TAI CHI FOR HEALTH

Jim Ogilvie, a 20 year instructor of Tai Chi, is now offering classes at Justice Karate American Shotokan in Henrico, Virginia

Justice Karate American Shotokan hosts Tai Chi Saturdays at 1 p.m.

Tai Chi is a martial art that is as much internal as it is external. The health benefits reported by practitioners consists of a decrease in arthritic symptoms and pain, reduction of stress, improvement in flexibility and memory, reduction of blood pressure, even an improvement of symptoms related to early Parkinson’s disease. A 2016 study by the Boston University Medical Center observed the beneficial effects of Tai Chi for populations suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, most notably veterans returning from war.

Jim joined the Justice Karate American Shotokan family in October of 2018. A 20-year instructor of Esoteric-Hidden Fist Tai Chi, he has been faithfully studying Kung-Fu and Tai Chi since 1980. Jim provides group classes as well as private instruction, by appointment.

Jim Ogilvie can be reached at: jimOgilvie007@gmail.com