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Prefer weekends classes?

Now you have them. Starting 11/17/18, 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 … Continue reading »

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Chen Huixian returns to Madison again this year for more exciting workshops.

Patrick (Ancient Root Taiji) will be hosting Huixian again this year Aug 24th – 26th at ORTHDX Natural Fitness, 2903 N Sherman Ave. As a 20th generation descendant of the Chen Family and a direct-line inheritor of the Chen Family Taijiquan (Tai Chi) system, Chen Huixian is dedicated to spreading and promoting the traditional martial art of … Continue reading »

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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. … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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Mini Workshops & Evening Classes in January 2018

  A couple of announcements. Now that the December workshops are over, it is time for another set in January before I leave town. These mini workshops will prepare you for the weekly evening classes that Kathryn and I are starting at the Hybrid Athletic Club. For more information about these classes or workshops, please … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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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Winter Weather Policy at Fitchburg Senior Center

In case you are not aware, it is winter soon 🙂 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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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