Wednesdays sessions starting earlier

Starting tomorrow till the last Wednesday in September, we are starting at 6pm and hope to finish by 715-730pm. Please take note of this time change.

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Sunsets are getting earlier

What this means is, Wednesdays’ meetups will be coming to an end soon. Beginning next Wednesday, 9/19, we will start at 6pm and go to 7pm or 730pm depending on how dark it gets.

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Practice in the park

Wednesday’s sessions in the park starts 7/17 630 pm – 730 pm. We will have these additional classes until last week of September. Come join in the fun. Get extra practice time.

It’s summer, so bring water and bug spray.

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Prefer weekend classes? – this is happening….

This Saturday 11/17/18 from 930am to 11am I will be teaching classes at Zhong Yi Kung Fu School.

The ZYKFA is excited to announce that starting on Saturday 11/17 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am, Shifu Khiang Seow will be teaching Chen Style Taijiquan (Tai Chi) classes at our school!

The classes will be held once a week (Saturdays 9:30 am to 11:00 am) and will be free of charge to ZYKFA members (non-members can attend the classes for $40.00 a month).

For more information on Shifu Khiang Seow please visit this link: https://www.chenstyletaijiquan.net/?page_id=57

We are honored that Shifu Seow will share his knowledge of this wonderful art with all of us here on the east side! 🙂

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Class Schedule

Tuesday classes at the Village Co-op, 1104 Mound St (corner of Mound and Mills). Shared cost, small group class. Average $7 per class payable to host. Click here for map.

9:00 am- 10:00 am Basics (silk reeling exercises) + Form (Lao Jia Yi Lu)

Thursday 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 Basics (silk reeling exercises), Fan, 18 movements

…. and when the weather gets better, we go outdoors.

Wednesday classes at McKee Farm Park Shelter, corner of McKee and Fish Hatchery  Click here for map. No registration needed. $10 per class. No classes if it rains BEFORE class starts. If the shelter is in use by others, look around the park for me or a group of taijiquan players. 🙂

6:30 pm- 8:30 pm Silk Reeling followed by forms (empty hands, weapons, etc)

I am currently teaching at Fitchburg Senior Center  and at Village Co-Op Housing. I am planning to expand the schedule to include evening classes this fall when I find economical and locations to keep cost down for everyone. I am also available for private lessons or workshops in or out of town upon request at reasonable rates.

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Finishing up training with CXX

I am sad that I will no longer be able to get my corrections from this fine teacher in US. For the last decade or so, Grandmaster Chen Xiao Xing has been giving me pointers, making corrections and sharing stories from the village. If it wasn’t for him (and his son Chen Zi Qiang) my taijiquan will not have gotten to this level. Every move I make, I can still hear his voice, feel his touch and also that look when I make a mistake or ask a silly question. I’ve been complimented and I’ve been scolded. I would not ask for anything less. I will have to sought him out in Chen village now for that’s where he will be after this year’s tour outside China.

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四海為家 太極的故事 – The Story of Tai Chi – Home Across the Four Seas

From Stephen’s FB Post (True Tai Chi)

A wonderful, four-part documentary produced by CCTV (China national television), was just released, showing the impact Chen Taijiquan has had on New Yorkers. The program focuses on students of Ren Guangyi, whose lives have been impacted by Taijiquan training. Its a unique testament to Taijiquan’s power as cultural exchange and to its universal benefit.

 

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Through Realization not Speech

An excellent write-up on what training is like in Chen Village. Reminded me of my retreat in 2010 with Chen Xiao Xing.

“Through Realisation Not Speech”

 

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Great workshop last weekend with Chen Zi Qiang

OMG! I learned so much from Chen Ziqiang about pushing hands over the weekend. I have been so fortunate to meet Zi Qiang and his father for they have imparted so much knowledge about Chen Style taijiquan to me. Every time I have a workshop with them, I learn something new that will change my form and my practice and every time, it is for the better. I don’t want this learning to ever stop. Ziqiang is such a generous teacher.

 

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TAIJI BOXING ACCORDING TO CHEN ZIMING

This is great translation by Paul Brennan. I have always thought that the “White Crane” reference was something introduced by Yang Lu Chan when he taught in Beijing but I may be wrong. Chen Ziming used that reference as well although his teacher was Chen Xin and Chen Xin’s original writing has it as “White Goose”.

This translation was also reference by David Gaffney in his article on Taijiquan “Placing Hands”.

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