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by Tim Duehring on 2014/02/28

Erwin Ramthun maintains a blog that covers the activities of the Milwaukee branch at http://milwaukeechen.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

I think everyone had a good time the other day.  I wanted to say thank you to all who participated and those who hosted the event.  I met people from Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois – Some experienced and some newer to Practical Method.  We worked on Yilu, foundations, partner excersises and push hands.  Everyone seemed genuine and receptive.  Read more

The event that originally was centered around a push hands workshop featuring Steven Chan has been reduced to an Upper Midwest Get-together hosted by John Upshaw in Iowa City, Iowa. These are great learning experiences that include a lot of sweat, bruises, and push hands followed by good food and great camaraderie. The get-together will start around 1:30 PM on Friday December 7th. There will be more fun and learning opportunities on Saturday and Sunday. If interested give John a call at 1-(319) 404-3962 or email him at johnnyupshaw@yahoo.com


Milwaukee-   has a new Website, http://milwaukeechen.blogspot.ca/p/about.html Please visit for updated information on classes, times, schedule changes and special events. Erwin Ramthun and Jon Gardner have taken over the duties of teaching and sharing Hunyuan and Practical Method Taijiquan in the Milwaukee area.

We will be having a get together on the weekend of January 7th, 2012. All are invited.  The Midwest clan will be gathering again in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Read more

We will be having our summer get together the weekend of July 23 and 24 at Pikes Peak State Park in McGregor, Iowa. We will be working on Yilu forms, foundations, applications and push hands. All skill levels are invited to attend. There are motel/hotel rooms available in McGregor, but it is advisable to book early, McGregor is a casino town and the rooms are usually full. One can also check for rooms in nearby Marquette and Guttenberg, Iowa. There are camping spots available at the park.  http://www.iowadnr.gov/parks/state_park_list/pikes_peak.html For more information, contact John Upshaw (319) 404-3962.