Category Archives: Ch’i Kung

Japanese Tea Ceremony Spring Fundraiser

Ceremony Master Noriko Takashima
We are very excited and honored to welcome ceremony master Noriko Takashima to our dojo on April 28.
Have you ever wanted to see a traditional Japanese tea ceremony? Much more than the making and drinking of tea, this ceremony is a traditional Japanese art. Join us for our Japanese Tea Ceremony and experience the meditative nature of two different ceremony styles, Furo-temae and Chabako-temae. As a part of our Spring Fundraiser, this art will be demonstrated at CTCC.

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Place: Charlottesville Tai Chi Center Dojo
206 East Water Street — Google Map
2-hour parking validation available for the Water Street Parking Garage next door
Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm
          3:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: $35 minimum donation for one session; $50 for both (Donations are non-refundable; Children ages 10-16 years may attend for free.) This event is a fund-raiser for CTCC – thank you for your support!

UPDATE: All seats for the Tea Ceremony are now full. Additional guests are welcome and invited to make a donation to the dojo and come watch the ceremony.

Online Payment for Fundraiser

Please type in the amount of your donation and enter “Tea Ceremony” in the Apply To field, and then click Pay Now. You will be given the option to log in to PayPal or pay with a credit card.

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Hiromi’s Spring 2018 Workshop

Come join us for Hiromi Sensei’s Spring 2018 Workshop!

Hiromi Sensei will be teaching the 6-Step Beginner T’ai Chi form. This form has something to offer everyone — if you are brand new to T’ai Chi, it is a great introduction to the basic principles of moving more mindfully.

For intermediate students it provides a very helpful review and also offers opportunities to work on the balance needed for kicks beyond the 14-step.

Additionally, it can be a wonderfully convenient option for all students for their home practice when time is limited.

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Place: Charlottesville Tai Chi Center Dojo
206 East Water Street — Google Map
2-hour parking validation available for the Water Street Parking Garage next door
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: $50

Online Payment for Workshop

You can register using your PayPal account or a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover).

Please click the Pay Now button. You will be given the option to log in to PayPal or pay with a credit card.


Workshop Options




Grandmaster Wang’s January 2018 Workshop

The Charlottesville T’ai Chi Center is very proud to once again host Grandmaster Wang Fu-Lai for a weekend of T’ai Chi and Hsing-I seminars!

The workshop will be held from Friday, January 12 through Sunday, January 14. All events will be held at the CTCC dojo, except for the two Saturday sessions at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

To register online, please see instructions below.

Download the brochure and registration form here.

Download the lunch order form here.

Friday, January 12 (evening)
6:00 – 9:00pm Ba Gua (note – there are prerequisites for this workshop) (at CTCC dojo) $90
Saturday, January 13
10:00am – 12:30pm Hsing I – Empty Hands (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $80
Lunch Break at Westminster Church – download order form above
2:30 – 4:30pm Hsing I – Weapons (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $85
Both Saturday Sessions $160
6:15 – 8:00pm Demonstrations and Pot Luck Dinner (at CTCC dojo) Free
Sunday, January 14
10:00 – 11:30am 1 – 14 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $65
11:45am – 12:30pm 15 – 33 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $40
 Lunch Break at Dojo — download order form above
2:30 – 3:30pm 34 – 65 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $40
3:45 – 4:45pm 66 – 100 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $40
5:00 – 6:00pm Entire Form (at CTCC dojo) Free
All Sunday Sessions $180
Full Workshop $430
Full Workshop Early Bird Fee – pay by December 29 $400

Online Payment for Workshop

You can register for Grandmaster Wang’s upcoming workshop using your PayPal account or a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover).

Please fill in the total amount for the sessions you wish to take and click the Pay Now button. You can either log into PayPal or click the “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” option.

Please bring a completed registration form to the first session you attend.



