky Hands / Push Hands - A traditional Chinese exercise emphasizing proper technique as opposed to brute force. Students learn to sense an opponent’s intentions and redirect the energy away while maintaining balance.
Tai Chi Sword - The sword is considered a way to extend chi and progress ones understanding of the art. While graceful and used as a defensive weapon, Tai Chi Sword requires a strategy of “clarity through the chaos.” To achieve this clarity, students must develop patience, calmness and bravery.