Friday, 16 November 2012 00:00
One of the electives that Jericho students can choose in the physical education curriculum is Tai Chi, which is a slow motion, meditative physical art for health, relaxation, and self defense. Michael Pekor, who has over 20 years experience in Tai Chi, teaches the class.
Activities include Tai Chi form practice, push hands practice (partner work) and Tai Chi sword (form and partner work.) Students will learn to move mindfully, stretch and strengthen the entire body, and become familiar with the Tai Chi approach to self-defense.
As Tai Chi students move through the Tai Chi sequence, or Tai Chi form, they are paying careful attention to many things going on inside their bodies and minds. They are tuning in to their sense of balance, tension/relaxation, pace of movement, coordination of limbs and core, coordination with the rest of the group, control of body weight, sense of relaxation, and much more.