Tai Chi

Alibaba's Jack Ma and actor Jet Li open tai chi school in China

Former Alibaba CEO Jack Ma performs tai chi at the opening ceremony. Photo: Reuters

Movie star Jet Li has joined up with renowned Chinese internet entrepreneur Jack Ma to open a tai chi school in a bid to promote the traditional exercise.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Cuba practioners join global Tai Chi celebration

People attend a mass Tai Chi session in the street as a classic American car drives past in the Chinatown area of Old Havana, Cuba. Photo: AP

Hundreds of practitioners of Tai Chi have packed the tiny Chinatown area of Old Havana for a slow-motion celebration of the Chinese martial art.

28 Apr 2013 - 11:35am

Talking points

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John Tsang joins clean-up efforts

27 Apr 2013 - 3:31am

Tai chi, mahjong offer hope for dementia patients

Memorising moves exercises the mind. Photo: May Tse

It seems two popular pastimes in Hong Kong - mahjong and tai chi - have more than just sweeping hand movements in common. A recent study indicates they can both keep elderly minds sharp.

22 Apr 2013 - 9:42am

Hong Kong’s secrets to longevity – tea, tai chi and mahjong

Ng Chiu-chung, master of tai chi, which is known to improve balance and boost cardiovascular strength. Photo: Nora Tam

Covered in smog and cramped apartment towers, Hong Kong is not usually associated with a healthy lifestyle. But new figures show that Hongkongers are the longest-living people in the world.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Summer Pop - Live in Hong Kong

Rock band Tai Chi and friends in concert. Aug 11, 8.15pm, HK Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$180-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2905 8134

15 Aug 2012 - 11:29pm

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.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Striking a balance

Hongkongers are intrigued by property. But the art of anticipating when prices go up or down is not easy.

Albert Wong, managing director of Midland Realty, has found the wisdom of tai chi useful for spotting trends and making decisions - when used in conjunction with more modern scientific analysis.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Promoters promise a rocky start to the new year

Hong Kong is not known for its rock scene, but the folks involved are trying to shake things up this New Year's Eve with a countdown show called 'Rock n Over Countdown Concert 2012' at the AsiaWorld-Arena.

6 Oct 2011 - 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

Elderly tai chi experts guide you through the first steps of a lifelong journey

Tai Chi Trainer US$1.99 Rating 8/10

I believe that as a general rule, you only see older people doing tai chi because it takes that long to learn how to do it. But as Dr Paul Lam, creator of the Tai Chi Trainer app, says: 'A journey of 1,000 miles starts with the first step.'

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Department apologises over tai chi show

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has apologised for the mismanagement of Sunday's mass tai chi show that resulted in 29 people being treated for heatstroke and two sent to hospital. The 'Mega Tai Chi Show' at the old Kai Tak airport site attracted 20,236 participants despite the 31degree heat.

2 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Department apologises for poor organisation of tai chi show

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has apologised for the mismanagement of Sunday's mass tai chi show to celebrate the handover that resulted in dozens of people being treated for heatstroke.

The 'Mega Tai Chi Show' at the old Kai Tak airport site attracted 20,236 participants despite the 31degree heat.

2 Oct 2007 - 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

Wen lays on the charm in Tokyo park

Muscle-flexing and a charm offensive seldom mix, but Premier Wen Jiabao seems to have discovered the secret formula in his attempts to woo the Japanese public during his 'ice-breaking' trip.

Despite a hectic schedule, Mr Wen, 64, rose early yesterday for a jog - a routine he has followed everywhere since taking office in 2003.

13 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

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