The ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi was originally a form of self defense. Over the centuries, it has evolved into the graceful form of exercise we know today.
Tai Chi uses gentle, flowing movements and a series of postures to reduce stress, promote balance control and flexibility, and improve blood pressure.
Anyone can practice Tai Chi, regardless of age or ability. Emphasis is on technique over strength. It is inexpensive, requires no special equipment, and can be done indoors or out, alone or in a group. It can burn more calories than surfing, and almost as many as downhill skiing.
In Glover, Tai Chi is offered on Thursday evenings at 6:30 in the Town Hall. Instructor, George McKenzie has been an instructor for 18 years, and has been practicing Tai Chi for at least 26 years. He has been teaching in Glover for the past 5 years.
All levels of ability are welcome to join. Each one hour class begins with one on one instruction. The class then does a set together, of collected group postures. There is also work with weapon forms, such as single and double edge swords.
Fee for the Glover Tai Chi class is $48 for an eight session card. The eight sessions may be used up at the participant’s discretion.