Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Instructor Training and Updates by Sam Sujatna

When and Where

Date: 10th - 12th Feb, 2021
Time: 9am-5pm
Address: Tomasi Room, Bendat Parent and Community Centre
36 Dodd Street
Wembley, Perth
Western Australia




On successful completion of this two day intensive workshop, you will be provided with the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct safe and effective Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls prevention classes. This easy to learn programme is based on the Sun Style of tai chi and was specially designed by Dr Paul Lam in conjunction with medical and tai chi experts to improve the control of arthritis, improve balance and flexibility. It has been recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an effective falls prevention activity. 

Reasons to come to the workshop:

  • Learn how to teach this programme safely and effectively.
  • Gain knowledge of what is Tai Chi, how it can prevent falls and how it can help people with arthritis.
  • Be able to perform the Tai Chi for Arthritis set.

Who is eligible to attend this training? 

Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, Certified Allied Health Assistants, Diversional & Lifetyle Therapists, Health Professionals, Nurses, Tai Chi teachers and advanced Tai Chi students.

Your Trainer: 

Sam Sujatna is a Master Trainer of the Tai Chi for Arthritis 1 & 2, Fall Prevention and Seated Tai Chi for programmes. He is a former Personal Trainer and the current President of the Kung Fu Wushu Association of Western Australia. Sam is also the first W.A. resident to be Board Certified to deliver the TCHI programmes.


Each participant needs to be familiar with the movements in the Tai Chi for Arthritis programme (DVD available for $35.99) 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 visit:

Board Certification: 

Following successful completion of the course, you will be required to register to become a Tai Chi for Health Institute Board certified instructor/leader before teaching the programme.  A single annual fee of $25 (Standard Membership) or $45 (Premier Membership) covers Board Certification for all of your Tai Chi for Health Institute qualifications.

Instructor Updates Available:

  • Tai Chi for Arthritis
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

Accreditation Points:

Please check with your peak body organisation to see if Tai Chi for Arthritis is recognised by industry.


Instructor Certification: $220
Update Instructor Certification: $110
Registrations are managed through through Injury Matters WA.
For more information, please go to:


Tomasi Room
Bendat Parent and Community Centre
36 Dodd Street