Increased balance, proprioception and physical awareness will allow you to move with grace - and less injury - not only when you're in class, but in everyday life.
Flexibility isn't just for showing off, it has tremendous health benefits from increased quality of life to injury reduction not only inside, but also outside of class.
AKKA classes build strength in a real, functional way, regardless of experience level. Tai Chi's low impact movements targets muscle groups in a way other workouts can't, and that means you'll improve your body without the harsh after effect of high impact exercise.
So you're not a kid anymore and you're just done with personal growth? Not if you're with us! Our students say one of the reasons they attend is that they're constantly "leveling up" and growing personally.
It's tough to find a group of people who will support you, help you through challenges, and push you to be your best. But that's exactly what our classes are all about!
Watch a Tai Chi practitioner move effortlessly across the floor, and you may be too impressed to realize they started just like you - with a single class. Tai Chi is an art so beautiful it can seem inaccessible, but our teachers make it easy, building confidence step by step until you're the one moving effortlessly.
One class and you're hooked - it really is as fun as it looks! AKKA is completely different than anything you've ever done, and that makes it perfect if a big box gym isn't really your thing. AKKA will help you get healthier, stronger and more mobile, and you'll love every minute of it. There's a reason AKKA is highest rated Tai Chi program in Independence.
Our classes were designed specifically for the average person. You'll build skills step by step, regardless of your current physical state. But stick with it, and you'll see your abilities soar!
You'll will be surrounded by peers striving towards the same goals you are, day in, day out. You'll build friendships and be supported in your individual journey.
We've always known it, but now the science agrees: You must take time for your own mental health. Tai Chi helps you clear your mind, center your inner self, and be more healthy, from the inside out.
It's more than just learning impressive physical movements - it's proprioception, balance, agility and more - physical skills that will remain with and benefit you for the rest of your life.
But it's not just adverse health outcomes
Americans who lead sedentary lives aren't just at increased risk for obesity and heart disease; they're 10% more likely to die prematurely than those who get adequate physical exercise.
In extra medical costs
Almost half of Adults are Obese
More and more it seems inevitable that as we grow into adults, we slow down and become unhealthy. But it doesn't have to be this way! You can find something you love to do that will keep you happy and healthy for the rest of your life.
Our mission for our AKKA students is important: Increasing Quality of Life through fun, engaging movement classes, whether that means losing weight, building strength, making new friends, or anything in between.
Having a solid foundation of positivity in your life is invaluable. You can't control your experiences everywhere, and it can wear on you. But at AKKA, we focus on making our class the best part of your week.
At AKKA, you don't have to be the best athlete in class; you'll always know you're a valued member, and part of the team, each and every day. This isn't a megagym; you'll never be just another number.
Traditional gyms don't work for most people.
For many people, the emotional cost and lack of support simply aren't worth the effort or time commitment
AKKA at AKKA is the perfect solution
None of the drawbacks of a traditional gym, but far, far more potential for physical, mental and emotional growth
We regularly survey our members to be sure we're offering the best program possible. Here's a sample of the real feedback we get regularly:
I recently started taking Tai Chi classes with Mr Burt. He is a patient and helpful teacher who encourages growth in his students. I can already recognize improvements in my posture, flexibility and core strength. The challenges of learning the movements and stretches have proved to be something I really enjoy.
A while back I decided I needed to find some gentle form of exercise because I was getting creaky all over. Tai Chi is the answer for me. I found AKKA Karate offers classes and signed up. I usually go twice a week. It was so good to be in class today and my weatherman knees have stopped hurting.
Take advantage or our no-strings attached trial offer. You'll see for yourself just how amazing you can be.