Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 Instructor Training with Rosalie Rudduck

When and Where

Date: Sep 7th 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Address: Toowoomba Senior Citizens Hall
39 Victoria 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 ( 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.




Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 is an extension of the Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention programme, based on the Sun Style of tai chi. The Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 programme was designed by Dr Paul Lam in conjunction with a team of medical specialists and tai chi experts and is suitable for those 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.

Who is eligible to attend this training?  Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, Certified Allied Health Assistants, Diversional Therapists, Health Professionals, Nurses, Tai Chi teachers and advanced Tai Chi students.

Your Trainer:  Rosalie Rudduck is a physiotherapist and master trainer in Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Tai Chi for Arthritis 2, Diabetes, Osteoporosis & Rehabilitation 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 Ph: 02 9533 6511 or at

Board Certification:  Following successful completion of this one day intensive course, 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. A single annual fee of $25 (Standard Membership) or $45 (Premium Membership) covers all of your Tai Chi for Health Institute qualifications. 


Instructor Certificate:  $220 (early bird $200 paid in full by 29th July 2019.

Attendance Certificate: $160 (no early bird).

Cancellation is subject to a $50  administration fee.

Morning and afternoon tea supplied.

Payment methods:

  • Direct Bank Transfer:  BSB: 034 221, Account 619582. Please note your name on the transaction record with TCA2.
  • EFTPOS  available: Phone Rosalie on 0429 096 973 or 0499 290 910 to arrange.  Please be prepared to leave a message and I will phone back.
  • Cheque or money order payable to  Rosalie D Rudduck T/A Toowoomba Tai Chi for Health.


Toowoomba is a beautiful inland city, with a population of around 100,000. With the annual Carnival of Flowers later in September,  the parks and gardens will be starting to look their very best. Just 135 kms west of Brisbane, Toowoomba is the gateway to south west Queensland. Plenty of accommodation, some good eating spots, parks and opportunities to explore.  With the new Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, it is now serviced by direct flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne and Townsville with frequent bus services available from Brisbane airport as well.


Rosalie Rudduck Phone: 0429 096 973 or 0499 290 910.  Please be prepared to leave a message and I will phone back.

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