News and Announcements

Alert 27.Mar.2020

The Australian College of Tai Chi and Qi Gong has been following the COVID-19 situation closely and is introducing protective practices to limit the impact of the COVID-19 Virus.

  • All classes, including indoor Saturday Practice and casual outdoor practice have been cancelled until further notice.
  • Term 2 classes will not be offered this year and no registrations will be opened on our webpage.

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.