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The Tai Chi & Chi Kung Institute of Australia
Established in 1985 by Master Allan Kelson, the Tai Chi Academy now called the Tai Chi & Chi Kung Institute since 1989, teaches a variety of Traditional and Official sets of Tai Chi (Taijiquan), Chi Kung (Qi Gong), Shaolin Health & Fitness Arts throughout metropolitan South Australia.

Thankyou to all our students for you support during this unprecidented times in 2020 - 2022.
Updated for - 10th August 2022
** UPDATE NOTE- Term 3 & 4 Cancelled **

** NOTE **
Important changes
Term 3 & 4 - 2022 All classes have now been suspended /cancelled
due to the overwelming spread of WINTER FLU & Covid/ Omicron & "WINTER".

Our students & Instructors come from all corners of Adelaide & suburbs
So in the interest of keeping our students & instructors safe and the Tai Chi & Chi Kung Institute intact,
Term 1,2&3 clases have now been moved to Term 1- 2023
re-starting Adelaide Tues 7th Feb & North Adelaide Fri 10th Feb 2023

All classes are dependant on Health SA Directives

Thankyou for your support & understanding
in these difficult & challenging times.

Term 1, 2 & 4 last year were all full & booked out
Congratulations everyone & see you Next Term

Beginner's Classes: Term 1 - 2023
Click here Adelaide (Tues pm) for new beginners students who are just getting started.

Colour brouchure about the Institute : Click here.

Beginners' Classes

Tai Chi or Chi Kung
New Beginners class
Adelaide CBD

You can enrol in week 1 - 3

Poster: Adelaide - poster ( Tuesday pm)

Adelaide - Tuesday 7th Feb 2023
Chi Kung at 6.15pm
Tai Chi at 7.15pm
Allan teaching a Tai Chi class in the park
Adelaide CBD Venue : Gilles St Primary School Hall
123 Gilles St ( Near Pedestrian Crossing & Pultney St)

Bookings essential and places are limited-
Email your interest to attend - send an email office@taichi.com.au

Yes, the Adelaide Hall has airconditioning

Courses are conducted during the state school terms.


North Adelaide (am)

Term 1 - 2023
Poster: North Adelaide - starts Fri 7th Feb 2023 - 9.30am

Discount Coupon
( 2 people for concession price - for New beginners)


Advanced & returning students newsletter & details for term 1 -2023

Book - Chi Kung Shibashi 2nd Set 18 Forms
Colour brouchure about the Institute : Click here


Also known as & still registered as:

Tai Chi Academy ®

Tai Chi & Chi Kung (Qi Gong) Academy ®

Tai Chi for Schools ®

Chi Kung Clinic ® Chinese Yoga ®

The Institute offers public classes and workshops, as well as private & corporate classes, workshops and presentations for schools & teachers (see Tai Chi for Schools index), clubs, companies & Training & Development (T & D) events.


Tai Chi for some forms of Arthritis Endorsement - over 33 Years.
Master Instructor Allan Kelson and instructors of the Tai Chi & Chi Kung Institute in S.A. are happy to be celebrating 34 years (since Oct 1988) of official endorsement by the Arthritis Foundation of Australia (S.A).

Allan kelson was the 1st person in Australia to introduce Tai Chi & Chi Kung ( Qi Gong) to the Arthritis Foundation of Australia (SA). In recognitation for Allan's involvement over a number of years, including Teaching their staff, presenting at Arthritis conferences & raising funds, Allan Kelson was granted official endorsment ( 31st October 1988) by the Arthritis Foundation of Australia ( SA) & presented with a certificate of Group Membership for the Tai chi & Chi Kung Institute on 29th November 1988.



Our Aims
We aim to:

  • Promote a healthy lifestyle within the wider community through awareness and practice of Tai Chi and Chi Kung;
  • Provide opportunities for the general public to learn and practice Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Shaolin Health Arts;
  • Develop the skills of our Instructors to ensure our students receive the best possible tuition;
  • Promote and teach Official and Traditional Sets from China.

Our Instructors - Accredited in Australia & China
All classes are taught by Instructors trained by the Tai Chi & Chi Kung Institute. The Institute prides itself on the quality of training its Instructors receive and on their skill and dedication to their arts.

The Institute actively participates in update training courses. Every venue is managed by a China Accredited Instructor / Coach, Police Checks & current first aid certification.

The Executive Instructors have all received training and accreditation in China from the Beijing Sport University (B.S.U) since 1989, and every venue has atleast one instructor trained at the B.S.U. All our Instructors receive training from Instructors who have been accredited in both China and Australia.

For more information about The Tai Chi & Chi Kung Institute, please contact us.

Affiliated and Recommended Organizations
The Institute is affiliated with many organizations around Australia and overseas.

Australian Organizations

Where to Learn:

      • Tai Chi Australia: (Victoria),
        founded by Allan's friend, Master Han Jin Song

      • Shaolin QLD: Shaolin Kungfu Guan - Contact Ramesh Patel .
      • Master Wu Dong from the Beijing Sports University will be in Australia in April 2009. In conjunction with the
        Tai Chi & Chi Kung Institute (SA) for Instructors only &
        Shaolin Kungfu Guan (Qld) Workshops for student & public in (QLD)
      • Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy Australia: (Adelaide ),
        was founded by Allan's friend, Sifu Jim Fung - Contact Tony Pysala.

  • The Tai Chi Association of Australia: the executive instructors are foundation members. Allan was an official Tai Chi Judge for 2005 & 2006 national competitions held in Qld. Senior Instructor Jennifer Bould is the National Vice- President 2010 - 2020
  • Arthritis Foundation of Australia (S.A.)
    Endorsement : December 1988 "acceptable exercise for some Arthritis problems."
    Group member of the Arthritis Foundation : 29th November 1988.
  • ACHPER (S.A.) - Allan is a member & official presenter 1999 - 2009 for the State Health & P.E. Conference.
  • Active Ageing (S.A.)- member.
  • Australia -China Friendship Society - Member since 1990 - 2023.

    Massage and more!

  • Bowen Therapy - Barry Samuels - Ph: 8445 8507 Email Barry

    Accupunture Expert: Ms Annh Phung - Ph 8346 7800 (SA)
International Organizations