Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

October 6, 2018

Women and self defense

I got an email yesterday about a female student being assaulted in a parking lot at the college, early in the morning, one day last week.

Many people feel safe until they discover that they are not safe. Many fail to be aware of their surroundings – focused instead on their next task or whoever they are “connected” with at the moment.

Make prevention a priority. Learn to be aware and to defend yourself. At the college, tai chi classes are Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 a.m., and Thursday night at 7:20 p.m. There are also classes at 7 p.m. on Monday nights at Peak Fitness on the corner of Hewitt Ave and Rucker Ave. Call (425) 348-5207 to learn more. Or go here: https://doctordilday.wordpress.com/everett-tai-chi-chuan/

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August 23, 2017

For Tai Chi Students: The EvCC Fall Tai Chi Class Syllabus – share with anyone interested

(This is an Everett Community College Class. Anyone who applies, registers, and pays may attend.)

 

Instructor:                 Dennis Dilday, DC

Course:                        PEHW            102            S

Class Sessions:          Thursday, 7:20 p.m. – 9 p.m. (with a 10-minute break)

Location:                    Student Fitness Center, Room #231

Credit:                         1 credit

Office Phone:            (425) 348-5207

Course Description:

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese system of exercise, and self-defense, based on the principles of stillness overcoming motion, and softness overcoming hardness. It teaches (1) how to breath, so you can relax and manage stress, (2) how to align yourself to relate to gravity and other forces, (3) how to move in a way that is safe and strong, and (4) how to be sensitive and aware. This Class will focus on teaching Tai Chi principles by learning part of the Long Round Hand Form, and three basic, foundational, Push Hands drills.

Course Objectives:

  1. Learn the beginning of the Long Round Hand Form (Styles 1- 17)
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic Tai Chi terminology
  3. Describe and demonstrate both Front and Back Stance
  4. Describe and demonstrate elementary Push Hands (e.g., 7-Star Step)
  5. Learn the 5 Components or “Five Pillars” of Tai Chi

Clothing: Street clothes are fine, loose enough so that you can move, or gym clothes. Flat-soled shoes are preferred for balance purposes. Wear shoes that will not mark up the floor.

Class Policies:

  1. Arrive on time
  2. Clean is good – so is trimmed nails and little or no jewelry
  3. Do not eat or drink too much before class, but do not come on an empty stomach
  4. Stay hydrated
  5. Please turn off, and put away, your Cell Phone

Course Outline:

  1. Warm ups
  2. Tai Chi walking/stepping
  3. Beginning of the Long Round Hand Form
  4. Push Hands: Fixed Step (Single Hand & 4 Directions) and 7-Star Moving Step
  5. Discuss functional aspects of Tai Chi (e.g., self-defense applications, stress management)

Evaluation:

  1. Letter grades are used
  2. ATTENDANCE is required
  3. If you are late, or absent unexcused, your grade will be lowered:

 

9- 10             classes attended = A

8                   classes attended = B

6-7                classes attended = C

Less than 6 classes attended = FAILING Grade!!!

 

 

A PASS- FAIL formatted make-up test will be offered on week 8 or 9, which will raise your Grade one level.

 

CAVEAT: The above schedule and procedures are subject to change in the event of unusual extenuating circumstances; students will be given advanced notice of changes.

 

IF YOU ARE GOING TO MISS CLASS, CALL 425-334-6944 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE

 

Cheng Tin Hung lineage – Wu Style – Tai Chi chuan (Hong Kong)

1. The Ready Style 11. Brush Knee Twist Step
2. Beginning Tai Chi Form 12. Form of Seven Stars
3. Form of Seven Stars 13. Stroke The Lute
4. Grasp the Bird’s Tail 14. Step Up, Parry and Punch
5. Single Whip 15. As If Shutting A Door
6. Flying Oblique 16. Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain
7. Raise Hand Step Up 17. Cross Hands
8. White Crane Flaps It’s Wings
9. Brush Knee Twist Step
10. Form of Seven Stars Left

 

 

“Think and enquire where does the final purpose lie? It lies in seeking longevity and keeping a youthful appearance.”

                                                            – Song of the 13 Tactics (4th Tai Chi Classic)

 

 

“What has taken China thousands of years to build can not be grasped by theft. We must, instead, earn it to possess it.”             – Carl Jung

December 3, 2013

Tai chi more effective than yoga?

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Read all about it here: The Times of India…

The Everett Community College Tai chi class will start soon. You can get registration information here.

And the Monday night Peak Health & Fitness Tai chi class is going great with a steady stream of new folks and a growing number of “advanced” practitioners.

August 5, 2013

Thursday Night Tai Chi Class Starts Next Month!!

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Here is the link to register for the Everett Community College Tai Chi class. It’s a Thursday evening class that starts at 7 and goes until 9.

Call registration and tell them you are interested in the PEHW 102 Tai Chi class. If they ask for more numbers, give them 7130.

I don’t know if the book is any good, but at least now I am not the only one saying that Tai Chi is the perfect exercise. That is the name of this guy’s book! But, seriously, Tai Chi is as close to the perfect exercise as you are going to get.

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