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 from the Queensland Branch; phone your order to Brisbane with a credit card number (07 3358 1955).

Local (Rockhampton) Resources -- Free Download

'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 --

Web version of 2004 videotape prepared for Rockhampton 60 & Better classes. The hour long program includes warm-up and Shibashi exercises as well as Levels 1-3 of the tai chi set (m4v, large file 158Mb). Accepting some changes of style and skill over the intervening years these sets remain the core of our 60 & Better and U3A classes.

Photos of Rockhampton Area Activities

A selection of images from 2009 to the present.

Tai Chi on YouTube

Several varieties of tai chi have developed over the centuries, and everyone's personal style is going to be slightly unique. The videos on YouTube cover many aspects of tai chi and qigong practice, this selection demonstrates the breadth of AATC practice and should help you improve your personal practice.

AATC Grandmaster Gary Khor: Tai Chi Flute and Fan (4:02).

AATC Master Rod Ferguson: Lotus (2:50), Extended Beginner's class (11:15, WTCD), Falls (2:04), Sword (4:51), Fan 1 (2:50), Fan 2 (3:20), Wild Goose Qigong Qigong (5:56), Flute (4:53), Pole (2:22).

Non-AATC: Beginner Movements (4:26), Levels 1 & 2 (7:10, ignore Pole demo), Lotus (2:10), Shibashi 1 Qigong (23:39, similar movements, faster with more repetitions).