Ron Pfeiffer
Burlington, WI
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Ron Pfeiffer

Ron P.

Burlington, WI
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Your Tai Chi Journey begins with an understanding of your needs. There is no mystery or mysterious movements to Tai Chi Chuan. The lessons are science-based so you will enjoy learning this wonderful art which has changed my life and I'm sure it will change yours too. Once we've set some goals we'll begin with introductory training. Experienced or maybe not so much we will work together to help you reach your goals.

About Ron P.

To begin with let me say I am a martial arts instructor. I'm not a Yoga person, music teacher, actor or some other part timer and all of my reviews are from actual students who have taken classes with me in the martial arts and in various disciplines.

American Tai Chi and Qi Gong Association Certified Master Instructor
United States Tai Chi Community
World Dragon Kenpo Karate
Grandmaster 8th Degree Black Belt
Wisconsin Tai Chi for Health
Co/Founder International Tai Chi Alliance
Training available which can lead to Instructor Certification.

Ron has been actively teaching a diverse population of tai chi players since 2006 and has been involved in the martial arts as a student and instructor for over 40 years.
Ron also guides a group of local instructors, most who attend his lessons at International Tai
Chi Alliance in Burlington Wisconsin regularly.

There are ongoing classes at the Kenosha Moose Lodge (Yang 24, Yang 32 Sword, Saturday morning Online Group class. Ron's ongoing relationship with the University of Wisconsin Parkside Kenosha is where he's involved in community outreach through the Mini Course program.

Master Instructor Ron Pfeiffer has also been teaching Taiji Zen and the 13 Essential Forms for several years now and believes in the Beauty and Depth of this particularly powerful Tai Chi Chuan set developed by Jet Li in China.

Ron's journey into Health Fitness began in 1978 with various martial arts. In 2014, he was honored to be recognized through the International Sungjado Association for his over 35 years with a Doctor of Philosophy in Martial Science Degree.

All 30 to 60 minute lessons are designed for individual participants. Your goals are my guide.

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Branden
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I'm a healthcare worker in Alabama who was looking for a way to stay active while stuck with a pretty hectic schedule and in the midst of the pandemic. I am starting to learn Tai Chi as a total beginner, and I was hesitant about online lessons at first. But, luckily, you can really tell that Ron has a lot of experience teaching and is able to tailor the lessons to your level and pace. I also appreciate the fact that the various health benefits of practicing Tai Chi are sometimes highlighted during sessions as well. I am glad I decided to pick up these lessons and look forward to continuing to learn more!

Posted Oct 10, 2020
Jenny F
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I highly recommend Ron. His leadership is always concise, encouraging and extremely informative. My own practice has improved hugely since having private online lessons with Ron. I always look forward to the lessons, such a positive part of my week, especially during these challenging times.

Posted Sep 25, 2020
Barbara
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really great instruction, especially for our first time. Ron is very clear and kind, you can tell he loves what he does

Posted Sep 23, 2020
Mark
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I had the privilege of studying Medical Qigong with the ITCA with Ron and Linda. The course challenged me. Enlighted me. Informed me. Held me to a much higher expectation than most other courses like this I've taken. They are masters and knowledgeable and, for me very importantly, effective.

This is time and money extraordinarily well spent.

Posted Sep 21, 2020
Elaine
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I have been having online lessons with Ron for over a year now, I have learnt the Yang 32 sword and progressed onto the Chen 28 fan form. I have learnt so much from Ron not only with these 2 forms but also in his online classes with other students, learning the 13 essentials. Ron is a great Master to work with I would recommend anyone to take a lesson with him you will be hooked.

Posted Aug 31, 2020
Ann
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I’m currently taking private online lessons with Ron in Yang 32 Sword, and group online lessons with him in Yang 24 and Chen 18. Ron is exceptionally well qualified in tai chi and qigong and is always encouraging while still asking me to expand my limits. He manages to still maintain an interpersonal exchange in the online environment.
I have also made the trip to Burlington, WI, to attend a couple of weekend workshops with Ron in Ba Duan Jin and in Yang 10. Well worth the trip!

