As a student of Tai Chi for over 34 years, I have had the privilege of working with many teachers, yet I have taken classes at Empire Tai Chi with Gene Nelson longer than anywhere else. The teaching is both rigorous, in the sense of exacting, and also connected to the deeper principles of movement and flow that is essential to all Tai Chi. The practice of Tai Chi can be both precise and meditatively relaxing and rarely have I found both aspects of Tai Chi combined so thoroughly in a single teaching approach

Mark Sirkin, Ph.D.
Empire Tai Chi
More than 11,000 students, from 18 to 98 years old including individuals in Special Populations, have attended Empire Tai Chi classes held at research centers, schools, universities, institutions and municipal centers. Our teaching experience uniquely qualifies us to bring Tai Chi into your life.

Research groups have recognized Empire's experience and students successes and has been invited to participate in studies including "Aging in America" by the New York City Department of Aging; "The Joint Efforts Initiative" designed by The National Council on Aging (NCOA); and "The Arthritis Management Program" a pilot project funded by Searle. Sifu Gene is an often requested speaker for groups supporting individuals challenged by Alzheimers, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, COPD, Parkinsons Disease and recovering Stroke Patients. Gene has volunteered with the VA as part of their pain management program. For over 20 years Empire was the exclusive provider of comprehensive Tai Chi, Qigong, Dao Yin and Adaptive Tai Chi Programs for the world renown Burke Rehabilitation Center in Metro NY with over 11 classes per week
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 Sifu Gene has over 30 years of Internal Arts training. Certified Master Tai Chi Instructor
American Tai Chi & Qigong Association