Back to wearing mask in class

As you may already know, mask is now required for indoor activities at the Fitchburg senior center. If you forget to bring one, stop by the senior center reception desk on the lower level to get one. Let’s stay safe together.

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What a start to summer!

Today’s class size is the biggest since we re-started! So glad to see people coming back to class and practicing. Keep it up, folks!

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Update on mask requirement at the Senior Center

Starting this Thursday, if you are vaccinated and coming to class, it is your choice if you want to wear them. Mask is recommended for those who are not vaccinated.

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Class Schedule

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 contact Barbara at or 608.260.9363 so she can also keep you on her email list.

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

Thursday morning classes at Fitchburg Senior Center (5510 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711). Please call 6082704290 to reserve your spot at the beginning of each month. Class size will be limited to the first 15 people signing up. First class is May 6th, 2021.

9:00 am- 10:30 amBasics (silk reeling exercises) + Form (Lao Jia Yi Lu)

Saturday morning classes at McKee Farm Park, meet near the main shelter. Weather permitting and begins in April.

9:00 am- 10:30 amPractice what you already know or learn something new. I will there to do corrections and teach.

** It’s $10 for the week, whether you attend one or all the scheduled classes.

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Chen Village – where it all began

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Classes are going well

Tuesday and Thursday classes are going well. As a reminder, please wear a mask during class and keep social distancing before and after class. Do not come to class if you feel unwell in any way. See you at the next class.

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Beautiful day at Klief Park

Lucky to have this group of dedicated participants.

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New book available in Amazon

This book is now available on Amazon. I’ve 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 as well as scheduled air times. I hope by the time we get back together in person again, we can add on standing corrections, moving steps , and do the forms together. Until then, please stay safe, protect not just yourself but others through social distancing, earning masks etc until we are sure our healthcare system is ready for us to get the coronavirus. It is not “IF” but “when” we will get the virus.

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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 scale, and each of us is just an ordinary member of the global family. Although we are not all able to be fighting the virus in the frontline like medical and hospital staff, we can all contribute to our country’s effort by protecting ourselves.

My friends, following the outbreak in my country, I wish to convey to you China’s valuable experience and the measures taken to prevent the spread of the contagion. You must treat the virus outbreak very seriously and protect yourself well!

1. Stay at home as much as possible

2. Wear a mask when you go out

3. Keep distance between people

4. Avoid crowds

5. Avoid touching things; don’t rub your eyes

6. Be sure to wash when you get home

7. Leave outdoor coats and shoes at the door

8. Avoid bringing the virus into your home

9. The house should be ventilated every day

10. Keep regular hours and eat a balanced diet

Remember to practice Taijiquan every day! Enhance your immunity!

Friends, please protect yourself. I look forward to meeting you again!

Chen Ziqiang















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