TaeKwon-Do is one of the world’s most popular martial arts and now older adults and seniors have the opportunity to learn ITF TaeKwon-Do too. TaeKwon-Do literally translates to the art of kicking and punching. While traditional Taekwon-do focuses on kicking and punching, Harmony Taekwon-Do focusses on the “art”. Harmony TaeKwon-Do offers countless physical and mental benefits to the practitioner by adapting the traditional TaeKwon-Do program to be more suitable and harmonising for the older adult. Ms. Nicole Stratychuk, 4th Degree Black Belt Instructor is certified by the International TaeKwon-Do Federation to teach the Harmony TaeKwon-Do program. She has been practicing TaeKwon-Do for 25 years and looks forward to bringing this exciting new program to Lethbridge. Wear comfortable clothes, indoor shoes and bring a water bottle. Instructor is Nicole Stratychuk.
TAI CHI 108 Form Practice
Note: this is not a lesson. It is a practice for individuals with some experience in the 108 Form. Steve Burger’s DVD is followed weekly. Register by Tuesday, January 7. Drop ins are welcome however, you will pay a higher fee.
Qi means “life energy” and gong means “work”; together Qigong means working with life energy. The exercises are designed to improve flow and quality of Qi and harmonize mind, body and breath, thereby increasing overall health. The class will practice various Qigong exercises such as Tai Chi/Qigong 18 form, five animal frolics, eight brocades and meditation for mind relaxation. The techniques can be adjusted for individual fitness levels and/or limitations.
Please Note: We are not able to accommodate drop in participants or guests for this program. You must pre-register by Friday, April 17.
INTRODUCTORY TAI CHI BEGINNERS’ FORM
This course is ideal for beginners who would like to try Tai Chi or those experienced practitioners who would like to perfect their skills or learn a short form. The choreographed form takes about two minutes to perform once learned. Some Qigong exercises plus warm ups and cool downs are included. You must pre-register by Friday, April 17.
LSCO Members with a great deal of Tai Chi experience may be interested in joining this Tai Chi session. Practice with swords and fans will be included. If you are unsure whether this is a good fit for you leave your contact information and you will be contacted.