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An Adaptive T’ai Chi Fitness Course For Veterans

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(aired Weds 11/17/21)

T’ai chi chuan is an internal martial art - developed centuries ago in China - practiced worldwide for self-defense, healing, sports and meditation.

The movements of t’ai chi - dynamic, gentle and flowing - benefit both mind and body.

Since the traditional form of t’ai chi requires ambulatory ability, a team of t’ai chi instructors - working with instructors on our campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - developed an adaptive t’ai chi fitness class for veterans of any physical condition, making it accessible to veterans with ambulatory limitations.

These classes - which also welcome family members of veterans - are now virtual.

Dr. Zibin Guo is a professor of anthropology - and Dr. Darrell Walsh is an assistant professor of sociology - at UTC’s Department of Social, Cultural and Justice Studies.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Zibin Quo: 423-425-4442 / zibin-guo@utc.edu
Dr. Darrell Walsh: 423-425-4411 / darrell-walsh@utc.edu

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