I began learning Tai Chi in 2018 from my teacher Zak (Allen Zaklad, PhD) of Mt. Airy. Zak graduated from MIT with a major in mathematics and he got a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Psychology. He teaches Tai Chi in the Philadelphia region, free of charge, to every person who cares to give this art form a try.
T'ai Chi was invented by ancient Chinese masters as a subtly superior martial art. But it has become more popular in modern times as a daily exercise for health, healing, and wellness, especially for people who are 50+ years old. Do it twice a day -- once at dawn and once at dusk -- T'ai Chi will help you develop stronger legs, better balance, increased awareness of your surroundings, and an ability to relax.
But to earn these benefits, one must be patient and persevere in practicing these forms for months and years. It does not help those who expect instant gratification. Tai Chi is especially beneficial to people like us who sit all day working on their computers. It offers me a useful routine to move around and stay supple, even in a business suit and leather shoes.
This video is titled "T'ai Chi in a suit." Taped at PhillyCAM by Tim Millaway in Center City, Philadelphia on February 5, 2020.
James Wah Kong Chan, Ph.D., Principal and Founder Asia Marketing and Management (AMM) 2014 Naudain Street