TAI CHI included in Mayo Clinic’s “top 10 Complimentary Medical Treatments.”World TaiChi & Qigong Day Official event Croatia from 2000

learn original taiji and qigong for your benefit totalyWushu Nikolas Croatia 

Come here
and watch this competition and also you can hire Nikolas to teach you at the spot about health and sport qigong …… 08 October 2011, SaturdayLáng Sportcsarnok1130 Budapest, Rozsnyai utca 16-20.

http://kulturinfo.hu/helyszin.gcw?id=4042

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=141665439244830  4th Hungarian Open Poomsae Taekwondo Championship A tournament

Prezentacije, demonstracije

– vježbaonica za sve –

Paviljon 6 – kad udjete u paviljon odmah na desno je vjezbaonica i predavanje

Mystik – 2. medjunarodni sajam alternative, zdravog zivota,

 i granicnih podrucja znanosti 14. – 18.9.2011

Mystik – 2nd international Fir of alternative & Healthy Lifestyle and Border Areas of Science

14 – 18 September 2011

nedjelja 18. rujna

11:00 –  12:00   Tai chi radionica/workshop http://www.helistaichi.hr  instruktor  Tai chia Nikolas Maričić

Tai chi: Discover the many possible health benefits
The ancient art of tai chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today’s busy lifestyles and improve health. Find out how to get started.
By Mayo Clinic staff

If you’re looking for another way to reduce stress, consider tai chi (TIE-chee). Tai chi is sometimes described as “meditation in motion” because it promotes serenity through gentle movements — connecting the mind and body. Originally developed in ancient China for self-defense, tai chi evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and to help with a variety of other health conditions.
Understanding tai chi

Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. To do tai chi, you perform a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.

Tai chi has many different styles, such as yang and wu. Each style may have its own subtle emphasis on various tai chi principles and methods. There are also variations within each style. Some may focus on health maintenance, while others focus on the martial arts aspect of tai chi.
The result of all this variation is that there are more than 100 possible movements and positions with tai chi, many of which are named for animals or nature. Regardless of the variation, all forms of tai chi include rhythmic patterns of movement that are coordinated with breathing to help you achieve a sense of inner calm. The concentration required for tai chi forces you to live in the present moment, putting aside distressing thoughts.
Who can do tai chi

The intensity of tai chi varies depending on the form or style practiced. Some forms of tai chi are more fast-paced and exerting than are others, for instance. However, most forms are gentle and suitable for everyone. So you can practice tai chi regardless of your age or physical ability — tai chi emphasizes technique over strength. In fact, because tai chi is low impact, it may be especially suitable if you’re an older adult who otherwise may not exercise.

You may also find tai chi appealing because it’s inexpensive, requires no special equipment and can be done indoors or out, either alone or in a group.

Although tai chi is generally safe, consider talking with your doctor before starting a new program. This is particularly important if you have any problems with your joints, spine or heart, if you are pregnant, if you have any fractures, or if you have severe osteoporosis.
Tai chi: Discover the many possible health benefits
Why give tai chi a try

Like other complementary and alternative practices that bring mind and body together, tai chi can help reduce stress. During tai chi, you focus on movement and breathing. This combination creates a state of relaxation and calm. Stress, anxiety and tension should melt away as you focus on the present, and the effects may last well after you stop your tai chi session. Tai chi also might help your overall health, although it’s not a substitute for traditional medical care.

Despite its long history, tai chi has been studied scientifically only in recent years. And although more research is needed, preliminary evidence suggests that tai chi may offer numerous benefits beyond stress reduction, including:

Reducing anxiety and depression
Improving balance, flexibility and muscle strength
Reducing falls in older adults
Improving sleep quality
Lowering blood pressure
Improving cardiovascular fitness in older adult
Relieving chronic pain
Increasing energy, endurance and agility
Improving overall feelings of well-being

Getting started with tai chi

Wondering how to get started in tai chi? Even though you can rent or buy videos or books about tai chi, consider seeking guidance from a qualified tai chi instructor to gain the full benefits and learn proper techniques. A tai chi instructor may also be able to teach you about the philosophy underlying this relaxation technique.

A tai chi instructor can teach you specific positions and how to regulate your breathing. An instructor also can teach you how to practice tai chi safely, especially if you have injuries, chronic conditions, or balance or coordination problems. Although tai chi is slow and gentle, with virtually no negative side effects, it’s possible to get injured if you don’t know how to do tai chi properly. It’s possible you could strain your muscles or overdo it when first learning, or you could aggravate an existing condition. And if you have balance problems, you could possibly fall during tai chi.

You can find tai chi classes in many communities today. To find a class near you, contact your local:
Senior center
YMCA
YWCA
Health club
Community education center
Wellness facility

Keep in mind that tai chi instructors don’t have to be licensed, and there are no standard training programs for instructors. So check an instructor’s training and experience, get recommendations if possible, and make sure that you’re comfortable with his or her approach. Eventually, you may feel confident enough to do tai chi on your own. But if you like the social element, consider sticking with group tai chi classes.
Maintaining the benefits of tai chi

To reap the greatest stress reduction and other health benefits from tai chi, consider practicing it regularly. While you may get some benefit from a 12-week tai chi class, you may enjoy longer and bigger benefits if you continue tai chi for the long term and become more skilled.

