My daughter passed away on March 7th. She knew that I have always wanted to do Tai Chi. After her passing I was going through some papers and found a book I had bought some time ago on Tia Chi. Then, on my way to work one day, I finally noticed your sign on the building and went in. I scheduled an hour class and was hooked and invited two of my friends to join me. I feel like my daughter led me to you all and I feel so much stronger and better able to handle her death and life itself. Thank you for the wonderful instructors and how they are so kind and encouraging. I truly feel like I’m in a safe place there.
Thank you again.
I was looking through some old pics and I wore the same shirt for Christmas last year, so I put the pictures side to side and it really surprised me. Sometimes I get frustrated because I feel like I haven’t made progress or think about how far I still have to go. But this is the first time I’ve been able to see the change in myself. I was in a bad place this time last year. I still have a long way to go but for the first time in so many years I feel like I’m facing this coming year moving FORWARD and not BACKWARD. MACH has played a big role in this shift and I’m so grateful!
Four years ago I was pondering the thought of my son moving up from the Cub Scouts into the Boy Scouts and how I would be able to keep up with him. I was overweight at 277 lbs. and in poor physical condition. A knee injury in the past had affected my posture causing me pain in my back and an inability to jog or run. With that in mind I recalled 25 years ago the training I did in martial arts. I enjoyed the exercise and discipline however, I was looking for more. I was looking for a place that would not teach these techniques in a combat environment but rather an environment that would foster balance with mind and body to provide good health.Read more
I decided to pursue martial art training as a way to achieve a goal of losing weight, physical fitness and a focused mind. After an exhaustive search I found a school that was a perfect fit, The Martial Arts Center for Health.
In three years I started to see improvements in myself. The pain in my back and joints disappeared and my posture is straight which has not happened in over 20 years. I no longer am out of breath doing the simplest of tasks and I can run again… very fast. I did a 10 mile hike with the Boy Scouts and the next day drove five hours on business with not even a hint of discomfort. I lost 80 lbs. this past year and am now 197 lbs.
I see situations and relationships in a clearer, calmer state of mind. My wife has noticed such a positive change that she has started training at the school as well. Another benefit that I did not expect is how much I was better prepared for the challenges of being a father to two teenagers. The quality of my professional life has greatly improved.
Patricia Seykora AP, Dipl Ac, DOM
In the five years I’ve been training with the Martial Arts Center for Health I have lost thirty pounds, gained balance, strength and endurance. This has really helped me in my practice. As a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, I do a lot of specialized hands-on treatment to adjust the patient’s body. It’s physical work and now I find that I practice without feeling limited in how I am able to treat them, even seeing more patients and I don’t feel exhausted at the end of the day.
I’m also aware that my immune system is much stronger, I treat sick people all day, yet I am hardly ever out sick now. With the increased confidence I’ve seen through utilizing the knowledge and training at the Martial Arts Center for Health, I can diagnose more efficiently and find my treatments are even more effective. Therefore, patients benefit as well. They respond quickly and receive results for improved quality of life and overall wellness. Over the years, I have referred many of my patients to the Martial Arts Center for Health and find that they are not only able to learn more about helping themselves physically but they are more responsive to my treatments. They seem to retain their health improvements gained through the work that they’ve done with me by applying what they’ve learned at the Center.