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Master Zhonghua Chen and the Rizhao Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy team are participating in the Chen Village Push Hands Competition. Master Chen was invited as a guest.

Master Chen Zhonghua and students at Chen Village Competition 2018

Master Chen Zhonghua and students at Chen Village Competition 2018


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Feb. 22, 2015 Practical Method students practising yilu in front to the Oldest Gingko Tree in the world. According to the stone tablet at the tree erected in 1654, in 715 B.C. the Lu and Luu states held a peace treaty conference under this tree. It is considered a living fossil of Chinese history. Read more

“Having been a guest at the Daqingshan Mountain Resort, I can say that Master Chen Zhonghua is a very generous, charismatic and extremely intelligent man. He has a passion for Taijiquan and I am grateful he shares it with the world. Read more

‘For several years I participated training and workshops with Master Chen Zhonqhua and experienced the high Technical and Teaching level of master Chen’s Hunyuan Chen Style and Practical Method.

Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Basic Foundations 2009 Victoria Version!  In this video Master Chen Zhonghua gave a basic introduction to the foundations of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method. He also gave a brief history of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method. Made in the fall colors in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, this 32 minutes video covers both stationery and moving step exercises in: Positive circle; negative circle, twisting the towel, six sealing and four closing, fetch water, shaking the pole.

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At the evening class tonight, I taught the use of a white waxwood staff exercise for shoulder and elbow rotational control. Please see the video here.

There couldn’t be better occasion than the one organized by Master Giuseppe Bon’s Kung Fu and Taijiquan School to make us moving to the best of our ability along the path that we began to follow last March. Read more

Chen Practical Method – No Weight Shifting, Only Turning « wujimon taiji blog.

3-week package:
August 6, 2010: arrival in Beijing. Read more

Use this to try to learn how to pull with elbow, not hand.

Steven Chan at the Canadian National Championships after three months on Daqingshan.

This demonstration of Yilu by Todd Elihu is the result of close to 10 years of hard work. This can be viewed as a good example of what Master Chen Zhonghua teaches.


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This is a yilu demonstrated by Master Chen Zhonghua at the annual Taiji Traditions Camp in Victoria, B.C. Canada on Oct. 26, 2009. The demonstration was intended to suit the students at the camp in their learning.


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Here is a video on how to maintain your own center while pushing hands and doing the form.

Chen Zhonghua and Ronnie Yee push hands demonstration in Zitongshan, China in 2001

February 16, 2009
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Xavier Santiago Discipleship

February 6, 2009

On February 6, 2009, Xavier Santiago of San Juan was accepted as Master Chen Zhonghua’s disciple through a brief ceremony presided by Raul Pujol. Xavier has been a student of Chen for several years. He became increasingly interested in the Chen Style Taijiquan as taught by Master Chen Zhonghua after attending workshops in Atlanta and [...]

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Chen Zhonghua Clips at the Taiji Tradition 2007

October 14, 2007

Some Yilu moves. Get the Flash Player to see this player.

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Taiji Traditions 2007 Clips

October 14, 2007

Here is a clip of the activities at the 2007 Taiji Tradition.  

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Joined at the Waist

October 8, 2007

Another way Master Chen teaches the students how to stick to your opponent. Master Chen believes that one of the most common errors in modern Taijiquan training is the use of other energies before “Squeezing” (press) energy is developed. The sequence of the primary four energies are: Peng as a initial energy Lu as a [...]

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Keep the Elbow In

October 8, 2007

One of the most difficult things to do in the CTS system is to keep the elbows in. Master says “the elbow must be no more than 3 inches from the ribcage.” While we cannot take these words literally, it does remind us just how important it is to keep the elbows in. While the [...]

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Dots, not Surfaces

August 20, 2007

This is a photo slide show of master Chen in 2007 on Daqingshan. At the end of the show, master Chen shows the concept of “dots, not surface” with a video clip.

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Circles with Rubber Cords

August 20, 2007

In this video, master Chen Zhonghua shows the positive circle and negative circle using a rubber cord. This exercise is very effective in getting the pulling energy and the pushing energy to move along the correct line.  from http://practicalmethod.com/?p=18680     youtube version

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To Allow Each Thing to Do Its Part -by David Dahms

April 5, 2007

Another thing is that everything not just taiji seems to be that you allow each thing to do its part and that is how something greater can be achieved.

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How to bring the power out

March 20, 2007

In this video, Chen Zhonghua and Gord Muir showed how a structure can bring out power in Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method.

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Photo Slide Show of Daqingshan in 2006

March 18, 2007

Fantastic photo slide show of Daqingshan in 2006!

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Advanced Foundations Online Video Trailer

March 16, 2007

By:   Chen Zhonghua.      Length: 34:50 minutes.      Language: English.   Year: 2004 This video covers the content of dynamic foundations in the form of moving step and how they are applied in push hands and in the practice routines.  

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Xu Guicheng

March 14, 2007

Master Xu Guicheng started his martial arts career at the age of 6 and a half in 1930 with Jinan master Li Kuixiang. After 8 years of hard training,

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Hong Junsheng 100 Aniversary Celebrations in North America!

March 11, 2007

Hong Junsheng’s International Standard Bearer master Chen Zhonghua and Standard Bearer Master Li Enjiu are planning a series of celebrations in North American in 2007 to mark the 100 birthday of Grandmaster Hong Junsheng.

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Pivoting on foot

March 11, 2007

You can generate power by pivoting on your foot. Here is a clip from master Chen Zhonghua’s 2005 Taiji Tradition Camp in Victoria, BC, Canada. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlFW7GjBri4] Go here for more on this topic: http://wujimon.com/2007/what-does-a-camera-tripod-have-to-do-with-taiji/ http://hunyuantaiji.livejournal.com/

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Encounters (video) at the Black Tiger Springs Park

March 10, 2007

Note: if you get this post from your bookmark, it is because we have change the website server so there is no chinese content anymore, please update your bookmark to http://practicalmethod.com or create a new one after clicking the home button In the summer of 2004, Chen Zhonghua took a group of students to visit [...]

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Chen Zhonghua and Carl Lindberg Video on the Great Wall in 2004

March 9, 2007

Everyone knows how dedicated master Chen Zhonghua is about his teaching. All his students all have stories to tell about being thrown into the bed in hotel rooms late at night or in his basement. When it comes to Chen Style Taijiquan, master Chen Zhonghua

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