Tai Chi is a form of physical exercise with origins dating back to approximately 5000 years ago in China, with a major overhaul of the system beginning in the 13th century. It is a form of moving meditation which allows practitioners to calm their minds through the slow, deliberate movements of their bodies. Tai Chi's gentle techniques and slow moving pace makes it perfect for those who are elderly or those with health problems which limit their ability to exert themselves physically. Tai Chi also helps to develop strength, flexibility, and balance while offering a low impact calorie burn. Lethbridge Hung Sing Koon Kung Fu Academy offers a style of Tai Chi that was developed and maintained for three generations in the Chiem family.