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10341779_10201683679483367_4819963420475456974_nBy Marjorie C

It was cold, wet and grey when I arrived on Daqingshan in May. Under my cold, cold breath I cussed Singapore friends who told me to pack short-sleeve tees. And oh, the stairs! Stairs to Wangting hotel, stairs to Changxing training hall, and more stairs to the condo. Surely the three weeks of training ahead would drag on. Read more

Originally published in 2007

We are masters of tools and in return, tools also control us. Through years of teaching in North America, I came to the conclusion that weapons and device training must be started at the begining, not at the end. Read more

Concepts to avoid! 1

by webmaster on 2013/01/02

We must avoid even thinking about these words or concepts:

strong, weak, fast, slow, stiff, hard, soft, locked, smooth, round, circle.
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By: Chen Zhonghua陈中华.        Length: 47 minutes分钟.        Language: English英文.        Year: 2008年

Advanced Silk Reeling Online Video
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Author: Chen Zhonghua     Length: 1:15 minutes     Language: English     Location: Victoria, Canada     Chapters: 85           Year: 2003

Detailed Yilu Instructions Online Video
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Author: Chen Zhonghua     Year: 2009     Length: 2 hour:07 minutes     Language: English with Italian interpretation     Chapters: 12

Taiji Lecture in Italy 2009
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By: Chen Zhonghua 陈中华.     Length: 82 minutes 分钟.     Language: Mandarin Chinese 中文.    Date: Dec. 2008 年      Location: Daqingshan, China.大青山

Detailed Yilu Instructions in Chinese
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Jinan 2010 i

by webmaster on 2010/10/23

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Coming soon to www.practicalmethod.com a documentary by Paul Janssens of a day in the life of Jinan, Shandong, China.

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Hands get warm 1

by webmaster on 2010/10/20

William: Master Chen, I have noticed that my hands get warm when I do a part of the Yilu (First Routine) correctly. What is happening ?
Zhonghua Chen: Nothing is happening. It’s just part of the progress. Stay on track. Ignore what is happening and continue to train correctly. This is where some people will start seeking the sensations that will eventually cause the practice to deviate.

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Energy Alignment One Online Video
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The human energy flows in the body in an organized way which we cannot see with the naked eye or feel by ourselves. The way the energy flows is defined in Taiji as Energy Alignment. This is  a video series based on instructions of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Yilu Routine. There are four DVDs in this series. In terms of depth of knowledge, the instructions of this video series belongs to level three (one is basic choreographic learning, two is details of instruction). Please see Energy Alignment 2, 3, 4 for trailers  Author: Chen Zhonghua. Length: 1:00 hour long          Language: English          Postures: 1-28 (sections 1 and 2)


Energy Alignment is a video series based on instructions of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Yilu Routine. There are four DVDs in this series. In terms of depth of knowledge, the instructions of this video series belongs to level three (one is basic choreographic learning, two is details of instruction).

Author作者:Chen Zhonghua 陈中华     Length: 1:09 hours 小时     Language: English 英文     Postures: 29-49 (sections 3 and half of 4)动作

Energy Alignment Two Online Video
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Energy Alignment is a video series based on instructions of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Yilu Routine. There are four DVDs in this series. In terms of depth of knowledge, the instructions of this video series belongs to level three (one is basic choreographic learning, two is details of instruction).  By: Chen Zhonghua 陈中华      Language: English 英文     Length: 43:41 Minutes分钟     Postures: 50-68 (finish section 6) 动作

Energy Alignment Three Online Video
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I will be in Maple Ridge, BC this weekend. It’s going to be another nice gathering of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method people from Vancouver, Seattle, Victoria…

Corrected “Step Up to Ride The Whale”, “Step Back to Mount the Tiger”, “Right Golden Roaster Stands on One Leg”.

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These are some photos and a video of a practice session at the Ottawa October 2010 workshop. Care to guess what they are trying to practice? Read more

Maple Ridge Food i

by webmaster on 2010/10/01

You can almost say that we gather in Maple Ridge not only for Taiji but also for the fine food people bring to lunches. Read more
  • Masters:
    Chen Zhonghua and Allan Belsheim
  • Dates:
    November 15-21, 2010
  • Location:
    5222-86 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    phone: 780-413-0454 Read more

Day-Two of the Toronto Workshop

September 24, 2010

More circles! 更多太极圈! Posted via email from Zhonghua’s posterous

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Toronto 4-day Workshop

September 21, 2010

Toronto bound for a 4-day workshop on Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Thursday to Sunday. Contents: Yilu instructions. Corrections. Foundations. Push Hands Posted via email from Zhonghua’s posterous

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Daqingshan Night Party

September 9, 2010

Here is the video from Charlie.

