Newsletter 57 October

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 Number 57

October 2012



October Special:

 Buy any Tai Chi for Health Series DVD and receive a 30% discount!    Not to be used with any other discount.  Offer expires 31 October.  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.  Health series is Tai Chi for Arthritis, Diabetes, Qigong for Health, Seated TCA, Osteoporosis and Back Pain.




“Sun Style 73 Forms”

Session One of a “Sun 73 Forms” series

When                    Saturday  November 10th    2012                 10am-1pm   3 hours
Where                                    Palmerston North                                     Guide Hall,  2 Panako Place (off College Street), Awapuni,       
What / content       Sun Style 73 forms      Sections One and Two      This is Forms  1 – 33      An brief overview of forms 34 – 41 to be included



Refreshments:        bring your own picnic 
Costs:          (gst incl)                     $40 OR  $35 for TCHC NZ members (Tai Chi for Health Community NZ Inc)



Payment                   in advance will ensure your registration                                    Pay by cheque: post to address below                    or             Bank: Chris Hattle Physio  010745 – 0238443 – 00               1.    Enter your name & date of practice session as the banking reference              2.    Advise Chris Hattle by e-mail that you have made the payment
To register contact …             Chris Hattle            E-mail                          postal              28 Wikiriwhi Cr., Palmerston North, 4412            phone                        06  3564332  In your message include, name, phone, e-mail & the course you are registering for. 





LEADER:  CHRIS HATTLE  Master Trainer Tai Chi for Health Institute


TCO Instructor Training is a two day course 9am – 5pm

Pukekohe, Auckland                  26th / 27th January 2013                                Registrations now open

Cost                                                                                                                                 Course. Member TCHC NZ Inc discounted price    $270.oo  incl gst                                                             Course. Full price                                                        $300.oo  incl gst                                          .                  To register refer contact details for Chris Hattle below.                                     

TCO DVD                                                                   $ 39.00  + p&p                                     TCO DVD when course payment received                $ 27.30  + p&p                                                .                  To purchase DVD contact Hazel Thompson taichiproductionsnz@gmail .com

Course fee includes

  • Resource booklet TCO
  • Light refreshments morning and afternoon teas. Participants with dietary requirements please provide your own refreshments.



For Sale:

2012 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day purple T-shirts available @$35 each plus P&P (various sizes first come, first served)

For more information Contact Tamara: 

Tai Chi for Health Practice Sessions…coming up with Senior Trainer Tamara Bennett

Contact Tamara

Saturday 27th October 2012  1-4pm (General practice session of TCA, TCE, TCD or TCK)

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

Saturday 17th November 2012  1-4pm (General practice session of TCA, TCE, TCD, TCK or TCO)

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

2013 Practice Sessions will begin in February, dates to be confirmed … 

 Investment $35 for the 3 hour practice session.

TCHCNZ member price of $30 (if you are a current financial member of TCHCNZ)

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.

 Payment by internet: Tamara Bennett – Westpac #03 0406 0739577 00 (please use your name as reference)

 Or  Payment by Post: Tamara Bennett, 996 Waiuku Road, RD1 Pukeoware, Waiuku 2681

*Please email me to confirm you have made a payment

The Tai Chi for Health practice sessions will run for 3 hours with a tea/biscuit break (provided). There will be time to ask questions regarding the form, tai chi principles and teaching methods.



Dr Lam NZ 2014 – Triple Workshop!

17th -18th July 2014 – Exploring the Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis  (Instructors have an opportunity to update their TCH certifications) 

19th – 20th July 2014 – (2 Concurrent Workshops) Tai for Energy Instructor Training and Tai Chi for Diabetes Instructor Training

Venue: Pukekohe Town Hall (cnr Massey Ave & Edinburgh St, Pukekohe) (35 minutes south of Auckland Airport, the venue is located in the centre of town, easy walk to several accomodation choices, Café on site and heaps of Cafés and restaurants very close by, plus a brand new movie theatre)

Contact: Tamara Bennett – 09-235-8648 or



Congratulations  Betty Hsu!  Betty is the winner of the Tai Chi for Health Community NZ Scholarship to Dr Lam’s January 2013 Sydney One Week Workshop.  Betty teaches Tai Chi for Health forms in Masterton.


Tamara Bennett has sent me a link to a great video on YouTube::

This video was produced by a group of cardiologists and nursing staff at the Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, but the message  is very relevant to New Zealanders.  Our own rate of heart disease is increasing, and many tai chi pupils have cardiac problems.  Do watch it – it is very entertaining, and next time you see a collection for the Heart Foundation – give generously!



 Thanks to Andrew Hardwick for passing on the link to this article.  There are other factors involved in the brain-DNA argument too, but this is certainly thought-provoking!

That’s all for October, stay safe,