Lunchtime tai chi on medical campus

28 July 2009

A few months ago a group of UCT staff in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine set up lunchtime tai chi classes at the Mac Club.

The idea was to create an opportunity for academics and other UCT staff to get away from their computers and take part in gentle physical exercise.

Tai chi, a martial art developed in ancient China, is best understood as a moving meditation that reduces stress, strengthens muscles and joints, and improves balance and coordination.

Classes are held once a week on Tuesdays from 12h45 to 13h45 at the Mac Club in the Barnard Fuller Building on Medical Campus.

Classes are run by Richard Jordi who works in the Industrial Health Resource Group at UCT.

Richard has practiced tai chi for 13 years.

Anyone who is interested in taking part in the class should contact Richard Jordi.

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