Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 Instructor training workshop with Rosalie Rudduck

When and Where

Date: Aug 1st 2021
Time: 8.30am to 4.30pm
Address: Calala Hall
25 Calala Drive



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 conjuction 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: 

  • Become qualified to teach this programme safely and effectively  (Pre-requisite: Current Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Instructor qualification).
  • Gain more depth of understanding of Tai Chi principles and how the Tai Chi for Arthritis 1 and 2 programmes help people with arthritis. 
  • Be able to perform the Tai Chi for Arthritis 1 and 2 sets. 

Who is eligible to attend this training? Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, Certified Allied Health Assistants, Lifestyle Co-ordinators, Diversional Therapists, Health Practicioners, 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, Memory, Heart Conditions, Osteoporosis and 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 form Tai Chi Productions in Sydney (Phone: 02 9533 6511) or 

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. Annual fee is $26 (Standard Membership) or $46 (Premium Membership) regardless of the number of certificates you have.



Instructor Certificate $220 (early bird $200 paid in full by 18th June 2021)

Attendance Certificate $120 (early bird $100 paid in full by 18th June 2021)

Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 update $220 (early bird $200), extra updates $45 each (maximum $90).

Cancellation is subject to a $50 administration fee.

Payment Methods: 

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

EFTPOS available: please phone Rosalie to arrange.

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


Strathpine is located in the Moreton Bay Region just north of Brisbane. Calala Hall is a lovely little hall with a sprung wooden floor, nestled against the Four Mile Creek Peter Campbell Reserve.


Rosalie Rudduck  Phone: 0429 096 973 or 0499 290 910

Postal address:  96 Rudducks Rd, Derrymore Q 4352.