Update on Jan 2019 Workshops

Due to hall booking issue and lack of interest resulting in low booking numbers for the 42 Sword workshop, Committee has decided to cancel the 42 Sword workshop on 19 Jan 2019.

The Health Qigong Yi Jin Jing workshop on 19 Jan 2019 and the Nordic Walking workshop 28 Jan 2019 will still proceed.

Annual Dinner, Sun 2nd Dec-2018

Details of the Annual Dinner

Date:  Sunday, 2nd December 2018

Time:  6:30 pm for 7.00 pm start

Place: Golden Dragon Palace Chinese Restaurant, 363 Manningham Road, Lower Templestowe

Cost:  $53 members, $55 non-members

Booking:  Please book by Saturday 24 Nov 2018 
Connie Tat or other Committee members will be in the foyer around morning tea time to take your booking.

Important Dates

17/11/2018 Sat) 
Registration for 2019 Term 1

1/12/2018 (Sat) 
Last class for 2018.  Rehearsal for Open Day

 2/12/2018 (Sun) 
Annual Dinner - please see event details above

 8/12/2018 (Sat) 
Open Day –  please see Open Day program

19/1/2019 (Sat), 28/1/19 (Mon) 
January Workshops

  2/2/2019 (Sat) 
First day of class for 2019, Term1

Outing to Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden

21 Oct 2018 – Outing to the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (formerly the National Rhododendron Garden) and Yum Cha afterwards at Favourite Kitchen Restaurant. If interested, please register with Connie by Saturday, 13 Oct.  

Please find attached flyer for details.

Welcoming New Members, Sat 4 Aug-2018

Welcoming New Members

TCG will be having some refreshments at morning tea time at 10:30 am to welcome new members. 
Hope to see you all there. 
Note: Due to the welcome event, there will be no qigong at morning tea time.

Open Day 7 July 2018

Saturday 7 July 2018

10.00 AM - 12.30 PM at Balwyn Evergreen Centre - 45 Talbot Avenue, Balwyn.

Please invite family, friends and anyone interested in Tai Chi to watch our demonstration.

Students will demonstrate the various forms of Tai Chi learned in class. Special performances by Sifus and Instructors will be the highlights. Click here for the program.

Join us for refreshments at the end of the demonstration.

2018 Easter Outing and Lunch

2018 Easter Outing and Lunch - Monday, 2nd April 2018
Please note that there will be no class on Easter Saturday.  We will have an Easter Outing and Lunch on Easter Monday

1.    Outing at Westerfolds Park (Porter Street Picnic Area), Templestowe:

Time: 9.30 am
Tai Chi Practice / Walk: We will have Qigong and Tai Chi practice starting at around 9:40am, and then have a walk around Westerfold Park.

2.    Lunch after Outing:

Time: 12.00 pm
Place: Jade Kew Restaurant, 4 Walpole Street, Kew.
Cost: Share cost per table. Around $20 per person.
Registration: Please register with Connie Tat during morning tea time on 23/3/18, or email/text to contact below:
Email: hongkongclub.taichigroup@gmail.com or Text message: Sam Au 0418-101-937

Welcome Party - Sat, 17 March 2018

Welcome Party

On the Saturday 17 March, we will have a Welcome Party at morning tea time 10:30 am - 11.00 am. Purpose is to introduce the Committee, Instructors and particularly to welcome new members joining us this term.

Kew Festival, Sat 10 March 2018

Kew Festival Wellness Day Outdoor Practice CANCELLED

On 10th March, Saturday of Labour Day long weekend, there will be no Tai Chi classes at the Balwyn Evergreen Centre (BEC).  TCG planned to participate in an outdoor practice session at the Kew Festival Wellness Day.  

Regrettably we were informed by the organisers of the event that it has been cancelled.

As a result, please be informed that there will be no Tai Chi classes at BEC on Sat, 10 March 2018

Holiday Practice at Beckett Park & Nordic Walking

Holiday Practice at Beckett Park

During the holiday period, Sam Au has organised practice sessions on Monday 10 am - 11:30 am, at Beckett Park, Kew (except for public holidays, and weather permitting), starting on 18 December. 

Practice days are:
Monday 18 Dec 2017
Mondays 15, 22, 29 Jan 2018

There are different parts of Beckett Park that people can practice Tai Chi and weather may not be suitable on that day, so please message or contact Sam on 0418-101-937 beforehand if you intend to attend.

Nordic Walking

Sam will also be doing Nordic Walking during holiday period on Wednesday 9:30 am in parks near Balwyn area.  If interested, please contact Sam on 0418-101-937.

Workshops on 20th Jan 2018

1. Taijiquan 45 form (selected from 88 form)

Saturday, 20th Jan 2018, 9.00 am — 12.00 pm

This 45 form is selected from Taijiquan 88 form. This form is suitable for performance at competi-tion or for a shorter practice session. For those who have completed 24 form, this workshop will be an introduction to the 45 form.

2. Health Qigong Wu Qin Xi (Five Animal Frolic) 健身气功五禽戏

Saturday, 20th Jan 2018, 9.00 am — 12.00 pm

This is a group of physical and breathing exercises for improving health and well-being with a uniquely traditional Chinese flavour. The movements are comparatively simple and easy to remember and can be practiced by people of different age groups and physical fitness levels.


Please register by email: hongkongclubtaichigroup@gmail.com or  contact Sam on 0418-101-937 Registration and payment before start of workshop are required. Hall will open at 8:30 am for registration.

