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Tai Chi Outside Thursday, October 1

Tai Chi Outside

  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Tai Chi on the Lawn with Ken!

*This class runs Thursdays, September 3 – October 1, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Harvard Medical School has described Tai Chi as “medication in motion.”  It is a martial art that emphasizes the weight transference to improve balance and body awareness. There is growing evidence that this low impact, slow motion exercise which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health.The ultimate purpose of Tai Chi is to nurture the Qi(Life Force) within us to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body to help concentration, energy,  stress relief and harmony. Please plan on wearing a mask if necessary!

Ken has been practicing martial arts for 27 years, and Tai Chi for 21 years. In 2016, he received a Gold Eagle certificate from Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association. Ken is also one of Grand Master Yang Jun’s Disciples for the Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan. He teaches Kickboxing and Full-contact Martial Arts teacher and is certified by Ng Family Martial Arts Association.
*Gorton Community Center is proud to offer this program as part of GO Lake Forest, a new movement promoting healthy living and an active lifestyle. 

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Class Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refunds will only be given up to one week prior to the first week of class of any session. (The refund period for some classes, which require advanced reservations or purchase of materials, may be more limited.) Cancellations will incur a $5 handling fee for programs costing under $100 and a 10% handling fee for programs with fees of $100 or more. If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be notified, and a full refund will be given.

If this class does not meet the minimum participation requirement, you will be notified of the cancellation within one week of the start date.

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