Posted May 1, 2020
Judy
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Undertaking a series of lessons with Ron.
The instruction is clear and understandable. This week we were allowed to video Ron doing part of the form we are learning, this has prove to be of a real benefit as you can keep referring back to it and even do the form with Ron following him on screen. Excellent. Thank you

Posted Apr 14, 2020
Christine
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Had my first online lesson, excellent experience! Ron is very professional and easy to work with; our session included demonstration, cues/feedback, short discussions and plenty of practice with a new section of a tai chi form I am learning, For now, online is my opportunity to continue to improve my knowledge and skill of tai chi. I am looking forward to next week's lesson!

Posted Apr 1, 2020
Shirley S
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I’ve just had a really good lesson on line with Ron. At first I was nervous having a lesson on line but after a couple I’m really relaxed and enjoying them. Ron has been an excellent teacher and I thank him for both his patience and wisdom. Looking forward to the next. Give them a go you won’t know if it’s for you if you don’t.

Posted Apr 1, 2020
Taryam A.
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Excellent class. A pleasure to be trained by one who has truly dedicated himself to the art and philosophy of numerous arts. Looking forward to learning more and releasing the daily stress of life for better inner peace.

Posted Mar 31, 2020
Jeff
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I walked into Ron's school believing I would always be a klutz. He taught me, in one lesson, that it didn't have to be that way. Whatever you are, you don't have to be. Ron and his whole team are outstanding instructors and have my complete confidence.

Posted Nov 29, 2019
David
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Only one lesson in but I found Ron to be calm, highly competant, patient, encouraging and organized. I very much look forward to future lessons with Ron. Everything I could have hoped for thus far.

Posted Nov 26, 2019
Mike M.
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Ron has incredible credentials and is an amazing teacher. I've been taking lessons on-line with him for over two years and recently attended a live workshop at his school. The training was outstanding. I highly recommend Ron.

Posted Sep 7, 2019
Michael
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I have been training with Ron for a little over a year now and want to leave an update to help guide others looking for a phenomenal instructor. Working with Ron has been pleasant, exciting, and encouraging. I take weekly lessons with him learning Chen 18 Forms while refining the Yang 24 Forms and Ron does a tremendous job blending new instruction with refinement. He intuitively knows how much time to spend on each based on how I'm dong and what form or posture we are working on. I think I mentioned it in my first review but Ron's constant reminder of the fact that my Tai Chi is right for where I am in my learning is refreshing and helpful. If you are interested in learning more about Tai Chi Ron is an excellent choice and I highly recommend him.

Posted Jun 29, 2019
Sandeep R.
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For benefit of others, I wanted to write a quick update review. I have been studying with Ron online for several months now and can say that it has been--and continues to be--a joy. I try many things and have many curiosities. Tai Chi was one of them, but under Ron's guidance, my curiosity has deepened substantially. His teaching style is warm, kind, guiding, and filled with depth and wisdom. This combination signifies to me a true master, and I highly recommend anyone interested in Tai Chi to seek his guidance.!

Posted May 24, 2019
Rahim I.
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Great expeirence. Positive and uplifting but also detail oriented and specific. Will continue lessons for sure!

Posted May 2, 2019
Tom
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Ron’s lessons are very organized and easy to follow. He takes the time to show each step carefully.

Posted Feb 24, 2019
Sandeep R.
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As a new entrant to Tai Chi, it has been a great fortune to find Ron with the advent of the online platform. My curiosity extended beyond the pre-packaged video instructionals and youtube channels as I realized the sheer complexity in the seemingly simple and graceful movements is best uncovered with individualized instruction. As well, the sheer volume of information available these days has created the problem of info overload, so a dedicated master of the arts is helpful to guide and go deeper, not purely wider. Ron's energy and spirit is unmistakably sincere, wise, and powerful. His dedication, as not just a teacher and guide, but as a student himself is inspiring. I encourage others to experience for themselves and see beyond this written word!

Posted Feb 8, 2019
Lauri
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I've been a student of Ron's for 7-8 years, both in his school and privately. He is very patient and will spend as much time as you want or need on a particular movement. Ron will always find time for his students.

Lauri

Posted Feb 4, 2019
GEORGE
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Those who live close to GM Ron P. should definitely take advantage of what he teaches. He is the most knowledgeable on the subject of Internal Arts that I have met in my 56 years of study. I myself have been teaching since the very early '70s, and have seen many who could use what GM P teaches.

