Category Archives: Ch’i Kung

T’ai Chi For Healing and Growth

Many thanks to Leonard Tuchyner for this wonderful article about his journey with T’ai Chi and Master Hiromi.

So there I was, seventy years old with no clue as to how I got to be a septuagenarian. What I did know was that my body must have been driven by a maniac. Miraculously, I was still standing and functioning, despite the fact that my medics wanted to replace my knees because I’d worn out all the cartilage.

I had survived life, but I didn’t do it without a lot of bumps in the road. I was legally blind, had a back that had been broken twice and a leg three times. I also earned a torn rotator cuff on the left side, a shoulder surgery on the other, and arthritis had found a welcoming home in my well-broken-in body.

Leonard_WarmupWhy am I going into this long laundry list of woe-is-meisms? It’s to show you how T’ai Chi has helped keep me healthy and fit despite this baggage of aches and complaints. It’s a highly adaptive physical and mental health resource that can work with and through almost any list of age-related groans that we have earned through the years. In fact, you can do variations of T’ai Chi on crutches or in a wheelchair.

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CTCC’s Open House 2015

Place: CTCC Dojo (609 E. Market St, enter on 7th Street, across from SNL Financial)
Date: Saturday, September 19
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
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, September 19th at 2pm! If you’ve never attended an CTCC class before, you’ll receive a coupon to try a class FREE.

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 from 2 to 3pm. You will have the opportunity to try several movements and feel T’ai Chi’s effects for yourself.

Afterwards, stick around for snacks and opportunities to ask questions of any of the current students.

Parking: You may park in the SNL Financial parking lot across from the entrance to the dojo on Seventh Street. You may also park in the parking deck next to the police station on East Market Street. Please bring your parking deck ticket to the dojo — we can validate it for two hours.

Grandmaster Wang’s May 2015 Workshop

201505_GMW_FlyerCharlottesville 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, May 29 through Sunday, May 31. For directions to the different events, please click the locations in the table below.

To register online, please see instructions below.

Download the brochure and registration form here.

Download the lunch order form here.

Friday, May 29 (evening)
6:30 – 8:30pm Push Hands (at CTCC dojo) $75
Saturday, May 30
10:00am – 12:00pm Hsing-I – Empty Hands (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $80
Lunch Break at Westminster Presbyterian Church — download order form above
2:30 – 5:00pm Hsing-I – Animals (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $85
Both Saturday Sessions $160
6:15 – 8:00pm Pot Luck Dinner (at CTCC dojo) Free
Sunday, May 31
10:00 – 11:30am 1 – 14 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $65
11:45am – 12:30pm 15 – 33 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $40
 
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 May 15 $400
Full Workshop – Registration Fee after May 15 $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 “May 2015 Workshop” in the Apply To field.

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

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Live Internet Seniors T’ai Chi

Congratulations to JABA (Jefferson Area Board for Aging) for celebrating its 40th Anniversary this month!

As part of the celebration, Hiromi Sensei will lead a live internet-streamed class of Ch’i Kung & T’ai Chi for seniors from 11:30am-12:00pm on Wednesday, May 13th.

Anyone who has internet access can join the live class on Wednesday — just click the link below. Please feel free to share with everyone you know!

Join here – http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jaba-tv

Self-Defense For All Ages

Come learn self-defense with Hiromi!

Learn to evaluate threats and choose the best response. In addition to practical methods of release from grabs and hand holds, we will cover the basics on psychology, tactical stances, and safety zone principles.

Benefits include developing courage, confidence, and heightened awareness. Participants will practice effective skills and build self-confidence in an energetic, fun, and safe environment.

To register online, please see instructions below.

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Place: Charlottesville Tai Chi Center Dojo
Cost: $99 ($90 if paid before March 27)

Online Payment for Workshop

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

Please fill in $99 ($90 if paying before March 27), enter “Self Defense” in the Apply To field, and then click the Pay Now button.

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Grandmaster Wang’s Winter 2015 Workshop

GMWJan2015_flyerHiromi T’ai Chi 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 16 through Sunday, January 18. For directions to the different events, please click the locations in the table below.

To register online, please see instructions below.

Download the brochure and registration form here.

Download the lunch order form here.

