Broward Wellness Center Tai Chi Group
The Broward Wellness Center Tai Chi class has been in existence for over twelve years. The class focuses on loosening the body and developing good structure so that one's circulation improves. Classes consist of warm up exercises to loosen the joints, stillness standing (Wuji), and then the short Yang style Tai Chi form. Solo exercises are done as well. Participants are from the local community and employees and even patients of the Wellness Center. To look further into joining the Class you can find info on the Wellness Center's web site or go directly to the page on classes.
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00am
Broward General Medical Center
1600 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-355-4386 - Wellness Center
The Tai Chi Class at the Broward Wellness Center is taught by James Cravens, who is the President and Director of CBII and has continued the organization that was started by his teacher Kai Sai. Mr. Cravens has been in the martial arts since 1965. Since 1995 Mr. Cravens has been practicing Chen style Tai Chi and has practiced Yang style since 1981. He has been a Junior member of the executive council of the American Chen Tai Chi Association. For almost ten years Mr. Cravens has been hosting and studying with Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang. In March of 2006 He became a direct student with a ceremony in Chen village. Mr. Cravens has taught at the Broward Wellness Center for over fifteen years.
Master Tao is 5th Generation Yang Tai Chi. He studied from a number of famous masters in Tai Chi, Pakua, Hsing-i and Leo Ba Fa (water style). He studied Yang Tai Chi from the famous Cheng Man Cheng who brought the art to New York in the 60's. Master Tao passed away a several years ago at the age of 87. He came to Florida and other CBII locations during the 90's.