• 2014年五月24-26日大青山国际太极拳大赛
  • May 24-26, 2014 Daqingshan International Taiji Competition
  • 2014年五月24-26日大青山国际太极拳大赛
  • May 24-26, 2014 Daqingshan International Taiji Competition
  • 2014年五月24-26日大青山国际太极拳大赛

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Interested in Chen Style Taiji? We are offering a beginners’ class beginning on Feb 2, 2020. We will begin with foundations, and then move on to the 13-form of Chen Style Taijjiquan Practical Method. It will enable you to practice on your own. Come try the first class for free.

对陈式太极拳有兴趣吗? 我们从2020年2月2日开始举办初级班。 由教授基本功开始,然后到陈式太极拳实用方法十三式。 这将使您能够自己进行练习。 欢迎试课一堂。

 
Instructor 导师: Kelvin Ho 何家伟
Date 日期: Sundays 逢星期日
beginning on Feb 2, 2020 由2020年2月2日开始
Time 时间: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location 地址: Agincourt-51
728 Gordon Baker Rd, North York, ON M2H 3B4
Topics 内容: Taijiquan Foundation 太极拳基本功
13-form 太极拳十三式
Fee 费用: $200 for 10 classes or $25 for a drop-in class
$200 – 10 课,或 $25 – 1 课
 

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Energy Alignment 1

by Kelvin Ho on 2020/01/13

Energy path is the pathway that energy travels on. There are both a physical path and a virtual path for a given setup. For any three points in the body, they can form a triangle (unless they all fall into one straight line). For this discussion, let’s use right hand, left kua and left foot as the three points. As similarly discussed in this previous article, while the right hand and left kua form one physical (solid) line, and the left kua and left foot form another physical (solid) line, the right hand and left foot form a virtual (invisible) line. While the actual energy travels along the two physical lines, it can be viewed as if it travels on the virtual line.
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Mise en place (French pronunciation: ​[mi zɑ̃ ˈplas]) is a French culinary phrase that means “putting in place” or “everything in its place”. It refers to the setup required before cooking, and is often used in professional kitchens to refer to organizing and arranging the ingredients, the components that a cook will require for the menu items that are expected to be prepared during a shift.

Master Chen often has referred to “the set up” before applying power…before doing “your move”.  What are the ingredients (components) of your set up?  What needs to be in place before you do your move/apply power?  Please add ingredients!!!

Tai Chi – The Art of Precision
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Real or Fake 7

by Travis Knaub on 2020/01/08

     Up until the 2019  seminar in Iowa I did not know my moves were fake. My moves imitated the real thing but were not real. They still are not what I want them to be, but now I have the tools to get me closer to the real thing. Master Chen showed me how to find the line.

      There is a line to be found in all Practical Method motions. The hand and elbow has to stay on track. A good way of understanding this is comparing the motion to a bi-folding door. There is a fixed end that does not move, the handle and the end that moves on the track. The shoulder is the fixed end, the elbow is the handle and the hand is the end that is on the track. The handle pulls the door open and pushes it shut. The end on the track does not perform the action. The elbow pushes and pulls the hand on the track. The hand never moves. This concept should eventually spread throughout the body. Master Chen explains this the best on the “Sydney 2014 Workshop 1” Online Video. This video contains a lot of valuable information.

     Currently I am working this concept in my yilu. I am also working on not moving the mid-line of my body as well as keeping a knee fixed during transitions. I have a long way to go, however thanks to Master Chen and the disciples at the Iowa summer training camp, I have the tools to get me where I need to be for the next time we meet up.

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A number of Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners and patients attended Practical Method experience class on Dec. 20, 2019, and some of them tried taiji for the very first time. Among the participants, there was Rachel Yi, who started studying Practical Method in 2016 in China. She is now attending university in Canada, and is continuing to study PM under my taiji brother Si Chan in Winnipeg. We covered some foundation exercises, the first 13 moves of yilu, and some demonstration of applications.

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Haiku: Yilu i

by pingwei on 2020/01/04

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Yilu — by Bogna Golenko

Invisible Force

Secret Movement Inside Out

Balanced Opposites

 

 

Albert’s private lesson with Master Chen, Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019, Phoenix, AZ.

“Ji” (Squeeze, 挤) is one of the eight hand techniques in Tai Ji Quan – peng, lu, ji, an, cai, lie, zhou, kao.
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Shifu James Strider demonstrating the 1st 13 moves from the Practical Method Yilu during his 18 month full time sabbatical on Daqingshan, Wulian, Shandong Province, China – September 2019

This is purely a video of reference material. If you wish to learn from the International Standard Bearer Master Chen Zhonghua, go to his extensive library of online training materials and click here for further information on our Full-Time training program.

International Liaison Officer and International Instructor Sifu James Strider teaches Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method classes and workshops at various locations across Australia and on Daqingshan, Wulian, Shandong Province, China.

Email: james@practicalmethod.com.au

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Hello, my name is Adarsh Khalsa, a 67-year-old woman retired almost two years now. I began studying PM (Practical Method) with Ping Wei at the beginning of 2019 and this was my first workshop (December 2019). One of the main things for me was how it exponentially increased my understanding of what this practice is really about. I found that it is harder to “not move” than it is to move; even becoming aware that you’re moving a part that shouldn’t be moving is a huge learning process.

Master Chen instructed me to use a wider stance, which I have started working on.

I had the opportunity to talk with almost everyone at the workshop, which I found very helpful. Thanks to 3 gentlemen and Master Chen, I was able to experience a taste of what push hands is about; in the correct position by rotating my arm just a tiny bit and moving my hip, my “attacker” fell over.

Very helpful was the instruction to read your notes out loud; also the idea to make use of devices, such as sticks and walls to train is good too.

