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Students move their arms and bodies during class. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Martial arts master teaches Tai Chi to stressed Chico State

Matthew Ferreira // September 22, 2019

The stress and anxiety of adulting can take a serious toll on a person's mind and body.Grandmaster Azad, a Chico State instructor and owner of Azad's Martial Arts Center, helps students practice self care...

Participants focus and work their way through a tai chi exercise on Sunday as part of an event in City Plaza to honor the memory of late martial arts teacher Sifu Lenny Vavallette. Photo credit: James Groh

Crowd gathers downtown to honor late tai chi grandmaster

James Groh // February 27, 2015

Martial arts devotees came together at City Plaza on Sunday to practice tai chi in memory of the late Lenny Vavallette in what was dubbed Sifu Lenny Day. The gathering was organized by Vavallette’s...

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Noontime Meditation led by David Philhour at SSC 426.

Staff member leads meditation, Qi Gong

Nicole Santos // September 10, 2013

Bare feet, black cushions and dim lighting are just a few elements that help individuals relax during Noontime Meditation and Qi Gong in the Student Services Building. David Philhour, manager of the...

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