CTCC’s Open House 2017

Place: CTCC Dojo (206 East Water St., next to the Water Street Parking Garage)
Date: Saturday, October 7
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: FREE

If you or someone you know is curious about T’ai Chi and its calming influences and positive effects on health, please join us on Saturday, October 7th between 10:30am – 12:30pm!

We will demonstrate some of the forms that we teach and discuss how T’ai Chi works to strengthen and integrate the mind and body. You will have the opportunity to try out some of the things we do and feel T’ai Chi’s effects for yourself.

Parking: We can validate parking tickets for the Water Street Parking Garage for two hours.

Grandmaster Wang’s July 2017 Workshop

The Charlottesville T’ai Chi Center is very proud to once again host Grandmaster Wang Fu-Lai for a weekend of T’ai Chi and Hsing-I seminars!

The workshop will be held from Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23. All events will be held at the CTCC dojo, except for the Saturday sessions held at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

To register online, please see instructions below.

Thursday, July 20 (evening)
6:00 – 8:00pm Ch’i Kung (at CTCC dojo) $75
Friday, July 21 (evening)
6:00 – 9:00pm Ba Gua (note – there are prerequisites for this workshop) (at CTCC dojo) $90
Saturday, July 22
10:00am – 12:30pm Hsing I – Five Elements (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $80
Lunch Break at Westminster Church. The lunch order form is due at the dojo by Wed., July 19.
2:30 – 5:30pm Hsing I – Animals (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $80
Both Saturday Sessions $150
6:15 – 8:00pm Pot Luck Dinner (at CTCC dojo) Free
Sunday, July 23
10:00 – 11:30am 1 – 14 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $65
11:45am – 12:30pm 15 – 33 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $40
 Lunch Break at the Dojo. The lunch order form is due at the dojo by Wed., July 19.
2:30 – 3:30pm 34 – 65 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $40
3:45 – 4:45pm 66 – 100 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $40
5:00 – 6:00pm Entire Form (at CTCC dojo) Free
All Sunday Sessions $180
Full Workshop $495
Full Workshop Early Bird Discount – pay by July 14 $450

Online Payment for Workshop

You can register for Grandmaster Wang’s upcoming workshop using your PayPal account or a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover).

Please fill in the total amount for the sessions you wish to take and click the Pay Now button. You can either log into PayPal or click the “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” option.

Please bring a completed registration form to the first session you attend.

The lunch order form is due at the dojo by Wed., July 19.



Hiromi’s Spring 2017 Workshops

Come join us for two workshops with Master Hiromi!

The first workshop will cover the T’ai Chi Warm-Up. T’ai Chi warm-up is a perfect exercise for everyone, from absolute beginners to advanced students. It engages the entire body by loosening and stretching muscles and joints. We will explore the Cheng Ming warm-up sequence with special attention to body alignment and angles.

The second workshop will explore the Warm-Up Applications. Each warm-up has a martial application. Have fun and deepen your form by learning the applications and practicing them in pairs. Body alignment and angles learned in the morning workshop will help make these applications effective.

To register online, please see instructions below.
>> View the flyer here

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Place: Charlottesville Tai Chi Center Dojo – New Address!
206 East Water Street — Google Map
2-hour parking validation available for the Water Street Parking Garage next door

T’ai Chi Warm-Up
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $80

Warm-Up Applications
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $80

Cost for both workshops: $150

Online Payment for Workshop

You can register using your PayPal account or a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover).

Please select your option and then click the Pay Now button.


Workshop Options




Grandmaster Wang’s February 2017 Workshop

The Charlottesville T’ai Chi Center is very proud to once again host Grandmaster Wang Fu-Lai for a weekend of T’ai Chi and Hsing-I seminars!

The workshop will be held from Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19. All events will be held at the CTCC dojo, except for the Saturday afternoon weapons session.

To register online, please see instructions below.

Download the brochure and registration form here.

Download the lunch order form here.