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Happy Days on Daqingshan

September 7, 2010

Lee and Alyssa! Come next year! Posted via email from Zhonghua’s posterous

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Master Ai Shenghua of Weifang visits Daqingshan

September 7, 2010

The Daqingshan taiji team participated at the Weifang Martial Arts Competition at the end of last month. The team was led by Master Hong Sen. Today Master Ai, the host of that event is coming to Daqingshan for a courtesy visit.

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New buzz words in China

September 6, 2010

New buzz words in China compared to the old terms: Meeting-Panel

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Picking Up Visa in Rizhao!

September 6, 2010

Now there is no limit on visa extension. Back in 2008 a Chinese entry visa can only be extended once inside China. The new requirement is that there has to be 100 US dollars available for each day extended. Some of the full time taiji students this year have to extend their visas twice. Posted [...]

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Fourth Practical Method Conference Ended Today!

September 1, 2010

The fourth Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Conference ended today on Daqingshan. This conference included the Daqingshan Mountain tour, masters demonstrations, panel discussion, evening of movies and photos of Grandmdmaster Hong Junsheng, lectures, and discussions. Masters from Xu Zhou, Tai An, Jinan other places start to leave the mountain today. It was decided that the [...]

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Master’s Hike on Daqingshan!

August 31, 2010

Here are some photos of a hike on Daqingshan by some of the Practical Method masters. We hiked from the Han Emperor Palace to the Dragon’s Abyss and then to the Garden. See and download the full gallery on posterous Posted via email from Zhonghua’s posterous

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Chen Masters on Daqingshan!

August 30, 2010

Cai Yanping, Dong Yuexing, Cai Shengye, Zhang Guangzong, Li Qingjia, Wang Deyou, Xu Guicheng, Li Chugong, Wang Jinxuan, Chao Xiuzhen, Liu Weiguo, Chen Zhonghua, Li Shufeng, 蔡延平,董月兴,张广宗, 李庆佳,王德友,许贵成,李储功,李树峰, Posted via email from Zhonghua’s posterous

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Toronto Workshop on Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Sept. 23-26, 2010

August 28, 2010

Dates: Sep 23-26, 2010 Location: Bayviw Hill/Langstaff Community Center, Ontario, Canada

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2010 Zibo Taiji Competition Results

August 23, 2010
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Chen style other form Charlie Gordon 1st place Steven Chan 2nd place Khamserk Yawnghwe 2nd place Pavel Codl 3rd place Paul Janssens 3rd place Lee Hrapsted 3rd place

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Yiyuan tours

August 19, 2010

Had a fantastic opening ceremony in the local theatre last night though it was very very hot. Touring Yiyuan sites this morning. The Chinese valentine’s day story happened in Yiyuan. Posted via email from Zhonghua’s posterous

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Zibo Taiji Competition!

August 18, 2010

Attending Zibo Taijiquan Competition in Yiyuan (沂源)Shandong, China.  We left Daqingshan at 9:30 am. The ride was fairly simple. We arrived at Qi Yuancheng’s Shangli Shan Taiji School by 11:30 am. Posted via email from Zhonghua’s posterous

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Montreal Group arrived in Beijing

August 4, 2010

A group of 14 led by Philippe Munn has arrived in Beijing today. They are going to spend three weeks in China including two days in Datong and more than a week on Daqingshan. Here are some photos of their arrival in Beijing today.

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Grandmaster Li Enjiu Push Hand Lesson Online Video Purchase

August 1, 2010

By: Li Enjiu李恩久.      Length: 3:51 minutes分钟.      Year: 2010年.      Language: English & Chinese英文和中文. Grandmaster Li Enjiu demonstrated applications of Part The Wild Horse’s Mane & Step Back to Mount the Tiger to Full Time 2010 students. He also demonstrated knee strengthening exercise at the end. Master Chen translated the lesson to English. This clip [...]

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Push Hand Technique: Enticing into Emptiness Online Video Trailer

July 29, 2010

Author作者: Chen Zhonghua陈中华 Language语言:English 英文 Length片长:9:30分min. In this video, Master Chen teaches and demonstrate Push Hand Technique: Enticing into Emptiness. This technique also illustrate how to get into better position without the opponent being aware of it and how to establish demarcation line. This video was shot on Daqingshan on July 20, 2010 with the [...]

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