Newsletter 48 January 2012

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Number 48

January 2012



January Special:

Buy Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Arthritis Part Two and get $15 off! Not to be used with any other discount or offer, one DVD per person. Package price $73 including p&p.  Offer expires 31 January 2012.  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.

If you are currently drawing up your list of New Year Resolutions, forget the same old, same olds like losing a couple of kgs or keeping the garage tidy, we all know they go out of the window in the first week!  This year there is a wonderful opportunity to study with Dr Paul Lam in person at his double workshops in Palmerston North.  Now that’s a resolution worth keeping!  PLUS TCHC NZ members get a 10% discount, and full members have a chance to win a scholarship!


Dr Paul Lam



About the Tai Chi for Arthritis in Depth Workshop

In this most stimulating and useful workshop, Dr Lam will be sharing with you the deeper meanings of the Tai Chi principles and how to incorporate them into your forms. He will then explore how the Qi (vital life force) works and how it relates to the Tai Chi principles.  All theories and practice will guide you on how to store, regenerate and deliver energy not only with Tai Chi for Arthritis, but also with all Tai Chi forms. This workshop will facilitate you to reach a higher level and find more enjoyment from your practice.

About Opportunities to Update your Instructor Certificates

This TCA in Depth workshop would be, with prior notice, an update for the Tai Chi for Arthritis.  If you require updates in any of the other Tai Chi for Health programs, a nominal fee applies and you are required to complete an assignment.

What Is Tai Chi for Energy?

This new energising program consists of two different tai chi styles.  Chen style tai chi is vigorous and sophisticated, containing fast and slow movements along with powerful spiral force.

Sun style includes a unique qigong (life energy) along with agile steps.  These two seemingly contrasting styles of tai chi have complimentary internal energy.  Using his deep understanding of tai chi principles and with over 30 years of experience, Dr Lam carefully composed the Tai Chi for Energy set by combining both styles to bring you greater synergy.

With regular practice and in a relatively short period of time, you will achieve better health and wellness, more internal energy and an improved ability to manage stress. The program contains warm up and cool down exercises and 16 movements.


Course workbooks are provided within course fees

DVDs for each course can be purchased from Hazel Thompson, email

Registered participants are entitled to a discount of 30% on the course DVDs once their fees have been paid in full.

For a list showing all the various fees please click here

Dr Lam is personally offering a 10% discount on course fees to all TCHC NZ members.

Registration forms are available from Chris Hattle


Postal            28 Wikiriwhi Crescent, Palmerston North 4412

TCHC NZ is offering scholarships for Full members. For more information please see the heading “Scholarships” in this newsletter

Tai Chi for Health Practice Sessions coming up …

Saturday 25 February 2012


Venue: Leicester Hall, corner Findlay & Ramsgate Streets, Ellerslie

Same Introductory special price of $35 (reduced from $40) for the 3 hour practice session. Or the special TCHCNZ member price of $30, if you are a current financial member of TCHC NZ.

If you are not a member yet, please visit , you will find information and an application form on the TCHC NZ section of this Tai Chi Productions NZ website.

For payment information and curriculum please contact Tamara Bennett

Tai Chi for Health Forms we can practice: (determined by the group)

TCA – Tai Chi for Arthritis

TCA part 2 – Dr Lam’s revised arrangement with 41 moves, knowledge of which is required for the TCA part 2 certification course.

TCD – Tai Chi for Diabetes

TCK – Tai Chi for Kidz

Sun Style 73


Dr Lam NZ 2012 Workshops

2 TCHCNZ Tuition Scholarships to Give Away

(Application deadline 1 April 2012)

TCHCNZ is offering full members the opportunity to apply for 1 of 2 tuition scholarships to Dr Lam’s August NZ 2012 workshops; The Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Energy. The scholarship will cover tuition fees, morning and afternoon tea.  Travel, accommodation, lunches and educational resources will be the responsibility of the successful candidate(s). The deadline for applications is 1 April 2012. Please contact the secretary for more information and an application. (TCHCNZ Secretary – Tamara

(*Each full member may only apply for one tuition scholarship workshop and you must indicate on your application, your preference of the above two available NZ 2012 Dr Lam workshops.)


I was recently approached by Jason Abraham of who offered me the chance to share their information and resources with our tai chi network. They do a wonderful job in providing clear and easy to understand information on various treatments for this incurable cancer. I’m proud to display the link to their website on my Home Page, under Tai Chi Links, and you can find out more about their research into tai chi as an alternative treatment at this link

Have a wonderful 2012, and I’ll see you at Palmerston North!