Newsletter 43 August 2011

Number 43

August 2011

TAI CHI FOR HEALTH

August Special:

Buy both the Revised 73 Form DVD (details below) and Tai Chi for Energy and receive a FREE copy of the Tai Chi Music 2 CD worth $26!  Package price $96 inc p&p.   Not to be used with any other discount or offer, one set per person.  Offer expires 31 August 2011.  As Dr Lam’s New Zealand Agent, I do have his entire range in stock, which you can view at the Products link on this site.

THE REVISED SUN 73 FORMS DVD

I am proud to announce that Dr Lam has revised his famous Sun 73 Forms DVD, incorporating new technology and detailed explanations of modifications.  He teaches the forms from different angles — using close ups, repetitions and diagrammed illustrations while dividing each form into small sections allowing you to follow along with ease. Throughout the lessons, Dr Lam will explain the tai chi principles and the unique Sun style tai chi energy with throughout the DVD.

Features:
• Step-by-step comprehensive instructions
• Close-ups, repetitions, different angles and footprints to facilitate learning
• Specially composed theme music
• Demonstrations (front and back on views) of the entire set by Dr Lam

This DVD is a must for those who would like to learn this beautiful set, and for those who wish to deepen their knowledge of this competition form.

TAI CHI FOR HEALTH COMMUNITY, NEW ZEALAND (TCHC)

“Keeping Tai Chi Active in New Zealand”

There has been a little confusion over this new body.  Please note it is a separate organisation to the NZTCCA, and was created to foster and maintain quality control for Tai Chi for Health teachers.

Many members belong to both groups, and the two organisations work happily alongside each other.  Full members of TCHC NZ are eligible to apply for a tuition scholarship to Dr Paul Lam’s One Week Sydney Workshop in 2012.  The closing date for applications is 1st September 2011.

To find out more, check out the Scholarships section of this website at or contact the Secretary, Tamara Bennett at t.tbennett@xtra.co.nz

AGM AND SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

Our first Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, 6th August in Wellington.  The venue will be the Aro Valley Community Centre in Te Aro.  All members are invited.  The event includes:

  • Three hour revision session of the Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method with Chris Hattle
  • Lunch
  • AGM
  • Sun Style 73 Revision session with Toi Walker

Current members pay the special subsidised fee of $50 for the day, including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.  Full, Associate and Life members are entitled to attend the AGM.  Only Full members are eligible to vote.

By public demand we have opened the two workshops to non-members, for the fee of $50 per workshop, including morning and afternoon tea, but not lunch.  The AGM (members only) will be held during the lunch period.

WORKSHOPS

2012 Workshop to mark in your diary!

Dr Paul Lam presents …

Tai Chi for Energy                            August 2-3 2012

The Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis    August 4-5 2012

This double workshop is to be in the Manawatu region.

Contact person is Chris Hattle hattle@xtra.co.nz

MT/ST TRAINING SESSION, CHRISTCHURCH

A general training/refresher session is being considered with Master Trainer Chris Hattle and Senior Trainer Hazel Thompson.  This would be held on Saturday, 12th November, after the 2011 Festival of Tai Chi.  For more information contact Hazel Thompson

FESTIVAL OF TAI CHI

The Festival will take place on Saturday, 12 November, at the Cashmere Club, Christchurch, from 9am to 1pm.  Guests include Terry Young from Wellington and Shi Mei Lin from Lower Hutt.  For more details see the September and October newsletters.

Hope to see you at the AGM and the Festival,

Hazel