COREhealth is committed to ensuring that Tai Chi remains a safe exercise/sport undertaken for health reasons; should there be any cause for concern about a student's safety the session (for the student or class as a whole) will be terminated immediately. In the event of an incident or accident, a formal log of the incident will be made by the coach and/or senior student.
All instructors will have access to the club membership list; this includes contact numbers for all members.
Parents of Junior members will be at Tai Chi Sessions with their children. An attendance register will be kept for club sessions.
As an improved instructor of either Tai Chi Union of Great Britain and/or Long Fei Tai Chi association all COREhealth Instructors will carry professional, third party and public liability insurance for club sessions and events.
When in sole charge of a group, the lead instructor is required to have a valid 1st Aid Certificate (not less than 3 years old), or the presence of another member who holds a valid 1st Aid certificate
- Junior members of the club are required to be accompanied by a responsible adult; given this COREhealth asserts that DBS checks and Safeguarding training for its instructors is optional.
- Use of drugs, alcohol, vaping (e cigarettes) and smoking is forbidden at all Tai Chi sessions.
- Students should advise the Coach or Instructor of any special needs or medical conditions before undertaking Tai Chi
Definitions (Training and Capabilities)
|Novice||Tai Chi Student who is learning the fundamentals of Tai Chi and has normally practiced for less than 2 years|
|Intermediate or Improver||Tai Chi Student who has progressed to the longer Tai Chi forms requiring balance / standing on one leg and going low. Intermediate students will not have progressed to Sword forms. Normally 2-4 years experience|
|Advanced Students||Tai Chi students who have progressed to the longest Hand forms requiring endurance concentration and balance. They will normally have remembered the shorter (8-16 and 24) routines and will have progressed to the Sword Routines. Will have been practicing Tai Chi for more than 4 years.|
|Basic Instructor||Tai Chi Union of Great Britain Basic Instructors (B)- are continuing their apprenticeship in Chinese internal arts and able to teach at a basic level; they will usually still be training on a regular basis with their own instructor.|
|Intermediate Instructor||Tai Chi Union of Great Britain Intermediate Instructors (I)- practice Chinese internal arts to an acceptable level and will be able to instruct routines that they have demonstrated the ability to perform to an acceptable level. Intermediate Instructors can lead sessions provide they carry insurance and a suitable First Aid trained person is at the session.|
|Advanced Instructor||Tai Chi Union of Great Britain Advanced Instructor (A).- normally will have at least 8-10 years experience of practising Chinese internal arts in depth. They will have been examined by a Senior Instructor or by the Technical Panel of the TCUGB against a wide range of routines. Advanced Instructors must carry Insurance and a valid First Aid certificate to practice.|
CORE health Indoor Session Risks and actions
|Safety & Emergencies||(L) First Aid and Safety||
|Equipment||(L) Swords, Fans etc||
|Overexertion||(M) Muscular injury||
|General - steps and stairs||(M) Slips, trips, falls – personal injury in stairs area.||
|Loss of balance during Tai Chi||(M) Physical injury – muscular or falls||
|Tai Chi Knee||(M) Damage to knee ligaments||
|Manual Handling||Not Applicable||VL|
|Push Hands||(M) Off balance, Falls and other physical injuries||
|Physical collision||(M) impact (sword to student) or collision||
COREhealth Outdoor Sessions additional risks (including World Tai Chi Day)
|Poor Weather||(L) Exposure, Rain||
|Wind||(L) Overexertion, induced falls||
|Cold Weather||(L) Hypothermia,||
|Hot Weather||(L) Heat stroke / sunburn / dehydration||
|Rubbish||(L) Cuts, other injuries||
|Uneven Surfaces||(M) Loss of balance, trips and falls||
|Other Venue users||(M) Collision, Conflict and lack of Consideration||
|Animals or rodents||(L) Direct contact – personal injury||
|Nuisance||(L) Noise from Tai Chi and/or Tai Chi Music||
|Nuisance||(L) Members of the Public||
|Public Participation||(M) Physical injury – muscular or falls||