Update: TJQMBB Research Study Published JAMA Internal Medicine

On September 10th 2018 our most recent Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT) was published in JAMA Internal Medicine. This study included 670 community dwelling adults age 70 and older with a history of falls or impaired mobility. Participation in TJQMBB classes 2 times a week for 24 weeks reduced falls by 58%. You can access the study directly here, or head over to jamainternalmedicine.com and search “Effectiveness of a Therapeutic Tai Ji Quan Intervention vs a Multimodal Exercise Intervention to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults at High Risk of Falling.”

Welcome to the Washington State Home of Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance, developed by Dr Fuzhong Li, PhD, a senior research scientist at the Oregon Research Institute, and taught by Jan Voit, PT.  This nationally recognized evidence based fall prevention program for older adults is an enhancement of traditional Tai Chi transforming movements into therapeutic training for balance and mobility.


This unique training approach is the result of years of research and community evaluation which culminated in a well organized community based program which includes an 8-form core routine, practice variations and therapeutic subroutine.  To learn more about the program and the research background click here.


To learn more about training for community based instructors and healthcare professionals in Washington State, please refer to the training workshops listed on this website.


Online registration is active, so you may register for workshops on our Upcoming Courses page. If you are interested in hosting a class through your organization, please let us know. Q? Email info@betterbalance.net