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Health & Wellness - Aikido and Tai Chi for Self Defense

Taijiquan (Tai Chi) and Aikido are both internal martial arts that rely on generating and controlling internal energy (qi or ki) rather than muscular strength, making internal arts an excellent choice for self-defense for smaller, older or less fit individuals. This training will allow you to control and redirect aggressive energy from assailants so their power dissipates. This permits you to defeat larger, stronger opponents by using their own strength against them. Qigong breath and movement training is fundamental to the development of centered balance and proper flow of energy. Taught by Dr. James Clark.