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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.

You are invited i

by Tim Duehring on 2011/05/09

You are invited to join us at several events we will be attending this Summer. The first one is the 4th Chen Style Taijiquan Competition being held in Schaumburg, IL on May 22nd. The 2nd event is the AAU-CMA Nationals being held in Louisville, KY (Derby City) on July 9th. The 3rd event will be a weekend of Taijiquan in Iowa. We haven’t locked down a location for this yet. The 2 we are working on is Pike’s Peak Park on the Mississippi River and Cedar Rapids. We will update this when we settle on a location. For further information contact me via email: tduehring@gmail.com for call me: 414-807-9402.

Qigong Lecture 3

by Tim Duehring on 2011/02/10

I will be traveling to Iowa to give a work along lecture on Qigong on the 26th of February. This lecture will be an Introduction to Qigong and how it can help people maintain their health in this stressful society. The lecture is to be held at Waverly Public Library, 1500 West Bremer Avenue, Waverly, IA 50677 and will start at 10:00AM
http://m.google.com/u/m/xuc0bY. I will be assisted in the lecture by John Upshaw. This event is open to all. No experience needed. Call +1 319-404-3962 for more information.

In the afternoon we will be holding a mini Practical Method Workshop in Cedar Falls at University of Northern Iowa: Wellness & Recreation Services, 2301 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls, IA Read more

I will be offering a Children’s qigong class on Saturday afternoon February 12th starting around 1:00 PM at Zablocki Library in Milwaukee, WI. Parents and adults are invited to attend and join in on the play.

I will be traveling to Lansing Iowa on November 13th to lend my limited experience to my brother taiji players in Iowa. Read more

Hunyuan Taiji Academy – Milwaukee is having a Practical Method training session on Saturday July 31st.
The location of the get together is the Prairie du Chien, WI/McGreggor, Iowa area on the beautiful Mississippi River.
Time will be an afternoon and evening session on Saturday and a Sunday morning session.
Hope you can make it, it should be a lot of fun.
More details available on request.


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