07831219578 info@vitalarts.co.uk

Tai Chi and Chi Kung

Day – Tuesday from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Venue – Shakra Centre, Canterbury Road, Charing Hill, Kent TN27 0EY
Level – Beginners welcome. Ages 18+.

Developed by John Scott Petty’s Vital Arts Studio, brings together practices that develop abundant health and well being, can lessen the negative effects of ageing, and foster greater athletic and physical ability. With advanced proficiency profound insight and wisdom may also be achieved by these practices. Thus they can be described as paths of self-discovery, complete with vibrant health and vitality. “The question is not ‘why should you practise Tai Chi, but why aren’t you?” Starting September. Contact us to enrol www.shakracentre.com

Price – only £7 per class
Special Offer – both classes (7.00 pm – 9.00 pm) only £10


Self Defence Class For Women

Day – Tuesday from 8.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Venue – Shakra Centre, Canterbury Road, Charing Hill, Kent TN27 0EY
Level – Beginners welcome. Ages 18+.

Women’s Self Defence For women’s’ self defence and the particular issues women face, John focuses more on techniques that are not dependant on stature or force, but footwork, positioning, whole body movement, and most importantly the development of assertive, positive, emotional qualities, and intent. As all classes are usually mixed there are always ways to show how techniques can work against larger and stronger person. In women’s only classes he will always have one or more male students for him to demonstrate with, and to help the women’s class develop their skills.

Classes are fun and relaxed, and as John begun learning Marital Arts as a teenager after suffering from years of bullying at school and ill health he is sensitive in his teaching methodology and general approach to those who have encountered similar difficulties. He draws from teaching New and Old (more martial) Yang, Chen, Sun, and Wu styles, and also his knowledge of Ba Gua , Hsing I. He also utilises techniques from the no nonsense art of Wing Chun Kung Fu which he is also an Instructor in.

No previous experience in martial Arts is necessary, and women are welcome who do not want to train in Tai hi or Kung Fu. Please wear loose clothing to allow full range of movement. Grading Students are welcome to choose whether or not to train to be graded. While it is not compulsory in any manner, those wishing to train to be instructors or class assistants are required to be formally or informally graded to maintain a high quality of ongoing tuition. There are no belts or sashes, but certificates are awarded to those who wish to take formal grading.

We ask that you book in advance at the Shakra Centre to ensure your place is reserved, to pay for regular venue hire, and also to enable class sizes to be monitored. We do ask that you check beforehand to make sure we have room.

Price – only £7 per class
Special Offer – both classes (7.00 pm – 9.00 pm) only £10


Tai Chi and Chi Kung

Day – Thursday from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Venue – Singleton Environment Centre, Wesley School, (off Cuckoo Lane), Singleton, Ashford, Kent TN23 5LW
Level – All ages and beginners welcome.

We ask that you book in advance to ensure your place is reserved, to pay for regular venue hire, and also to enable class sizes to be monitored. We do ask that you check beforehand to make sure we have room.

£90 – 10 weeks (waged)
£70 – 10 weeks (unwaged / concession)


Tai Chi and Chi Kung

Day – Friday from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
Venue – Wittersham Village Hall, The Street, Wittersham, Kent TN30 7EA

Level – All ages and abilities are welcome, beginners to intermediate. Come and join in a late morning session to set up your day.
Content – This style is ‘Health Building Aspects’ (HBA) and ‘Stress Relief Aspects’ {SRA} of Tai Chi, Chi Kung etc.

We ask that you book in advance to ensure your place is reserved, to pay for regular venue hire, and also to enable class sizes to be monitored. We do ask that you check beforehand to make sure we have room.

Price – only £7 per class


Tai Chi and Chi Kung

Day – Friday from 1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Venue – Shakra Centre, Canterbury Road, Charing Hill, Kent TN27 0EY

Level – All ages and abilities are welcome, beginners to intermediate. Come and join in a late morning session to set up your day.
Content – This style is ‘Health Building Aspects’ (HBA) and ‘Stress Relief Aspects’ {SRA} of Tai Chi, Chi Kung etc.

We ask that you book in advance to ensure your place is reserved, to pay for regular venue hire, and also to enable class sizes to be monitored. We do ask that you check beforehand to make sure we have room.

Price – only £7 per class


Yoga, Meditation

Day – Thursday from 6.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Venue – Singleton Environment Centre, Wesley School, (off Cuckoo Lane), Singleton, Ashford, Kent TN23 5LW
Level – All ages and beginners welcome.

We ask that you book in advance to ensure your place is reserved, to pay for regular venue hire, and also to enable class sizes to be monitored. We do ask that you check beforehand to make sure we have room.

£90 – 10 weeks (waged)
£70 – 10 weeks (unwaged / concession)


Wing Chun Kung Fu

Day – Saturday from 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.
Venue – Private Venue, Ashford, Kent

Please contact for detail regarding the venue.

£90 – 10 weeks (waged)
£70 – 10 weeks (unwaged / concession)


Individual Classes

If you feel that you would like a private lesson to focus on your needs, refresh your memory, or to gain greater understanding of a class before joining a group, then individual classes are available. Private tuition can also help advance your own personal fitness or simply fit in with your lifestyle. If one to one tuition is too expensive then classes for small groups of similar experience can be arranged.

If you require in depth answers to questions regarding training with VAS Life Arts and your health, it is recommended and preferred that you book a one-hour consultation before starting classes. Regular group classes and their time constraints are not always convenient for this personal service.

Sessions are for a minimum of one hour and charged by the hour, and are available between 6:00am and 21:00pm from Monday to Sunday depending on John’s availability and class schedule. Please e-mail John, or call/text on 07831219578 or call 01233 631946 to discuss further. Please only enquire about this professional service if you are serious about taking a private class.

Private classes are available for a minimum of one hour. Discounts are available for block bookings. The first session takes the form of a consultation to assess your posture, current state of health and personal goals.

John is available for private session bookings outside his regular class times at Bannatynes Health Club, Ashford 7 days a week.

Day – Monday from 6.30 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Day – Tuesday from 6.30 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Day – Wednesday from 6.30 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Day – Thursday from 6.30 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Day – Friday from 6.30 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Day – Saturday from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Day – Sunday from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Venue – Unit 2, Lower Terrace, Eureka Leisure Park, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4BN

Travel expenses will not be charged for tuition carried out within a 5-mile radius of Singleton, Ashford will not be charged. Locations outside this area will involve a travel charge (minimum £5)

£40 – Single session (one hour)
£70 – Double session (two hours)
£150 – 5 single session booking
£250 – 10 single session booking

Fees for VAS students already attending weekly classes.

£35 – Single session (one hour)
£60 – Double session (two hours)
£125 – 5 single session booking
£200 – 10 single session booking

Bursaries

There are a limited number of bursaries available for those who are financially pressed but are keen to learn. It is Johns wish that no one should be exempt from tuition simply on the basis of financial situation. Bursaries of 25 – 75% of teaching costs are available for people who are prepared to give a three month commitment. Please talk to John if you are interested – he is always able to offer assistance to those who are genuinely seeking to study. Bursaries are awarded after an informal consultation and probationary period of ten classes. Bursaries may be removed at any time at Johns discretion.