Balance, Flexibility of Firmness, Gentleness of Strength, Stillness in
Motion. That's Tai Chi! Our Style of Tai Chi is Imperial Yang.
"To become fast, one must first go slow and to become slow one must quiet
the mind." --Shifu Malik
At Silver Crane Tai Chi we strive to educate seniors, other adults, corporations, educational institutions, care centers and the like about the benefits of the ancient Chinese martial art of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong. Whether you need to wind down from a week's work or rejuvenate for an upcoming week's work, tai will help as it relaxes and energizes and helps maintain balance.
Goals of Achievement
To not only feel better but to be better.
To strength stabilizing muscles.
To increase the range of flexibility.
To tone and increase firmness of the inner core.
To develop calmness through gentle movements.
To increase self confidence with inner strength.
To learn methods of breathing that help to vitalize organs.
Helpful Tai Chi Quotes
Tai Chi is like threading a needle. Every movement has intent or purpose leading to another purpose. To thread a needle one needs precision of movement. Such precision increases as movement is slowed. Once the needle is threaded the real work of art begins.
Intent of movement is the expression of purpose once you have arrived.
- Coach Malik
"Knowing others is intelligence,
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength,
Mastering yourself is true power"
"The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once."
"No Man is Free Who is Not Master of Himself."
"The cause of failure is doing too many things in an inefficient manner and not doing enough in an efficient manner."