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Celebrate the Chinese New Year with TCA

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

TCA is joining the Melbourne City Council and the Federation of Chinese Association to celebrate the 2017 Chinese New Year, the The Year of Rooster.

Our Tai Chi and Health Qigong demonstrations will be held at the following venues:

Friday 27 January 2017 at 6.00pm – 6.30pm
Chinatown Square, Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Sunday 29 January 2017 at 2.00pm – 2.30pm
Main Stage, Corner of Lonsdale and Russel Streets, Melbourne

Sunday 29 January 2017 at 9.45am – 10.30am
Queensbridge Square, Southbank

January 30 - February 10 at 7:30am - 8.15am
Queensbridge Square, Southbank

Tuesday 31 Jan and 7th Feb at 7.30 - 8.30am and
Friday 27 Jan, 3rd and 10th Feb at 8.00 - 9.0am
Federation Square, Melbourne

TCA is proud to be part of the Melbourne Chinese New Year 2017 Festival Chemist Warehouse Tai Chi Series. It will be held at Queensbridge Square each weekday morning of the Festival period.

TCA invites everybody to join us to experience the fun of Tai Chi, Health Qigong and the Chinese New Year.

Park Lesson

TCA hosts Health Qigong Meditation Seminar this Saturday

Thursday, November 10, 2016

This seminar will be held after the Health Qigong Exercise Therapy Workshop being held this Saturday.

In addition to two Health Qigong Exercise Therapy Workshops being held this weekend, Tai Chi Australia in conjunction with the International Health Qigong Federation will proudly host Professor Ren Dingcheng, PhD who will conduct seminars concentrating on how mind cultivation blended with spirit cultivation enhances the practice of Qigong to promote health, vitality, mindfulness, longevity and happiness.

He will lead an enlightened discussion on the philosophy, thoughts and ideas of how the ancient Chinese culture including Qigong and TCM have adapted to modern Chinese society and the electronic age.

Professor Ren is professor of Philosophy and History of Science, School of Humanities, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. His research topics include traditional Chinese science, scientific methodology and understanding science.

This seminar is not to be missed. It will be held immediately after Saturday Workshop.

Time: 4.30pm – 8.00pm Saturday 12 November 2016
Venue: 2 St Edmonds Grove Glen Iris Victoria
Cost: $20

Professor Ren Dingcheng – Health Qigong Meditation Seminar November

Health Qigong Exercise Therapy Workshops in November

Friday, October 14, 2016

Two additional Health Qigong Exercise Therapy Workshops in Melbourne next month.

Following the success of the recent annual Health Qigong Exercise Therapy Workshops conducted by TCA in conjunction with the International Qigong Association, by popular demand Professor Zhang Caiquin will conduct two additional workshops in Melbourne next month.

Full program and booking form here.

Zhang Caiquin – Health Qigong Exercise Therapy Workshops November

Brisbane International Chinese Martial Arts Championships

Monday, October 03, 2016

The Brisbane International Chinese Martial Arts Championships (BICMAC) is the 1st Premier Chinese Martial Arts Championships located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

It will be held on Sunday 20 November 2016.

Brisbane International Chinese Martial Arts Championships

The championships welcomes all styles of Chinese Martial Arts to compete, make new friends catch up with old friends and to promote, educate and support the development of chinese martial arts to the wider community.

With international,regional, national and local support the Championships will be a platform for all styles, schools, federations, associations and supporters of Chinese Martial arts to come together to raise the level and knowledge and skills within the region.

To register for the event and more information including location, time and prices, visit Eventbrite.


Health Qigong Flourishes in Oceania

Saturday, September 10, 2016

View the article with photos (and a gallery of images) of the Health Qigong Workshops and Instructor Training held in July.

Health Qigong Workshops July 2016 article

Links to the article and gallery below:
Health Qigong Workshops July 2016 article
Gallery of images

US Study finds Tai Chi Lowers Blood Pressure

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Recently, a Study in the US found the regular practice of tai chi as effective as taking antihypertensive drugs or aerobic exercise.

Earlier this month, Sarah Herrick, PhD, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, claimed, ‘You don't need to do crazy intense exercise to get cardiovascular benefits’. She made this statement at the American College of Sports Medicine 2016 Annual Meeting. It was based on a finding by Linda Pescatello, PhD, University of Connecticut, Storrs and was reported in the Medscape Medical News that tai chi lowers blood pressure in older people as effectively as taking drugs or aerobic exercise. She defined tai chi as a low-intensity physical activity that concentrates on breathing and relaxation.

Many antihypertensive drugs cause adverse reactions and aerobic exercise can be difficult or uncomfortable, especially for people with medical conditions such as osteoarthritis.

Dr. Pescatello said, ‘Tai chi offers possibilities for older people who can't or don't want to exercise strenuously.” And, because it is low intensity and social she believes older adults find it an easier form of exercise. She added, that it also ‘provides other benefits, such as improved balance.’

Twentyeight studies of tai chi were conducted with 3215 people participating. The average age was 62.1 years. On average, tai chi was performed for 61.1 minutes per session, 2.9 times a week for 20.6 weeks.

During this time Dr Pescatello reported that the average drop in systolic and diastolic blood pressure ‘was comparable to first-line antihypertensive medications,’ and ‘consistent with what was typically prescribed’.

Tai chi for arthritis-related knee pain

Friday, July 01, 2016

View an article on the benefits of Tai Chi for arthritis-related knee pain by Boston researchers publishing in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

View the study here.

1st Oceania Health Qigong Instructor Training Course

Monday, May 16, 2016

It will also be the first time the professors will teach this course outside China.

Organised by Health Qigong Australia and TCA in conjunction with the International Health Qigong Federation it will be held in Melbourne.

Full program and booking form here

TCA volunteers at the Think Pink Foundation Living Centre

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Since 2013 TCA has been privileged to be a volunteer at the Think Pink Foundation Living Centre. A non-clinical wellness facility it supports women on their journey with breast cancer.

The response by the women to the ancient exercises has been positive with many enjoying a feeling of well-being and relaxation at the end of a class.

Tai Chi epitomizes the philosophy upon which the Living Centre was founded, providing the women with caring holistic support.

We look forward to supporting the Think Pink Foundation Living Centre for many years to come.

TCA Congratulates Zeta on her 92nd Birthday

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

One of TCA Balnarring’s keenest student, Zeta, recently celebrated her 92nd birthday.

Each week she drives herself from Flinders to Balnarring to learn and refine her tai chi. She is currently learning the 32 Sword routine and says that her tai chi class and the health benefits she receives from it and the friends she has made are a highlight of her week.

All at TCA wish her a Happy Birthday and thank her for being such a wonderful example of the health benefits acquired from the regular practice of tai chi.

Zeta Tai Chi Australia Balnarring