Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 Instructor training with Rosalie Rudduck

When and Where

Date: May 26th 2019
Time: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Address: Blue Care Day Respite Centre
4 Smerdon Rd,



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 ( 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 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 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 TCA and other 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 interest 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

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 (if not already a member).  Annual fee is $25 (Standard Membership) or $45 (Premier Membership) regardless of the number of certificates you have.



Instructor certificate $220 (early bird $200, paid in full by 12th April 2019)*

Attendance certificate $160.

*Special discount if also attending the TCA and Multiple Update Day on Saturday $200 (early bird $190 if paid in full by 12th April 2019)

Cancellation is subject to a $50 administration fee.

Morning and afternoon tea supplied.

Payment methods:

Direct Bank Transfer: BSB: 034 221  Account number: 619582  Please note your name on the transaction record.

EFTPOS available: please phone Rosalie to arrange - see contact details.

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


Rosalie Rudduck  Phone: 0429 096 973; 0499 290 910 Please be prepared to leave a message with your phone number and I will return your call.

Postal address: 96 Rudducks Rd, Derrymore Q 4352. Email: