Tai Chi (Gym)

Gillmanstudio Sequim Gym Tai Chi

Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese form of exercise originally created as a martial art. Tai Chi was accredited to a Taoist Monk named Zhang San Feng as its creator. Its origins date back over 700 years with some accounts of over 1500 years. Tai Chi is a type of Qigong (Chi Kung) practiced by millions of people worldwide every day. Tai Chi/Qigong practice involves moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movements and deep rhythmic breathing.   

Developed originally in China as a self-defense strategy, Tai Chi is practiced today as a gentle exercise program. Tai Chi is known for its myriad of health benefits and promotes stress reduction, peace of mind, greater balance, pain reduction and many other scientifically proven benefits with regular practice.   

Sequim Gym offers Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan 34 movement. Kevin Pedrey has studied with Michael Gilman who studied with Master Choy Kam-man whose father, Choy Hok-peng studied with Yang Cheng Fu, who is credited with introducing Tai Chi to America in the 1940’s. With over 13 years of study with Tai Chi Chuan, Kevin Pedrey has been certified to teach Tai Chi Chuan through the Gilman Studio as of May 2016. 

If you are interested in learning more about the classes we offer, the benefits of Tai Chi or interested in knowing if Tai Chi is right for you, please contact the Sequim Gym or Kevin Pedrey at 360-477-8553 or [email protected]