Friday, February 17 (evening)
6:30 – 8:30pm Ch’i Kung Meditation (at CTCC dojo) $75
Saturday, February 18
10:00am – 12:30pm Hsing I – Empty Hands (at CTCC dojo) $80
Lunch Break at Dojo – download order form above
2:30 – 5:30pm Hsing I – Weapons (at Johnson Elementary School) $85
Both Saturday Sessions $160
6:15 – 8:00pm Demonstrations and Pot Luck Dinner (at CTCC dojo) Free
Sunday, February 19
10:00 – 11:30am 1 – 14 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $65
11:45am – 12:30pm 15 – 33 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $40
 Lunch Break at Dojo — download order form above
2:30 – 3:30pm 34 – 65 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $40
3:45 – 4:45pm 66 – 100 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $40
5:00 – 6:00pm Entire Form (at CTCC dojo) Free
All Sunday Sessions $180
Full Workshop $415

Online Payment for Workshop

You can register for Grandmaster Wang’s upcoming workshop using your PayPal account or a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover).

Please fill in the total amount for the sessions you wish to take and click the Pay Now button. You can either log into PayPal or click the “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” option.

Please bring a completed registration form to the first session you attend.



Calligraphy and T’ai Chi Performance

Come join us to learn about the connection between the principles of Calligraphy and T’ai Chi!

Master Calligrapher Miyuki Kawane will demonstrate large scale calligraphy while T’ai Chi is performed by four members of Charlottesville T’ai Chi Center. Parallels and similar principles between the two arts will be drawn.

T'ai Chi and Calligraphy Workshop

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Place: IX Art Park – on the stage near the painted large building
Time: 10:30 – 11:00am
Cost: $10 suggested donation – no registration required

Sumo Wrestling Workshop

Come join us to learn about SUMO – the traditional art of Japanese wrestling! The workshop will be taught by Koji Watanabe with a cost of $20.

Sumo wrestling originated in Japan centuries ago and involves many martial arts principles (such as rooting and uprooting). The winner of a sumo bout either forces his opponent to step out of the ring or to touch the ground with any part of his body other than the bottom of his feet.
Sumo Workshop Flyer July 22 2016
To register online, please see instructions below.

Date: Friday, July 22, 2016
Place: Charlottesville Tai Chi Center Dojo
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Cost: $20

Online Payment for Workshop

The cost of the workshop is $20. You can register using your PayPal account or a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover) by clicking the Pay Now button below.





Grandmaster Wang’s August 2016 Workshop

Grandmaster Wang Summer 2016 WorkshopCharlottesville T’ai Chi Center is very proud to once again host Grandmaster Wang Fu-Lai for a weekend of T’ai Chi and Hsing-I seminars!

The workshop will be held from Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7. All sessions will be held at the CTCC dojo.

To register online, please see instructions below.

>> Download the brochure and registration form here

>> Download the lunch order form here

Friday, Aug 5 (evening)
6:30 – 8:30pm Push Hands (at CTCC dojo) $75
Saturday, Aug 6
10:00am – 12:30pm Hsing-I – Empty Hands (at CTCC dojo) $80
Lunch Break
2:30 – 5:30pm Hsing-I – Animals (at CTCC dojo) $85
Both Saturday Sessions $160
6:30 – 8:00pm Pot Luck Dinner (at CTCC dojo) Free
Sunday, Aug 7
10:00 – 11:30am 1 – 14 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $65
11:45am – 12:30pm 15 – 33 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $40
Lunch Break
2:30 – 3:30pm 34 – 65 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $40
3:45 – 4:45pm 66 – 100 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $40
5:00 – 6:00pm Entire Form (at CTCC dojo) Free
All Sunday Sessions $180
Full Workshop – Registration Fee on or before July 22 $400
Full Workshop – Registration Fee after July 22 $415

Online Payment for Workshop

You can register for Grandmaster Wang’s upcoming workshop using your PayPal account or a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover).

Please fill in the total amount for the sessions you wish to take and enter “Aug 2016 Workshop” in the Apply To field.

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