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What is Fajin?

December 1, 2018

Master Chen has stated before fajin is doing an action fast. How do we do an action fast?

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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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Toronto Workshop Oct 22-25, 2018

August 7, 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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Group Yilu at Richmond Hill on Dec. 7 , 2017

December 10, 2017
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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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Kelvin Ho Yilu in Toronto on Nov. 7, 2017

November 8, 2017
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Stretching and Switching Exercise on Oct. 28, 2017

October 29, 2017
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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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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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Fetch Water in Toronto on Apr. 1, 2017

April 24, 2017
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Buddha Warrior Attendant Pound Mortar First Turn

April 23, 2017
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Mark Hanley

April 22, 2017

Name: Mark Hanley Class: Richmond Hill Practical Method Start Date: Oct. 15, 2016 Martial Art Experience: Karate Black Belt, and practiced Yang Taiji previously

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Bruce Robinson

April 22, 2017

Name: Bruce Robinson Class: Richmond Hill Practical Method Start Date: May 23, 2015 Martial Art Experience: Practiced Aikido and Yang Taiji previously.

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Kewei Sun

April 22, 2017

Name: Kewei Sun Class: Richmond Hill Practical Method Start Date: May 23, 2015 Martial Art Experience: Practiced Iron Shirt when he was young.

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