If you ever wanted to try Tai Chi, now is the time.
Our end of term free park lesson will be held on Sunday 24 June, 2018 at Central Park, Central Park Road, East Malvern from 10.00am to 12.00 midday.
These park sessions are often the most rewarding lessons of the term as they are particularly designed for you to meet students from other classes who have the same interest in Tai Chi as you do.
All are very welcome to attend to enjoy 2 hours of Tai Chi and Health Qi Gong in a beautiful park setting. Please be sure to wear your TCA T-shirt!
If it is raining (i.e. pouring), please do not come and we will organise something else another day. Your Instructor will keep you informed.
Term 2 ends Saturday 30 June 2018.
Additional optional workshops have been added to the Forum.
They will held on April 23 (Melbourne), 24 (Melbourne) and 28 (Tasmania).
Final details and program of The 2018 International Forum in Health Qigong Melbourne.
The final program and Health Qigong exponents from China coming to Melbourne for the forum.
21 – 22 April 2018, Melbourne.
A repost of the article on relieving symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease to coincide with the forum coming up in April.
This research was conducted by three researchers from the Beijing Sport University, Texas A&M University and University of Texas at Tyler.
Link to the original article here Link to the article
Or download a pdf of the article below:
We will be doing Tai Chi between 11.00am and 3pm, Friday 26 January 2018, at Kings Domain Gardens in the Melbourne CBD.
For the past 12 years TCA has been involved in the Australia Day Celebrations. All TCA students and their friends, relatives and public are very welcome to come along to join us for fun, revision of what they have learned or just try something different if you have never experienced Tai Chi before.
We will have a cordoned-off area central to all of the activities. See the map below for the location (blue marker) or ask one of the RACV Help Staff where to find us.
You can also download a map showing the exact location below:
Australia Day 2018 map (1771 KB)
We look forward to seeing you there.
Dates for our Summer Break Practice Classes have been posted, you can view the dates here.
International Health Qigong tournament and junior training in China announced.
The 1st China Wudang Mountain International Health Qigong Yi Jin Jing Tournament and Exchange will be held in Wudang Shan, China from 29 November to 2 December 2017.
To meet the needs for the development of Health Qigong worldwide, IHQF is officially launching the first class of the Junior International Health Qigong Instructor Training Programme which is hosted by the International Health Qigong QiXiu Academy in Langfang, China. The first part of this course will be held from 13 to 22 January 2018 and the second part will be held in July 2018 in China.
At 10am on the second Sunday of August, Tai Chi Australia (TCA) was honored to host the inaugural annual World Health Qigong Day at Federation Square.
Coordinated by the International Health Qigong Federation (IHQF), thousands of enthusiastic Health Qigong (HQ) practitioners descended upon venues in 43 countries across five continents to practice non-stop together for 24 hours. Starting in New Zealand and ending in Canada, the event proved an enormous worldwide success.
HQ is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Fluid physical movements, mental cultivation and regulated breathing guides and promotes the free flow of energy (Qi) throughout the body, which helps to balance Yin and Yang, improve general health and a greater sense of well-being.
TCA instructors, students, local Melbournians, interstate and overseas visitors were all privileged to have Professor Wang Yulin and TCA chief instructor, Master Han Jin Song to demonstrate and teach three HQ forms: Eight Golden Brocade, Yangsheng Zhang and 12-Step Daoyin Health Preservation Exercises.
For over ten years Federation Square has been recognised as the Melbourne hub for HQ and Tai Chi. Curious on lookers were attracted by the soothing traditional Chinese music, the relaxed movements and the serenity of those participating. Many could not resist the opportunity to join in and learn the basics of HQ.
The benefits and practice of HQ have been growing in popularity worldwide. The first World Health Qigong Day proved an enormous success and will be held on the second Sunday of August each year. Many people became aware of what HQ is and its many health benefits.
Leda, a Greek visitor said, “What a pleasant surprise to be able to experience HQ in Melbourne” and Graham from Melbourne has had wonderful results and proudly said, “I have been practicing HQ at Federation Square for the past eight years. This has strengthened my legs and improved my balance.”
TCA chief instructor Master Han Jin Song said Melbournians are fortunate. “Federation Square is the first and only single place in the world where you can learn and practice HQ and Tai Chi, free of charge, every week, 52 weeks a year regardless of the weather.” HQ classes are held from 8am to 9am every Friday and Tai Chi from 7.30am to 8.30am each Tuesday. Everybody is welcome.
TCA acknowledges Federation Square management for their continual support for over ten years. Special thanks to IHQF and Professor Wan Yulin for their generous assistance.