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: 2017 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: jwvnunen @ gmail.com (without the spaces)
    or phone 0437 740 278.

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), Campbell Street Uniting Church Hall.

    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 opposite Knight Street.

    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 with Introduction, Lotus and Shibashi exercises, and Tai Chi Set Levels 1-3 (8 pages, illustrated pdf file).

Tao Yin exercise notes (2 pages, illustrated pdf file).

Five Animals Frolicking with AATCs's Rod Ferguson notes (2 pages, illustrated pdf file).

Newsletter notes (1 page): 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 Central Queensland Activities

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 -