Ip Sun Tai Chi is a moving meditation that develops self-awareness, confidence and inner-strength while emphasizing techniques that improve balance, coordination, concentration and self-defense. “Tai Chi” is a Chinese term adopted by many systems as a general description for the highest level of internal martial arts training. The health benefits of Tai Chi practice is well documented including reducing stress, blood pressure, depression, chronic pain, diabetes, arthritis and heart disease.
Chong Sa Nim Vince Cobalis
Vince Cobalis has over 40 years of martial arts experience and leads the Ip Sun Tai Chi program in the United States. Cobalis was awarded the rank of 7th Dan from Grandmaster Wonik Yi. He teaches Ip Sun fundamentals of breath control, qigong training, focus and fluidity of motion. The history of Ip Sun and list of other classes are available on the Ip Sun website.
Vince joins Hill Country Indoor to provide a monthly program option for Tai Chi enthusiasts – beginners and veterans alike.
Tai Chi- Monthly Program
Tai Chi’s goal is to strike a balance between our dynamic (male/yang) side and our receptive (female/yin) side. Men and women have both qualities, and Tai Chi helps us balance them.
Tai Chi helps us let go of old self-concepts and prejudices, just as it teaches us to let go of tensions and fears. As our physical bodies relax and become more fluid, we become more flexible mentally and emotionally as well. Tai Chi teaches the practice of letting go on a mental, emotional, and physical level with each exhale.
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