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In-depth knowledge about Tai Chi and Qigong are exclusively available to ATCQA Members and Certified Instructors/Practitioners. They can click here to access the full list after signing into their account.

To make the valuable information from scientific literature more effectively used by our Tai Chi and Qigong community, starting in February 2024, ATCQA is rolling out tutorials that extract the content that is more relevant to our readers and present it in a more engaging way.

With the PowerPoint format, the tutorials can also be used by instructors for presentations or handouts to their students. New tutorials will be added monthly to the exclusive resources page.

Samples of Exclusive Resources Recently Added

Tutorial (PowerPoint): A New Frontier for Tai Chi and Qigong: Treating Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month is coming up in March. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) adversely affects both young and old and is a growing public health concern. A newly released scientific report provides a comprehensive assessment of how Tai Chi and Qigong can help treating TBI, calling this benefit a new frontier for these two exercises.

Tutorial (PowerPoint): Tai Chi Helps Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus through Life-Style Intervention

In a study published in February 2024, researchers conducted a comprehensive analysis of existing evidence and found Tai Chi showing promise as a potentially effective and safe lifestyle intervention for adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Tai Chi Walk: The Separate Learning and Use of the Lower-Body Movements

Warnock Davies, PhD, is an ATCQA certified tai chi instructor (level III). He has taught pedagogical methods at universities in the United States and China. After studying and teaching tai chi chuan in China, he now teaches “Tai Chi Walk” and the “24 Forms Tai Chi Chuan” in the U.S.

In this article with nearly 4,000 words, he provides insight from the pedagogical perspective about the benefits of teaching students the lower-body movements first while also explaining in detail how to optimize the teaching and the practicing of the movements.