Tai Chi, the “Supreme Ultimate Fist”, is a Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits.Taiji is a time-tested art which gently exercises the body and the mind, and can be used for health, longevity, mental freshness, and spiritual development.Taiji aims at well-being, including the attainment of grace and balance, the promotion of physical and emotional health, and the development of energy flow. The movements of the more popular forms of Taiji are slow-paced, non-impact and not strenuous.
The practice of Taiji does not tax or deplete the body’s energy level; rather it creates strength and increases one’s vital life force and concentration.
CMAA also offers instruction in Qigong (Chi Kung).
Qigong uses breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (qi). Qigong is similar to Taiji but does not emphasize self defense.