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TCA Celebrating Australia Day 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

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:

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We look forward to seeing you there.


Summer Break Practice Classes

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Dates for our Summer Break Practice Classes have been posted, you can view the dates here.

Beginners Classes Term 1 2018 Dates

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

If you ever wanted to try Tai Chi, now is the time.

Class locations, park lessons and dates for Term 1 2018 can be found on the Beginners Classes page. More details about our classes can be found on our About Our Classes page.

CANCELLED End of Term Park Lesson Sunday 3 December

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Unfortunately due to inclement weather the park lesson tomorrow is cancelled.

Our last free park lesson for this year will be held on Sunday 3 December, 2017 at Central Park, Central Park Road, East Malvern from 10.00am to 12.00 midday.

Park Lesson

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 4 ends Saturday 16 December 2017.


Central Park map

Health Qigong Programs in China

Saturday, November 11, 2017

International Health Qigong tournament and junior training in China announced.

Invitation of the 1st China Wudang Mountain International Health Qigong Yi Jin Jing Tournament and Exchange

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.

Junior International Health Qigong Instructor Training Programme

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.

Please contact us by emailing to info@taichiaustralia.com.au or call 03 9889 9999 if you are interested in the above program and we will be pleased to discuss it with you.

TCA hails 1st Annual World Health Qigong Day as a huge success

Thursday, August 31, 2017

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.

World Health Qigong Day

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.

World Health Qigong Day

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.

World Health Qigong Day

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.

World Health Qigong Day

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.”

World Health Qigong Day

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.

World Health Qigong Day

World Health Qigong Day

Tai Chi could help reduce falls in elderly

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Here is a link to a SBS article on How ancient Tai Chi movements could help prevent older people from falling.

Link to the article

Leempeeyt Weeyin' will impact Fed Square Classes

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Tuesday and Friday classes in August will be impacted.

These are the following classes that will be impacted:

7:30am on the 8th + 15th August – Tai Chi

8:00am on the 11th + 18th August – Health Qigong

Leempeeyt Weeyin will run between 5-20 August. Alongside amazing live performances, some of the regular Fed Square health classes will take place next to the campfire in the Main Square. This is aimed to enhance the overall experience of that particular class.

World Health Qigong Day

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The 1st World Health Qigong Day will be celebrated at 10.00am on Sunday 13 August 2017.

The celebration will be held at Flinders Street Amphitheatre, Federation Square. The theme is ‘Let me teach you Health Qigong’.

The International Health Qigong Federation (IHQF) will coordinate the practise of Health Qigong at 10am local time in over 40 countries and regions in 5 continents across the world. Globally, Health Qigong will be practiced non-stop for 24 hours from east to west.

Please come along and join us to practice Health Qigong and Tai Chi for the harmony of mind and body.

World Health Qigong Day

30th Tai Chi China Tour with Tai Chi Australia

Saturday, May 20, 2017

This tour has it all: adventure, tao spiritualism, tai chi, sight seeing, shopping in small rural villages and a large city, amazing scenery, history and culture.