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Tai chi helps elderly blind find balance

Practising tai chi can help elderly people who are visually impaired to improve their balance and maintain their muscle strength.

Friday, 20 January, 2012, 12:00am

On a youth kick

In the wide spectrum of martial arts, tai chi has perhaps the unfairest reputation. The common impression is that it's what old people do at the park. Susan Gu and Edward Ho Man-kui, instructors at the two largest tai chi groups in Hong Kong, beg to disagree. Both aim to raise awareness for the art form and each teach a diverse group of students as young as 17.

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Mulan's spirit lives on

Hua Mulan seems to have been reborn in a 16-year-old Hong Kong student. Just like the legendary heroine, Juanita Mok Uen-ying is tough as nails.

23 May 2011 - 12:00am

Tai chi reduces risk of injury

Elderly people are being encouraged to practise tai chi after a study showed it can reduce their chances of falling and suffering an injury.

Between April 2005 and March last year, hospital admissions of elderly people as a result of falls accounted for 300,000 bed-days in public hospitals, or 3.8 per cent of inpatient services.

9 May 2007 - 12:00am

Tai Chi

Saturday, 8.15pm

Hong Kong Coliseum

If you were in Hong Kong in the 1980s, there was no escaping Tai Chi: synthesisers, epic guitar solos and big hair. Along with Beyond and Tat Ming Pair, Tai Chi were one of the city's biggest bands.

22 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Community scheme reduces risk of tumbles among the elderly

The Hospital Authority is urging the elderly to practise tai chi to improve their balance after a survey revealed one in four of them are injured in falls every year.

A citywide plan was launched yesterday to teach 10 simplified movements. Studies have proven that tai chi can reduce the risk of falls by 47.5 per cent.

18 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Politicians kick off the new year

Financial services chief Frederick Ma Si-hang was chosen by politicians as the 'master of spin' yesterday - not for his political acumen but for his tai chi twists and contortions.

His performance came at a light-hearted Legco Lunar New Year luncheon.

19 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Exercise en masse

More than 800 elderly people participate in a tai chi event at Chinese University in Sha Tin, part of a community project.

About 40 per cent of the elderly say their health improved after they started practising tai chi, a study has found.

21 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

IT's on for young and old . . .

By strengthening the mind and body through seemingly fluid, slow movements, tai chi fosters a sense of well-being and nurtures self-discipline. It also helps develop balance, improves muscle tone and breathing, and aids digestion.

30 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Inheritance row tests family values

A court challenge over property inheritance has tested traditional concepts of family responsibility.

Tai Linuo was infuriated to learn after her elderly father's death last March that he had left his estate of one million yuan (HK$940,000) to his young nanny, the China Press Digest reported.

3 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Senior citizens get active

More than 6,000 senior citizens spent a busy afternoon in Kowloon Park doing tai-chi, dancing and being generally sociable and active.

The hive of activity was to mark the launch of a Recreation and Sports Fortnight for Older Persons.

22 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Yang retires

China Travel International Investment Hong Kong says executive director and vice-chairman Yang Yisheng has retired.

Mr Yang was the last senior board member from the previous management.

22 Jan 1997 - 12:00am