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Looking ahead to July

This pandemic is really no joke. It has crippled the economy and changed our routines. Just when we all thought it is safe to step out, the number of cases goes up again. The latest news from the Fitchburg Senior Center is that they will evaluate if August opening is practical. This will be done … Continue reading »

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Class Schedule

Starting July 7th, 2020, we will begin a trial re-opening at Klief Park. Tuesday morning classes at Klief Park (1200 Milton St, Madison, WI 53715), near Village Common House, hosted by Barbara and Don MacCrimmon, led by Kathryn. $10 per class. Please email Barb to reserve a spot as gathering size is limited to a … Continue reading »

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New book available in amazon

This book is now available on amazon. I’ve ordered mine, go get yours today.

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Online Taijiquan Basics

Due to the extended Safer At Home initiative, Fitchburg Senior Center offered me the opportunity to make a video of our weekly warm-ups and silk reeling exercises and because the space is small and tight. I’m only doing the stationary portion of the silk reeling exercises. The video is available at http://factv.fitchburgwi.gov/CablecastPublicSite/show/12329?channel=2 as well as … Continue reading »

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Direct from Chen Village

To all my taijiquan friends: Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, taijiquan friends from all over the world have sent us a lot of greetings of concern. Under the leadership of my government, the epidemic in China is now under control and the crisis situation is easing. Today COVID-19 has spread on a global … Continue reading »

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News from Chen Village

Hi friends: a very powerful message Kim Ivy received from Chenjiagou on WeChat, from Cui Bing, CZQs wife, CXX’s daughter-in-law. (WeChat has a translation feature). Hello! Kim, how’s it going? How are you and your family? The news shows that the number of sick people in the United States has increased a lot. Are you … Continue reading »

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平静 (Píngjìng) Calmness, quietness

As we all stay at home for the people we care about, practice calming down through the standing posture longer. Like I said many times, the first stage of standing is to calm the mind. Really, there’s nothing better to do now but learn to calm the mind. Once the mind is calm, you will … Continue reading »

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Q&A

So I have been asked if I would conduct online taijiquan classes and my feeling is that there are plenty of videos online already and while some are accurate and some are not, they all serve their purpose in getting you to move (if you are sitting and reading this, get into standing posture) … … Continue reading »

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Coronavitus update from senior center

update as of 210pm 3/13/20 – as a result of new information received, classes at the senior center will be cancelled until April. This is a rolling situation so I will update this post as I’ve received new information. This is also applicable to general community activities and events.

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Great interview with Master Chen Bing

https://vimeo.com/396275689?ref=fb-share

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