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Bryant Park Tai Chi

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We had a fantastic World Tai Chi Day--Saturday April 30th 2016. The weather was perfect and 300 people gathered in Bryant Park for classes and demonstrations. Thank you all for attending!

Bryant Park Tai Chi meets twice weekly - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-8:25 Classes run to the end of September. In this class we will do the Eteranl Spring Chi Kung routine. This is a group class and activities include breathing and stretching. After the class, we do the Tai Chi Short Form together. Instructors are provided by CK Chu Tai Chi.

Bryant Park Tai Chi 2016 is off and running. 20 people braved the cool weather this morning to attend class. Our first day, May 3rd, was rained out and movde indoors. Note: class runs rain or shine. If it rains, go to the park first and then to 156 w. 44th st.

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WELCOME TO THE TAI CHI CHUAN CENTER

The Tai Chi Chuan Center is a not-for-profit organization that promotes health in body, mind, and spirit through the practice of tai chi and related Chinese healing arts.

Our primary activities are inter-related and span:

Elder Health Programs TCCC volunteers teach tai chi at senior centers, community centers, and nursing homes in four of New York City's five boroughs. We have had enormous success with a specially developed curriculum that is accessible for all fitness levels and easy to learn (see below). Please call or email TCCC for information about participating, either to receive elder health classes or to volunteer.

Curriculum Development Eternal Spring Chi Kung is a simplified system of energy training, born out of Master Chu's lifelong work practicing and teaching high-level martial arts. Eternal Spring was specifically developed for seniors, as an easy-to-learn set of exercises to increase strength, flexibility, balance, and energy that would be accessible even to those with physical limitations or reduced fitness levels. However the low-impact energy and alignment effects have also made the exercises a popular form of training for people of all ages, particularly those with specific forms of stress (e.g. office workers, musicians, martial arts competitors). Please call or email TCCC for information about Eternal Spring Chi Kung classes for the public.

Educational Publishing As an extension of TCCC's elder health and curriculum development activities, TCCC also develops and publishes teaching materials. Publications to date include: Eternal Spring Chi Kung brochure (2004), Eternal Spring Chi Kung book (2004), two-volume Eternal Spring Chi Kung DVD (2005). Please call or email TCCC for information about purchasing Eternal Spring Chi Kung print or DVD publications.

Additional Activities TCCC is engaged a wide variety of other related activities, including:
- Free tai chi classes in New York City's Bryant Park that are open to the public.
- Public demonstrations, including an annual celebration of World Tai Chi on the last Saturday in April.

About the Tai Chi Chuan Center The Tai Chi Chuan Center was founded as a not-for-profit organization in 2000 by Master C.K. Chu and his martial arts students to bring the benefits of Tai Chi to a wider public. Early grant support has been received from prestigious philanthropic organizations including New York Community Trust, Time Warner Foundation, and Durst Foundation. Master Chu is also the founder of the CK Chu Tai Chi martial arts studio, which has been in Times Square since 1973 and is world-famous as one of the finest tai chi schools in North America.

Please call or email for additional information.

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