The simple beginnings of what was to evolve into the Golden Qi program started in 2006 from the actual self-experience in both learning and teaching the traditional forms of Tai Qi (Chi) at Tama Martial Arts Center. Tama has been teaching the Chinese internal martial art of QiGong and Tai Qi (Chi) for the last 40 years in the Greater Dayton Miami Valley area. It recognized a need to provide beneficial exercises for people who cannot exercise while standing such as people in wheelchairs, with balance issues, in physical rehabilitation, or people who just have not exercised in a long time.
Golden Qi preserves the gentle flowing movements of Tai Chi and makes them available to people who have difficulty standing. Since its simple beginning, Golden Qi has incorporated forms from several Tai Chi disciplines and is used in Senior Centers and Assisted Living Facilities.
TAMA recognized that there are many people who would benefit from Golden Qi, and that it would be impossible for one martial arts center to reach all of these people.
The Golden Qi program at TAMA trains Golden Qi instructors, through a series of eight hour seminars, to led Golden Qi classes at their facilities. In this way, Golden Qi can benefit the larger population of people in need. The Golden Qi training does not rise to the rigor of certifying a martial arts instructor and therefore, through practical knowledge and practice at our seminars, participants will receive a certificate of completion and the capability to lead a Golden Qi class at their facility.
The Golden Qi training does not rise to the rigor of certifying a martial arts instructor and therefore, through practical knowledge and practice at our seminars, participants will receive a certificate of completion and the capability to lead a Golden Qi class at their facility.
Golden Qi is the most popular activity in our community.
Golden Qi appears to be a very positive experience for the members of the Huber Heights Senior Center. It is a unique class that more and more members are joining and continuing to stay with it. Members seem to enjoy the movements, props, and comradery of this class.
Good for people who can’t stand. They can still exercise. Good for joint flexibility and relieving carpal tunnel. Teaches you how to breathe correctly. Fan improves coordination. The social aspect is good.
Excellent. Good for your brain. I do at home too. I love it.
Easy way to relax and exercise. Great upper body workout. Improves strength in arms and hands.
Likes being with people. Keeps you busy. Makes me feel good. Like doing the fan because it is fun and different.