Chen Zhonghua

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Sun Yang teaches the Shandong Sports University Professional Sanda Team Practical Method Push Hands on Sept. 25, 2020.
Sun is a disciple of Chen Zhonnghua.

Upshaw Practical Method Taijiquan Broadsword 1st recording 20200921

 

Some Practical Method Training Photos of Sept. 2020.

Boxing Xingzheng Center 2020.09.20

Boxing Xingzheng Center 2020.09.20

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In view of the current Covid-19 restrictions, the government of Wulian held a county wide sports meet, part of it is the 8th Daqingshan Taiji Competition. Thanks to Han Rui, Qiu Liwen, Wang Guixiu and Sun Peiliang.

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Practical Method requires that the elbow cannot be hyper-extended. It cannot be strange. In our special language/terminology, we open the elbow with a result that it becomes lively (活).

This exercise is designed to form a habit that the elbow is always slight bent.

 

Sooyeon Zachrias discipleship Group 2020.09.13

Sooyeon Zachrias discipleship Group 2020.09.13

On Sept. 13, 2020, Sooyeon Zacharias became Master Chen Zhonghua’s 372nd disciple in the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method lineage..

Sooyeon Zachrias discipleship Sitting 2020.09.13

Sooyeon Zachrias discipleship Sitting 2020.09.13

Because of various reason including Covid-19, her discipleship ceremony was postponed several times. Finally on Sept. 12, she drove 14 hours from Litton, BC. to Edmonton, Alberta. The next day, she was inducted as Master Chen Zhonghua’s 372nd disciple in a simple ceremony in Master Chen Zhonghua’s Headquater in Edmonton.

Sooyeon Zachrias discipleship Certificate 2020.09.13

Sooyeon Zachrias discipleship Certificate 2020.09.13

Sooyeon started learning the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method system in 2018, joining the Maple Ridge practice group. She has not missed one single workshop since then. In 2019, she participated at the 7th Annual Daqingshan International Taiji Competition.

 

This is the most basic three count of the Practical Method positive circle.

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When you know how to rotate, you will need to have an anti-reversal lock on your body. This way, you will be able to rotate continuous forward, and won’t lose the gain of your rotation.

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Dixian,底线,bottom line,  is the most basic of the Practical Method. It refers to things that cannot be questioned, discussed or researched. They are things that must be accepted in whole. Read more

When we started our enrollment three years ago, our students were from a pool of students who ranked below 2400 in our county. This means none of them were university bound. Through three years of hard work between our students and staff, we achieved amazing results at this years national university exam. Read more

Qingshan School 2017.08.28

Rizhao Qingshan School is the only University Entrance Exam Preparation School in the city of Rizhao with official permission from the Rizhao Municipal Education Commission. The mandate of the school is Safety of the Students and Quality of Education. The school aims at catering to the needs of the parents and acceptance of the society. The school charter of the school is to foster students special interest and abilities for university entrance. Read more

石碾 Stone mill

In taiji we say “Sink down to grind out”. This saying refers to the action of this device. It is called a Nian.

Sink down, is when the grinding stone goes over something, it does not float up lightly, instead, it will go over within downward sinking power. It moves forward leaving a trail of powder behind!

In addition, when we push this grinding stone forward parallel to the the ground, our forward power is converted to an vertical power through this device called Nian. This is taiji conversion!

Today we have grinders

Hong called it “gear box”

Old days they were called Xia Ta Wai Nian!

 

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Remember My Masters Hong Junsheng and Feng Zhiqiang 2020.04.04

April 4, 2020

Remember My Masters Hong Junsheng and Feng Zhiqiang 2020.04.04. It’s CHINESE Qingming (Memorial Day) in China today. Thinking of my two masters: Hong Junsheng and Feng Zhiqiang. Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang  

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Analysis of “Sink the Waist to Press the Elbow and Whip”

April 1, 2020

Master Wang Zhanjun uses the video clip “Sink the Waist to Press the Elbow and Whip” to analyze taiji in his teachings. The animation at the end was created by Xu Jingpeng. Master Wang is the son of Grandmaster Wang Xi An, one of the 4 Tigers of the Chen Village. Wang Zhanjun is also. [...]

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Move the Middle 20300310

March 11, 2020

Move the Middle (fix the two end and move the middle). Fixed the thigh contact; fix the hand elbow contact; use the kua movement to complete the action. The last day of the 2020 March Zhonghua Chen Toronto Practical Method Workshop. By Chen Zhonghua and David Dahms. trim.AE6448C1-9753-40F7-8BCA-726811436891

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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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Bali Practical Method Seminar 2019-1

November 19, 2019

Arrived early this morning. Some photos:

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Today Seven Years Ago!

November 19, 2019

This photo was taken on Nov. 20, 2012. Thanks to Wei Ping and the Phoenix Group!

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Ottawa Broadsword Seminar on Oct. 26, 2019

October 26, 2019

Ottawa Broadsword Seminar on Oct. 26, 2019.                

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September 14, 2019 Edmonton Notes

September 14, 2019

  Positive circle steps. There are two steps and one modification. They are in, turn and out.

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Taiji about adapting to Nature

September 12, 2019

Taiji is a “scientific” way of moving your body that the ancient Chinese believed was good for the body and good for fighting. Taiji is the art of yin and yang. Chinese culture was founded on this fundamental understanding of opposites. It’s not about right and wrong. It is about adapting to nature. Taiji is [...]

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Power comes from restriction

September 12, 2019

Power comes from restriction. —Chen Zhonghua at the Sept. 2019 Toronto Workshop.

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Foot Hand Separation Exercise 2019

September 10, 2019

Foot Hand Separation Exercise 2019.09.09 in Toronto, Canada. Hand/Foot Separation Video

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Liuzhou Seminar Interview (in Chinese) on August 31, 2019

September 8, 2019

   

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Toronto Workshop on Sept. 8, 2019

September 8, 2019

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London Practical Method Seminar March 2019

June 9, 2019

The 2019 London Practical Method Seminar is held from March 23 to 24.

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The use of rubber cords for Practical Method training

April 3, 2019

The use of rubber cords for Practical Method training at the 2019 Italian Practical Method Seminar on March 31, 2019.

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First Zurich Practical Method Workshop on April 2, 2019

April 3, 2019

The Zurich workshop is for Tuesday and Wednesday evening only as there aren’t enough weekend on my European tour this year. 13 people came to the workshop of which 7 came from Germany.  This is expected for a first workshop.

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Italy Practical Method Seminar on March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019

Italy Practical Method Seminar on March 29, 2019. Chen Xu and Sun Yang arrived on March 28, 2019. There was a brief tour of Venice and then training.

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