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Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body

Tai Chi Beginner (Short Form)

Tai Chi is an ancient form of exercise practiced to achieve therapeutic benefits such as reduced pain and to promote balance and overall strength. This class is the simplified form of Tai Chi, truncated to 24 postures (the long form has 108). Each posture takes about six minutes to perform and gives the beginner an introduction to the essential elements of Tai Chi while retaining the traditional flavor of the longer hand forms.

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October 25 - December 20
Thu 6:45 PM - Thu 7:45 PM

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November 29 - January 17
Thu 12:30 PM - Thu 1:30 PM

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instructor

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Ming Wu

Ming Wu, PhD, a third-generation herbalist, has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Qigong and Tai Chi since 1972. In 1981, he attended the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Guangzhou, China. In 1986, he received his doctorate in TCM and worked for Chouchow Hospital to practice TCM. With over 20 editorials published in the Chinese Medical Journal, he is recognized in The Annals of China's Contemporary Famous Doctors of TCM. He has studied Tai Chi in China and the U.S. for 40 years. He has received authentic Yang Style instruction from his Sifu Grandmaster, Gin Soon Chu, disciple of Yang Sau Chung, and has been teaching in the U.S. for over 20 years. He has dedicated his life to healing and teaching others how to live well.