Hi, I’m Andy
I live and work in KC.
I enjoy music, theater, movies, television, and reading.
I like sports, in particular our hometown teams.
I love my family and pets.
I think humor is what makes all the difference between good and great.
And I teach Tai Chi
Tai Chi, or Tai Chi Chuan, is an ancient Chinese martial art. It can be practiced for martial technique, low-impact physical exercise, therapeutic recovery, mindfulness, meditation, and health benefits including increased strength, improved balance, coordination, increased respiration, and lower blood pressure.
Tai Chi Chuan (also written t’ai chi ch’uan, taijiquan, or taiji, pronounced “tie-gee”), improves your ability to handle physical and mental stress, to resolve conflict, and to more harmoniously interact with others.
Tai Chi KC teaches the short form of Yang Style T’ai Chi Ch’uan developed by Cheng Man-ching. The Yang style short form is comprised of 37 postures executed in a slow, relaxed, and fluid manner. This form can be practiced anywhere with no special equipment or clothing in just 8-10 minutes a day. It’s aesthetically pleasing and enjoyable to practice. Advanced students can expand their understanding of Tai Chi through studies including sensing hands (tui shou) and weapons forms.
Tai Chi is an excellent choice if you are looking for a challenging but safe style of exercise emphasizing relaxation (sung). Practitioners continually work on improving the art and enjoying the beneficial effects.