Posted Feb 3, 2019
Katrin
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Very clear instructions and very experienced web based teacher for Tai Chi - very good pace and explaination moving in the room.

Posted Jan 6, 2019
Michael
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I've only been working with Ron for a little over a month now but he is an excellent instructor. He is very knowledgeable, detail oriented, and easy to learn from. He knows what pace of instruction works and he doesn't try to rush through anything. Also, I find it helpful how he can relate the forms to a practical martial arts use which helps me to better understand. He frequently reminds me that my Tai Chi Chuan is great for where I'm at which is a powerful reinforcement. It encourages me to continue to practice and improve daily. I recommend Ron to anyone who is ready to start learning and discover the benefits of Tai Chi Chuan.

Posted Jul 14, 2018
Hana
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Master Teacher Ron Pfeiffer is a true find if you are looking for exceptionally high-quality of instruction. His depth of knowledge and experience in martial arts makes him a valuable tai chi instructor as he is able to elucidate the finer points of the forms and make your tai chi practical, as well.
His style of teaching translates well to the online medium. He keeps a sharp eye on even minute mistakes while remaining positive and encouraging, breaks down the movements, and is attentive to detail . He also has a sense of humor, which is always a welcome characteristic in a teacher.
Since he is very experienced, he can assess his students very well and knows just what level of instruction to deliver, depending on your needs.
I am enriched and feel I'm moving to a new level after every class with Ron. Very grateful for his instruction and highly recommend!

Posted Jul 9, 2018
Mike M.
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I have been working with Ron for over a year. He is an amazing teacher. His teaching style is full of patience and his explanations of each move are not only technically detailed in the physical move itself, but also in the reason for and benefit of the move. If you are interested in learning Tai-Chi, I can't think of a better teacher.

Posted Jun 30, 2018
Dianne

My 10 year Tai Chi journey found Ron after experiencing classes with several different Tai Chi instructors. The consistency of his classes is only one reason I am still studying with Ron. His commitment to furthering his knowledge and expertise is evident and he passes that along to his students. His classes are layered to benefit the novice as well as the more experienced student. Ron’s passion and attention to detail makes this the perfect place to begin or continue your Tai Chi journey.

Posted Mar 8, 2018
Greg
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I’ve been training with Master Ron for several months. As a 60 year old physician I’ve had many professors and mentors who have shaped my life. Ron has a spot right up there with the best of them. Great instructors are not just great communicators - it’s a given that they can explain what you need to know. What makes Ron different is he is a great listener - even better he listens with not just his ears but his eyes and his gut. He can tell when you are struggling even if you don’t realize it and gently guides you past it. He rejoices in your victories no matter how small and encourages you in your battles with certain moves. Although he is very gifted he is very humble. He is very Zen. He believes in living in the moment with what you are capable of now but always wants you to strive to improve. If you are looking for an instructor you can’t do better than Master Ron.

Posted Feb 22, 2018
Chris
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Ron is an excellent instructor, very positive and encouraging and I look forward to my tai chi classes. I have noticed improved balance, strength and endurance since starting tai chi and would encourage anyone to give it a go!

Posted Feb 13, 2018
Charlie
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My experience with Ron Pfeiffer has been that he is an excellent teacher. I started in Beginner's Class at U.W. Parkside learning Tai Chi for Beginners' and later Tai Chi for Energy. He is friendly and yet detailed in his approach. He works with each student & improves their for forms. He has more Teaching Certificates than anyone I know and yet always goes back to the basics. I have earned two Teaching Certificates : Tai Chi for Energy and Tai Chi for Diabetes. I've worked to improve Yang 24 Form by attending classes in Burlington, WI. I talk classes weekly with Mr. Pfeiffer at the Moose Lodge & Senior Center in Kenosha, WI. I he is not available, classes go on with other Senior Students from his dojo in Burlington, WI. He is a teacher with a wealth of knowledge and I would recommend him to friends and family of all ages.

Posted Feb 7, 2018
Brian
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I have been a student of Ron's for 3 years.At 70 I have felt an increase in my flexibility and balance. Ron is dedicated to Tai Chi and to his students.He is encouraging every step of the way when teaching the various forms.

