PART 2 Tai Chi for Arthritis & for Falls Prevention Instructor Training & TCA Update by Master Trainer Elva Arthy - 24-25 Nov 2018

When and Where

Date: 24th - 25th Nov, 2018
Time: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Address: Redlands City Lions Club
122 Shore Street
Nth Cleveland




The Master Trainer is Elva Arthy who has been a professional teacher of movement and dance for over fifty years.  As an authorised Master Trainer with Dr Lam’s Tai Chi for Health programs since 2002 and a Tai Chi Instructor through her own school since 1999, she has also run over one hundred workshops and trained more than a thousand participants as Tai Chi for Health Instructors/ Leaders, mostly health and fitness professionals.  She is also Master Trainer in Tai Chi - Martial Arts for Health and Self Defence - with Gentle Arts of Self Defence, affiliated with Sakurakan-QUBBA - Queensland United Black Belt Assn Inc, a non-profit martial arts association (est 1960).

Elva has also been a community Fitness Instructor for over 35 years and in the Redlands Community Queensland for over 32 years as a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor, accredited in 2006 with Fitness Australia as a Presenter and Assessor of Dr Lam's TCA programs with Fitness Australia in the CEC Fitness Instructor training program. She has been a Tai Chi Instructor at many International Tai Chi Workshops in USA, New Zealand, Korea & Australia.

She is the author of textbook - Raging Ageing: Gentle Exercise Manual; a co-author of the Tai Chi Textbook – Tai Chi Dreaming: A Scientific Study of Tai Chi for Health as Mind-Body Exercise for Health, Fitness & Wellbeing and a presenter and co-author of paper on “How to teach Tai Chi Effectively” at the First International Tai Chi for Health Conference held in Seoul, Korea in December 2006.


Dr Paul Lam and his team of medical and tai chi experts designed the Tai Chi for Arthritis program to be safe and effective for people with arthritis; it also provides health benefits and can improve almost anyone’s quality of life. 

Millions of people around the world have gained health benefits from the TCA program and thousands of people around the world have gained health benefits from the TCAFP program. Many scientific studies have shown that the TCA program relieves pain, improves quality of life and makes people feel better. Studies also shown the program prevent falls; that is why the Center of Disease Control and Prevention ( recommends it for this purpose. It is supported by many Arthritis Foundations including the USA, Australia and UK.  

TCAFP has twelve moves, and many people told Dr Lam they wanted a longer set to enhance their practice.  Dr Lam has carefully selected a further 9 forms to add to the original TCA to create a more exciting set.  Containing more sophisticated moves and subtle changes in direction, TCAFP2 is an ideal tool for beginners looking to expand their repertoire and develop their knowledge of the tai chi principles, and to gain more health benefits. 

From January 2017, Elva Arthy has now been authorised by Dr Paul Lam to conduct Tai Chi for Arthritis & for Falls Prevention workshops as well as to conduct instructor Training Workshops for certifying Part 2 of the Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention Instructors Training program. TCAFP2 is now available as an instructor certification two day workshop.  Those TCA Leaders/ Instructors who wish to include the Fall Prevention module as part of their TCA Instructor certification, can now attend a two day workshop to include TCAFP2 and the Update.    

Participants will receive either an attendance or instructor/leader’s certificate.

TCA Update: Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructors/Leaders will update their certification on Saturday, the first day of the workshop.  However, multiple updates for other Dr Lam’s Tai Chi for Health workshops are not available at this workshop.

Anyone who has already been certified as TCA Instructor/Leader more than two years ago, please contact Elva to discuss your eligibility for re-certification.

For Australia only

If you are currently qualified as an Instructor through the National Martial Arts Instructor Accreditation Scheme, you will be qualified as a Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor upon successful completion of the program. All other persons will be qualified as a Tai Chi for Arthritis Leader of the program.

Fitness Australia 12 CECs - This course is accredited with Fitness Australia by Dr Paul Lam with Elva being authorised as an Official Presenter and Assessor of Fitness Instructors at this workshop for the issue of 12 CECs certificate by Dr Lam.  There is an additional fee of $50 (to be included in the workshop price) for the official certificate which will be issued on behalf of the Tai Chi for Health Institute by Dr Paul Lam.


$240 for one day workshop (Saturday TCA Update OR Sunday TCA2) or $420 for 2 day workshop includes morning/afternoon tea and certificate. Plus $50 for Dr Lam's 12 CECs certificate for Fitness Instructors ONLY for 2 day workshop

Course materials can be purchased at any time direct from Dr Paul Lam's Tai Chi Productions' website -

As a CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP, preparation prior to TCA2 workshop is essential:  It is a requirement that you learn the Advanced Nine movements both sides by following the instructions in the Part 2 DVD, as well as reading the recommended course material. You can start now and give yourself the opportunity to prepare for the workshop well in advance by acquiring/purchasing the Part 2 DVD and the Teaching Tai Chi for Health Effectively text by Dr Lam from Tai Chi Productions, and by accessing the article on Tai Chi for Fall Prevention from Dr Lam's TCHI website.

Successful completion of two days includes - 12 CEC points for Fitness Instructors accredited with Fitness Australia. There is additional fee for the 12 CEC certificate to be issued by Dr Paul Lam on behalf of the Tai Chi for Health Institute - Approval code 04516FA to 28/09/2018

NOTE:  A separate annual membership fee of $25 is required to be paid in order to be registered to teach any Tai Chi for Health program.  This fee will be paid by the Tai Chi for Health Board Certified Instructor/ Leader either after the successful completion of the workshop or when due for renewal of annual membership direct to the Dr Lam Tai Chi for Health Institute.  This fee is in addition to the workshop fee and is not included in the workshop price.  

ATTENDANCE ONLY - Participants who are not seeking certification of Dr Lam' programs, a 50% discount is available for attendance at one or two days.  Also special discounts apply to current members of  Elva's Tai Chi for Health & Community Fitness. Conditions apply.  


Redlands City Lions Club

122 Shore Street Nth Cleveland 4163


Master Trainer Elva Arthy or Dr Denis Arthy



Phone:     (07) 3286 2779 (Messages)