Tai Chi

Course Description

Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese form of exercise originally created as a fighting art with origins dating back over 700 years. Mainly practiced today as a gentle form of exercise with many health benefits, the words “Tai Chi Chuan” would loosely translate as “Supreme Ultimate Exercise or Skill.” Utilizing breathing, visualization, relaxation and natural movement, Tai Chi Chuan generates health, longevity, internal strength and power. Our discussion will focus on the many proven health benefits of Tai Chi Chuan for older adults, including balance, stability, mental focus and pain relief. Taking into account physical limitations, an interactive demonstration will show how these simple movements can be applied to everyday life.


With 32 years of searching, learning, teaching and practicing experience, Jacob Glassmeyer is a Tai Chi. Instructor through the Bright Dawn Institute under Reverend Roberto Keiyo Velez. He has been the head instructor for Tiger Lim’s Taekwondo Academy and Hermitage Taekwondo School. Jacob is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo Moo Duk Kwan and has had additional training in boxing, weaponry, Muay Thai boxing, and personal protection awareness. He is also a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer at Florida Hospital in Celebration.

Registration Information


Cost: $25.00

Dates: Wednesday, November 1st, November 8th, and November 16st 

12:30 p.m. -2:00 p.m.

Location: Allen Hall Auditorium

For more information, please email Cheri Gowan at cgowan@stetson.edu or call at 386-822-7505