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Tai Chi Class For A Cause

On Saturday, September 19, 2020, from 9:00am until 10:15am, Dr. Kelly Carter will be hosting a Tai Chi Class at Revolution Fitness located at 2800 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie. Dr. Carter is a Master Instructor and a licensed acupuncturist and LA Health Solutions‘ partner.  Some of the proceeds from the class will go to Operation Underground Railroad to save children from human trafficking. There is limited space so sign up today!

Tai Chi Class

Tai Chi Class Details

What: Tai Chi Class
When: September 19, 2020, 9:00am – 10:15 am
Where: Revolution Fitness: 2800 Veterans Memorial Blkd. Metairie, LA 70002
When: September 19, 2020, 9:00am – 10:15 am
Who: Master Instructor Dr. Kelly Carter
Cost: $45 paid to Kelly-Carter-6 (Venmo) or [email protected] (PayPal)
Will Learn: 4-5 Simple, but Powerful Exercises
RSVP: Thursday, September 17, 2020. Call 310-902-0208 or email: [email protected]

Why Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is a martial art. Kelly has an unusual perspective of how Tai Chi works as a martial art due to his background. He is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt holder as well as a Kenpo Karate 6th dan, and an MMA fighter and coach and has studied with some of the very best in the world. Tai Chi indirectly helps your other martial arts skills work at a higher level when things “get real”. It allows calmness and the ability to be in the zone which helps you access your other martial arts skills.  Dr. Kelly has experienced this “Zone”  in dangerous situations successfully.

Tai Chi relieves stress and allows the “Relaxation Response” and because of this it greatly enhances your immune system. The stressors we are experiencing in our lives now are unprecedented; isolation, being more sedentary, and the media driven fear at a whole new level. This complex stress can stick us in constant “fight or flight”. When we are in this fight or flight state our immune system shuts off completely and we are not thinking or functioning at our best level. (The Biology of Belief, 2005, pp 119) Blending Tai Chi with The LifeLine Technique is part of what will be taught. LifeLine addresses specific emotional issues.

Nasal breathing, as done in Tai Chi, increases the production of nitric oxide in your body which is a strong defense against viruses and essential for cardiovascular health. See the attached research on nitric oxide. (The Oxygen Advantage, 2015, pp 67)

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Operation Underground Railroad

Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R)’s goal is to pave the way for the permanent eradication of child sex trafficking through coordinated rescue and recovery planning. ” In the past six years of existence, O.U.R. has rescued 4,100 victims and assisted in the arrests of more than 2,300 traffickers around the world. The partners we are empowering have collectively helped rescue the lives of more than 10,000 survivors who were enslaved, exploited or at risk.” according to O.U.R. The O.U.R organization has rescued children around the world  from Cambodia to India to the USA. Learn more about the organization and its history on their website – Click HERE – .

About Dr. Kelly Carter, L.Ac, DAOM

Kelly Carter, L.Ac., DAOM, has been practicing Tai Chi since 1989, and he has taught many seminars. He is Master Kimball Paul’s first assigned Master of Tai Chi Chuan and is also recognized in China. To learn more about, visit Dr. Carter wrote his doctoral dissertation on the “Efficacy of Tai Chi for the Treatment of Anxiety.” It concluded, through research, how Tai Chi significantly reduces anxiety and depression. In this project substantial research was found on the efficacy of Tai Chi for arthritis, cardio-vascular health, balance improvement, pain of many kinds and that it helps to develop a strong immune system and more.


  • Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

  • Master of Science in Oriental Medicine – Midwest College of Oriental Medicine

  • Advanced Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Certificate – Guanzhou University, China

  • Licensed Acupuncturist

  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts – Columbia College

  • Certified Active Isolated Stretching & Strengthening (Mattes Method) – AIS Training Academy

  • Certified LifeLine Practitioner – The LifeLine Technique Training Academy

  • Master of Tai Chi/Chi Gung – Crossroads Academy

  • Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Street Sports BJJ, IBJJF

  • 6th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate

  • 5th Degree Black Belt in Lasassious Do Ru

  • Certified Olympic Weightlifting Coach

  • Certified Kettle Bell Coach

  • Certified Happy Body Coach

  • Certified Sports Performance Coach

  • Public Speaker

  • Producer of the Flexibility Program for the “Future Olympians” USA Wrestling Program

  • Film Maker


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