There were many details, nicely noted elsewhere by Edward.

Thank you to all my fellow attendees and especially Master Chen for being so accessible.

 

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 3 min.   In: English   Year: 2019  Difficulty:2/5

Practical Method Broadsword Demonstration
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Instructor: Kelvin Ho Length: 23 min Language: English Year: 2019 Difficulty: 1/5 At: Toronto

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Twisting the Towel
Fetch Water
Positive Circle
Negative Circle

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Practical Method Phoenix, Ping Wei

Regular classes on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, from 7:30 to 8:30am at Roadrunner Park.

Foundations, Yilu, Erlu, and sword.

Call (602-373-3457) or email (peace_defender2003@yahoo.com) for details.

 

New Year’s Day Tai Chi and Brunch, Phoenix, Arizona

December 25, 2019

New Year’s Day Tai Chi and Brunch Hosted by Ping Wei Practical Method Phoenix 8:30-9:30am Tai Chi at North Mountain Park (7th Street/Peoria). 9:30-, Brunch at Ping and Ross’ home, 10622 N. 8th Street, Phoenix. RSVP by text to Ping @ 602-373-3457, or email: peace_defender2003@yahoo.com    

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Chen Style Taiji Experience Class 陈式太极体验班

December 20, 2019

  Do you have a New Year resolution to become healthier in 2020? Taiji may be your answer. On Dec. 29, 2019 at 10 am, you will have a chance to experience what taiji is like and what health benefits it may bring you at the Chen Style Taiji Experience Class to be held at [...]

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Phoenix Practical Method Seminar 2019 Notes

December 14, 2019

Day 1 Double negative has to be more vertical – open below, closes up top. Buttocks cannot protrude.  Kua is not open enough.  It will hurt.

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Taiji Push Hands Workshop in Toronto on Dec. 8, 2019

December 14, 2019

Push Hands Only Version   Full Version   On Dec. 8, 2019, a Practical Method Taiji Push Hands Workshop was held in Toronto. We had 10 participants, and 4 of them were new to Practical Method. Bert Desjardins drove 4.5 hours from Windsor to Toronto to attended this workshop. We also had the pleasure of [...]

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“Berlin 16-8” Online Video Trailer

December 13, 2019

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2016  Difficulty:1/5

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“Berlin 16-7” Online Video Trailer

December 10, 2019

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2016  Difficulty:1/5

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Jieshou

December 8, 2019

Jieshou, a Chinese word that means “accept hand”, is a term used in Practical Method. You will get an idea of what it means after viewing the video clip. It is important to know that Practical Method does not allow head-on collision in making initial (or any other) contact with the opponent. This is a [...]

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“Berlin 16-6” Online Video Trailer

December 6, 2019

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2016  Difficulty:1/5

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Video Pt1 – James Strider – Private Session – Jose Lobato – Perth Dec 2019

December 5, 2019

Video Pt1 – James Strider – Private Session – Jose Lobato – Perth Dec 2019 On the 4th of December I had the privilege of meeting up with Jose Lobato from East Timor whom I had met just recently at the Bali workshop. We had a great time, despite the unexpected Marsh Flies and various [...]

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Sydney Workshops and Classes

December 4, 2019

Sydney Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy 澳洲悉尼陈中华太极馆 Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method 陈式太极拳实用拳法 Master Chen Zhonghua has been coming to Sydney, Australia to conduct annual workshops since 2012. First established by disciples Paul Janssens and James Strider, the Sydney group has now grown to over ten disciples. Brian Chung & Paul Janssens, Master Chen Zhonghua’s disciples, [...]

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Sydney Workshop, Feb 15-16, 2020

December 4, 2019

Instructors: Master Chen Zhonghua Date: Feb 15-16, 2020 Time: 8:30am to 11:30am 2:00pm to 5:00pm Location: DJKJ Kung Fu Academy 34 Rosebery Avenue, Rosebery NSW 2018 Topics: Theory, Foundations, form (Yilu), applications and push hands Fee: $380 for 2 days, $220 for 1 day. Register: http://bit.ly/PM2020Sydney Suggested preparation for first-timers, get yourself familiar with the [...]

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“Berlin 16-5” Online Video Trailer

December 3, 2019

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2016  Difficulty:1/5

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Daqinghshan Full-time Testimonial of Disciple Applicant Yu Xin from Queenstown, New Zealand

December 2, 2019

During her 7 day stay on Daqingshan during July, 2019, Disciple Applicant Yu Xin gave this 8minute interview with International Liaison Officer and Instructor James Strider. In it they discuss meeting Master Chen and the daily regime you will find on Daqingshan when you come to stay….  

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International Liaison Officer and Instructor Shifu James Strider on Daqingshan Mountain 2019

December 2, 2019

International Liaison Officer and Instructor Shifu James Strider on Daqingshan Mountain 2019      

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2019 Fountain of Youth Qi Taiji Event on Nov. 23, 2019

December 1, 2019

I was invited along with a number of taiji teachers in Toronto to perform at the 2019 Fountain of Youth Qi Event on Nov. 23, 2019. Each teacher first performed a routine of his choice on stage. In the 2nd part of the event, each teacher demonstrated Cloud Hands, Single Whip and White Crane (Goose) [...]

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“Berlin 16-4” Online Video Trailer

November 29, 2019

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2016  Difficulty:1/5

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Bali Workshop 2019 And The First Southeast Asia-Oceania Taiji Push Hands Competition Review

November 26, 2019

This time the 7th practical method workshop in Indonesia was held in Bali.  Master Chen Zhonghua together with a team of trainers i.e: Wang Kai, Ling Ziming, Ling Zili, Song Zhenhua and participants from China arrived in Bali on November 19, 2019 at midnight. James Strider arrived at the 21st of November. The next day the [...]

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