Posted Feb 6, 2018
Mike M.
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Ron is a great teacher. I have been studying with him for about six months. He has worked me through the 24 forms and now the 73 forms. He is patient, encouraging, and detailed in his instruction. I really enjoy his lessons and strongly recommend him as an instructor.

Posted Feb 4, 2018
Greg
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I love that Master Ron says that my clunky awkward Tai Chi isn't wrong - its just my Tai Chi. And my Tai Chi in 3 months may be better or worse than my Tai Chi today - but it's still my Tai Chi.

Posted Sep 12, 2017
Donna
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I have been a student of Ron's since 2011. I am learning both Kenpo Karate and Tai Chi. Ron is very knowledgeable in both venues and is passionate about the health aspects of each. He is a great teacher - caring and disciplined.

Posted Sep 7, 2017
Necie
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I am a new student and Ron Pfeiffer is my instructor.

I am so excited that I made the decision to join.

I joined because I wanted to learn how to reduce chronic pain without the use of opioids. I highly recommend that everyone learn about the healing benefits of Tai Chi & Qigong.

Ron is very passionate about helping everyone enhance their overall well-being. All the other students are warm and engaging. Great environment ; no judgement.

There are other Tai Chi Studios but only one Ron Pfeiffer. Why settle for the rest when you can experience the very best at Midwest Tai Chi.

In the past I experienced Tai Chi by someone in another state whom was not Certified and didn't know what they were doing. It was not a good experience for me. Stay away from people whom are not certified and properly trained!

Which is why I praise Ron because he is professional, certified and his training has impacted my health very positively. I am learning about proper balance, deep breathing techniques, mindfulness, clarity and focus. My sleep is also improving. Which is an added benefit that will help me to continue to heal.

Posted Aug 29, 2017
Charles
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Sifu Ron Pfeiffer is an excellent instructor. He has a methodology of teaching that transcends and enhances the Art itself. He is patient with his students, explains the movements and walks through the forms with you. I have studied with him for a year and a half and have obtained two teaching certificates under his tutelage, He raises the bar in each class & emphasizes practice, practice and practice.

Posted Aug 29, 2017
Paul
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I have been taking lessons from Ron Pfieffer for five years. I began lessons while recuperating from back surgery. Having just retired I knew I had to do something to keep active. I found his beginning lesson easy and with Ron's method of teaching engaging, positive and very encouraging. I knew by the 2nd week it was a good decision and knew Tai Chi was going to be the answer for me. I has greatly increased my flexibility and balance. Ron's depth of knowledge in Tai Chi include not only Sun but Yang Chen and Qi Gong . I look forward to studying with him for a long time to come. He works well with all ages of students and has a vast knowledge of martial arts which includes a 8th degree black belt in Kempo Karate. Ron is an outstanding instructor and great communicator.

Posted Aug 24, 2017
Greg
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Excellent fisrt lesson! Ron is patient amd moves at a pace that is easy to follow. I like that he seems to live the essence of Tai Chi - he is not just teaching the forms.
I recommend highly.

Posted Aug 16, 2017
Mary
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I have been taking Ron's class for 4 months now. He is very patient and explains things very well. He also answers all my questions. Thanks so much.

Posted Jul 28, 2017
Mike M.
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Great first lesson

Posted Jul 23, 2017
Ryan
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I have been working with Ron for over two years now. I originally meet him through a world tai-chi day he had hosted. I saw him perform the Yang 24 form and thought instantly that this was the guy i wanted to learn from. I have never changed that initial opinion. He is the most skilled and knowledgeable instructor ihave ever met and i don't expect that to change either. You will not be disappointed in any lesson you get from him.

Posted Jun 7, 2017
Barbara
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Ron has shown me the benefits of Tai Chi and its application to daily living for your health and spirituality. I have tried exercise classes over the years but they bore me. Tai Chi has been a refreshing change and I rarely miss a class unless I have a conflict with business. Ron is gentle, unassuming and the relaxed atmosphere is very enjoyable. My mantra now is "no pain, no pain".

