The uses of T’ai Chi for quieting the body and the mind are legendary: “The body of a lumberjack, the suppleness of a child, the compassionate wisdom of a sage.” T’ai Chi training is open to anyone, regardless of age or condition.
Sifu Peter Kay has more than 35 years experience teaching the traditional Chinese art of T’ai Chi. He began a life-long study with Herman Kauz as his teacher and currently teaches T’ai Chi Form and Push Hands, as well as healing and meditative Ch’i Kung (Qigong) exercises.
T’ai Chi Form is taught in the tradition of Professor Cheng, Man-Ch’ing, and includes solo and interactive exercises for health and meditation. Partner exercises (push hands training as taught by Herman Kauz) emphasize sensitivity and responsiveness: “4 ounces of pressure, yielding with return.”
Teaching is though Group Seminar Training, university credit courses at Piedmont Community College, and classes at the Person County Senior Center. Private lessons and Ch’i Kung therapy sessions are also available.
New Seminar Series:
This series of classes will offer an insight into current/modern-age use and applications of a centuries old Chinese art. Internal exercises and T’ai Chi Form will be taught, with history and anecdotes from 45-years of experience.
Sponsor: Granville County Senior Center’s Creative Lifelong Learning Program
Dates/Time: Tuesday mornings. Beginning class starting Tuesday, 9/3/19 @ 9:30 AM. Continuing class will follow, 10:30 – 11:30.
Where: Granville County Senior Center
107 Lanier Street, Oxford, NC
Instructor: Peter Kay
Cost: $35 for Granville Seniors; $40 for all others
Registration: Senior Center, 107 Lanier Street Oxford, NC
Saturday Morning Class: 8:30 AM, at the Gazebo park by the old Person County Senior Center. 121 Depot St., Roxboro. Cheng Man-ching form X 2, push hands practice. (Note: weather may change venue to Senior Center. Check this page for updates.)
Tuesday evening classes: 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Gazebo park by the old Person County Senior Center. 121 Depot St., Roxboro. Cheng Man-ching form X 2, push hands practice. (Note: weather may change venue to Senior Center. Check this page for updates.)
Thursday evening classes: 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Tai Chi Form review and introduction to 2-person exercises. Person County Senior Center. 87 Semora Rd, Roxboro. Completed Beginner Class: I have been presenting Animal Frolic exercises since last summer, starting with Crane, progressing through Monkey and Tiger, Bear for the winter and Deer for the spring. Easily learned, they are a good introduction to Tai Chi concepts. Class has progressed through T’ai Chi Form and has started 2-person exercises known as Tui Shou (Pushing Hands.) Weekly follow up classes include review and progression of lessons.
Those interested in studying are encouraged to agitate for a new Beginning Class.
T’ai Chi principles to Physical Therapy applications
Private classes, instruction in Ch’i Kung therapy by appointment.