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Qi Tao
The Path of Life Energy
Tai Chi, Qi Gong & Kung Fu in Brooklyn, NY

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Bio


Qi Tao
The Path of Life Energy
Tai Chi, Qi Gong & Kung Fu in Brooklyn, NY

 

At Qi Tao (pronounced chee-dow) we teach Tai Chi, Kung Fu and Qigong.  

These traditional Chinese practices boost and balance life energy.

 
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Community


Community

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Community


Community

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As a charitable organization, Qi Tao aims to expand awareness of these healing practices to all who are interested. We rely heavily on donations to fund our community programs. Weekly classes in Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Kung Fu take place in our school. Financial aid is available for those in need. Our work also takes us out into the community through public demonstrations across the five boroughs of New York City and on-site programs in nursing homes, senior centers, schools, hospitals and places of business.

 
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Self-Defense


Self-Defense


 

Our traditional Shaolin Hung Ga Kung Fu programs for children and adults emphasize the "external" martial arts. Hung Ga (also known as Hung Gar or Hung Kuen) is a southern style of Chinese Kung Fu, well known for its ability to create a healthy balance in body and mind in addition to practical self-defense. The curriculum emphasizes fundamental techniques, with emphasis on real world applications. Advanced students train in forms and fighting with classical weaponry. Children can begin learning as early as age 5 - the discipline and training involved provide an excellent foundation for physical fitness, growing confidence and emotional development. Research shows that individual sports like Kung Fu are also excellent therapy for ADHD children. The benefits of training naturally overflow into virtually every other aspect of life. 

 
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Longevity


Longevity

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Longevity


Longevity

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Tai Chi emphasizes slow, controlled and low-impact movements making it an ideal exercise for seniors, even those with limited mobility. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, clinical studies show that elderly people have better hand-eye coordination and are less prone to falls when they practice Tai Chi. The National Institutes of Health has also found it to be an excellent therapy for Parkinson's patients. Qi Gong can even be practiced in a seated position for those who are unable to stand. According to Peter M. Wayne, PhD (Director of Research at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine), "Tai Chi can not only reduce stress and depression, but also relieve pain, build strength, and improve cognitive function, perhaps even delaying dementia."