Tai Chi for Health 3

Another reason that often students in the USA do not get the Tai Chi health benefits is that there is simply a lot of unqualified Tai Chi instructors in the USA today. This is mostly due to the amount of weekend certification workshops whereby someone with no real prior knowledge of Tai Chi can go to a weekend workshop and leave as a fully certified Tai Chi instructor. This person (often an occupational or physical therapist or nurse) then goes home and starts teaching Tai Chi classes using their Western medical credential to try to legitimize their Tai Chi.

This current state of affairs is very unfortunate and Tai Chi in America as a whole suffers as a result of this rip-off scam of Tai Chi by unqualified instructors where real Tai Chi and the Tai Chi health benefits can not be found. Who will want to do Tai Chi if the consensus is that it does not work? And, what other opinion will the public come to about Tai Chi if most of the Tai Chi that is available is incorrect or poorly taught and people are not getting any of the substantial Tai Chi health benefits? I and we as an organization are working very hard to try to prevent this from happening. Please see our article on what a legitimate Tai Chi instructor should know and do your diligence (by being an informed consumer) even when just looking for Tai Chi health benefits.

Tai Chi health benefits are many and varied. In this article I have touched on a few of them but there is a great deal more. If you are a student of Tai Chi but have not been getting the Tai Chi health benefits please contact us so that we can try to assist you in your practice and training.


  1. Gnarly dude. I 404’d that link. lol. I’ve been looking at some instructors, the one I like says he’s a 2nd level in tai chi. There’s no others in my area. At least they don’t show credentials like this one did. Still he’s pretty focused on moreso the health benefits of tai chi. Personally, I have no problem with that.

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