MARTIAL ARTS

Two men practicing jujitsu with one man inverted in the air after a grappling throw
Check out our Martial Arts, Judo, and Tai Chi classes.  Learn how to become proficient in martial arts, learn some self defense moves, have a good workout, or learn how to balance your physical and emotional equilibrium. 
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Tai Chi Chuan

Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese healing art, it is augmented by the fact that it is also a moving meditation.  This combination helps one’s body heal itself.  The slowly performed coordinated flowing movements facilitate the circulation of blood and energy (chi) and also creates better overall balance and flexibility.  In ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine, the focus is to help prevent disease by practices such as Tai Chi Chuan, mediation, and Chi Kung, all of which are taught in these classes.

Tai Chi Chuan - Beginner (16 Years and Older)

  • Beginner stage - The whole form will be taught
  • Location: Buchanan Park Recreation Center (BPRC)

Tai Chi Chuan - Intermediate (16 Years and Older)

  • Intermediate stage – Continuation of form will be taught
  • Location: Buchanan Park Recreation Center (BPRC)

Tai Chi for Arthritis (18 Years and Older)

  • Help reduce pain and improve many aspects of your health with this program
  • Location: Buchanan Park Recreation Center (BPRC)

Tai Chi for Arthritis Alumni (18 Years and Older)

  • Help reduce pain and improve many aspects of your health with this program
  • This class for those that have already taken Tai Chi for Arthritis
  • Location: Buchanan Park Recreation Center (BPRC)

Register Online for Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi Chuan Instructors

Ellen Arnold became fascinated with Tai Chi when working in Hong Kong in 2009, seeing groups "play tai chi” in the parks. She returned to the states and started taking classes in Yang Style Tai Chi in Rochester, New York. In 2017, Ellen became Certified as a trainer for Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention. She taught TCA in Upstate New York through the YMCA and Lattimore Physical Therapy. Ellen moved to Evergreen in 2019, with her husband (since their sons and grandchildren live here). Certification is through Tai Chi for Health.