• 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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Edmonton Practical Method Taiji Academy is opening Wednesday, July 15 at 10am for regular classes. We will be following our regular scheduled classes from that time forward.
Covid-19 is not over and we must take stringent precautions to protect staff and students.

MASKS inside the Studio are mandated. If you have a respiratory problem a face visor must be used instead. We have disposable masks for sale at the Studio if required. A visor can be found at A-Mart on 9251- 34 ave. NW for $7+GST.( If you know other sources let me know.) Read more

Zhuang Ying started on Feb 2, 2020, and learned move 5 to 15 and most of the foundations over weekly video-conferencing sessions.

Mark Hanley started in Oct 2016, and has done over 2800 yilus.

Liu Yaokun started on Feb 2, 2020, and learned move 5 to 15 and most of the foundations over weekly video-conferencing sessions.

Peng Li started on Feb 2, 2020, and learned move 5 to 15 and most of the foundations over weekly video-conferencing sessions.

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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 27 min.   In: Chinese   Year: 2018  Difficulty:5/5

This video is in chinese.

Chen Zhonghua Teaching Rhythm of Push Hands 2018 (CN)
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This video is packed with action. Master Chen Zhonghua taught several instructors advanced push hands moves. The moves were executed at much faster pace compared to other instructional push hand videos, and it included a lot of different push hand techniques. They are very exciting to watch and learn from. For people who are interested in push hands, this is a video not to be missed.

Kelvin Ho will have a class for this video at 10 am ET on Saturday, July 4, 2020, and video guidance in English will be provided by that time. Please feel free to make comments and ask questions for this video in the comment section below.

Please join the class LIVE with webex at http://webex.practicalmethod.ca.

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Hi everyone! I’m Susanna Chwang, a Toronto disciple of Master Chen. I have been training Practical Method Taiji for 8 years.  The first annual Toronto Practical Method Tournament (affiliated with the Toronto District School Board Intramural Sports Program) was held on December 19, 2019. Children of all ages and every grade participated, some as young as 4 years old!
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Every correct move is going to be dangerous. We don’t want to go there, that’s why taiji is so difficult.

Video guidance is now available. Please leave comments and questions at: http://practicalmethod.com/2018/09/iowa-2018-5-online-video-trailer/.

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2020-06-15 Brennan Yilu

June 18, 2020

Yilu completed since last video: 200 Areas of focus in the last month: Keeping the front kua up Straightening the hips to pull the shoulder over the kua Opening the kua by connecting directly to the foot and bypassing the knee Areas to work on next: Sinking shoulder into kua Keeping hands on the line [...]

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Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy Teaching Staff Classification

June 16, 2020

The following are the official teaching staff levels recognized by Master Chen Zhonghua. Technical Adviser The highest technical guidance and supervision. Head Instructor The highest level in the teaching staff who provides technical guidance. Qingshan Instructor The highest instructor honour appointed by Master Chen Zhonghua. Branch Instructor The main instructor of a branch. An organization [...]

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John Dahms Yilu (Month 2)

June 16, 2020

Training Log for Prior Month

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Taiji Appliations 2011 Online Video Class: Part 3 The 4 Essential Taijiquan Techniques

June 14, 2020

In the previous section I covered The  4 Essential Taijiquan Techniques, which included Peng, Lu, Ji & An.  I left that lesson on here for review and quick reference.  In this finial section, part 3, I will cover The 4 Corner/Auxiliary Techniques, which include Cai, Lie, Zhou & Kao.  It is located after section 2.   Subsequent information from Master Chen’s [...]

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“Iowa 2018-4″ Online Video Class

June 11, 2020

In this video, Master Chen demonstrated how to destroy the opponent’s integrity on contact, and how to aim at the opponent centre. Video guidance is now available. Please leave your comments and questions at http://practicalmethod.com/2018/08/iowa-2018-4-online-video-trailer/.

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Those before us

June 11, 2020

I have recently started re-reading Chen Style Taijiquan Practical method Vol. One: Theory by Hong Junsheng Shi Gong as translated by Chen Zhonghua Shifu. Not cover to cover…just browsing/scannng through while locking on to some points. As I was doing this I noticed that I was enjoying the book more than in the past.I think [...]

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My Tai Chi Classes in Phoenix and Notes from Students

June 11, 2020

Since January 2017, I have been teaching Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method at Paradise Valley Community College (Phoenix, Arizona) every Monday and Wednesday as a one credit class. I started just one class per semester (Spring and Fall) plus summer session. From January 2019 on, my Tai Chi class was split into two classes. One [...]

