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Chen Zhonghua explains where the power is in the form of the first 13 movements of the Yilu form.
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 7 min.   In: English   Year: 2020  Difficulty:4/5  At:Edmonton Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

Webex class will be held at http://webex.practicalmethod.ca for this video at 10 am ET on Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 to practice these moves together. If you would like to join, please leave a message below.

Yilu First 13 Moves Power Points 20200717
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This video describes the type of moves in the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method under the concept of Sink the Waist to Press the Elbow. Taught by Chen Zhonghua and videotaped by Allan Belsheim.
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 9 min.   In: English   Year: 2020  Difficulty:1/5  At:Edmonton Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

Skype class will be held at http://skype.practicalmethod.ca for this video at 10 am ET on Saturday, July 25, 2020. If you would like to join, please leave a message below.

Sink the Waist to Press the Elbow Category of Movements
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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.

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/.

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/.

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/.

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 available. Please leave your comments and questions at http://practicalmethod.com/2018/08/iowa-2018-2-online-video-trailer/.

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 available. Please leave comments and questions at http://practicalmethod.com/2015/03/stretch-in-push-hand-online-video-trailer/.

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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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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PM Taijiquan Podcast: Interview with Kelvin Ho

May 11, 2020
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“Dantian and Pivoting” Online Video Class

May 6, 2020

In this video, Master Chen demonstrated how dantian would rotate itself, and it would handle incoming force. This video was so important to me that I wrote two articles which main idea came from this video years later without realizing that until now. Intent: http://practicalmethod.com/2019/11/intent/ Clarity: http://practicalmethod.com/2018/11/clarity/ See you online at 10 am on Saturday, [...]

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“Go around the centre” Online Video Class

April 30, 2020

We have heard so much about the non-moving dot, and why we need to have it.  Do you know how to use it? In this video, Master Chen demonstrated numerous examples on how the opponent fell out by going around the dot. See you online at 10 am ET on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at [...]

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“Joints as anchor points” Online Video Class

April 21, 2020

In this video, Master Chen showed us the concept of stretching through the joints, what it took to stretch from end to end in the body, what the impact was by adding a point in space.  He introduced the concept of double helix, and what it could do to the opponent. He integrated all of [...]

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“Changing Direction in Positive Circle” Online Video Class

April 14, 2020

In this week’s third episode of our Positive Circle series, Master Chen covers how we create splitting of energy in the three counts of a positive circle, and how switching we learned last week is used to change direction. See you at 10 am ET on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at http://practicalmethod.com/2014/02/changing-direction-in-positive-circle-online-video-trailer/.

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Switching in the Positive Circle Online Video Class

April 5, 2020

In this video, Master Chen covered the 3 main axes in the body, and how we could switch among them without tossing in the positive circle, and the analogy of a lever with different pivots. We discussed about the shoulder last week at Shoulder Movements in Positive Circle, we will continue this week regarding switching [...]

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“Shoulder Movements in Positive Circle” Online Video

March 31, 2020

In this video, Master Chen showed us how to prevent an opponent’s incoming force from penetrating into ourselves with the 3rd count of the positive circle. It is a invaluable aspect of the positive circle. We will have an online class based on this video using the comment section of this video at 10 am [...]

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Practical Method Beginner Class

January 19, 2020

  Interested in Chen Style Taiji? We are offering a beginners’ class beginning on Feb 2, 2020. We will begin with foundations, and then move on to the 13-form of Chen Style Taijjiquan Practical Method. It will enable you to practice on your own. Come try the first class for free. 对陈式太极拳有兴趣吗? 我们从2020年2月2日开始举办初级班。 由教授基本功开始,然后到陈式太极拳实用方法十三式。 这将使您能够自己进行练习。 [...]

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Energy Alignment

January 13, 2020

Energy path is the pathway that energy travels on. There are both a physical path and a virtual path for a given setup. For any three points in the body, they can form a triangle (unless they all fall into one straight line). For this discussion, let’s use right hand, left kua and left foot [...]

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Toronto Practical Method Experience Class

January 4, 2020

A number of Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners and patients attended Practical Method experience class on Dec. 20, 2019, and some of them tried taiji for the very first time. Among the participants, there was Rachel Yi, who started studying Practical Method in 2016 in China. She is now attending university in Canada, and is continuing [...]

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Chen Style Taiji Experience Class 陈式太极体验班

December 20, 2019

  Do you have a New Year resolution to become healthier in 2020? Taiji may be your answer. On Dec. 29, 2019 at 10 am, you will have a chance to experience what taiji is like and what health benefits it may bring you at the Chen Style Taiji Experience Class to be held at [...]

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Taiji Push Hands Workshop in Toronto on Dec. 8, 2019

December 14, 2019

Push Hands Only Version   Full Version   On Dec. 8, 2019, a Practical Method Taiji Push Hands Workshop was held in Toronto. We had 10 participants, and 4 of them were new to Practical Method. Bert Desjardins drove 4.5 hours from Windsor to Toronto to attended this workshop. We also had the pleasure of [...]

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2019 Fountain of Youth Qi Taiji Event on Nov. 23, 2019

December 1, 2019

I was invited along with a number of taiji teachers in Toronto to perform at the 2019 Fountain of Youth Qi Event on Nov. 23, 2019. Each teacher first performed a routine of his choice on stage. In the 2nd part of the event, each teacher demonstrated Cloud Hands, Single Whip and White Crane (Goose) [...]

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Toronto Taiji Push Hands Workshop on Dec. 8, 2019

November 25, 2019

Push hands is an exercise that examines your understanding of the Taiji principle: Separation of Yin and Yang. While form training transforms your body, push hands provides an opportunity for you to apply your Taiji knowledge and skill. It has also become a popular sporting event both in China and abroad. This workshop is suitable [...]

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Intent

November 20, 2019

Today, there was a discussion among some of the North American disciples on intent. What is it? What does it mean? The discussion allowed me to solidfy a couple of things. In 2019 Iowa Camp, shifu mentioned: Spencer’s notes: The camp’s lessons this time were pervaded by the idea of “intention”. Intention in PM is [...]

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Notes for Toronto Workshop Sep 7-10, 2019 by Kelvin Ho

September 20, 2019

When practicing yilu: Put myself inside a fixed sized box. Pull against the sides of the box coming into dantian. Push against the sides of the box going out of dantian.

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