T'ai Chi Health Dynamics

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                      About Me & Contact Information

   I have been a tai chi and qigong practitioner since September, 1992. During that time I have studied and practiced the Yang Family style, Chen style and as well as the Tai Chi for Arthritis form which is based on the Sun style. In January of 2007, I was certified as a Tai Chi for Arthritis (TCA) Instructor through the Arthritis Foundation. (www.arthritis.org) On December 3, 2008, I was certified by the Center for Taiji & Qigong Studies as a Certified EBT Instructor able to teach Evidenced - Based Taiji (EBT) classes.

   Most recently (January 2011), I was Certified as a Medical Qigong Practitioner (MQP) through the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, California, where I studied directly under Suzanne Friedman, LAc, DMQ (China). I now run my medical qigong practice as The Dao of Integrative Health, a full-spectrum Chinese medicine clinic and qigong training center. The clinic is located at 4835 Fredericksburg Road in the Woodlake Plaza Center.

   Through the years I have attended various tai chi seminars, most notably with Grandmaster Yang Zhenduo and Grandmaster Chen Zheng Lei. Most recently I have studied with Dr. Yang Yang, the Director of the Center for Taiji & Qigong Studies while continuing to train under Grandmaster Chen. My local teachers (to whom I am greatly indebted and appreciative of) have been Horacio Lopez (Yang Family Style) and Sal de la Rosa (Chen style). During my years of studying Chen style tai chi, I have learned Lao Jia Yi Lu (Old Frame Routine I), Lao Jia Er Lu (Old Frame Routine II), Xin Jia Er Lu (New Frame Routine II), Chen 18 Essential form, and both the straight sword and broadsword weapons forms.

   My belief is that tai chi is deeply rooted in Taoist philosophy. As such, it cannot be designated as only a martial art or only a  health or exercise system. In fact, it includes both and  transcends. Understood and practiced correctly, tai chi incorporates and develops our physical, mental and spiritual aspects. Physically, correct practice will lead to improvements in balance, coordination, agility, flexibility, sensitivity and strength. Correct practice also results in improved confidence, awareness and  mindfulness. It also sets the practitioner on a path toward the realization of calmness of heart and mind and calls us to live in the way of compassion. That is why I practice tai chi daily. It is that which I hope to teach and pass on in all of my classes.


   Contact me at:  Fred Chavez  210-393-4016




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