News and Announcements

Term 3 of 2024

We would like to welcome you to Tai Chi classes! Experienced and beginners are both very welcome. Click here for details about class times and locations.

Most Tai Chi Classes will be held in the Gymea Community Hall. Saturday practice has moved to Centenary Park, Miranda.

Sign Up for Term 3 of 2024 Here.

Sam Li's Demonstration Video Series

Sam Li has published three Wu Style tai chi videos on youtube, free to the public. You can view them from this web site, or find them by searching for Wu Style Tai Chi. Each video has been linked from college web page for the specific form.

Facebook Page for the College

Please follow the Tai Chi College on Facebook to get up to date information about classes and practice sessions. If you have any photos you would like to contribute just mention it to Helen. Thanks!


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.

As of the Annual meeting in November 2018, the Committee office-bearers are:

The 4 additional committee members are: Andrew Rowlatt, Joyce Newbigging, Ken Dickenson and Martin Shipley.


There are 3 types:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Class attendance fees, charged per term.

Next Chance for Beginners to Start Tai Chi

Classes to begin the week of 22-Jul-2024.

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.

August 2012 Food for HealthFood for Health Workshop Attendees

Guinness World Record Attempt Successful

Ken and Kevin Compete for Guinness World Record 18-Mar-2006Ken and Kevin

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.