Registration for Fall Classes with MSCR is now available online

Update 8/17/15: This class may be cancelled if they are under-enrolled by the week before classes start. Please register before then.

The MSCR Fall Program Guide has been published. The two classes are

One Dumb Bell – Beginner Chen Tai Ji Quan (50996) Tu 9/15-11/10 6-7 pm

Two Dumb Bells – Intermediate Chen Tai Ji Quan (50997) Tu 9/15-11/10 7:15-8:15 pm

Both classes are at Hoyt Elementary School (next to Hoyt Park), 3802 Regent St, Madison, WI 53705.

Spread the word and see you in class. Register here.

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Doing the right thing and staying true to your belief

Got this email this morning and it made my day. There are so much information out there on Chen Style Taijiquan and I try hard to not repost or endorse everything I read or shared with me. I am selective and that can come across as a snob to people but I stay true to what I know and understand. Thanks, Mark for making my day.

“I am very new to the study of Chen Taiqi and have searched the Internet at length for supplementary instructional information. By far you have created the information page that I feel is the most valuable and I formative for me.
Thank you for (creating) this resource.” — Mark B, St. Paul, MN

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Monday’s Classes at Village Co-op stopped until further notice

First off, I want to thank Barbara and Don for hosting the taijiquan classes at the Village Co-op and Kathryn for being so accommodating and filling in for me in my absence. We have decided to cancel the Monday classes (no class starting tomorrow 7/27) until further notice. We will reconsider in September if we want to continue having classes at the Village.

FYI – new Tuesday evenings classes will begin in September at Hoyt Elementary. Classes will be offered through MSCR. Check out their web site when the fall programs are ready for registration.

Thanks everyone for participating at the Village.

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Class Schedule (new as of July 26th, 2015)

Monday classes at Memorial High School through MSCR after school programs for students and staff, starting up again in fall.

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm (usually) Chen Style Tai Ji Quan (forms)

(New) Tuesday evening classes at Hoyt Elementary School offered through MSCR beginning Sep 15th, 2015!

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Beginners Chen Tai Ji Quan (standing, silk reeling exercises, movement principle)
7:15 pm – 8:15 pm pm Intermediate Chen Tai Ji Quan (forms and weapons)

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)

I am currently teaching at Fitchburg Senior Center, Village Co-Op Housing and, through MSCR, students at Memorial High School. 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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New evening classes available this September through MSCR

Good news! I will be teaching evening classes again this fall, beginning September 15th, 2015. These classes will be offered through MSCR. Stay tune as they finalize the program. Here’s the current plan. Also, since I am out of the country this July and Concert on the square is also on certain Wednesdays, Kathryn and I decided to not have Wed evening sessions at McKee Farm Park. I will let people know if I am planning to go there to practice and you can join me.

Tuesday evening classes at Hoyt Elementary School offered through MSCR

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Beginners Chen Tai Ji Quan (standing, silk reeling exercises, movement principle)
7:15 pm – 8:15 pm pm Intermediate Chen Tai Ji Quan (forms and weapons)

 

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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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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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