About Our School

Rising Moon Tai Chi School is a Mornington based business whose specialist Tai Chi, Qigong and Shibashi classes are suitable for beginners through to advanced practitioners.  With facilitators qualified and experienced in personal training, group exercise and Tai Chi, we can offer a range of proven methods to reduce stress, develop coordination, aerobic capacity and balance and improve cognitive function. Rising Moon Tai Chi School offers accredited courses in Teach Tai Chi Levels 1, offered to fitness professionals and tai chi practitioners.  Courses run throughout the year.  For more information, click here.

Our Aims and Philosophy

To fill the need within the community for a sound, holistic approach to health and well being through the practice of Tai Chi, Qigong and Shibashi.  

RMTC will 

  • encourage patience and acceptance, to embrace faults and frailties and to promote wellness and vitality. 

  • welcome each member of the group as an individual.

  • instil a sense of wonder and delight in the learning process

  • value the opportunity to develop our knowledge and understanding of new concepts and skills

  • practice sound principles of teaching, with the emphasis on enjoyment and camaraderie

  • ensure it is an inclusive and productive environment

The Rising Moon Name

Referring to Yin and Yang, the moon (Yin) is female, from the earth, rising to fuse with opposing forces to create energy and fullness. Within the logo, we see the fluidity of the Koi fish representing continuous change and adaptation.  The circular pattern, based on Yin and Yang show that all things in life are connected.  The black fish represents the overcoming of obstacles, strong in battle and strength through hardship.  The red fish symbolises the love a mother has for her family.  Strong, steadfast and brave.

The Rising Moon Logo

The legend of the Koi is a wonderful tail of perseverance, strength and determination, and is told as thus:

A huge school of golden koi swimming upstream the Yellow River in China. Gaining strength by fighting against the current, the school glimmered as they swam together through the river. When they reached a waterfall at the end of the river, many of the koi turned back, letting the flow of the river carry them away.

The remaining koi refused to give up. Leaping from the depths of the river, they attempted to reach the top of the waterfall to no avail. Their efforts caught the attention of local demons, who mocked their efforts and heightened the waterfall out of malice. After a hundred years of jumping, one koi finally reached the top of the waterfall. The gods recognised the koi for its perseverance and determination and turned it into a golden dragon, the image of power and strength.

Koi fish are associated with positive imagery. Because of the dragon legend, they are known as symbols of strength and perseverance, as seen in their determinative struggle upstream. And because of the lone koi that made it to the top of the waterfall, they are also known as symbols of a destiny fulfilled. 

Taken from Koistory.com

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