Kinetic Movement Center Rockport, Texas

Tai Chi

by Ti Zeidler

Ti Zeidler

Taeko's family moved from their farmland home in Okinawa, to mountainous Taiwan during the WWII years. After the war, they returned to Okinawa only to find that there home was confiscated. Taeko prefers the Americanized spelling of her name, Ti, as it is usually easier for friends to remember than Tae.

Ti graduated from high school and studied to be a nurse. Arthritis ended her nursing career. She married and had two daughters, both of whom live in California. She has 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. At 23, Ti divorced and went to work as a telephone operator at a large hotel during the day and at night she worked as a Playboy bunny. Ti quit both jobs, when she started working at Brown & Root as a secretary. She met Pete Domaschk and they married. Pete is from Texas, so they settled in Rockport, Texas.

In 1984, Ti divorced Pete and conquered cancer. She opened a beauty shop with a friend from England where she specialized in facial care. The shop closed in 1987. In 1989 Ti married Richard Zeidler. She took up ballroom dancing, which became a passion. She competed and won numerous awards. Today, Taeko wears many hats. She makes a living with her alterations and dressmaking, as well as teaching ballroom dancing and tai chi here at Kinetic Movement Center.

About Tai Chi
Tai Chi is an ancient form of slow, graceful, rhythmic exercise. "Strength with softness"; "Poetry in motion" and "Moving in harmony". All are phrases that come close to but don't quite fully express, the "spirit" of Tai Chi.
Benefits of Tai Chi
Strengthens the organs and muscles
Improves cardio, circulation and posture *
Developes alertness and body awareness
Relaxes both mind and body
Self defense
Enormous spiritual benefit
Reduces anxiety & depression *
Reduces falls in older adults *
Lower blood pressure *
Improve flexibility, balance & strength *
Increase energy, endurance & agility *
Reduce pain & stiffness **
Enhanced sleep **
* Mayo Clinic website & printable article
** WebMd website & printable article


Monday & Thursday 8:30 a.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.
$7 per class
Call Ti for more info at (361)729-8260

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