Chen Huixian and Michael Chritton are coming back to Madison!

Save this dates. June 5th – June 7th. Huixian and Michael will be back for our annual workshop. Patrick Rogne will be hosting this workshop so stay tuned to this post for more information about the workshop in the upcoming months. You can email Patrick at parogne@gmail.com for more information as well.

Update 4/20/15: 

Tentatively, we will have something for everyone. Silk reeling exercies for those who just want to work on coordinated movements. LaoJiaYiLu corrections and review for those who are working on the form. And finally something new, a full day of push hands training. Working with a partner, we learn to give and take from fixed stance to stepping forward and backwards. It ought to be fun. Stay tuned. 

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Grandmaster Chen Xiao Xing returns to Chicago

Grandmaster Chen Xiao Xing will be in Chicago, April 17th – 19th, 2015 for Push Hands (Friday) and Lao Jia Yi Lu.

Click the following link to see Andy’s notice.

Click the following link to see information on the workshop.

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Celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Madison WI

Patrick and Margaret will be hosting this year’s World Tai Chi and Qigong Day in Madison, WI. The event will begin at 10am, Saturday, April 25 at Burr Jones Field Madison Wi. Be there by 930am to get organized. 

Here’s a map to the location. If I am in town or available at that time, I will meet up with them there.

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Room locations for Thursday classes

Our Thursday class size has been growing. Growth is a good thing and to accommodate our growth, Jill McHone has arranged for us to have more space to train. Here’re the rooms/dates for our meetings. I will try to remember to put up a poster each week on the location of the class. Thanks for your flexibility.

April 9 – Oak
April 16 – Fitchburg
April 23 – Prairie View
April 30 – Prairie View
May 7 – Begin meeting in Oak Hall. We will arrange for the bigger room when available to do bigger movements.

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Class Schedule

Monday classes at the Village Co-op, 1110 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)

New classes offered through MSCR for Memorial High School for students and staff beginning 3/9/15, ending 5/25/15.

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm (usually) Taiji Dan Jian (Single Sword)

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)

…. 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. $5 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)

Private lessons available upon request. $65 per hour.

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Information worth sharing

I usually avoid sharing what others are already sharing on the internet about Chen Style Taijiquan unless I am in total agreement with the content. Most content out there are results of good intentions but may not necessarily contain correct information. That’s not the case with the following information from Brisbane Chen Tai Chi. Happy reading.

http://brisbanechentaichi.weebly.com/skill-knowledge.html

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Winter Weather Policy (Fitchburg Senior Center)

Received the following statement from Jill. Please note that if Madison school is closed, there will be no classes as well. If you feel it is unsafe to get to class on Thursday mornings, please don’t attempt to. Better to be safe than be sorry. If I have to cnacel a class, I will call the center and let them know as well.

— Khiang

From: Jill McHone, Senior Center Director

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. 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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call at work, 270-4290 or on my cell, 772-4867.

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CZQ’s advice on how to get better in my practice

1) Ding – stability

2) All the other things you hear about doing taiji :-) elbows down, shoulders relax, sit in your kua, body upright, etc. etc. Inside wound up, outside calm.

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