You can drop by any time and speak to one of our instructors or staff members. We offer a two-week free-trial, which means if you wear comfortable clothing, you can go ahead and try a class when you first come in.
Students in the Adult Karate Program should make an instructor aware when they feel they are ready to test. The student and instructor can then determine if the student is ready or if more work is needed before the test.
Belt tests are performed on scheduled Saturdays with a small group of students. While famillies are welcome to watch any class, belt tests are a great time for family or friends to watch the student perform what they have learned.
"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, click here.
Grand Master Gay's Tai Chi class is currently meeting at a variety of times. For more information about him and our Tai Chi program, call or come in.
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.