The ancient art of Tai Chi is revealed by the former captain of the Great Britain Karate Team and international motivational speaker, Francis Nwofor. Francis gently guides you through this form of martial art which is characterised by slow, graceful and continuous movements. All abilities and ages are welcome.
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi brings together deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, Tai Chi is today practised around the world.
What are the benefits of Tai Chi?
Research continues, however, it has been demonstrated that Tai Chi can help reduce stress, improve general balance and mobility, and increase muscle strength in the legs.
Am I too old for Tai Chi?
Elderly people should take up the gentle martial art of Tai Chi for the sake of their physical and mental health – The Daily Telegraph
Tai Chi is a low impact form of exercise, meaning it will not put much pressure on joints and bones. Moreover, there is evidence that it reduces the risk of falls in older adults and many of the Tai Chi movements can even be adapted to people with a disability, including wheelchair users.
Listen to the BBC 3 Counties Radio interview with Francis Nwofor on 16th June 2013