Fees: $45 (TCG members), $50 (WTQA members) and $55 (Others)

Location: Balwyn Evergreen Centre, 45 Talbot Ave. Balwyn

Open Day

Saturday 9 December 2017

10.00 AM - 12.30 PM at Balwyn Evergreen Centre - 45 Talbot Avenue, Balwyn.

Please invite family, friends and anyone interested in Tai Chi to watch our demonstration.

Students will demonstrate the various forms of Tai Chi learned in class. Special performances by Sifus and Instructors will be the highlights.

Join us for refreshments at the end of the demonstration.

Annual Dinner

Our annual dinner will be held on:  Sunday 3rd December

Where: At the Kambo Chinese Restaurant 
1 Mahoneys Rd,  Forest Hill

Hope all of you can join us for this function and have a fun and relaxing time together before the Christmas break. 

The cost will be $50 for members and $52 for non-members. 

Please book with Connie Tat starting on 11th Nov.   

Grading Day, Sat. 4th November

Grading day will be held on the 4th November.   Grading is a good way of improving your form and achieving a level of competency and you may wish to work towards being an instructor. There will be a charge of $25 per form. The responsible instructor will help the member to review the form before grading.

If you are interested, please discuss with your instructor or Sam.

Grading form, click here

AGM on Sat. 21Oct 2017

More information relating to AGM notice, agenda, proxies and nomination etc will be communicated to members via email or by post.

Date:                 Saturday, 21st October 2017
Time:                 Commencing at 11.00 am
Venue:              Balwyn Evergreen Centre
                         45 Talbot Ave, Balwyn

TCG Name Change

The Committee is proposing at the possibility or having a new name for TCG.    The selection of a new name is currently underway. Members have submitted a range of possible names which will be selected by members via a simplified preferential ballot system. 
Having decided on the most popular name choice, members will be asked to vote at the AGM: 1)if the name change is to proceed and 2)approve the new name. 

Note that the motion for the name change is a special resolution which requires a 75% approval vote by members present at AGM, including proxies, for the name change to be passed.   

Social Lunch at Red Lantern Restaurant

A social lunch is planned as follows:

Date: Saturday 9th Sep
Time:  1 pm starts
                         Place: Red Lantern Restaurant, 327A Doncaster Rd, Balwyn North
                          Cost:  share cost per table
                          Booking: Please book with Connie Tat by this coming Saturday 2nd Sep

I wish to specially invite members who joined TCG this term, or late last term to join us at this function so that we can get to know you better.

Hope that you will be able to attend this function.

30th Anniversary Celebration Event

30th anniversary celebration will be on 8th July at Balwyn Evergreen Centre.   

Performances and demonstration by special guests will form part of the day program from 10:30 am to 12 noon.  

Following the program, there will be a 30th anniversary lunch from 12:30 – 2.00 pm. The lunch will be fully catered with Malaysian dishes plus other delicacies.  

Cost of lunch is $10 per person. If you wish to attend the lunch event, please register with Membership Secretary Connie Tat, latest  by 1 st July 2017.

To view the 30th Anniversary Celebration program and new classes for term 2 commencing 15 July 2017 please click here

Easter Saturday Nordic Walking (NW) Workshop

Nordic Walking Workshop
TCG will be running a Nordic Walking workshop during Easter Saturday.  
Nordic Walking is an excellent supplementary exercise for Tai Chi practitioners.    Arthritis Victoria does promote NW as an good exercise option for many people.  

Details of the workshop are as follows:
Instructor:  This Nordic Walking Workshop will be conducted by Sam Au, who is a qualified Nordic Walking Instructor with Nordic Academy.   
Date: 15th April 2017
Time: 9 am - 12 noon
Place: John August Reserve, Balwyn
Cost: $45 TCG members, $55 others
Participants:  We will need a minimum of 6 participants to run this workshop.  A maximum of 10  can attend.
Equipment and shoes:  Nordic Walking poles will be provided during the workshop.  You can purchase NW poles for your own use from Nordic Academy* via Sam Au OR from other NW poles suppliers.   Comfortable runners or walking shoes will be suitable for the workshop.
Registration:  Please register with Connie Tat by Saturday 8th April.
Note:   BYO all items for outdoor practice e.g. sun hat, sunscreen, chairs, drinks, snacks.
·         As John August Reserve does not have shelter, if weather is bad, we will have to cancel the Workshop.  If you are not sure, please call Sam Au on 0418-101-937 that morning.   In such an event, we will attempt to reschedule the workshop or provide a full refund.
* You can find out prices of NW poles from the Nordic Academy web site:

Park Practice and Yum Cha Lunch

Date: Saturday 11 March 2017
(No classes on this day at Balwyn Evergreen Centre)

Park Practice

Time:  9.00 am – 11.00 am
Place:  Beckett Park, Balwyn (enter from Parring Road)
Program:  Focus is on Qigong practice in the park, some Tai Chi practice if members wish to do and a leisure walk in the park.
Yum Cha
Time:  11:30 am
Place:  Wealth Garden Restaurant, 866 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster East VIC 3109
Cost:    To be shared equally amongst guests on each table. Estimated to be in the range between $18 and $25 per person.

If you are attending yum cha, please register with Connie Tat by 4th March.  If you are really unable to attend class on 4 March, please contact Connie Tat or Sam.

You can find our contact information at our web site: