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Tai Chi for Health


This class is taught by:

Tom Scott

Sensei Tom Scott is a retired police Lieutenant from the Sycamore Police Department. Lt. Scott has served over thirty years in the law enforcement profession starting in 1976 as a DeKalb County Sheriff's Police Explorer, Sandwich Police Dispatcher, Somonauk Police Patrolman, Cortland Police Officer, and various roles at Sycamore Police from juvenile officer, D.A.R.E./School Reasource Officer, investigator, under-cover officer, police arrest and control instructor, Elderly Service Officer, interim police chief  and Commander of Community Services. Tom is currently certified through the Illinois Department on Aging as an Adult Protection Services Investigator.  Tom has been practicing martial arts since the late 1970's has presented self-defense and safety programs to his community for over thirty years. Sensei Tom is an 8th degree black belt in Isshin-Ryu Karate and certified to teach Tai Chi for Health and R.A.D Kids and R.A.D. for Women Safety programs. His dream to open up a family martial arts school became reality in early 2014 when he and his four black belt sons opened the doors to Hero Martial arts.
This unique easy going program is great for adults, especially seniors, or anyone needing a break from the daily grind. May be taught to participants standing or sitting. With physician consent, it is largely recommended for adults recovering from certain injury or illness as appropriate physical theraphy.  This Tai Chi (meaning Grand Ultimate) is based on the Sun (pronounced Soong) style of Tai Chi. This slow, graceful form may increase flexibility, energy, muscle strength, balance, correct body posture and integrate mind, body and spirit.  This "meditation in motion" is perfect for any adult wishing to reduce stress and improve flexibility and develope strong graceful movements. This easy to learn  program is benefitial to adults with or without percieved physical limitations. This Tai Chi program is practiced world wide for health and wellness.  Many arthritis foundations and organizations support this program around the world. Powerful Qigong exercises are also taught to improve relaxation and facilitate healing.  Taught by Tom Scott, a certified Tai Chi for Health/Arthritis Instructor under Dr. Paul Lam.