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Opponents stop moving when I move

December 24, 2018

During practice on Dec. 23, 2018, we were practicing how to move in after making contact with the opponent. The particular exercise involved the two right forearms touching at one point. One person attempted his best to prevent the opponent from coming in, including moving his arm around. Everyone did this exercise against the others [...]

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Toronto Workshop Mar 2-5, 2019

December 22, 2018
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Creating a lever in the leg

December 9, 2018

Recently, I had a dream where I used my thigh to push down the opponent at his thigh. Shifu came over and mentioned something that I didn’t quite understand. I then practiced that move with another student named Benz, and I got that move in the dream. When I woke up, I realized that I [...]

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What is Fajin?

December 1, 2018

Master Chen has stated before fajin is everything is in the correct place, add speed. How do we ad speed?

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Clarity

November 30, 2018

When I first heard Master Chen Zhonghua talk about clarity, he was referring to our movements which needed to be clear, meaning that if we wanted a body part to move in a particular way, no other body part should compete or be dragged into that movement. For hand-out, the hand must clearly be the [...]

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Locking the opponent

October 21, 2018

The ability to lock the opponent is an important one we need to continuously to improve on in Practical Method. In order to send the opponent to the floor in what seemingly an effortless manner (in reality, it is not really effortless), we always need to lock the opponent first. However, more often than not, [...]

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Bruce Robinson Yilu in Toronto on May 27, 2018

May 28, 2018
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Beauty of Taijiquan

April 22, 2018

More and more I find that the beauty of the Taijiquan lies in its simplicity.

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Opening the trap door from below

April 8, 2018

In the Ottawa Mar 24-25, 2018 workshop, Master Chen Zhonghua re-emphasized the importance of creating a differential. He mentioned that steam would always rise up through an opening in a pot, and water would always run down a fall. These are examples of having a differential. We don’t force the steam up or push the [...]

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Practical Method Weekly News 2018.03.25

March 27, 2018
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2017 Martial Arts Festival in Toronto

December 4, 2017

Practical Method was invited to participate in 2017 Martial Arts Festival in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. Shaolin martial arts from China were the main attraction for the event. Many local martial arts school were also invited to showcase their talents. Kelvin Ho leading Bruce Robinson, Kevin Sun, Lucas Lu and Mark Hanley performed a yilu demonstration. [...]

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Stretch (To Go Over a Non-Moving Dot)

November 26, 2017
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Don’t push, don’t move the hand.

November 20, 2017

We have always been told by Master Chen not to push, not to move the hand. If that is the case, what can we do?

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Ottawa Workshop Notes Nov. 18-19, 2017

November 19, 2017

Thank you for Rachelle Bergeron and James Tam for organizing the Ottawa workshop and their hospitality. It was always great fun to attend the Ottawa workshop. A lot of important aspects of Practical Method was shown and covered by Master Chen Zhonghua. What is Practical Method about? Practical Method was based on a fight system [...]

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Understanding rotation is the result of linear movements

November 15, 2017

Recently, I understand more about the statement: “Rotation is the result of linear movements.” Our actions are like on the tangent of a circle. The non-moving dot is the centre of the circle. Every linear action is very small. The direction changes all the time. The sequence of such actions along with non-moving dot cause [...]

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Use yi (intent) and not force

November 12, 2017

Yi (intent) is not just a thought. In my current understanding, yi describes an ability for your body to do a precise action as you command it to do. In other words, your body listens to your brain. It takes training to get to that state. Master Chen Zhonghua has said before, “the real intent [...]

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Triangle on Oct. 28, 2017

October 28, 2017

Related Article: http://practicalmethod.com/2014/07/triangle_double_lock_single_lock/

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Group Yilu in Markham on Oct. 26, 2017

October 28, 2017
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Toronto 2017/9 Workshop Photos

September 30, 2017
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Equal and Opposite

September 17, 2017

This video describes in taiji what we do is equal and opposite to the result we desire.

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Fist covering hand downwards and Forward double push hands- Toronto North York Taiji Class on August 10, 2017

August 19, 2017

Fist covering hand downwards Stretch right hand from elbow – straight forward, pull back towards left. Left hand covers the right arm, circle the elbow, stretch right arm while placing left hand middle of chest(thumb near chest), rotate the hip towards left stretching all the way while locking right elbow and shoulder. Drop both hands [...]

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Fist Draping Over Body (Pi Shen Chui) and Lean with Back (Bei Zhe Kao) Toronto North York Taiji Class on July 13, 2017

July 19, 2017

Fist Draping Over Body (Pi Shen Chui) and Lean with Back (Bei Zhe Kao)  Double negative circle: Left hand negative circle, right hand elbow in place hand in punch form just above the left knee, right hand negative elbow in place hand in punch form just above the left knee. Repeat twice. Right arm turn [...]

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Cross Hands (Shi Zi Shou) Toronto North York Taiji Class on June 29, 2017

July 19, 2017

Cross Hands (Shi Zi Shou)  Double negative circle, left arm stretched on left side and right arm stretched on the right side higher than left arm, Continue the negative brining arms in a cross position, right above the left, hands in punch form, opposite to the chest, elbows tucked and facing the ground, same time [...]

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Practical Method AGOAC Performance on June 17, 2017

June 25, 2017
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Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar (Jin Gang Dao Dui) Toronto North York Taiji Class on April 20, 2017

May 30, 2017

Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Pounds Mortar (Jin Gang Dao Dui) Toronto North York Taiji Class on April 20, 2017 Right turn palm motor. Positive and negative circle at the same time. Close left feet. Finish with left turn palm motor

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Wade Forward in Twist Steps (Qian Tang Ao Bu) Toronto North York Taiji Class on April 13, 2017

May 30, 2017

Wade Forward in Twist Steps (Qian Tang Ao Bu) Toronto North York Taiji Class on April 13, 2017 Open left leg stretch arms open as if going through a canal. Left arm cross the right arm while left leg pull up. Lean left leg on toes and rest -> Land left leg on the heel [...]

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