News and Announcements
Cronulla classes moving to Gymea
Starting with Term 2 in 2018, all Tai Chi classes formally held at Cronulla will take place at the Gymea Community Centre.
Changes in our Tai Chi College
The Australian College of Tai Chi and Qi Gong has been operating in the Sutherland Shire since 1996. As of 1st January 2018, it has been operating as a Sports Association with slightly different procedures.
The 2018 Committee office-bearers are:
- President – Sam Li
- Secretary – Helen Lee
- Treasurer – Sam Law
The 4 additional committee members are: Diane Gosden, Joyce Newbigging, Ken Dickenson and Martin Shipley.
Together the committee has brought the College into a new era with registration with the NSW Department of Fair Trading, a new constitution, insurance, and new methods of payment.
FeesThere are 3 types:
- Annual membership fee of $10, due once per calendar year for everyone.
New students who did not enroll in Term 1 will still need to pay this fee, as registration covers insurance for both teachers and students.
- Annual Saturday Practice fee of $50, due once per calendar year for students attending group practice on one or more Saturdays in a calendar year.
- Class attendance fees, charged per term.
College EFTPOS Discontinued
The College has found EFTPOS fees to be quite prohibitive and this facility has been cancelled. While we investigate alteratives, we will be accepting bank transfers, cash and cheques as tender for Term 2 in 2018.
Asia trip starting mid-September 2018
The college has confirmed a 3-week trip to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos starting mid-September 2018.
We still have a few spaces available as of 5.Apr.2018.
Reminder: please ensure that your passport expiry is at least 6 months after the departure date.
If you would like to travel with us, please contact Sam Li as soon as possible.
For more details, please click here.
Next Chance for Beginners to Start Tai Chi
Note: the next classes open to beginners start the week of 30-Apr-2018.
The College follows the NSW school calendar, with tai chi classes starting during the same week as NSW school starts. Although it is easiest for beginners to start at the beginning of a term, in some cases it may be possible to join mid-way through a term. Contact an Instructor
View class schedule here.
Successful Food for Health Workshop
In August 2012, the college presented a Food for Health Workshop. This workshop was well attended and very successful. Those who attended learned a great deal about how to use food and water for optimal health, and how to balance inner and external resources.
Understanding the resources that improve health is only the beginning. The next and most important step is practice. Now is the time to take action and practise by yourself. Combining the correct foods, quality water and oxygen (as discussed in the workshop) as outside resources with daily Qi Gong and Tai Chi will greatly improve and sustain your level of health.
Guinness World Record Attempt Successful
Congratulations to Ken Dickenson and Kevin Bartolo on their successful Guinness World Record attempt! The pair managed to beat the previously held record of 24 hours by one hour on Saturday 18th of March 2006 at Sutherland Hospital.
Over $3500.00 was raised for the hospital's heart and lung rehabilitation centre through raffles and sponsors. Many thanks to everyone who kindly gave their time and support.