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 40 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.” [Close contact t’ui shou training, modified due to pandemic requirements, now with 6′ distancing sticks. Masks required.]
Teaching is though Group Seminar Training, and classes at the Person County and Granville County Senior Centers. Private lessons and Ch’i Kung therapy sessions are also available. Note that university credit courses at Piedmont Community College are no longer offered.
Beginner Class Series
We are currently meeting at the Granville Athletic Park: Granville County Life Long Learning classes; New Beginning class started September 7.
Dates/Time: Tuesday mornings, 10 AM at the large open air (and roofed) pavilion Granville Athletic Park.
Registration: Senior Center, 107 Lanier Street, Oxford, NC. 919 693-1930
Environmental Building at Mayo Park. New class starting Monday September 13, to run through October 25, offered through the Person County Recreation, Arts, and Parks Department. Class will be taught by Darcy Wudel, time 5:30 to 6:30. Registration is required, call 336 597-1755 (www.personcountync.gov)
The open air classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings will continue at the Old Senior Center Park Gazebo in Roxboro. (Note that the old Senior Center building, unfathomably, is still standing.)
Saturday Morning Class: 8:30 AM, at the Gazebo park by the old Person County Senior Center. 121 Depot St., Roxboro. Cheng, Man-Ch’ing form X 5, Ch’i Kung.
Tuesday evening classes: 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Gazebo park by the old Person County Senior Center. 121 Depot St., Roxboro. Cheng, Man-Ch’ing form X 5, Ch’i Kung.
Thursday evening classes: 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Gazebo park by the old Person County Senior Center. 121 Depot St., Roxboro. Cheng, Man-Ch’ing form X 5, Ch’i Kung.
Weather notwithstanding, we practice in open air. Dress for the weather. Perhaps some warming Bear ch’i kung on cold days or some Crane forms on hot days, maybe some Brocades, continuing attention to T’ai Chi form. (Standard disclaimer: class called if sleeting sideways.)
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Private classes, instruction in Ch’i Kung therapy by appointment.