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Taijiquan (tai chi) is a martial art that uses the mind to coordinate soft, flowing movements with breath.
Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan, the style taught at the Madison Daoguan, has been handed down from teacher to student through 13 generations to the late Wang Yen-nien of Taipei, Taiwan, whose teaching and students are responsible for bringing this style to Madison, Wisconsin.
A group of local coaches and students of Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan, led by Don Coleman, gathered at Tenney Park on Madison's East Side on Saturday, April 24, 2010, to practice the form, in observance of World Tai Chi Day.
Inspired by his experiences as an exchange student on Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, Kerry G. Hill became a journalist. After graduating from Northwestern University in 1980, he embarked on a 20-year newspaper career in Wisconsin and Illinois -- half of it as the national/international news editor of the Wisconsin State Journal, the state's second-largest daily. Today, he is in charge of communications for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, one of the premiere institutions in its field. In recent years, he has been gaining recognition for his photography, including two solo exhibits in Madison.