Ji Hong Athletes Share The Thrill of Victory at the 38th Can-Am International Martial Arts Championships

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On May 27, 2017, Ji Hong Wushu & Tai Chi College students from Edmonton and Calgary competed in Tai Chi, Health Qigong, Push hand and Sanshou divisions at the 38th CanAm International Martial Arts Championships event in Richmond, BC and won a grand total of 11 Gold, 11 Silver and 4 Bronze medals plus a Grand Championship Trophy in push hand division.

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Victorious Alberta Athletes at the 2016 Canadian Wushu and Taichi National Team Selection Tournament

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On July 23, the tournament for the selection of the Canadian Junior Wushu team and Taichi team was held at the Pan Am Center, Markham in the Toronto area. About 300 athletes from some 20 martial art schools across the country competed at a high level in two matches. Ji Hong Wushu and Taichi College was represented by close to 20 outstanding students led by Sifu Jennifer Gu. Read More

Ji Hong Athletes Won 12 Gold Medals at the Can Am Wushu Championship

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The 2016 Can Am Wushu Championship was held in Vancouver on the 14th of May. Ten athletes from Ji Hong Wushu and Taichi College competed in the Taichi Taolu, Push-hand and Sanda (Free Style Sparring). The results: the five athletes competing In Taichi Taolu won 7 gold medals. They are Wendy Fung, Ivy Ho, Harry Tran, Ling Ling Yao, Pang Ng. In Push-hand, Richard Anderson Omura, Ernest Tse and Jason Leung swept all three gold medals in three different weight classes. Read More

The health benefits of tai chi

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Original post, published on Harvard Health Publications website

This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.

Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health.
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The Healing Power of Tai Chi

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Original post written by Darlene Reid, published on The University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine website.

The ancient Chinese exercise can alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life for people suffering from chronic conditions, including cancer, osteoarthritis, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. These are the findings of a study published this month by physical therapy professor Darlene Reid in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. By analyzing data of over 1,500 patients with one of these four chronic conditions, Reid and her colleagues found that Tai Chi improved physical capacity and quality of life without causing pain or breathlessness. She spoke with Faculty of Medicine writer Carolyn Morris about her research.

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