Carrillo Kern Center for Integrative Therapies

Ron Manes

Ron Manes, Tai Chi

Ron began his martial arts career at the age of 4 years old in his mother’s martial arts academy. His uncle is Great-Grandmaster Pai, Shen Li (Brian Kunsman) of the Pai Lum Tai Chi. After having operated several martial arts schools in the area over the last 20 years himself, Ron now operates Kobukan Martial Arts Academy in the East Beach area of Norfolk.

As a retired Navy EOD combat Veteran, Ron has been active in Peer Mentoring with the local Veterans Affairs clinics and promotes wellness through martial arts training for those suffering from traumas such as PTSD, TBI and other physical and mental disabilities.

As a form of complementary medicine, tai chi is believed to create a positive energy force by balancing the concepts of yin and yang, the opposing internal forces within the body. This healthy balance aids in the flow of qi (chi), the Chinese belief of vital energy in the body. The practice improves balance and coordination which helps reduce the risk of falls.

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