Slow and steady is the way to move for a new Warrnambool tai chi class.
Sea Dragon Tai Chi instructor George Leris said working the body at a slow and steady pace helps to develop balance and control.
"We try to achieve a level of fitness by doing things in a slow and relaxed way so you are not ripping and tearing your muscles," Mr Leris said.
"The saying 'no pain, no gain' is not something for us."
Staying calm and staying in the moment is a key philosophy of tai chi, according to Mr Leris.
"We try to apply this to every aspect of our lives," he said.
Classes will lead beginners through the traditional Wu style of tai chi, which originated in China in the late 1800's.
Mr Leris will also teach straight sword and sabre forms of tai chi once students understand the basic patterns.
"The classes are adaptable for all age groups and fitness levels," Mr Leris said.
"Everyone just blends in.
"It's just such a good feeling."
Sea Dragon Tai Chi will be running classes at the St Joseph's Church hall, off Raglan Parade, at 7pm on Wednesday and Friday nights and at 2pm Sundays.
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