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  1. Introduction of Emcee
Todd Elihu

Todd Elihu

I am Todd Elihu, 20th generation disciple of Chen Style Taijiquan under Master Chen Zhonghua. I am very happy to be here at the 2018 North American Practical Method Training Camp and to have the opportunity to learn from Master Chen, as well as practice and exchange with my disciple-brothers who are present and the other participants of the camp this year. I am very grateful to my brothers Levi Sowers and John Upshaw for organizing these camps and all the hard work that they have put into making such a special event. Read more

Master Chen Zhonghua gave a two-day workshop in Beijing at the Zizhen Taiji Academy from June 17-18 immediately after his European tour. He arrived at 6 am at the Beijing International Airport from Brussels and directly went to the workshop that started at 9 am. Read more

山东省侨办学生团在大青山学拳。

山东省侨办学生团在大青山学拳。

120 Overseas Chinese teenagers with 20 parents are on Daqingshan to learn Taiji. The course is taught by Han Rui, one of the instructors on Daqingshan. The content is Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method. This is part of their Chinese culture experience in during their visit to China.

These youngsters come from Mauritius, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia. This is part of a program through the Shandong Provincial Overseas Chinese Office. Daqingshan is one of their training sites. Read more

Questions students prepared for the June 2016 Chen Zhonghua Berlin Workshop.

Athanasios Alexatos

Master Chen can you show us and tell us a few things about the 8 energys in practical method ?

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You have heard about the positive and negative circles. You have gone through in-with-elbow and out-with-hand thousands of times. You have even advanced and co-ordinated your feet with your hands — hands-in with front foot and hands-out with back foot. Now are you ready for the next step? Co-ordinated rhythmic changes using the basic building blocks of the positive and negative circles… Here is Master Chen Zhonghua in person to demonstrate…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCuawzZcoek&feature=share

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Fantastic first day with applications, foundations and basic “don’t move” information. Great progress was demonstrated by all attendees showing how an extended concentrated learning situation can boost the body and understanding to grow. Grandmaster Chen’s instructions and guidance was as usual extraordinary. More Foundations and Yilu for the second day as well as a disciple ceremony. We are so looking forward to our last day of training and fellowship.

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