and Mary Lou Rabb are the coordinators of our Tai Chi for Arthritis
Programs. They are certified instructors in the Tai Chi for
Arthritis Program, having completed the instructors' course
with Dr. Paul Lam, the founder of the Program.
Mary Lou began taiji in 1987 working
Manzer of the King's County Tai Chi Association in Nova
Scotia. She started training with Master Peng Youlian in
1990 and has participated regularly in the many workshops
conducted by visiting Masters to our Association., including
Grand Master Wang Jianhua, Masters Zeng Nailiang and Wei
Xianglian, Dr. Paul Lam and Master Wu Kwong Yu.
1987 Doug began studing Master
Lee Shiu Pak's Yang Long Form with the King's County Tai
Chi Association while on sabbatical leave at Acadia University
in Nova Scotia. On returning to Thunder Bay he kept up the Long
Form, working with Instructor Peter Puna and visiting Minnesota
to see Master T. T, Liang. Doug began learning the Bejing Short
Form with Master Peng Youlian in 1990 and, with the formation
of the Peng You Taiji Quan Association, has worked with Grand
Master Wang Jianhua on both Yang and Chen style taiji and with
Master Peng on the International 8, 16, 24 & 48 hand forms as
well as various sword forms. Doug is co-editor of our association's
newsletter, The Taiji Post and of our Association's translation
Qigong: Six Forms for Health by Zeng Nailiang and Wei Xianglian.
He is also a certified instructor in Dr.
Paul Lam's Tai Chi for Arthritis Program, based on a modified
Sun style taiji form.
His article "Tai
Chi for Arthritis and Doubleweightedness" appears
in Dr. Lam's Tai Chi, Health and Lifestyle Newsletter Issue 42,
In the same Journal he has also published Gaining
depth in Sun style tai chi: A unique opportunity, by Dr Doug Rabb Ph.D. Dr
Lam's Tai Chi, Health & Lifestyle Newsletter Issue 57, May