In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Fort Bend County Libraries will host demonstrations of Tai Chi techniques at several locations in May and June.
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese discipline of meditative movements practiced as a system of exercises. It is a form of martial arts often practiced for defense training, health benefits, and meditation.
Introductory demonstrations will take place at these locations:
- Missouri City Branch Library – Saturday, May 13, 2:00-4:00 pm;
- Mission Bend Branch Library – Saturday, May 20, 2:00-4:00 pm;
- George Memorial Library, Richmond – Saturday, May 27, 2:00-4:00 pm;
- Sugar Land Branch Library – Saturday, June 3, 2:00-4:00 pm.
In these interactive demonstrations, members of the USA Tai Chi Academy will present introductory tai chi basics. Participants will learn simple forms of tai chi, which is often practiced for its health benefits and meditation. Discover how focusing on one’s balance can help a variety of issues, including arthritis.
Those attending the class are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. All ages are welcome to attend, but participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734) or the branch libraries.