Going to gym is not a thing for everyone which is why a lot of the people in the country are becoming more open to new suggestions and ideas plus other people relate better to the unexpected options such as Tai Chi because these allow them to become fit in a unique way and still have fun.
One of the forms of fitness activities that people are starting to participate in is martial arts. Honestly! Many of the Asian forms of art are taking over and becoming quite a trend in the South African market.
This is the start of saying konnichiwa to Tai Chi and exploring a few places that are introducing this art to Joburgers.
But before we even go there, let's first understand;
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is the art of strengthening the body, mind and spirit. This ancient Chinese art form is great for health, fitness, and body awareness. One thing that everyone loves about it is the tranquility that it allows you to tap into and how strong you become.
Now let's take a look at what Joburg has to offer...
Red Dragon Tai Chi & Kung Fu Academy
I think the words "Red Dragon" really make it pretty clear as to what nation Tai Chi from; with that said, this academy offers classes in Kung Fu, Chi Kung as well as meditation.
Their studio is situated in the west of Johannesburg, at the Fairland Walk Mall so convenience for grabbing a few stuff after a good session is of easy access. I'd encourage everyone to try this kind of sport, it's different and you will probably learn a type of discipline that is on a whole new level.
Mings Martial Arts
Mings Martial Arts is a cool spot situated in Parkview and Midrand depending on the class you want to attend, offering Kobujutsu karate, Tai Chi as well as self-defense.
Leo Ming, the instructor of these amazing classes has mastered the art of teaching people ways to get fit and strong. You can find him at:
- Parkview Junior School and Parkview Senior School for karate
- Sagewood School in Midrand for karate
- Parktown Girls High in Parkview for tai chi and karate
They offer martial arts for adults, kids and for the corporate industry; those who want to try something new for team building.
Songshan Kung-Fu Executive Academy
If you are looking for a spot that will provide one of the best beginners class, Songshan is the place to be. They have a few branches in and around Joburg including Bryanston (HQ), Boskruin and Edenvale.
This academy has been around for over 20 years now and offers loads worth of experience to students and we all know, we live in a world where sometimes you need certain skills to help you defend yourself. Sad but true so the best way to do so is joining their super cool classes.
Now that we have checked out some spots, Jozi let's go and enjoy ourselves!