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“Daqingshan 13 Posture Applications 2013 (CN)” Online Video Trailer

June 8, 2020

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 26 min.   In: Chinese   Year: 2013  Difficulty:4/5 This video is in chinese.

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Taiji Applications 2011 Online Video Class: Part 1 Basic Energies In Taiji Applications

June 7, 2020

  For this Online Video Class, I will be examining the contents in a segmented manner.  In this classic video, Master Chen descriptively teaches the 8 Techniques in Taijiquan.  In this 1st segment of the online video class, I will cover the Basic Energies in Taiji Applications.  In the 2nd segment I will cover The 4 [...]

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“Iowa 2018-3″ Online Video Class

June 5, 2020

In this video, Master Chen demonstrated how to engage with Levi the Bull, who had tremendous amount of power. Master Chen went in without letting Levi detecting and powering up, and didn’t execute the final action until the setup was complete. Video guidance is now available. Please leave comments and questions at: http://practicalmethod.com/2018/08/iowa-2018-3-online-video-trailer/.

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PM Taijiquan Podcast: Q & A Session on May 30, 2020

May 30, 2020
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“Iowa 2018-2″ Online Video Class

May 30, 2020

In this video, Master Chen talked about the Taiji trinity: Principle, Concept and Technique. He demonstrated using Six Sealing Four Closing how a technique reflected the concept. In theory, to separate, you must cut something into two halves, how can we still separate yin and yang without pulling our limbs out? Vidoe guidance is now [...]

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Form names for the yilu, erlu, and sword

May 28, 2020

I have put together some spreadsheets with the form names listed in English and Chinese, with pinyin annotations for those interested in learning Mandarin. Yilu Erlu Sword Broadsword

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“Stretch in Push Hand” Online Video Class

May 22, 2020

In this video, Master Chen Zhonghua showed clearly how he made the student feel the power at the student’s chest on the initial contact, then Master Chen switched to a different spot on the student’s body. He used the stick to illustrate that he moved something that the opponent couldn’t see. Video guidance is now [...]

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Ji Power (Perth) Online Video Class

May 20, 2020

In this short online instructional video, Master Chen teaches many essential elements that are necessary when applying Ji to an opponent and several principles inherit to Practical Method.  Ji, squeezing, is a passive action that has “water like qualities”.  Ji, like water “takes up all the space in all directions”.

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Making the knee disappear

May 20, 2020

Over the past year, I’ve worked on a number of exercises with a focus on the knees and kua. Here are a few examples and results I’ve noticed: Ensure the bottom is represented during the movement Step 2 here: How to engage the waist What it looks like: When your upper body moves, there is [...]

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May 18, 2020

Master Chen showed clearly how he made the student feel the power at the student’s chest on the initial contact, then Master Chen switched to a different spot on the student’s body. He used the stick to illustrate that he moved something that the opponent couldn’t see. Please leave comments and questions at the comment [...]

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“Adjust the Middle” Online Video Class

May 17, 2020

In Adjust the Middle Online video, Master Zhonghua Chen teaches how to strengthen one’s own structure and how to break your opponent’s structure and take their power away. Early on in the video Master Chen utilizes a rubber cord to demonstrate how the 2 ends are connected by pulling in the middle.  He emphasizes that the [...]

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Hunyuan Taiji Wushu Development Center Statement May 17, 2020

May 17, 2020

We hereby solemnly declare, our school is in no way or shape related to the Ma Baoguo who was KOed in 40 seconds today (May 17, 2020). Chen Style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan (Abbreviated as Hunyuan Taiji 陈式心意混元太极拳,简称混元太极拳) was founded by the late Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang, with its aim as a health exercise for human health. [...]

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Taiji’s 1 and 0

May 17, 2020

I have been a computer engineer for 24 years and work with 1 and 0s for a living. For a simple light switch, it typically has only two states, and is either on or off. By putting a lot of these switches together, a digital computer was born. Each pair of on and off, represented [...]

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“Power-to-Hand Training” Online Video Class

May 13, 2020

Master Chen gave specific corrections to each student at the workshop for one specific move, which is called “sink the waist to press elbow” (煞腰压肘 sha yao ya zhou). Each student exhibited both common and individual mistakes that were corrected by Master Chen. This video provides a large amount of focused material for us to [...]

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