The Australian Academy of Tai Chi (AATC) classes in Rockhampton include gentle stretches and warm-up exercises, 'shibashi' or energy exercises, and the Khor-style tai chi set. More advanced students (the 'Club') work on improving their form, additional shibashi and related exercises, and weapons forms.

Evening classes, Rockhampton

Classes parallel the school terms: 2019 Calendar. Multiple instructors provide small group instruction based on level of activity.

6:00 pm (Beginners and Levels 1-3) or 7:00 pm (Levels 4-6 and Club) Wednesday, Uniting Church Hall, Berserker Street opposite North Rockhampton High School.

    Contact: russell.north @ bigpond.com.au (without the spaces)
    or phone Russell 07 4936 4009.

Note that Debbie Van Nunen has moved and is no longer the AATC Rockhampton contact.

Daytime classes for older participants

Participation requires membership in sponsoring organisation. Participants work in a single group consisting of practitioners at several levels of practice.

Rockhampton 60 & Better (10:30 am Monday, February through November except for public holidays), Indoor Bowls Club, Kent Street.

    Contact: phone 07 4921 0065,
    or e-mail Better60inc @ optusnet.com.au (without the spaces).

University of the Third Age (7:30 am Friday, 12 months), Kershaw Gardens, near traffic circle opposite Stocklands (south of the caravan parking).

    Contact: phone 4936 4792,
    or e-mail u3arockhampton @ hotmail.com (without the spaces).

Music CDs, Instructional DVDs, etc

Details on the Academy's main web site; phone your order to the Brisbane office with a credit card number (07 3358 1955).

Local (Rockhampton) Resources

'Special Needs' class notes: Introduction/Welcome -- Shibashi (I, II and X) -- Levels 1-3 -- Tao Yin (Heart Calming) -- Rod Ferguson's 5 Animals (all illustrated pdf files).

Newsletter notes (1 page each): Balancing the Chi -- Puppets Hung fron a String -- Doing or Not Doing -- Getting Started -- Controlled by the Waist -- Evaluating Risk/Pain -- Related Forms -- Summer Break Exercises -- xxxx --

Photos from CQ Activities

2019: Welcome to 2019 (January) -- 1 - 2.

2018: Garden Lesson (November) -- 1 - 2; Evening class (October) -- 1 - 2 - 3 - 4; World Tai Chi Day (April) -- 1 - 2 - 3 - 4; U3A at Kershaw Gardens (January) -- 1 - 2.

2017: November U3A class at North end of Kershaw Gardens; U3A group farewells the area of Kershaw Gardens off Knight Street where classes have been held for many years at the windmill (classes are now off the traffic circle opposite Stocklands), 2 June 2017; World Tai Chi Day, 10:00am Saturday April 29 -- 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7.

2016: Rockhampton 60 & Better Christmas breakup (28 November) -- 1.

2014: Rockhampton 60 & Better Christmas breakup (1 December) -- 1; U3A Friday morning group, October -- 1 - 2; Garden lesson, 17 August -- 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9; U3A Friday morning group -- August; 2014 World Tai chi Day -- 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8; U3A group greeting the New Year.

2013: World Tai Chi Day -- 1 (group photo) - Garden Lesson (19 May) 2 - 3 -

2011: 60 & Better class, The ROCK Building Society promotion, September -- 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6; AATC Workshop with Rod Ferguson, August -- 1 - 2; Rockhampton Sports Expo, 30 January -- 1 - 2 - 3 -

2010: 2010 Sports Expo (January) display; Actively Aging Forum (24 February 2010) -- UniNews article, photo and Morning Bulletin article; World Tai Chi Day, 24 April 2010 -- 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 (in the Botanical Gardens); Rockhampton Instructors with AATC Master Rod Ferguson (left to right: Penny, Lynn, Debbie, Rod, Russell); Workshop with AATC National Trainer Rod Ferguson, 24-25 July 2010 -- 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16; Rockhampton and Fitzroy News article, 21 July 2010; Rockhampton 60 & Better class break-up, 29 Nov -- 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7.

2009: Rockhampton 60 & Better Tai Chi class breakup, Nov 2009 -- 1 - 2 - 3 -