Tai Chi Therapy

Bill Chesnic

Tai Chi Therapy is established upon these Eastern & Western health practices:

From the East are Tai Chi and Qigong. The postures found in Tai Chi, the exercise, come out of Tai Chi Chuan ,the Chinese Martial Art. Bill starts newcomers with 24-form Tai Chi Chuan because it was designed for newcomers with the fewest postures to learn without forsaking those deemed essential. Qigong can be any number of 'stationary' breathing energy exercises; Bill presents them in the same format he received them, The Eight Pieces of Brocade. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) prescribes these two arts to enhance health and expedite recovery by balancing the flow of life-giving energy the Chinese call Qi.

From the West are proven protocols established by The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM.) The process begins with postural assessments to help identify common distortions caused by over and underactive muscles. It continues with exercises and stretching to establish balance so we can move on to the next step, setting your goals. Treating muscle imbalances now stays off premature soft tissue and joint damage and restoration later. For more information on NASM, click here.

Teachers: ​

It is said the first outsider to learn the once private art of Tai Chi dis so by observing it being practiced through a fence; while this still serves as an ultimate demonstration of a student taking charge of their training, Tai Chi is best learned when one seeking to learn finds one willing and able to teach. Bills' training began in 1982 in the Korean Martial Art of Kuk Sool Won on RAF Mildenhall, the United Kingdom until 1984. He continued studying Seidokan under its founder Shian Toma, on Kadena AB Okinawa, Japan from 1985-1987 earning his 3rd Ku Brown Belt. He studied Yang style Tai Chi under Tai Chi and Qigon Master John Ruberto, MD. in Muskegon, MI from 2008-2014 with an emphasis on the health and aspects of Tai Chi. In 2013, John inducted Bill into the American Martial Art Hall of Fame for the demonstrated ability to share this 'gift'. He studied under Peter Wayne at The Tree of Life Studio where Peter presented the materials in his "Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi" along with the latest findings in the medical Tai Chi trials he overseas in four three day weekend seminars in Boston.

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Tai Chi does not mean oriental wisdom or something exotic.

It is the wisdom of your own senses, your own mind and body together as one process.

~ Chungliang Al Huang

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