<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML//EN"><html><head><!--Designed and updated by Downtown Mars 5/17/2001 --> <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" > <title>T'ai Chi Ch'uan Academy: About the Art of T'ai Chi Ch'uan</title> <meta name="keywords" content="David Block,tai chi chuan academy,taichichuanacadmey,Asian Arts Center,Asianartscenter,tai,t'ai,taichi,taiji,'aichi,'aiji,chi,ch'uan,Chuan,Master,Tung,Dong,Kai,Ying,Chieh,Hu,Ling,Phoenix,Arizona, Yang,Hao,Chen,Wu,gong,kungfu,gongfu,exercise,chinese,asian,style,martial art"> <meta name="description" content="David Block - student of Master Tung Kai Ying for over 35 years, teaches T'ai Chi Ch'uan in Phoenix, Arizona at the T'ai Chi Ch'uan Academy"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> </head> <script language="JavaScript"> <!-- function MM_openBrWindow(theURL,winName,features) { //v2.0 window.open(theURL,winName,features); } //--> </script> <body bgcolor="#f2e6d9" background="images_global/yellow_back2.jpg" link="#003366" vlink="#006699" alink="#003366"><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr valign="top"> <td colspan="2" height="2"><a href="index.htm"><img src="images_global/circle_sm.jpg" width="162" height="151" border="0" alt="T'AI CHI CH'UAN"></a><a href="index.htm"><img src="images_global/title.gif" width="50" height="151" border="0" alt="T'AI CHI CH'UAN"></a></td> <td width="72%" height="2"> <center><a href="#" onmousedown="MM_openBrWindow('http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?country=US&amp;countryid=US&amp;addtohistory=&amp;searchtab=address&amp;searchtype=address&amp;address=318+N+5th+Ave&amp;city=Phoenix&amp;state=AZ&amp;zipcode=85003&amp;search=++Search++','','scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=900,height=900')"><img src="images_global/address.gif" border="0" alt="Map of School Address"></a></center> </td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td colspan="2" height="94"><br> <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5"> <tbody> <tr align="right"> <td height="32"><a href="taichi.htm"><img src="images_global/taichichuan2.gif" border="0" alt="T'AI CHI CH'UAN"></td> </tr> <tr align="right"> <td height="32"><a href="origins.htm"><img src="images_global/origins1.gif" border="0" alt="ORIGINS"></a></td> </tr> <tr align="right"> <td height="32"><a href="instructor.htm"><img src="images_global/theinstructor1.gif" border="0" alt="THE INSTRUCTOR"></a></td> </tr> <tr align="right"> <td height="32"><a href="schedule.htm"><img src="images_global/class1.gif" border="0" alt="CLASS SCHEDULE"></a></td> </tr> <tr align="right"> <td height="32"><a href="tuition.htm"><img src="images_global/tuition1.gif" border="0" alt="TUITION"></a></td> </tr> <tr align="right"> <td height="32"><a href="pictures.htm"><img src="images_global/pictures1.gif" border="0" alt="PICTURES"></a></td> </tr> <tr align="right"> <td height="32"><a href="#" onmousedown="MM_openBrWindow('Brochure.pdf','','scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes')"><img src="images_global/brochure1.gif" border="0" alt="BROCHURE.PDF (462KB)"></a></td> </tr> <tr align="right"> <td height="32"><a href="mailto:questions@taichichuanacademy.com"><img src="images_global/contact1.gif" border="0" alt="CONTACT US"></a></td> </tr> <tr align="right"> <td height="150"><a href="#" onmousedown="MM_openBrWindow('school.htm','','scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=900,height=900')"><img src="images_global/school_sm.jpg" height="107" border="0" alt="T'ai Chi Ch'uan Academy"></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td width="72%" height="261"> <blockquote><font color="#002346">T'ai Chi Ch'uan is a slow, graceful, rhythmic exercise which promotes good health and over time may be developed into a system of self defense. Thus, it is considered a moving meditation as well as a powerful martial art.</font> <p><font color="#002346">The practice of T'ai Chi Ch'uan restores the balance between the physical and mental. Performed with concentration and control, it can be a challenging discipline for persons of all ages. The repetition of the slow movements create habits of relaxation, while the gentle twisting enhances flexibility and improves circulation. This is particularly valuable as we grow older.</font></p> <p><font color="#002346">After performing T'ai Chi Ch'uan, one feels a sense of well-being, not fatigue. Regular practice will not only develop an agile and graceful body, but also an alert and serene mind.</font></p> <p><font color="#002346">Some study T'ai Chi Ch'uan for its aesthetic quality as well as its benefits. Each of the movements in the slow set has its own martial and physiological significance. When performed together in sequence, the result is as captivating to watch as it is to perform.</font></p> <p><font color="#002346"><i>"How do we learn?" </i></font><i><br> <font color="#002346">"How do we make changes?" <br>"When we move slowly, we can be aware."<br>"When we move quickly, we often compound our errors."<br>"First we do slow set to listen to ourselves."<br>"Later, as a martial art, we learn to listen to others."</i> <div align="center">David Block </div></font></p> </blockquote> </td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td colspan="2" height="14">&nbsp;</td> <td width="72%"> <blockquote> <p align="center"><font color="#003366"><b><font size="2">T'ai Chi Ch'uan Academy, 318 N. 5th Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85003 <br>Tel. (602) 538-7686 </font></b></font></p> </blockquote> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </body> </html>