The Center for Holistic Instruction
was formed to provide classes, seminars and workshops for individuals and groups who want
to expand their knowledge of the human mind, body and spirit through holistic methods.
Classes in Yang Style Tai Chi are provided at CHI - 1505 S. Main Street Kannapolis,
Call: (704) 907-5735 for information and registration.
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Turtle and the Chant of the Nine Palaces
- Tai Chi for the Living Room
- Taiji (tai chi)
Taiji is a centuries old Chinese discipline for health, relaxation, balance, flexibility,
strength, meditation, self-defense and self-cultivation. It improves circulation, balance,
coordination, and helps relax and strengthen the muscular and nervous systems.
The stretching movements make the body limber, tone up muscles, and help release tension.
As a meditation, Taiji is a way of harmonizing body, mind and spirit, dynamically.
- Taiji warm-ups -Introduction to taiji -
Tai Chi Warm-up is a specific set of easy to do circular and spiral
movements designed to aid in opening and lubricating all the joints of
the body. Anyone of can learn and benefit from doing
Tai Chi Warm-up. You do not have to be a taichi practitioner to do
Tai Chi Warm-up. The
graceful, flowing movements are fun and relaxing.
Tai Chi Warm-up uses mind-intent
to move from the core through a series of physical and mental
exercises that allow you to release stress, detoxify the body, and
improve overall circulation.
This is great way to prepare for doing your taichi routine (form), or
to use in place of taichi when your time is limited. This is an
excellent exercise for senior citizens to do every day.
- Grounding: Correct structural
alignment with, and proper grounding to the earth, provide the basis for Taichi and Qigong
practice. Through essential standing postures, breath exercises, and work on opening of
the primary Yin centers (Perineum and Kidney 1 Points), a deep sense of rooting and
connection with the earth is developed. Simple standing in prescribed postures develops
correct structural alignment, and a lower center of
gravity, greatly aiding Qi flow.
- Yang Style Simplified Form is a set of taiji forms
created for the city people, in China, It is easier and requires a shorter time to
practice. It is now the most popular and widely practiced throughout the world. It is used
to stimulate the internal organs, gently exercise the body, calm the nervous system and
mobilize the joints.
- Silk reeling - posture exercises that are used to develop the spiraling power and
to open up all the major joints of the body.
Control Trials Testing the Benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi
and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Research Position of the Institute of
Integral Qigong and Tai Chi
The NIH office for Complementary and Integrative
Medicine (NCCAM) says that Qigong and Tai Chi is Mind-Body Medicine.
teaches Chinese T'ai Chi for CHI. His
52 years of experience in Chinese martial arts provides an excellent opportunity to obtain
the best instruction in the area. He has studied with several Tai Chi instructors over the
years, but studied most intensively the Yang style T'ai Chi with Todd
Qian (Chian) of Shanghai, China.
Joe is a Certified Taichi/Qigong Instructor with the Healing
Tao USA where he studied with Mantak
Chia and others in the Healing
Tao Instructor's Association.
Joe is President of the Esoma Society of Martial Arts, founder Esoma Kungfu, head instructor of the Silver Dragon
Kung fu Academy, and head instructor of T'ai Chi at the Lake. He taught at Central
Piedmont Community College for 10 years before coming to teach in Davidson in 1987.
Grandmaster Joe Martin with
his latest teacher, Todd Qian (Qian Xinyu).
Xinyu is the son of Grandmaster Qian Timing. (More about Qian
- Shaolin Chi Gong Breathing
- Another Shaolin Breathing Set
- Another Chi Gong Set
- Buddha Palm Chi Gong Set
Tai Chi in the News
Clinic's Top 10 Complementary Therapies
BottomLine Secrets August 1, 2007
Chi Boosts Immunity to Shingles Virus in Older Adults, NIH-Sponsored
National Institutes of Health News April 6, 2007
Professor Uses Tai Chi To Fight Degenerative Nerve Disease
Medical News Today 26 Jan 2007
Young with Tai Chi
Prevention.com September 5, 2006
Well At Any Age: Gallery Mind/body Exercise
CNN.com Special Reports December 28, 2005
Chi can reduce falls in older people, says new research
EurekAlert.org June 27, 2005
Chi: Fluid Movements for Health and Happiness
Discovery Health Channel DiscoveryHealth.com May 30, 2005
Benefits, Tai Chi Linked
Tufts E-News April 28, 2004
Chi - a beneficial health practice
NarragansettTimes.com March 23, 2005
Chi 'can treat heart failure'
BBC News UK Edition October 9, 2004
Take Up Tai Chi, Yoga
FoxNews.com September 30, 2004.
Chi may aid in arthritis treatment
CNN.com May 5,2004
chi's healing effects are a Chinese puzzle
Sydney Morning Herald April 29, 2004
MayoClinic.com Tools for Healthier Lives December 19, 2003
Your Balance by Kathleen Doheny, Master these moves, and nothing will
AARP Magazine Online, July-August 2003
Chi Proven To Have Healing Power: Form Of Martial Arts Can Ease Joint
Pain, Restore Balance
NBCSanDiego.com December 13, 2002
slow movements as fluid as silk, the gentle Chinese practice of Tai
Chi seems tailor-made for easing sore joints and muscles
Arthritis Today July 8, 2000
Joe Martin is a Certified Instructor of Mantak Chia's Tai Chi/Chi Gong Method
of Tai Chi.
Click here for photo of Joe Martin and Mantak Chia.
T'ai Chi Classes are available Tuesday and
Thursday evenings 6:30 to 7:30.
C H I
1505 S. Main St.
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Copyright © 1997 Center for Holistic Instruction, PLLC. All rights reserved.
Revised: October 05, 2015.