Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 by Rosalie Rudduck

When and Where

Date Mar 11th 2018
Time 8.30am to 4.30pm
Address Toowoomba Philharmonic Complex
7 Matthews St



Tai Chi for Arthritis 2

What is Tai Chi for Arthritis 2?

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. 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 (CDC.gov) recommends it for this purpose. It is supported by many Arthritis Foundations including the USA, Australia and UK.

TCA 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, TCA2 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.

TCA2 is now an instructor qualifying workshop; check your insurance to make sure you are covered to teach the set without Board Certification.  Dr Lam strongly recommends everyone to learn this more challenging set.

Reasons to Come

Become eligible to be Board Certified for TCA2

Improve your TCA set

Learn more depth of the tai chi principles

Develop your tai chi in a positive, enjoyable and interactive environment

Learn a more exciting and challenging set

Gain more material to share with your participants


Anyone is welcome to attend, but in order to get the most from the workshop participants need to be able to perform the set form memory. Non-instructors are welcome as this workshop is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills. 

By the Completion of the Workshop you will:

Know the Tai Chi for Arthritis set at a deeper level

Understand how tai chi improves health and relaxation

Have improved your tai chi skill and knowledge

All participants will receive a "has completed" or "attendance" certificate


Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

NB: The name of the Master Trainer authorized by Dr Lam to conduct this workshop is displayed on the workshop location and details page.

Tai Chi for Health Program Updates

At this workshop instructors have an opportunity to update their other Tai Chi for Health certifications. You will need to complete a written assignment before the workshop, and an administration fee applies.




On successful completion of this one day intensive workshop, you will have the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct safe and effective Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 classes.  This sequence was designed by Dr Paul Lam in conjunction with a team of medical specialists and tai chi experts and is an extension of the Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention programme based on the Sun style of tai chi.  It is suitable for those who know Tai Chi for Arthritis 1 and are seeking to develop their tai chi skills further.

Reasons to come to the workshop:

  • Learn how to teach this programme safely and effectively.
  • Gain more depth of understanding of Tai Chi principles and how the Tai Chi for Arthritis 1 & 2 programmes help people with arthritis.
  • Be able to perform the Tai Chi for Arthritis 1 & 2 set.

Your Trainer: Rosalie Rudduck is a physiotherapist and master trainer in the Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Tai Chi for Arthritis 2, Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Diabetes programmes with the Tai Chi for Health Institute.  She has Certificate IV in Workplace ASsessment and Training.  Rosalie has worked extensively with people of all ages and has special interests in fall prevention and healthy ageing.

Preparation: Each participant needs to be familiar with the movements in the Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 programme (DVD available for $29.95) and the textbook "Teaching Tai Chi Effectively" by Dr Paul Lam (available in hard copy ($21.95 or e-book $9.95) before coming to the workshop. These products are available from Tai Chi Productions in Sydney Phone: 02 9533 6511 or www.taichiproductions.com

Board Certification: Following successful completion of this workshop, you will be required to register to become a Tai Chi for Health Institute Board certified instructor in Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 before teaching the programme. Annual fee is $25 (Standard Membership) or $45 (Premier Membership) regardless of the number of certificates you have.


Special discount if attending Saturday's Update workshop as well: $410 (early bird $370) for both workshops.

Instructor Certificate $220 (early bird $200, paid in full by 26th January 2018).

Attendance Certificate $160 (no early bird).

Cancellation is subject to a $50 administration fee.

 Morning and afternoon tea supplied.

Payment methods:

1.  Direct Bank Transfer:  BSB: 034 221  Account: 619 582 Please note your name on the transaction record.

2.  EFTPOS available: please phone Rosalie to arrange (see below).

3.  Cheque or money order payable to Rosalie D Rudduck T/A ToowoombaTai Chi for Health.


Toowoomba is a beautiful inland city, with a population of around 100,000.  Just 135 kms west of Brisbane, it is the gateway to south west Queensland.  Plenty of accommodation, some good eating spots, parks, museums and opportunities to explore.  With the new Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, it is now serviced by direct flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns and Townsville, with bus and shuttle services available from Brisbane as well.


Rosalie Rudduck

Phone: 07 4697 6190; 0429 096 973.

Postal Address:  96 Rudducks Rd, Derrymore Q 4352.

Email: jrrudduck@skymesh.com.au