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.
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 in order to participate.
YANG 24 TAI CHI
Yang 24 Tai Chi form was developed in 1956 by the Chinese Sport Committee and Tai Chi masters as a health exercise. The form introduces the essential elements of Tai Chi yet retains the traditional flavour of longer forms. The Yang 24 Tai Chi is considered the most widely practiced form in the world and takes about 5 minutes to perform once learned. Some Qigong (health exercises) will also be included. The Yang 24 form is an intermediate form so some Tai Chi experience is necessary. Wear comfortable loose clothing and low heal footwear. Please Note: We are not able to accommodate drop in participants or guests for this program. You must pre-register in order to participate.
TAI CHI 108 Form Practice
Note: this is not a lesson. If you have taken Steve’s Intermediate or Advanced Tai Chi class you are encouraged to register and practice with the group. They follow Steve’s DVD.
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.