Friday, January 16 (evening)
6:30 – 8:30pm Warm Ups (at HTC dojo) $70
Saturday, January 17
10:00am – 12:00pm Hsing-I – 5 Elements (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $70
Lunch Break at Cafe 88 — download order form above
2:30 – 5:00pm Hsing-I – Weapons (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $80
Both Saturday Sessions $140
5:45 – 6:30pm Demonstrations (at HTC dojo) Free
6:45 – 8:00pm Pot Luck Dinner (at HTC dojo) Free
Sunday, January 18
10:00 – 11:30am 1 – 14 Steps (at HTC dojo) $65
11:45am – 12:30pm 15 – 33 Steps (at HTC dojo) $35
 
2:30 – 3:30pm 34 – 65 Steps (at HTC dojo) $45
3:45 – 4:45pm 66 – 100 Steps (at HTC dojo) $45
5:00 – 6:00pm Entire Form (at HTC dojo) Free
All Sunday Sessions $180
Full Workshop $380

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 “January 2014 Workshop” in the Apply To field.

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

Other Amount:
Apply To:

HTC’s 12th Annual Open House

HTC_OpenHouseFlyer2014Join us for our 12th Annual Open House!

Place: HTC Dojo (609 E. Market St, enter on 7th Street, across from SNL Financial)
Date: Saturday, September 27
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
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, September 27th at 2pm! If you’ve never attended an HTC class before, you’ll receive a coupon to try a class FREE.

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 from 2 to 3pm. You will have the opportunity to try several movements and feel T’ai Chi’s effects for yourself.

Afterwards, stick around for snacks and opportunities to ask questions of any of the current students.

Parking: You may park in the SNL Financial parking lot across from the entrance to the dojo on Seventh Street. You may also park in the parking deck next to the police station on East Market Street. Please bring your parking deck ticket to the dojo — we can validate it for two hours.

Energy for Life

T’ai chi as a tool for healthy aging

by Ferrell Mercer

FerrellBorn in 1952, I am at the tail end of the Baby Boom. However, I am old enough to remember “Never trust anyone over 30.” We could not imagine ever being thirty years old much less retirement age. For many of us the words of my late friend Jim Kellogg ring true. He said “If I had known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”

As I have gotten older it has become more and more important to me to be and stay healthy. The principle tool I have found to do that is the Chinese art of t’ai chi chuan. Below I will describe Continue reading

Grandmaster Wang’s Summer 2014 Workshop

GMWjuly2014_flyerHiromi T’ai Chi is very excited 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, July 18 through Sunday, July 20. All events held at HTC dojo.

To register online, please see instructions below.

Download the brochure and registration form here.

Download the lunch order form here.

Friday, July 18 (evening)
6:30 – 8:30pm Ch’i Kung $70
Saturday, July 19
10:00am – 12:00pm Hsing-I – Five Elements $70
Lunch Break at Cafe 88 — download order form above
2:30 – 5:00pm Hsing-I – Linking Forms $80
Both Saturday Sessions $140
5:30 – 8:00pm Pot Luck Dinner Free
Sunday, July 20
10:00 – 11:30am 1 – 14 Steps $65
11:45am – 12:30pm 15 – 33 Steps $35
Lunch Break at Cafe 88 — download order form above
2:30 – 3:30pm 34 – 66 Steps $45
3:45 – 4:45pm 67 – 100 Steps $45
5:00 – 6:00pm Entire Form Free
All Sunday Sessions $180
Full Workshop $380

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 “July 2014 Workshop” in the Apply To field.

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

Other Amount:
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Walking Meditation and T’ai Chi Workshops

Hiromi Spring Workshop 2014Come welcome Spring with two workshops with Hiromi Sensei on Saturday March 22!

Date: Saturday, March 22
Place: HTC Dojo

Walking Meditation Workshop
Time: 8:30 – 10:30am
Price: $50
This easy-to-learn eight set of Walking Meditation allows all joints to loosen up and improves balance and coordination. Ch’i (life-force energy) starts to flow through the body’s channels while blood surges through veins and arteries and brings a state of tranquility.

T’ai Chi Basics Workshop
Time: 10:45 – 12:45pm
Price: $70
14-step T’ai Chi is the foundation for the Cheng-Ming T’ai Chi long form. Hiromi will explain the basic stance, footwork, and a connection to the core which all T’ai Chi practitioners revisit. For beginners, we will learn the basic stance and movements. For experienced students, we will deepen our practice by focusing on several T’ai Chi principles. After this workshop, you will feel energized and relaxed.

Both beginner and intermediate students are welcome!

To register, please call 877-880-2479 or email registrar@hiromitaichi.org. You may pay at the workshop with a check, or through PayPal below.

Please fill in the total amount for the workshop(s) you wish to take and enter “Spring 2014 Workshop” in the Apply To field.

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