Tai Chi & Qigong

for Health Redlands

Classes & workshops are available

 

in the REDLANDS COAST

which is a diverse community consisting of villages and islands 

east of Brisbane and north of the Gold Coast Queensland, Australia.

The Redlands Coast includes - Cleveland, Redland Bay, Victoria Point, Alexandra Hills, Capalaba, Thornlands, Thornside, Ormiston, Wellington Point, Sheldon, Mount Cotton, North Stradbroke Island "Straddie" & other Bayside Islands

Click here for Class Venues and Timetables for 2022-23

All Tai Chi & Qigong for Health classes and workshops are suitable for both beginners and for more advanced students

who aim to progress beyond beginnner's level through to an "In Depth Study of Tai Chi for Health" and to learn new styles and forms for a modern Tai Chi & Qigong for Health. 

Classes and workshops include an introduction to Tai Chi for Health “short forms” which have been specially adapted from SUN, YANG and CHEN styles to make the “magic” of Tai Chi as a health art accessible to a wider range of people who are interested in a gentle, safe and effective form of exercise which has been based on a modern duty-of-care with mind-body co-ordination and focus. 

These short forms of a modern Tai chi for Health, as distinct from traditional Tai Chi Chuan martial arts long forms, are relatively easier to learn and follow as they have been created especially for health which includes the most popular Tai Chi for Health short form in the world -   the Yang 24 Bejing Form.   This short form was created in 1956 by the People's Republic of China especially to assist in enhancing health, wellbeing and fitness in the broader population.  

 

DVDs of most Tai Chi for Health short forms may be available

from your local library and/or for purchase direct from:

 

Dr Paul Lam’s Tai Chi  Productions    Website www.taichiproductions.com

 

 

Alice Liping Yuan's Exercise Medicine Australia   Website www.exercisemedicine.com.au

 

 

Tai Chi & Qigong for Health has a MODERN FOCUS on

HEALTH, FITNESS & WELL-BEING of the individual student, on a safe and effective form of exercise, and not on martial or combat performance as in traditional styles of Tai Chi Chuan practiced as a martial art for self defence. 

 

  • SAFETY – modern duty of care on health, fitness and capability levels of individual student – each student works at their own level - it is non-contact, there is no physical pushing, throwing, grappling or sparring

  • SCIENTIFIC & SECULAR – gentle, safe, and effective form of exercise based on scientific or evidence-based reasoning and research

  • LEVELS of PERFORMANCE - providing levels of progression from beginners to advanced with all levels modified to  suit individual student

 

For a detailed understanding of the differences between modern Tai Chi for Health and

traditional Tai Chi for Martial Arts, please see articles on this website presented at

the First International Tai Chi for Health Conference in Korea in 2006 as follows:

 

Australia Dreaming - Qigong Conference Papers - Tribute to the Ancestors

 

For information on Tai chi for Martial Arts and Self Defence contact Denis 

- Our Australia Dreaming -

We pay tribute and our respects

to all our ancestors,

to all those people who have contributed

towards the betterment

of the human condition,

be they leaders, elders,

men, women, and children,

mothers and fathers,

of all races and cultures,

ancient and modern,

past, present, and emerging

in Australia and elsewhere,

and to all those who value

the content of a person's character

and not the colour of their skin,

their identity or lineage


For further information 

please contact Elva or Denis

Phone:  3286 2779 (messages)    Email:  elvamarie@tpg.net.au

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