The worldwide Chinese practice of tai chi is now being offered at the Bay Club. The instructor, Steve Doob, has been doing tai chi since 1968, has had many high-level teachers in the U.S., and has traveled to China several times to study the art.
Although it originated as a martial art, tai chi is used primarily today to promote health and well-being. It can be practiced anywhere and by anyone, regardless of health, age, or athletic abilities. It doesn’t require special clothes or equipment.
Doob said that tai chi can enhance “the internal strength needed to take control in one’s life and deal with stress, teach people how to focus and live more fully in the moment, and improve both physical and mental balance, flexibility and fluidity of motion.” He speaks from personal experience, having begun the practice at age 26 and enjoyed ongoing good health for the subsequent 54 years.
The new tai chi classes are held on Tuesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. and Saturdays from noon to 1 p.m. The cost is $10 for each session, with the first class free. For more information, email Doob at a2211|||plvoice|||org|||Tai Chi Info