Chen Zhonghua

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

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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 ability to stretch to produce a split or separation

2018 China Sport-Tourism Exhibition Special Sport Event

2018 China Sport-Tourism Exhibition Special Sport Event

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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This day in history.

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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. Read more

Gdansk18格但斯克 - 01Tomek, Pawel, Marila, Kurstin and myself took the afternoon off to visit Gdansk again. This is our annual hike in Poland. Read more

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Daqingshan 2017 Year-End Party Group Photo

Daqingshan 2017 Year-End Party Group Photo

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.

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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

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

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.

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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 like Ni. Does this mean that the kua opening always coincides with Ni chan and closing of kua is shun chan.

Also in one of your videos I remember you say that when hip opens then same side shoulder kua closes and vice versa. What does this mean exactly with the shoulder kua closing or opening. Does opening of shouldre kua mean that shoulder is not sunk and closed shoulder kua means shoulder is not sunk?


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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Clouds on Daqingshan on April 29, 2015

April 28, 2015
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From complex to simple

February 23, 2015

All form of life on earth came about in a process that is from simple to complex, with human beings the most complex of all creatures. Learning of taiji, and learning in general is a process that goes from complex to simple. When complex systems/issues are understood in simple terms, it is called “enlightenment”.

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About Challenges

February 3, 2015

What they are is simple: challenges!  This information is for the few who don’t know. The case of study used is the challenges that happened in Yishui, Shandong, China on Feb. 1, 2015. The two videos are included below for references. There are lots of comments at the youtube site where the videos are.

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First Practical Method workshop in Yishui, China

January 31, 2015

On the invitation of Mr. Lai Qingwen, two instructors from Daqingshan, Chen Xu and Li Xiaohui, went to Yishui, Shandong province to teach Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method as taught by Master Chen Zhonghua. They will be in Yishui from January 30, to February 3, 2015.

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Gigi Push Hand Applications on youtube

January 25, 2015


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Grab, Root and Push

January 19, 2015

At the four-day workshop on Toronto from Jan. 15-19, 2015, I taught the basic principles of push hands action again. It is to:

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Toronto Workshop 2015.01.15 Photos

January 15, 2015

These are some of the photos at the Toronto Workshop on Jan. 15, 2015. Worked on Foundations, Yilu, and applications. Push Hands techniques are mainly based on scissors power: two lines crossing with a fixed spot on them.

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Yaron Seidman’s Jan. 8, 2015 101st Yilu

January 9, 2015
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Body and the mind

January 6, 2015

For a person to function normally, the body and the mind must work together seamlessly. In taijiquan, this state of being is called the harmony of the body and the mind. It is also called the union of the body and the mind. In terms of yin yang theory in taijiquan, body and mind are [...]

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January 4, 2015

In taijiquan, we have a saying “Both hands and the heart are forgotten”, and “The body and mind are harmonized as one”. To be more direct, we say that the learning and the using are the same. Both Grandmasters Chen Fake and Hong Junsheng  said, “Practice the way you would use it”. One who can [...]

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