Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance New Instructor Virtual Training

- , CT

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance is an evidence-based balance training program designed to help adults improve their balance and reduce the risk of falling. Classes meet twice a week for an hour for 12 weeks. Participants are typically older adults living in the community who learn balance skills, postural control and good body alignment through adapted Tai Ji movements. For additional information, please see the TJQMBB website at:  https://tjqmbb.org/ .

Requirements to Participate in the Leader Training

  1. Familiarity with Zoom – with audio and video technology to support attending.
  2. Willingness to offer TJQMBB classes in person or virtually within one year (ideally 3 – 6 months) of successfully completing the training and following all aspects of program fidelity.
  3. Fitness level to fully participate in two days of very physical, movement-based training.
  4. Experience working with older adults (ideally leading exercise programs).
  5. Willingness to complete all assigned pre-work (estimated 1 – 2 hours) and post work practice and preparation for offering classes (initially estimated 20 – 30 minutes per class session).
  6. Full attendance at and engagement in all components of the training sessions.

Successful completion of both days is required.

September 21 and 22, 2021 8:00-5:00 p.m.

Participants must be available to attend a one-day follow-up Enhanced Training. There are two options:

  • November 23, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. or
  • December 7, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.


The customary fee of $375 is waived due to a grant from the ND Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services.


Complete and return the application and leader agreement to jane.strommen@ndsu.edu

Training Application
Leader Agreement

Deadline for registration is:   September 7th

About the Trainer

The trainer will be Dave Fink. Dave is a national TJQMBB trainer and has worked with program developer, Dr. Fuzhong Li, since bringing the program to Minnesota in 2012. Dave supported Dr. Li’s Minnesota leader training sessions for four years then began offering them himself in 2016. Dave is also a Master Trainer for other evidence-based programs including A Matter of Balance, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Diabetes Self-Management Program and the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program. He has a BA from St. Olaf College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

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