The Australian Academy of Tai Chi (AATC) classes in Rockhampton include gentle stretches and warm-up exercises, 'shibashi' or energy exercises, and the tai chi set. More advanced students (the 'Club') work on improving their form, additional shibashi and related exercises, and weapons forms.

Evening classes parallel the school terms: 2017 Calendar. Multiple instructors provide small group instruction based on level of activity.

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

Rockhampton: 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.

Daytime classes for older participants: 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), Campbell Street Uniting Church Hall, phone 07 4921 0065, 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, e-mail u3arockhampton @ hotmail.com (without the spaces) or phone 4936 4792.

Music CDs, Instructional DVDs, etc: Details on the Academy 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

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 -