Learn Authentic Tai Chi
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese form of exercise that is still being practiced by millions of people all over the world. Unlike many other exercises and workout fads that come and go, Tai Chi actually works and has withstood the test of time.
Anyone at ANY AGE can do Tai Chi. It’s never too late to learn.
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The Benefits of Tai Chi
Originating in China as a martial art in about the 12th century, Tai Chi is known as The Supreme Ultimate Fist. The founder of Yang Tai Chi, Yang Lu Chan, was called “Yang the Unbeatable” and was appointed to teach China’s Imperial Guard this martial art’s superior fighting techniques.
Although Tai Chi wasn’t initially created for health purposes, ordinary villagers and town people in China began to witness that these groups of Tai Chi martial artists were all healthier and living longer than the average person. Today Tai Chi is revered around the world for both its health and martial achievements. These are just a few of the many benefits of Tai Chi
- Better Balance
- Cardiovascular Health
- Reduced Stress
- Chronic Pain Reduction
- Arthritis Relief
- Joint & Cartilage Health
- Strong Dense Bones
- Better Mental Health and Cognitive Function
- Healthy and Elastic Connective Tissue and Fascia
- Stomach, Intestines and Bowel Health
- Improved Lung Function
- Beautiful Elastic Skin
- Healthy Veins and Arteries and so much more…
How Tai Chi Works
A person practicing Tai Chi moves their body with intention, using slow and relaxed movements.
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The ancient martial artists who lived well into their late 90s and 100s enjoyed all of these benefits. Because they actually looked and felt younger and more lucid as they aged, it wasn’t long before Tai Chi became the most sought after exercise to do in China. And yet, people also began to realize that the many health benefits could not be attained without the martial concepts. This is the essence and paradox of Tai Chi — that you cannot attain the health without also cultivating the martial art. Such is the balance and harmony of yin and yang.
Tai Chi is easy to learn!
Tai Chi is very easy to learn and quickly becomes more than a workout. Because of the depth to this art, it becomes a way of life for many. You eventually realize that Tai Chi has permeated every area of your life. The way you stand and move, how you do ordinary chores, and even in the way you think, you become more aware and more relaxed in everything you do.
Are you ready to try out a class?
If you are a beginner to Tai Chi we highly recommend starting with our (Tai Chi 108 Form Beginner Class) see our Class Schedule for class days & times.
Our address: The Trestle Building
219 W. Colorado Ave. Suite 310
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Learn Tai Chi in the comfort of your own home!
In addition to daily Tai Chi classes, we also offer a complete Online learning curriculum, allowing you to study with Sifu Michael Paler in the privacy of your own home and at your convenience.
This online program was especially designed for the Tai Chi beginner as it takes you through each and every tai chi movement in order. You will learn the entire Yang Style 108 Form, Warm up exercises, Basic skills, Stances and weight positions, as well as optional 100 day exercises, Yang Cheng Fu’s 10 essential principles, Qigongs and 2-Person exercises.
When you sign up you will receive instant access to the first 9 instructional videos and the private members-only Facebook forum so you can ask questions and get to know other students. Then, each month, you will receive more online videos to further your Tai Chi training!
Our online curriculum is designed for all levels of learning, beginner through advanced. I will personally show you how to create a Tai Chi body by teaching you correct form and principles that will enhance your Tai Chi form, your health and change your life.
– Sifu Michael Paler
Why choose us?
The Tai Chi Association was voted in the local newspaper The Colorado Springs Independent #1 GOLD WINNER’S in the category of Martial Arts, in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018, and The Gazettes Best of Colorado Springs winner in the category of Martial Arts in 2015 and 2016.
Our teacher, Sifu Michael Paler, 7th Generation (Lineage Disciple of Wei Xilan Imperial Yang Family Tai Chi) has over 32 years experience in Chinese Martial Arts with a focus on Tai Chi and various Qigongs.
Our gift to you!
Begin your day with this FREE Stretch and Warm Up Exercise Video from Sifu Michael Paler. Enjoy!