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The coaching of fencing is a centuries old tradition. The Fencing Center's coaching program combines ancient wisdom with modern technology in a state of the art facility. We provide the ideal place to learn, practice, compete and socially enjoy the art and sport of fencing. TFC's fencers have participated at the Olympics and we regularly send fencers to the Junior Olympic Championships. Fencing is a smart sport, involving thinking, emotion management, and inner awareness. Our fencers gain admission to the best colleges in America, and we have sent them to Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Brown, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Yale, Cornell and Dartmouth, among others.
Come try our 4 week 'Intro to Fencing' class or Learn to Fence Camp (all gear and equipment is provided).
The central aspect of tea ceremony involves harmony, respect, purity and tranquility. The whole process is not about drinking tea, but is about aesthetics, preparing a bowl of tea from one’s heart.
When Thia McKann founded The Path of Tea with husband Chris McKann in 2006, that is exactly what she hoped to accomplish with their shop. A place where she could pour her heart out, cup by cup to her community.
Houston Native and Spring Woods High graduate in 1973, Thia McKann worked diligently for years to become the first Certified Tea Master in Texas. She could much more aptly be classified as a healer than a shop owner, and believed education to be the primary focus for The Path of Tea. She was teacher/educator at Houston’s premier cancer hospital MD Anderson and taught the history of tea; how tea is produced, and the numerous health benefits of varying teas to Medical students, Patients and Caregivers.
“We believe if people are able to better understand what organic tea can do to heal the body, mind and spirit it can make a huge contribution as well as positive changes in our world, and in our lives.”– Thia McKann
Thia left this world, and her family, to begin the next phase of her journey in December of 2012. She leaves behind a legacy of joy that is continued by her partner in life, Chris McKann to this day.
“Don’t look for her in the past; she isn’t there. Don’t look for her in the future, her physical body is no longer here. Be with her, right here, right now.” – Chris McKann