It’s not what you think: What serious martial artists want you to know about tai chi

This article features Chen Hui Xian, whom some of you have met and learned from, discussing their family’s art.

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Class Schedule (as of Dec 29th, 2016)

2017 Schedule


Tuesday evening classes at Hoyt Elementary School offered through MSCR beginning Feb 14th, 2017 through May 16th, 2017. No classes on Apr 11th, 2017. Click here to register.

6:45 pm – 7:45 pm Chen Tai Ji Quan 1 (standing, silk reeling exercises, movement principle, forms)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Chen Tai Ji Quan 2 – Lao Jia Yi Lu (long beginner’s form)

*** tentative, have not met minimum registration requirement ***


Wednesday evening classes at Bayview Foundations through April 26th, 2017.

6 pm – 7 pm Chen Tai Ji Quan (standing, silk reeling exercises, movement principle, forms)

Open to all age groups and to the public. $5 per class for non-residents


Thursday morning classes at  the Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711. $2 per class. No registration needed. All fees donated to the Fitchburg Senior Center.

8:30 am- 9:30 am Chen Tai Ji Quan (standing, silk reeling exercises, movement principle, forms)

We are learning the 36 movements fan form to kick off 2017!


Classes at the Village Co-op, hosted by Barbara and Don MacCrimmon, are by requests only. Minimum number of participants required to conduct class.

I am currently teaching at Fitchburg Senior Center, Village Co-Op Housing, Bayview Community Center and, through MSCR, and Hoyt Elementary School. I am also available for private lessons or workshops in or out of town upon request at reasonable rates. See rates here.

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MSCR Winter/Spring Classes

In case you are interested in Winter/Spring classes with MSCR. Due to a conflict in the gym schedule, our classes will begin in February and run for 13 weeks! That’s a very good thing as the long session will allow us to complete an entire form in one session. Stay tuned for the final schedule.

Chen Tai Ji Quan 1  *** 12/29/16 Confirmed. Minimum registration reached ***
Hoyt Gym
2/14 – 5/16, no 4/11
6:45 – 7:45 pm

Still tentative.

Chen Tai Ji Quan 2
Hoyt Gym
2/14 – 5/16, no 4/11
5:30 – 6:30 pm


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Winter Weather Policy at Fitchburg Senior Center

In case you are not aware, it is winter now 🙂 In the event that Kathryn or I have to cancel Thursday morning class, we will call or leave a message with the center. I will also add a post here, so you can either check on line or call the center (270-4290) to check before going out. If driving conditions are not safe, stay home. Take care and remember if you slip, point your (fill in the blank) straight down.

— Khiang

Date: December 12, 2016
To: Fitchburg Senior Center Instructors
From: Jill McHone, Senior Center Director
Subject: Winter Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, the Senior Center will automatically cancel both the home delivered and congregate meal programs when Oregon schools are closed. The cancellation of all other programs will be at the discretion of the Senior Center Director and/or Class Instructor. It will be the responsibility of the instructor to notify class participants of any cancellations or to encourage participants to call the Senior Center for cancellation information. If an instructor needs to cancel a class due to weather or other circumstances, they must call the Senior Center as soon as possible. If it is outside of our working hours (8am-4pm), please leave a message on our main line, 270-4290. We will then include the cancellation information on our phone message as well as rely to all staff. Please note that in the rare occasion that the City of Fitchburg makes a decision to close, ALL Senior Center activities will be automatically canceled.

Following is contact information:

Main Line – 270-4290

Jill work – 270-4291 (direct line)
Jill cell – 772-4867

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The group has decided …

Beginning Jan 2017, we will be learning the 36 movement Chen style fan form. Beginners to Chen Style Taijiquan can still join the group and we will have have two concurrent sessions, pending available instructors that day. I will be sourcing for fans and try to get them for the group.

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A great resource to understanding Chen Style Taijiquan

Skill Knowledge – Brisbane Chen Tai Chi

Anthony Cheung, the artist and author of this material has graciously given me permission to include this link to his web site. Great art work as well as good information to share.

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