If you ever wanted to try Tai Chi, now is the time with a no obligation FREE lesson.
Workshops in three Health Qigong forms conducted by Master Zhang Mingliang and Professor Hu Xiaofei from the IHQF will be held in August 2019.
These workshops will offer inspiration and practical knowledge in an Eastern approach to health and well-being. By working through different movements you will learn the relationship between each movement and Chinese medicine theory. The gentle and flowing movements stimulate vital energy, creating harmony and health for both body and mind.
Anyone who is interested in Traditional Chinese health systems; Qigong and Tai Chi practitioners at all levels; and students of the martial arts are encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
Workshops conducted by Professor Xiaojun WANG from the Chinese Health Qigong Association will be held in July 2016.
Anyone interested in Tai Chi, Qigong or TCM including practitioners, instructors and students; fitness instructors and personal trainers; Martial Art schools; herbalist doctors, natural therapists and anyone working in the Health industry.
This event will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 7 to 12 August 2019. We warmly invite you, your students, friends and relatives to join us for a wonderful experience.
This event is a great opportunity to meet new members and renew acquaintances with friends in the Health Qigong community from around the world.
The health benefits of Health Qigong is enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. The competition and exchange continues to attract more participants which significantly lifted the standard and interest.
This year’s event will be bigger and better:
More information will be available on our sister website (Health Qigong Australia) shortly.
In the meantime, links to document downloads (including regulations, fees and schedule in English and Chinese) are available below.
Directives including, regulations, fees and schedule:
Registration form for the tournament, referee training, advanced training, symposium and travel:
In response to many enquiries, in Term 1 Tai Chi Australia (TCA) commenced a class focusing on Health Qigong.
A small enthusiastic group meets weekly to learn the Health Qigong Forms and the philosophy of how and why they were designed to assist in overall health benefits, fitness and wellbeing.
To find out more about Health Qigong, what it is and how it can be beneficial to wellbeing, please follow the link What is Qigong.
The Health Qigong class is held every Thursday morning between 11am and 12 noon at the home of TCA, 2 St Edmonds Grove, Glen Iris. This is just a 5 minute walk from the Gardiner railway station.
Term 2 will commence on Thursday 2nd May, 2019. Everyone is welcome to join us for a free, no obligation class or contact us for further information on 03 9889 9999, mobile 0415 993 399, or email to email@example.com
On Saturday 17 March, Radio National's Sporty program aired an interview with Tai Chi Australia about muscle memory and Tai Chi.
Half of the program is an interview with two experts in the field of muscle or motor memory.
The parts of the program that are specifically about Tai Chi and interviews with Master Han Jin Song and some of our instructors, run from 0:00 to 1:30 and from 14:30 until the end. The full program runs for 30 minutes.
You can listen to the full program on the RN website at Muscle Memory and Tai Chi
You can also listen to a download in a new browser window from the link below.
Master Han Jin Song and Amanda Smith
If you have ever dreamed of visiting the Silk Road, Tai Chi Australia’s 31st China Tour is for you from 12 – 26 October, 2019.
We will be doing Tai Chi between 11.00am and 3pm, Saturday 26 January 2019, at Kings Domain Gardens in the Melbourne CBD.
For the past 13 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.
We look forward to seeing you there.
At 10am on the 8th of September, 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), more than 50 thousand enthusiastic Health Qigong (HQ) practitioners from over 80 organizations 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 TCA chief instructor, Master Han Jin Song and other instructors to demonstrate and teach three HQ forms: Eight Golden Brocade, Yi Jin Jing, Yangsheng Zhang and 12-Step Daoyin Health Preservation Exercises.
This is a special day promoting the benefits of HQ. We would like people to learn more about it and practice it. We would like people to take interest in it and love it so that it becomes part of their lives.
The benefits and practice of HQ have been growing in popularity worldwide. The second World Health Qigong Day proved an enormous success and will be held on the second Saturday of September each year.
Today, we have a great opportunity to learn from other IHQF member organisations from around the world. Together, we will make this event bigger and better.
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.
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.
The 3rd China International Health Qigong Tournament and Exchange was held in August 2018, at Jiuhuashan, Anhui Province, China.
TCA’s Chief instructor, Master Han Jin Song and Instructors, Judy and Helen were among the150 Health Qigong enthusiasts from more than 25 Health Qigong Associations from China, Asia, South America and Oceania who attended the event which was held over four days.
Participants competed in a maximum of two events chosen from Yi Jin Jing, Wu Qin Xi, Liu Zi Jue, Ba Duan Jin, Da Wu and Yang Sheng Zhang.
Congratulations to Judy and Helen who both received medals: Judy, a Gold medal in Yang Sheng Zhang and Bronze medal in Liu Zi Jue; and Helen, a Bronze medal in Ba Duan Jin.
Health Qigong devotees also enthusiastically attended a session conducted by two leading Health Qigong Professors, who revised the Da Wu and Yang Sheng Zhang forms that were included in the Tournament program.
Jiuhuashan is one of four sacred Buddhist mountains in China. Although the weather was hot and humid, with rain and thunderstorms a number of historical sightseeing tours were organised including Lingyang Ancient Town, with its stone bridges and ancient buildings and the traditional Wannan 300 Village, with its ancient crafts, sources and storage of food, and village way of life. Chinese culture was also experienced consisting of a welcoming massage at a Chinese Medical Centre and the challenge of calligraphy at a calligraphy studio.
During the Tournament Judy renewed many acquaintances with Health Qigong friends from around the world and Helen made many new friends. Both agreed that to have the opportunity to travel to China to compete and learn Health Qigong from acclaimed Chinese professors with others from many countries was an incredible privilege.