Chen Hui Xian returning to Madison 7/14 – 7/16!

6/26/17 Update: Official announcement from Patrick is at You can sign up and pay for the workshop online. Check out his new web site which is still a work in progress.

I just heard from Patrick that he is hosting Chen Hui Xian 7/15 – 7/16 at Madison West High School. This is a great opportunity to continue learning from the source. I wished I am in town to attend but alas I will be out of the country. To get more information about this workshop, please contact Patrick Rogne, the organizer. I am so glad he managed to bring her into town. For a bio of Hui Xian, visit this link.

Patrick’s contact is

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No summer classes this year :-(

As some of you know, I am helping Epic on a Singapore sale and I have received the meeting schedule and I will be out of the country most of the summer months. I am sad to announce that I have to cancel summer classes for this year in light of that. I would still encourage you all to continue with your practice.

There’s a Tuesday morning class at the Co-housing, hosted by Barbara.. Please contact her or Kathryn if you are interested in attending them. See class schedule for more information.

If any of you wants to organize the summer classes, please do so. Any additional practices is better than no practice. I would be happy to post information on those meet-ups here. Again, my apology for having to cancel the summer evening classes.

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Class Schedule (as of Jun 5th, 2017)

2017 Schedule

Tuesday morning classes at  Village Cohousing Community (110 Mound St, Madison, WI 53715) hosted by Barbara and Don MacCrimmon, led by Kathryn. $10 per class. No registration needed. Please contact Barbara at or 608.260.9363.

9:00  am- 10:00 am Chen Tai Ji Quan (standing, silk reeling exercises, movement principle, forms)

[CANCELLED] Wednesday evening classes at McKee Farm Park will begin as soon as weather permits. Stay tuned. [CANCELLED]

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Chen Tai Ji Quan- Lao Jia Yi Lu (long beginner’s form)

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 Cohousing Community, hosted by Barbara and Don MacCrimmon, taught by Kathryn. Minimum number of participants required to conduct class.

I am currently teaching at Fitchburg Senior Center and MSCR. 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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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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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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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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