Category Archives: Ch’i Kung

Master Hiromi’s Spring 2020 Workshops

Come join us for Master Hiromi’s Spring 2020 Workshops on Saturday, March 7th!

Spring 2020 WorkshopsBoth workshops will be held at the CTCC dojo at 206 East Water Street — Google Map.

T’ai Chi Warm-Ups
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $80

Brush Knee and Push
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Cost: $80

Both Workshops
Cost: $150

In the morning, Hiromi Sensei will be going deeply into our Warm-Up exercises, covering proper form and movement as well as some application aspects. In the afternoon she will cover some of the subtle details of the 10th step of the 14-Step form: Brush Knee and Push.

Online Payment for Workshop

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

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


Seminar Options




T’ai Chi in the Dentist Chair

Many thanks to Ferrell Mercer for this unique application of T’ai Chi principles.

Recently I have been undergoing a sequence of complex dental procedures. At one point I spent three hours in the dentist chair. As usual, I used my T’ai Chi training to consciously relax during the process and I am certain that doing so led to my having less discomfort both during the procedure and afterward.

The process of even simple dental work is pretty much designed to cause tension. There is the expectation of pain, even though modern dentistry has greatly reduced or eliminated the actual pain of most procedures. Then there is the fact that generally two people have their hands and a variety of tools in your mouth and around various parts of your face. There are also vibrations, strange noises and strange odors that all can make us tense.

T’ai Chi teaches us to become aware of tension in our body and to relax that tension. Over time we can achieve conscious control over our instinct to tense. I found T’ai Chi push hands particularly helpful in learning to relax with someone else in my ‘space’. Continue reading

Grandmaster Wang’s December 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, December 14 through Sunday, December 16. 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, December 14 (evening)
6:00 – 9:00pm Ba Gua (note – there are prerequisites for this workshop) (at CTCC dojo) $90
Saturday, December 15
10:00am – 12:30pm Hsing I – Empty Hands (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $80
Lunch Break at Westminster Church – download order form above
2:30 – 5:00pm Hsing I – Weapons (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $85
Both Saturday Sessions $160
6:00 – 8:00pm Demonstrations and Pot Luck Dinner (at CTCC dojo) Free
Sunday, December 16
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) $50
3:45 – 4:45pm 66 – 100 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $50
5:00 – 6:00pm Entire Form (at CTCC dojo) Free
All Sunday Sessions $200
Full Workshop $430

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.

Grandmaster Wang’s August 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, Hsing-I and Ba Gua seminars!

The workshop will be held from Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12. All events will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

>> Download the registration form here

To register online, please see instructions below.

Friday, August 10 (evening)
6:00 – 9:00pm Ba Gua (note – there are prerequisites for this workshop) (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $90
Saturday, August 11
10:00 – 11:30am 1 – 14 Steps (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $65
11:45am – 12:30pm 15 – 33 Steps (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $40
 Lunch Break at Westminster. Lunch orders are due at the dojo by Tuesday, August 7.
2:30 – 3:30pm 34 – 65 Steps (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $50
3:45 – 4:45pm 66 – 100 Steps (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $50
5:00 – 6:00pm Entire Form (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) Free
6:30 – 8:00pm Pot Luck Dinner (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) Free
All Saturday Sessions $200
Sunday, August 12
1:00 – 3:00pm Hsing I – Empty Hands (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $70
3:15 – 5:45pm Hsing I – Animals (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $80
All Sunday Sessions $145
Full Workshop $430
Saturday Buffet Lunch $15

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 is due at the dojo by Tuesday, August 7.



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.

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.