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Tai Chi for Arthritis
12 virtual lessons
- DVD suitable for any tai chi beginners
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a decade of teaching and research experience, Dr Lam presents new
movement sequences in an innovative teaching format in these 12 real
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Weights Tai Chi Gong Workout
by Gadi Levy-Golan
In this DVD we will
share with you the secrets of how you can use light weights such as
energy balls, dumbells, or any other wrist weights, to
build core strength, sculpt and tone your Abs, hands and legs, toning
and strengthening your entire body with Tai Chi energy patterns while
holding the two balls.
The Key to Qi
The Key to Qi (Chi) is
a comprehensive, motivational book that teaches the underlying
principles of Qi, our Life Force energy, and guides the reader towards a
deep understanding of how to harness Qi, activate and direct it
effectively to create profound good health, energy and graceful
8 pieces of music are composed specifically to complement and enhance
the practice of tai chi. For the artists on this recording, it was a
journey to express in music the feelings aroused by Tai Chi. They
hope that you will hear the same beauty and inner strength that Tai Chi
inspired in them.
members. Here we are, already in the fifth month. I'm feeling like we
had better not stand still or this year will run right over us.
your World Tai Chi Qi Gong day was a success. Have you sent your
articles and photos in to the news team? I'm looking forward to seeing
Remember the TCAA Open Competition closes on May 28 so get you entries in.
you are having a great year with your classes. There is a lot of
information starting to circulate regarding the benefits of Tai Chi and
Qi Gong right now and I hope it is flowing on to you in the way of new
|TCAA Open Tai Chi Competition Up-Date
a reminder that entries for the TCAA Open Tai Chi Competition will
close May 28. It is early days at this stage of the competition but we
are well ahead as far as organising is concerned. We have had some
inquiries re the Push Hands competition and trust those that have
inquired have received the information they were looking for.
In relation to the Entry
Form Push Hands section, competitors please note that there are no foot
techniques permitted in "Fixed Step" competition. I know the entry
mentions foot techniques in one section PUSH HANDS, Principles of Competition ll Action-3, "Foot techniques are not applicable under the fixed step conditions."and
in the "POINTS", that should have been deleted from the form. I'm sorry
for the mix up. As stated on the entry, this is a tryout competition
for the rules. Rules will be set once we are confident and have worked
through all aspects of Push Hands competition for the next years
TCAA really needs at this point are judges. We have 2 Taolu judges at
this point and Head Judge for Push Hands. We still need 3 Taolu judges
plus Head Judge. These must be IWUF/AKWF accredited judges. We also need
3 judges who are qualified to judge Push Hands. If you are qualified
please contact me through firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone 0419763360. TCAA is the only organisation that assists
judges with some remuneration of airfares, plus TCAA competition counts
toward your required competitions attended for judges and officials.
Looking forward to seeing you in competition.
TCAA President/Competition Organiser
time is coming again. If your membership is due 30 June 2010, please
use the renewal form attached to this Newsletter to renew to 30
June 2010. The rate is still $25 after all these years.
those with email, and who will need to renew to 30 June 2010, you will
receive a separate email renewal notice in June from me, with the
option to pay by internet banking transfer into the TCAA bank account.
note that from now on, it will be essential for all members to provide a
residential address that is NOT a PO Box. Of course the Postal Address
if provided will be used for postal mailings, but the residential
address is needed to comply with conditions associated with the Control
of Weapons Act 1990 of Victoria, the exemptions to which have now been
officially granted by the Justice Depart of Victoria to "genuine"
members of the TCAA. Please see separate article regarding this
Treasurer & Membership Officer
APPROVED: Exemption for Prohibited Weapons Pursuant to the Control of Weapons Act 1990, Victoria
news! The Department of Justice, Victoria, in a letter to the TCAA,
said: "The Department has identified your organisation as having an
exemption under the Act. As such, you organisation is required to comply
with the terms of the exemption laid out in the Victorian Government
Gazette, G25 17 June 2004."
the Department remind that "your organisation must not only meet the
requirements with respect to storage and transportation, but members
must also be required to comply .... Accordingly, you should ensure that
only genuine participants are granted membership to your organisation."
following conditions apply to all TCAA members resident in or visiting
Victoria who own or will access swords whilst in Victoria:
not being used in accordance with the purpose specified (ie receiving
instruction, teaching, practising/training and or
competing in Tai Chi), swords must be stored safely and securely;
and a member of the police force must be permitted to inspect the
storage arrangements at any reasonable time.
"stored safely and securely" means:
(a) stored in a manner calculated to ensure that the sword:
(i) is not readily accessible to a person other than the person seeking to rely on the exemption; and
is not available for possession, carriage or use by a person who is not
themself a holder of an approval issued by the Chief Commissioner of
Police or who does not fall within another class of exempt persons;
when being transported between the usual place of storage of the sword
and places at which the sword is legitimately used, the purpose of which
is the subject of this exemption, stored in a manner calculated to
ensure that the sword is not readily accessible to a person other than
the person seeking to rely on the exemption and that the sword is
concealed from plain sight during any such transportation.
TCAA's membership rules will be amended as interpreted necessary to ensure compliance with these conditions.
Treasurer & Membership Officer
World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day 2010
day on the Gold Coast started out a little gray, but as often happens
just before we started to do our warm-ups, the sun comes through and
gave us a very lovely mild day.
Broadbeach here on the Gold Coast there were 50 students that played
Tai Chi and connected their inner self with the rest of the world with
This year we had some students come from the Gold Coast City Council Active & Healthy program.
year it gets a little bigger. As we are getting more members of TCAA
here on the coast we will look at next year to run the event as TCAA to
attempt to bring more schools on board.
Trust your day was a success.
|To view images from the Sydney World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day,
|From the Editor
Dear TCAA Members,
month we celebrated the world Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day event.
Driven by the Qi, we united with fellows in 65 countries, and expressed
the concept of one world, one breath. World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
facilitates the coordination of individual WTCQD events worldwide to
focus world attention on personal and global health & healing.
also shared a spirit of love, light, peace, friendship and enjoyed
learning from one another about the profound health benefits of Tai Chi
and Qi Gong. Practitioners and teachers from various
schools, gathered under the Sydney Harbour bridge, and experienced
together a global unity.
I asked my friend, a Tai Chi Master in Boston, if he did anything
special for the WTCQD, he replied "I live in a daily world of Tai Chi.
Why do I have to recognize it just one day a year?"
reply was "Like you, my world is also full of Tai Chi, but doing it
together with people in 65 countries, simultaneously, brought with
it a certain buzz. A global buzz".
the best part was having everyone there and learning from one another. I
certainly view Tai Chi as a contributor, not just for our health, but
to our social and communal wellbeing.
forward to the next TCAA gathering on June 13, 2010, at 12 noon,
Bradfield Park, Milsons Point, NSW and hope to see you all there,
Love and Light,
NSW State representative - TCAA
The views and information supplied by the contributors of this newsletter, whether expressed
or implied, are not necessarily the view of the TCAA inc. All material
has been published by the Editor and the TCAA in good faith.