HE HELPS IM­PROVE THEIR HEALTH

JAMES WONG, 58, MAR­TIAL ARTS IN­STRUC­TOR

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James started teach­ing taiji and qigong to breast can­cer sur­vivors this year, giv­ing weekly one-hour classes at the Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion. He lost some­one close to the disease – his god­brother’s wife, who suc­cumbed two years ago. “My ex­er­cises are meant to build up the women’s in­ner strength. I be­lieve this will boost their blood cir­cu­la­tion and im­mu­nity, strengthen their physique and pro­long their lives. Af­ter at­tend­ing my classes, the women tell me that they feel much healthier – they are more flex­i­ble and their mus­cles are less tense.

To be hon­est, when I first met the sur­vivors, I thought they would be weak from their treat­ments or surg­eries. But I was sur­prised to see how phys­i­cally ac­tive they were – some were even tak­ing part in lion dance per­for­mances!

I am open to con­tin­u­ing to teach them. I al­ways tell them, even if you stop learn­ing from me, go on prac­tis­ing the moves reg­u­larly so you won’t for­get the steps and can re­main healthy.

My job is to help them be­come healthier. Since they’ve al­ready sur­vived a big hur­dle like breast can­cer, why shouldn’t they con­tinue im­prov­ing their health to keep other dis­eases at bay?”

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