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Master Wang Zhanjun’s analysis of “Sink the Waist to Press the Elbow and Whip” by Chen Zhonghua. The animation at the end was created by Master Wang”a team. Master Wang is the son of Grandmaster Wang Xi An, one of the 4 Tigers of the Chen Village. Wang Zhanjun is also. Ten-time National Push-Hands champion in China.

Master Wang Zhanjun’s analysis of “Sink the Waist to Press the Elbow and Whip”

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.


Jieshou i

by Chen Zhonghua on 2019/12/08

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 clip of teaching video at the Dec. 2019 New York workshop.


Arrived early this morning. Some photos: Read more

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

Chen Zhonghua in Sedona 2012

Chen Zhonghua in Sedona 2012

Ottawa Broadsword Seminar on Oct. 26, 2019.

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渥太华讲座场地20191026 - Walking towards the Legion Hall.

渥太华讲座场地20191026 – Walking towards the Legion Hall.









渥太华讲座场地20191026 - 1 This is where we held our first Ottawa Practical Method Seminar in March 1998.

渥太华讲座场地20191026 – 1
This is where we held our first Ottawa Practical Method Seminar in March 1998.

渥太华讲座场地20191026 - 3 Front Door of the Legion Hall

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Front Door of the Legion Hall

渥太华讲座场地20191026 - 2 Front of the building of the Legion Hall on Montgomery.

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Front of the building of the Legion Hall on Montgomery.


EdmontonWorkshopGroupPhoto20190914Positive circle steps. There are two steps and one modification. They are in, turn and out. Read more

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 an exercise designed to make the body last longer. Read more

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

Foot Hand Separation Exercise 2019.09.09 in Toronto, Canada.

Hand/Foot Separation Video



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

伦敦讲座London Practical Method Workshop 20190323-Group

伦敦讲座London Practical Method Workshop 20190323-Group

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

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. Read more

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. Read more

Michael Angelo, Jiuseppe Bon, Chen Zhonghua at the airport in Treviso.

Michael Angelo, Jiuseppe Bon, Chen Zhonghua at the airport in Treviso.

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Sun Yang wins Muay Thai Gold Belt 20190222

Top New:News just came from Thailand that Sun Yang has won the 67 kg Golden Belt after many rounds of hard fights at the Golden Belt Finals under the auspice of the Thailand Muay Thai Federation. Sun Yang is a disciple of Master Chen Zhonghua, International Standard Bearer of the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method system and Dean of the Qingshan Taijiquan and Cultural Research Institute of the Rizhao Politechnic. Read more

2019 Chinese language Video Packages

January 27, 2019

Click here to go to the Chinese site. 

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Taiji Power Secrets

December 30, 2018

It is not opening/closing but rather coiling/uncoiling and compressing/releasing. It is not about using no force but using enormous amount of forces to maintain the rigidity of the structure, the integrity of the core and the efficiency of the move. It is not about balance but balanced forces. It is not about flexibility but the [...]

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Daqingshan Taiji Competition Recognized Nationally

December 12, 2018

2018 China Sport-Tourism Exhibition Special Sport Event: Shandong Daqingshan International Taiji Competition Issued by: Sport and Cultural Development Center of the National Sport Bureau Dates for 2019: May 18-19, 2019

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Three Vertical Stretches of the Body

August 7, 2018

The three basic vertical stretches:

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June 1 in history

June 1, 2018

This day in history.

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Gdynia Practical Method Workshop 2018

May 31, 2018

The 4th Poland Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Workshop was held from May 28-30, 2018 in Gdynia. It was hosted by Tomek Raganowicz of Poland. Pawel Muller of Austria came to assist me in video-taping, etc. The workshop was attended by 21 people from Poland, Austria, Germany, and Lithuania.

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A Walk in Gdansk 2018.05.31

May 31, 2018

Tomek, Pawel, Marila, Kurstin and myself took the afternoon off to visit Gdansk again. This is our annual hike in Poland.

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New Paypal account!

February 15, 2018

Please be notified that we added as one of our paypal accounts for Thanks for your continued support of our online videos! Chen Zhonghua

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2017 Year-End Celebration on Daqingshan

January 6, 2018

Daqingshan 2017 Year-end Hunyuan and Practical Method Celebration was held on Daqingshan on Jan. 6, 2018. It was organized by Han Rui. Over 50 people participated at the event. There were demonstrations of Hunyuan 24, Practical Method Yilu, Cannon Fist and Hunyuan Sword form. There were also entertainments. The party ended with a dinner. Form [...]

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2018 Hunyuan Day and Push-Hands Competition

December 31, 2017

2018 Hunyuan Taiji Day and 3rd Daqingshan Annual Year-End Push Hands Competition is held at the Rizhao Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy on Dec. 31, 2017. Here are some photos:       

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Beijing Workshop 2017.07.05 Trailer

July 26, 2017
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Shoulder, Kua, Shun and Ni

July 17, 2017

Hello Master Chen I have a question about kua, shoulder and shun/ni. My question is when you are doing say, cloud hands. You show this on one of your videos here called How To Keep The Center from 3.25. You are on left leg and kua opens on left side and the left hand looks [...]

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ESL Teaching On Daqingshan

June 13, 2017

Looking for experienced English as a second language teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. School: Qingshan High School. Wulian, Shandong, China.

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Vienna Workshop June 3-4, 2017

June 5, 2017

Vienna, June 3-4, 2017    Host: Pawel Muller. Assistant: Brennan Toh

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017

December 23, 2016
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Vancouver Jan 2016 Workshop Photos

January 17, 2016

Good workshop with students from Victoria and Seattle who made the trip. Worked on foundations and a drill to line up two dots on the body.

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Newport Workshop Sept 19, 2015

September 20, 2015

There must be three stick in the body.  Vertical stick is from the Baihui on the top of the head to Huiyin at the bottom of the torso. This stick is absolute. There are no “ranges” allowed. Horizontal stick is the arm. This stick has a range. it can move within the range of eyebrow [...]

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Keep the vertical line straight

July 20, 2015

Taught Allan Belsheim and Ricky Pietila in the Edmonton studio how to keep the body straight while making the rotation in these moves. These are moves 35 and 36, Punch to the ground and then turn right (to double kick).  

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July 18, 2015

Jiaobiejin, pronounced as cheobiejin, is a special characteristic of the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method system.

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Fake or real

July 17, 2015

Many fake things originated as high level mastery. It is the people who don’t have the skill but want to present themselves as highly skilled masters that make people think that the original act was also fake. Very often, when this happens, the average person tend to believe the fake act and refuse to believe [...]

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Key Chinese Words for Practical Method

June 24, 2015

Positive circle Zheng Quan  正圈

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YaoDang Training Method

May 28, 2015

Training Method: 定住两膝盖,丹田下压。裆就会慢慢变圆。 Anchor both knees, Press down dantian, ‘Dang’ will slowly becomes round  

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