Posted Jun 7, 2017
Cynthia

I have had the opportunity to be part of Ron's Tia Chi classes @ the Kenosha Senior Center since January of this year. I have enjoyed his patience, knowledge and humor very much. He takes the time to break the moves down so that we can grasp the moves and understand the meaning behind them. I hope to be able to enjoy many more classes and to continue improving on my Tia Chi & Qigong.

Posted Jun 3, 2017
Brenda

Has a way of building up your desire to learn and stay motivated.

Posted Jun 1, 2017
Johnny
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I have attended Ron's school since 2008, and it has brought about great improvement in both my physical health and personal life. The staff is supportive, well-trained, and caring. The students come from all walks of life, some young and some older, some very fit and others overcoming serious health challenges. Everyone is welcome here, and we have lots of laughs while working very hard to better ourselves. I have attended many Tai Chi schools, workshops, and classes, but none of them compare to the enjoyment and benefit that I gain from regular attendance at Midwest Tai Chi & Self Defense.

Posted May 30, 2017
Nancy
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I feel so lucky to have found Ron. Living in Wisconsin I thought I would never get a chance to become a certified Tai Chi instructor. Ron is such a great teacher. He puts everyone at ease and makes learning Tai Chi fun. I will always keep an eye on what he is offering at his studio.
Nancy , Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor

Posted May 29, 2017
Lauri

My husband and I have taken lessons from Ron for about 5 or 6 years. He is the greatest coach, patient and a great motivator. Learn at your own pace, no pressure, very patient. Highly recommended.

Lauri

Posted May 29, 2017
Jeremy
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I have trained under Coach Ron through his online instructional videos for close to 5 years. I really enjoy it! I am able to watch the videos and practice as much as I need to. Absolutely no pressure. The videos are put together well and Coach Ron guides you through the different techniques.

Posted May 28, 2017
Mike
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Ron is one of the best Tai Chi instructors out there. His knowledge of Tai Chi and the martial arts is truly impressive. Most importantly though, he knows how to teach Tai Chi. Instruction is clear and he makes you feel comfortable as you work through your learning process.

Posted May 28, 2017

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Experience

Tai Chi instructor
Jan 2008 - Present

Mini course program University of Wisconsin Parkside

I do a spring and fall contract with the University of Wisconsin Parkside teaching taichi in their mini course program which is a community outreach.

Owner/Master Instructor
Jan 2000 - Present

Private Company

If you do not see an open time slot that works for you please contact me and we will work something out. I'm very flexible and willing to work with anyone with a sincere desire to learn. I really enjoy helping people develop a lifestyle that they love. Tai Chi training enhances all aspects of Life while improving Personal Fitness mental calmness and serenity.

Education

Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan & Qi Gong
Apr 2018 - Present

Hanfei International Taiji Health and Fitness Centre

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Certified Master Instructor
May 2017

American Tai Chi and Qigong Association

The American Tai Chi and Qigong Association is a merit-based program which investigates the background and experience and teaching ability of the instructors who are certified through the association.
Premier Certified Senior Trainer
Mar 2006

Tai Chi for Health Institute

Qualifications Tai Chi for Health Institute: Premier Instructor Senior Trainer Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention Instructor Certified Tai Chi for Back Pain Instructor Certified Tai Chi for Energy Instructor Certified Tai Chi for Osteoporosis Instructor Certified Tai Chi for Kidz Instructor Certified by Dr. Paul Lam Sept 2015 Yang 24 Forms Instructor

Awards

Certified Tai Chi Master instructor
May 2017

American Tai Chi and Qigong Association

Affiliations

American Tai Chi and Qigong Association
May 2017
American Tai Chi and Qigong Association(ATCQA), formerly American Tai Chi Association(ATCA), is a national non-profit organization. Its ultimate goal is to promote Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung) - in any style, lineage, or application - in the United States for American people's health, fitness and wellness.
Tai Chi for Health Community
Apr 2007
The Tai Chi for Health Community (TCHC) is a professional association of United States tai chi instructors, tai chi practitioners, and health and wellness professionals who are interested in improving the quality of people’s lives through Tai Chi for Health programs. We are not a Tai Chi school. Rather, we come from many varied schools and backgrounds. Our goals are to promote tai chi health exercise and to provide tai chi health instructor support through research information, networking opportunities, educational materials, class support, and advanced training.

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