"There’s something to these ancient arts. They don’t last for centuries for nothing”

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi

Styles of Tai Chi

While there are several different forms of Tai Chi, we concentrate on forms to improve your overall health.  We teach Tai Chi for Arthritis as a beginning form as it is easy to learn and provides some very important health benefits. Once learned students can branch out into the sun style 73, the yang style 24 or tai chi for energy or other more difficult forms.

About Tai Chi for Arthritis

In 1997, Dr. Paul Lam, a family physician and tai chi expert, worked with a team of tai chi and medical specialists to create the Tai Chi for Arthritis program. The special features of this unique program are that it is easy to learn, enjoyable, and provides many health benefits in a relatively short period of time.

Tai Chi for Arthritis is based on Sun style tai chi. This style was chosen because of its healing component, its unique Qigong (an exercise which improves relaxation and vital energy), and its ability to improve mobility and balance. The program contains a carefully constructed set of warming-up and cooling-down exercises, Qigong breathing exercises, a Basic Core six movements, an Advanced Extension six movements, and adaptations of the movements for older adults. Also incorporated into the program is a safe and effective teaching system.

Whitecrane Tai Chi (TM)

How to Learn Tai Chi

Learning tai chi can be a most enjoyable and rewarding experience. You determine the pace at which you want to learn.  No matter what level, you still can enjoy the full health benefits offered by practicing tai chi.  Our instructors are trained in the Stepwise Progressive Teaching method that is easy to follow and enjoyable. The Stepwise method works because:
  •  We engage more than one of your senses
  •  The whole is broken down into small manageable pieces
  •  The learning is structured and easy to follow   step-wise

Click play for a short Demo of Tai Chi for Arthritis

Related Sites

Why not give it a try?

All first classes are free, you are welcome to try different days and forms to find what suits you the best!

Below are related sites where you will find instructors also trained and certified by Dr Lam that we highly recommend:

Tai Chi for Health Community


Tai Chi for Health Institute


Tai Chi Productions (Where you can order instructional material.


Site: Fleixible Wellness

Instructor: Ann Swanson


World Tai Chi & Qigong day


Community Tai Chi