If you have no defininte Tai Chi experience, I suggest that you do some research on David Dorian-Ross.
I do not believe, as far as I know, that there is really any bona fide Tai Chi Certification in the U.S.
Harold E. Rose, Jr.
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You got me thinking. I want to learn this as well, so thanks. I know the Arthritis Foundation has an intructor program. i am looking into this with them tomorrow in Los Angeles. Check your local office or go to www.arthritis.org.
All the best
Yes there certainly is a Tai Chi certification.
The Tai Chi Certification from American Tai Chi and Qigong Association independently accredits Tai Chi teachers, schools and practitioners of any style, program, lineage or application. Bear in mind you need to complete over 100 documented hours of formal instruction and it does not automatically qualify you for the ATCQA Certification. The decision will also depend on the credential of the organization(s) from which you received Tai Chi training.
Find more information on the ATCQA site
Dr. Paul Lam is the creator of the program that works side by with the American Arthritis Foundation. It is accepted by the Arthritis Foundations all over the world. He has several Tai Chi for Health Programs, forms that help with Arthritis, Diabetes, Osteoporosis and Back Pain. There is also a Seated Tai Chi for those that are chair bound. All of Dr. Lam’s Master Trainers, were Masters in their own right in many different martial arts before becoming connected with Dr. Lam. His week long workshop each June in the United States offers great opportunities to learn more advanced forms and better teaching techniques. There are many great Master Trainers and instructors all over the United States. Go to Tai Chi for Health Institute and look up either Master Trainers or Instructors in United States for an instructor or teacher certification.