Tai Chi Fundamentals® (TCF), Tai Chi Prime, and Yang Style Tai Chi Training Courses

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Course Three: Original TCF Form Training – 12 Hours

June 2, 2023 - June 3, 2023

Instructor: Pat Culotti or Rachel Sandretto
WPTA-Approved for 12 Contact hours.
Prerequisites:  Proficiency in elements taught in Course One (formerly Levels 1-2)

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Cost: $390, plus required materials

Course Description: Teaches all elements required for the Original Tai Chi Fundamentals® Program Certification. Participants learn Parts 2 and 3 of the Original TCF Form and review all Basic Moves. Includes teaching practicums, techniques for using TCF with specific populations, advanced training in sensing qi, and introduction to Energize exercises.

The course includes presentations by certified instructors on program applications in group wellness settings as well as therapeutic assessment and intervention tools. This course qualifies as partial contact hours fulfillment for TCF Instructor Certification.

The Tai Chi Fundamentals® Program (TCF) provides a gateway to a Yang Style lineage tai chi form and is a bridge between tai chi practice and the medical model. The first program of its kind, it provides a clear, systematic approach for mastering tai chi basics that builds from simple to complex patterns of movement. TCF integrates mind/body components of tai chi with clinical overview, movement analysis, and therapeutic & functional applications.

Program Elements: movements are taught in a motor development progression and can be modified for use with walkers and wheelchairs. Includes:

  • Basic Moves: graded sequence of exercises that reinforce functional movements of tai chi form, and include basic elements of Qi Gong training. They have applications both as assessment and intervention tools.
  • Original Tai Chi Fundamentals Form: a sequence of simple to more complex movements of modified Yang Style Tai Chi.
  • Mind/Body Skills: fostering mind/body integration, effective movement, and sense of well-being.

Development: in 1996 by Tricia Yu, MA and Jill Johnson, MS, PT, targeting elements from traditional tai chi that enhance balance, coordination, strength, and endurance.

The TCF Program has been featured in: PT Journal, Journal of Rehab Management, The Gerontologist, APTA’s GeriNotes, Medline Plus, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Wellness Program Management Advisor, American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and Fitness Journal, and Massage and Bodywork.

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June 2, 2023
June 3, 2023
Event Category:


Milwaukee Area, WI and Virtual


Patricia Culotti
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