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 abrogated/modified due to pandemic requirements.]
Teaching is though Group Seminar Training, university credit courses at Piedmont Community College, and classes at the Person County and Granville County Senior Centers. Private lessons and Ch’i Kung therapy sessions are also available.
Weather Notice – February 2020
Winter weather notwithstanding, we practice in open air. Dress for the weather. Perhaps some warming Bear ch’i kung, maybe some Brocades, continuing attention to T’ai Chi form. (Standard disclaimer: class called if sleeting sideways.)
Beginner Class Series
Oxford: We are currently meeting at the Granville Athletic Park: Granvillle County Life Long Learning classes, beginning T’ai Chi.
Dates/Time: Tuesday mornings, 10 AM at the large open air (and roofed) pavilion.
Registration: Senior Center, 107 Lanier Street, Oxford, NC. 919 693-1930
Roxboro: Please note the Person County Senior Center has cancelled all class gatherings at the Semora Rd. center, indefinitely. The open air classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings will continue at the Old Senior Center Park Gazebo in Roxboro, without the close interactions called Tui Shou or Push Hands. 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.
T’ai Chi principles to Physical Therapy applications
Private classes, instruction in Ch’i Kung therapy by appointment.