Tai Chi / Qigong


Tai Chi is a soft style that originated in China. It consists of slow, fluid movements that are practiced to reduce tension and stress, to slow breathing and to clear the mind. Tai Chi practice has also been found to improve balance and coordination.




The underlying theory of Tai Chi is that the mind and body must be unified for wholeness and complete health.

Students learn to yield to an opponents attack and redirect it. Tai Chi is not ordinarily regarded as a practical self defense system, though the movements have self defense applications.




Qigong is the practice and development of the body’s natural energy. Practicing specific breathing techniques reduces stress, increases energy and improves health.



Arlington Heights
School of Martial Arts
660 East Golf Road
Arlington Heights IL 60005
(847) 981-1760