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How to apply pressure without pushing, practice routine, stance position
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 32 min.   In: English   Year: 2013  Difficulty:2/5  At:Oakland

Pressure and release: indirect power
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Theory of dantian and pivoting, talk on learning
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 17 min.   In: English   Year: 2014  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto

Dantian and pivoting
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I met Alfred Yu and Hannes Richter last year when they came to Phoenix to attend Master Chen’s workshop. They could not come to Master Chen’s workshop this year. So, they invited me to go to Irvine to teach the foundation and Yilu. It’s a short trip for me. I took a morning flight from Phoenix to Orange County, by night I got back home.

There are five people came to the class on Sunday, November 16. Three of them were total new to Practical Method. I taught foundations in the morning. I showed them “twisting towel”, “fetching water”, positive and negative circles, explained the purposes of each exercise, their elements in forms of Yilu, the concepts of “don’t move”, “open kua”, and “rotate”. In the afternoon, I taught the first 13 moves of Yilu, then a little push hand. It was a successful day. One person was going to stay just for an hour. It turned out that he stayed for the whole day.

I will go back to Irvine in late January or early February. If you are in the area, please contact Alfred Yu for more details. His email is mralyu@yahoo.com. His phone number is 949-331-2735.

 

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11-18-2014 8-50-10 AM Kelvin Ho has added functionality to record student practice on the website. Now practice recording is tied to the website user login. Old records has been migrated to the new system.

Please try this new functionality by clicking the practice button in the top left corner.

Bruce from Denver, Mark from Chicago came to Vancouver for the workshop.
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Practice on torso arm separation. The sequence is step in while hand is fixed, adjust so front kua is full, push hand while torso is stillMaster Chen has recorded same exercise while he was on Daqingshan. Video below Read more

Practical Method in Toronto is expanding as Steve Man, Master Chen’s Disciple, introduced Practical Method to the Toronto Oriental Centre Taiji Group. In the opening weekend, the 20 new students learned positive circle and the first move of yilu, and there was a lot of excitement as they were exposed to the Steve’s detailed step-by-step instructions.

For more information, please visit http://taijinuts.wordpress.com/ or contact Steve Man at taijinuts@gmail.com.

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More pictures can be found here.

Chen SittingAt the workshop in Maple Ridge today, we worked on “Stretching”. It is important to remember that a concept must be understood at it core level. We train the basic core elements of the concept, not its derivatives, deviations, adaptations or variations of the concept. For example, the core elements of a “stretch” is a locked point and a moving point. A variation is two moving points. Read more

Circle, Not moving, Practice according to principle, Q & A
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 30 min.   In: English   Year: 2014  Difficulty:1/5  At:Toronto

Introduction to Practical Method (Toronto)
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Lesson and practice to develop lever, jack knife in the arm

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 33 min.   In: English   Year: 2014  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto

Lever, Jack Knife and Expansion
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To truly learn, we have to force ourselves to practice according to the principles; especially when we cannot comprehend, verify or believe.
Most people practice according to what and how they like to practice. That’s not learning.
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