MARTIAL ARTS

Tai Chi Basics
Instructor: Kevin Comeau
Dates: Mondays
Time:  12-1pm
Cost: $18 drop in, $160 for 10 class card. Register here>

Kevin's class will introduce students to the basic elements of tai chi.  [This class will complement Paul Mahoney's Friday class at Open Door.]  The practice will include instruction in the body movements and breathing patterns needed to learn the Yang style short form.  This course is suitable for beginners who are interested in improving their health while learning this ancient art form.  This course is also suitable as an intro to tai chi chuan for students who are interested in not only the health side but in learning the martial art of tai chi. All are welcome- you can get started no matter what shape you are in! 

Kevin practices and teaches traditional Japanese martial arts with the White River Budokan in White River Junction.  He has been practicing 35 years.  He studies tai chi with Sifu Paul Mahoney. His somatic practice at Open Door focuses on deep tissue massage, myofascial release, and individual and group exercise.  He teaches advanced massage technique and body awareness classes and professional seminars at River Valley Community College and the Community College of Vermont.

For questions, email Kevin at kevincomeau1989@gmail.com


Tai Chi for Health
Instructor: Paul Mahoney
Dates: Fridays
Time:  10am-11am
Cost: $20 drop in, $160 for 10 class card. Register here>

Paul Mahoney will teach a tai chi for health class that includes instruction of the Yang style short form and will include qigong (Chee gong) practice.

This course is suitable for beginners who are interested in improving their health while learning this ancient art form.  This course is also suitable as an intro to tai chi chuan for students who are interested in not only the health side but in learning the martial art of tai chi. Once the basics are mastered students would then have an option to start a more in depth study which includes partner exercises including push hands, chin Na, applications and the Yang style fighting set. 

Paul Mahoney has over thirty years of tai chi experience. To learn more about him please visit: www.greatbaytaichi.com

For questions, email Paul at gbtc13@gmail.com


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Self-Defense for Women (ages 13+)
Instructor: Kevin Comeau
Date: Fridays, May 3- May 24
Time:4-5pm
Cost: $75 for the series

This class will cover the fundamentals of physical self-defense, while touching on its emotional and psychological elements.  We will cover such topics as evasion, escape, blocking and striking, improvised weapons, awareness of the environment, and the use of the eyes and voice.  Students should come prepared to move- wear comfortable clothing.  Practice will be realistic but respectful and safe.  All questions and ideas are welcome.

Kevin practices and teaches traditional Japanese martial arts with the White River Budokan in White River Junction, and has recently added tai chi to his studies. He has been studying for 35 years.  His somatic practice at Open Door focuses on deep tissue massage, myofascial release, and individual and group exercise.  He teaches advanced massage technique and body awareness classes and professional seminars at River Valley Community College and the Community College of Vermont.

For questions or to register, email Kevin at kevincomeau1989@gmail.com