Tai Chi and Chi Kung Classes from beginner to advanced level
Venue: First Pinelands Scout Hall, St. Stephens Rd, Pinelands.
Corporate Chi Kung and Tai Chi lessons are also available for companies and team building events. An excellent way to improve the physical and emotional health of your people.
Gift Vouchers Various gift vouchers available including a full body massage voucher, one hour massage and a one hour chi kung session.
Traditional Chinese Treatments
• Chinese Massage
• Reflexology and Bonesetting
Treatments available by appointment only. Mon to Fri • 9am to 5pm Trill Rd, Observatory, Cape Town Secure off-street parking available
Home acupuncture treatments in the Southern Suburbs additional call-out fee.
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What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese art form that has become very popular across the globe in recent years and is the fastest growing 'sport', second only to Yoga. Its popularity is mostly due to the unmatched health benefits derived from practising Tai Chi. Advanced levels incorporate meditation & self-defence.
First lessons are free. Join a class today and find out what all the fuss is about!
Ten good reasons why you should start Tai Chi
Anyone can do it
Even the most uncoordinated person can master it and learn to move gracefully.
Small classes in a relaxed convivial atmosphere. Everyone gets personal attention during the lessons.
Tai Chi is excellent for releasing stress, anxiety, tension and even anger. Learn how to regain control over your mind and body and remain calm in stressful situations.
Recover from injury
Do you suffer from sciatica, trapped nerves, lower back, knee or ankle injuries? Where these kind of injuries would normally exclude one from exercise, Tai Chi in fact will help you recover from them.
Recover from illness
Are you unable to participate in any sport due to illness? Scientific research has shown that Tai Chi is beneficial to people suffering from illnesses such as Diabetes, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Parkinsons, ME, Depression etc.
Easy monthly payments with no extensive contracts or hidden costs. First lesson free.
Loose weight safely
Loose weight without damaging the body with stressful exercise that damages joints and organs or toxic weight loss pills.
Tai Chi is often referred to as meditation in motion. Due to the meditational side of Tai Chi practitioners often feel a sense of spiritual well-being after practice.
Self defense for health
Tai Chi improves and harmonises organ function and strengthens the immune system keeping you healthy and able to fight of the latest flu bugs and prevent latent degenerative illnesses in the body.
Tai Chi is unlike any other martial art where brute force is usually the deciding factor. Tai Chi manipulates an attacker's force and imbalance to their downfall. Hence Tai Chi is an excellent form of self defense for women or anyone slight of build.
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Chi Kung (or Qigong, pronounced "Chee Gong")
Chi means "breath" in Mandarin, refering to the vital energy that keeps us alive by breathing. Chi Kung, translates into english as 'working with chi' or 'breath work'.
Chi Kung can thus be understood as the art of managing breathing to achieve and sustain good health. This ancient health practice has existed in various forms for over four thousand years and is often taught in combination with Tai Chi as it is based on the same understanding.
Chi Kung is however a complete system on its own and consists of a series of dynamic stretching and breathing exercises which is combined with meditation. As a result it is often referred to as Chinese Yoga, however Chi Kung is much safer and easier to practice than Yoga.
The health and spiritual benefits from these seemingly easy exercises are huge when practiced on a daily basis. Whether you are a therapist, pensioner, martial artist or a sport enthusiast everyone can benefit from these exercises. In China thousands of people are practising these exercises everyday and has even been incorporated into hospitals as part of patient's recovery strategy.
Join a class today and recapture your vitality
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Class Times, Fees and Venues
Mondays & Wednesdays • 6 - 7 pm
Fees: R320 per month
Classes consist of Yang style Tai Chi
and Eight Brocades Chi Kung
First Pinelands Scout Hall,
St. Stephens Rd, Pinelands.
Chi Kung & Tai Chi
Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm
Lao Kung practice, Observatory
Home tuition from Pinelands
About Your Instructor
Arnold Erasmus has been a practitioner of Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung for 14 years.
He is also a practitioner of Ba Gua Zhang "Eight Trigram Palm", Hsing I Chuan "Form Mind Boxing" and Shaolin Kung Fu.
He is a student of Grand Master Feng-Chao Lin from Taiwan and seasoned martial artist, Dr. Michael McCloughlin.