Welcome to U3A Tai Chi & Shibashi.
Tai Chi existed for many years in China. It was approximately 100 years ago when "Yang Cheng Fu"( who was the founder of the Yang style, which we practice at U3A) introduced it to the Western world. You can find more Tai Chi history on our Tai Chi page. There are a few videos available in this style to learn from. For our Tai Chi classes we use the instruction videos of Earle Montaigue. The Tai Chi page includes videos of him teaching the three-thirds of the form. You will also find videos of Master Zhao Youbin and Alex.
The Shibashi page includes videos of Gary Khor teaching the 18 movements of Shibashi. Practised at a slow and even speed Tai chi movements are widely acknowledged to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. Tai Chi and Shibashi promote relaxation, straight posture, and balance. In a very real sense, it helps us to stay younger as we grow older, thus making an outstanding contribution to our overall health and well-being.
Our Tai Chi and Shibashi classes are two of many courses held by U3A (university of the 3rd age) Bundaberg. The classes take place every Wednesday except during the school holidays. Shibashi : 8.30 - 9.30 am, Tai Chi : 9.30 - 10.30am. and are free for U3A Bundaberg members. Please feel free to come and see us and check it out in the Avenell Heights Hall.
Members of U3A Bundaberg can join our classes by completing the Tai chi & Shibashi enrolment eform on the join us page of this website.
Our Covid 19 safe plan
We now have permission from u3a to start back with our classes.
Please find below information on how we are to conduct ourselves to stay safe from this virus.
Should go without saying that if you have any symptoms do not come to the
class or you will be turned away. In the hall is a Covid app for you to sign in.
There also will be a sign-in book for the Hall for anyone who doesn't have a phone or data for the Covid app.
You are also required to tick our sign-in sheet. There will be a sanitiser for you to
use when you come in. Social distancing must be maintained at all times the
1.5-meter distance and when sitting in chairs there must be two empty chairs
between each person. The kitchen will not be used, please bring your own water
containers. Do not gather in groups like we usually do-just keep your distance
when talking to each other. I know this is not what we like to do, but we must
do the right thing to stay safe-committee members will be checking on us.
We know you will all do the right thing so we can enjoy our classes.