News and Announcements

College Annual Get-Together

Time to Celebrate Together
Date:Saturday, 14th Dec 2017
Location:Gymea Community Hall, 39 Gymea Bay Road
Time: 7:30am - 8:30am demonstrations and practice
8:30 - 9:30am food and drinks

We cordially invite you to attend our Annual Get-Together on 14th December 2019. This practice marks the last formal group practice on Saturday mornings at the Gymea Community Hall for the year, and is our early morning Christmas party. Starting at 7.30am we have a combination of forms you can join in or watch including Slow Form, sword, sabre and fast form. If you are interested in these forms, it's a good way to explore them. Then we would like to share a cuppa and snack with some time to talk together. Finishing at 9am, what a wonderful start to the weekend!

Please contact Helen Lee 0425-211-310 if you would like to help with food, and for issues to do with practice please contact Sam Li 0401-181-835.

Term 1 of 2020 registration will open soon.

Next Overseas Trip: Northern Europe

The college has organised a 17 day trip to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Tallinn (Estonia) starting 20-August 2020. To see the brochure and express interest, please proceed here.

Saturday Practice

Please note that our last official Saturday practice for 2019 was 14 December. We will be restarting again in the new year on 27-Jan-2020.

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

Note: the next classes open to beginners start the week of 27-Jan-2020.

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.