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  Tai Chi

"The mind should come first, the body later.  The body should follow the mind as a shoadow follows an object.  All movements are directed by the mind, not by exerting muscular strength."  

Tai Chi is a martial art form with practical applications, but is foremost practiced as a meditative exercise for the body.  In Chinese philpsophy, the concept of 'chi', a vital force that animates the body, drives the pattern of movement associated with this art.  For more information about Tai Chi, clickhere.

Grand Master Jeffery Gay is a 6th -Dan in three styles of martial arts: Okinawan Shuri-ryu, Kempo Kobudo, and Chinese T-ai Chi Ch'uan.  He has been in the USKA (United States Karate Association since 1975.  Tai Chi is the art form he teaches the most.  He enjoys helping people who want to learn Tai Chi because he believes that if you wish to learn he can teach you.  

Grand Master Gay's Tai Chi class meets on Monday and Thursday nights, from 8 to 9 pm.  You can come down during any class and speak with Grand Master Gay about getting started.