You may find it helpful to practice tai chi in the same place and at the same time every day to develop a routine. But if your schedule is erratic, do tai chi whenever you have a few minutes. You can even draw on the soothing mind-body concepts of tai chi without performing the actual movements if you get stuck in stressful situations — a traffic jam or a contentious work meeting, for instance.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tai-chi/SA00087

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is again mentioned on Croatian National Television
Thank you Croatian Tai Chi Teacher, Nikolas Maricic – Wolf

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day You can view this video of Nikolas’ television interview on Croatian national TV, at youtube:

Nikolas will be representing Croatia in upcoming Chinese Tai Chi events, and has offered to inform all contestents of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day’s global efforts and to invite them all to participate in the upcoming 10th anniversary of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in 2008.

“Will You bee in Jiaozuo China, I will bring with me something about http://www.worldtaichiday.org. Any suggestions. I will do my best with 42 and 24 forms and maybe get some results with me home and that way TaiChi will be popular here more quickly (in Croatia)”

Nikolas Maricic – Wolf

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from Bill Douglas fouder of World TaiChi & Qigong Day:

In answer to Nikolas and any other WTCQD supporter who’d like to share information about World Tai Chi & Qigong Day at any regional, national, or international events you may attend.

At: http://www.worldtaichiday.org/MediaResources.html
You’ll find 2008 WTCQD Press Releases, in 18 languages. You can use these as flyers to pass out at any national or international event, in multiple languages.

Thank you Nikolas and others like Roger Jahnke, Dr. Paul Lam, Mantak Chia, and others who have informed Tai Chi practitioners of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, and invited enthusiasts worldwide to join our global celebration to advance global cooperation, health & healing.
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Master Nikolas Maricic – Wolf teaches Taijiquan (Yang stlye and Chen style and contemporary) Yang Lu Chen, 24, 42, Chen lao jia yi lu, Chen 24, 56, nandu, Chanquan and Nanquan and sanda chinese fighting (kickboxing…) and qigong methods Nikolas is pionir of wushu in croatia making Croatia wushu full member of IWUF and EWUF solely by his own effort in 2003 already going to competitions, events , seminars and even bringing to croatia 4 medals from championships in China where TaiChi originated , from European Championship and from Open Switzerland Championship where his students also took medals
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Donacije – Sponzorstvo
Hrvatski Taiji Centar Helis je za Kup Mediterana (odakle se trener i sportas Nikolas Maricic – Wolf vratio s dvije zlatne medalje jednu za tradicionalni i jednu za moderni wushu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyVjEd3Nn9o ) dobio financijsku donaciju od Strane Primorsko Goranske Zupanije http://www.pgz.hr
3.000,00 kuna Zahvaljujemo se donatoru na prepoznavanju kvalitete i važnosti projekata Centra i trenera te ocekujemo i daljnje
sudjelovanje i ostalih donatora/sponzora na UDRUGA “HRVATSKI TAIJI CENTAR HELIS”,
Žr.rn. PBZ 2340009-1110239204, OIB 21270965021
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Nikolas Maricic – Wolf, Qigong &TaiChi: Energetic Anti-Aging, Optimum Wellness & Longevity Coach je uveo Hrvatsku u Medjunarodni Wushu savez IWUF 2003. godine te je postigao zapazene rezultate na medjunarodnom nivou. Za Taekwondo je sportski djelatnik Grada raba za 1997. godinu te trener prvih ekipnih prvaka Hrvatske u Taekwondo formama obaveznim sastavima 1999. godine I pobjednik Medjunarodnog Hallelujah Prvenstva u Taekwondou 2010. godine.

international wushu and taekwondo champion, Mediterranean wushu cup gold medalist

http://www.alivenotdead.com/nikolasmw http://www.helistaichi.hr http://www.wushunikolas.wordpress.com

Preko 300 odlicja da svojim ucenicima u taekwondo i kickboxingu , te odlicja u wushu sportu , poducavao za razne grupe i razne potrebe te bio gost na mnogim emisijama na HRT-u I OTV-u te u mnogim revijama i novinama. Sluzbeni je organizator http://www.worldtaichiday.org za Hrvatsku priznat od strabne World Health Organisation

solely on my effort here in croatia Croatia is accepted in IWUF
(and i invested my time and money and love for wushu to make it happen )
which is seen here on these photos below where you will see
my appearance in 2 world wushu championships as athlete
and representer of Croatia as well my performances at International
Animal day, and many other important events in Croatia. and i teach wushu and
qigong to old people and Croatia paraplegic and tetraplegic asociation,…

Enjoy photos and help here since it is of outmost importance to wushu and spread of wushu
in this country ,

Nikolas Maricic Wolf, international Wushu TaiChi Champion, Jiaozuo, China and two gold medalist at Mediterranean Wushu Games made Croatia full member of IWUF and also organise World taiChi and Qigong day as offical organiser in Croatia for 11 years http://www.worldtaichiday.org http://www.helistaichi.hr

here are the Medical researches on taichi and qigong benefits http://www.worldtaichiday.org/WTCQDHlthBenft.html

Wushu is known history of thousands of years from ancient China to modern Olympics where it was made a presentation and demonstration in Berlin 1936 Olympic games, as well is today well known by such stars as Jackie Chan and Jet Li, who was actualy 7 times national Chinese wushu champion.

The Honorable Mr. Li Zhijian, Vice Sports Minister of China, Vice President of the Chinese Olympic Committee, vice president of organising comitee for BEijing Olympics and Honorary President of the IwuF http://en.beijing2008.com/69/73/article211927369.shtml and the Honorable Mr. Liu Yuanfu Deputy Secretary General Chinese Olympic Comitee meet with Nikolas Maricic – Wolf in 2006. for the development of Wushu and Taijiquan here in Croatia. He then received offical Wushu uniform, IWUF pledge and 17 VCDs for Wushu from them. Nikolas Maricic – Wolf Program was recognised by Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and sport.

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http://www.examiner.com/tai-chi-in-national/teaching-paraplegics-tai-chi

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