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Clients' Testimonials
I really liked the Taichi session! I thought it was even better than yoga.
If time permits, I would like to sign up for a proper course. It was good exercise :)
Ms Yvonne Yoong, Teacher
- Beatty Sec
Very interesting & though Taichi is a slow impact exercise, it very strenuous.
Ms Jeerah, Teacher
- Beatty Sec
Very enlightening and attractive. Coaches gave clear instruction and well prepared.
Mr Sin Lai Keong, Teacher
- Beatty Sec
Thank you! Great Taichi session, I enjoy so much!
Monica Loh
- ICA
I had fun during the wushu program, and it was good exercise :)
Joy Fu, Student
- CHIJ St Nicholas Girls School
I had a lot of fun. You know I have never experienced something so picturetaking
There were so many moves of self-defense. Coaches are very nice. This rocks!
Harviran Singh, Student
- Northland Primary
Very interesting and a rare opportunity for me to take part. Thumbs up :)
Crystal, Student
- CHIJ St Nicholas Girls School
The main reason I keep coming for Taichi lesson is that I want to be healthy & fit.
Coach make us feel “Taichi"
Qing Wen, Student
- Hong Wen School
It is very good for beginners & the Coaches are very friendly & patient.
I want to learn more advanced Taichi.
Brian, Student
- Hong Wen School
I actually hated wushu but Coach Yip made me like wushu.
Brandon Oh, Student
- Princess Elizabeth Primary
I like learning new movements because it helps my body.
The coach is very good in Wushu, I would like to continue learning.
Jonathan, Student
- Princess Elizabeth Primary
I wish that Coach Yip will come here again to teach us and he is very friendly.
Muliati, Student
- Princess Elizabeth Primary

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Tai Chi for Diabetes
Diabetes is characterized by elevated blood glucose, or sugar level (Harris et al, 1998)

Diabetes is a condition that affects more than 16 million Americans, of whom nearly one-third have yet to be diagnosed.

The Tai Chi for Arthritis program is created by Dr Paul Lam, a family physician in Sydney, Australia with a team of medical & Tai Chi experts.


Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Type 1 diabetes is sometimes referred to as insulin-dependent diabetes, because people with this type of diabetes are reliant on an external source of insulin which is injected.

Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which the blood sugar levels are elevated because there is no production of insulin by the pancreas.


Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
The second type of diabetes is called type 2 diabetes mellitus, which is also sometimes referred to as non-insulin-dependent diabetes.

People with this type of diabetes typically do not need to take insulin (although some with type 2 diabetes will require insulin to control their glucose). This form of diabetes accounts for around 95% of people who have diabetes.

As in all cases of diabetes, those with type 2 have elevated blood glucose levels. However, unlike those with type 1, these people can produce insulin.


Living with Diabetes
Living with diabetes isn’t easy. You know that diet & exercise are important in controlling your blood glucose, but do you find balance in these areas without letting them take over your life?

The answer lies in understanding how your body reacts to both diet & exercise & finding the practical solutions that allow you to enjoy your life & your health.

In most cases, exercise plays a pivotal role in diabetes prevention & is paramount in the treatment of this condition. But most important, exercise can play a major role in preventing complications associated with diabetes that can hinder your ability to thrive in your life.


How Does Tai Chi Work for Diabetes
Exercise helps people with diabetes by improving the control of blood glucose level, as well as minimizing the complications of diabetes.

Gentle exercises and diet have been shown by many scientific studies to prevent Diabetes. Tai chi is a gentle exercise with strong emphasis on mental relaxation, it is reasonable to assume Tai Chi can help to prevent diabetes, improve cellular uptakes and glucose metabolism.

There are two other attributes of Tai Chi that are especially helpful to people with diabetes. Stress is shown to make the control of diabetes worse and relaxation is especially beneficial. It is well established that tai chi reduces stress and improves relaxation.

The major problems of diabetes are complications such as hypertension, heart disease, visual impairment and vascular problem.

Studies have shown that Tai Chi improves cardiorespiratory function, hypertension, muscular strength, flexibility and cholesterol level, these in turn minimize complication of diabetes.

Diabetes causes peripheral neuropathy, a condition that the nerves of feet are damaged thus affects balance and walking. Tai chi has been proven to be effective in improving balance and mobility.

Who can Learn Tai Chi for Diabetes
It is important to start your journey to better health with the right first step. For people with or without diabetes, Tai Chi for Diabetes a good way to start because it is an enjoyable and safe set of forms that delivers many health benefits.

Learning the program makes most people feel good about themselves. Since every individual is unique, you should consult your health professionals before you start.

The program is designed to be adapted safely by people with any type of diabetes in conjunction with health professional's advice.


A Recent Significant Tai Chi for Diabetes Study
According to two small studies published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in April 2008, Tai Chi exercises can improve blood glucose levels and improve the control of type 2 diabetes and immune system response.

In a first study, the investigators sought to analyze the impact of a 12 week Tai Chi Chuan exercise program on helper T cell activity in 30 patients with type 2 diabetes, and contrast this with 30 healthy people of the same age.

After 12 weeks in the exercise program, the levels of glycated hemoglobin levels fell significantly, from 7.59% to 7.16% in diabetic patients, a significant difference.

A second study in the same issue, investigators focused on adults with metabolic syndrome. A 12 week program of Tai Chi and Qigong was administered to 13 patients with metabolic syndrome for up to 1.5 hours up to 3 times a week, while being encouraged to perform the exercises outside of the classes.

At the end of 12 weeks, they had lost an average of 3 kg in weight and had dropped waist size by almost 3 cm. Additionally, the blood pressures of the subjects fell significantly more than exercise alone can account for, according to the authors. Insulin resistance also fell, indicating a decreased predisposition for type 2 diabetes.


Basic Set Movement Names
  1. 起式 – Qi Shi
  2. 开合手 – Kai He Shou
  3. 单鞭 – Dan Bian
  4. 左云手 – Zuo Yun Shou
  5. 左右穿梭 - Zuo You Chuan Suo
  6. 开合手 - Kai He Shou
  7. 左右蹬脚 - Zuo You Deng Jiao
  8. 开合手 - Kai He Shou
  9. 右云手 - You Yun Shou
  10. 开合手 - Kai He Shou
  11. 收势 – Shou Shi

Advanced Set Movement Names
  1. 左云手 – Zuo Yun Shou
  2. 开合手 – Kai He Shou
  3. 左揽雀尾 – Zuo Lan Que Wei
  4. 开合手 - Kai He Shou
  5. 右揽雀尾 – You Lan Que Wei
  6. 开合手 - Kai He Shou
  7. 右云手 - You Yun Shou
  8. 开合手 - Kai He Shou
  9. 收势 – Shou Shi