Push Hands was demonstrated at 2019 Canadian Cultural and Martial Arts Festival

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I am 64 years old and have been on long-term disability for over 10 years due to a form of arthritis called Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). I previously studied and practiced several external martial arts and they all eventually made my AS symptoms worse. I have had the disease my whole life but only diagnosed in the ’80′s. It became so bad at one point I was bed ridden for almost 2 years. It causes difficult symptoms in multiple body systems. I have had to get steroids injected into my eyes a few times to bring down inflammation. The disease primarily fuses the spinal vertebrae together, which of course reduces, restricts and eventually collapses the vertebral separations so they cannot move normally, or at all. I have tried physio, multiple drug therapies, meditation and exercise all with no or next to no improvement in my symptoms.
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Yilu Performance at 2019 Canadian Cultural and Martial Arts Festival

Kelvin Ho performed Taiji sword at 2019 Canadian Cultural and Martial Arts Festival on June 8, 2019.

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I am teaching Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method at Martial Arts Club @ York University. This is an introductory course, which will cover a taste of foundations, form, application drills and push hands.

Class Info:
Date: Wednesdays, June 5-26, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Room 202 of Vanier College (#56 on the map)

If you are interested, please contact Huy Huynh at huynh.h@live.com.

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Location: 5222-86 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Phone: 780-413-0454
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Spencer Jones is teaching in Chicago https://www.taijiquanchicago.com

You can also see a few pictures here.

While I was still living in Hong Kong, I have started with 300 a day.  John Upshaw and I have been exchanging and we decided 3 months ago to increase it to 600 a day – 3oo per leg, and log our sets on Facebook.  We promised to do this until July 24.  This is when Master Chen will visit Iowa for their workshop.  Since then, the likes of Kelvin Ho, Tinh Thai, and Winston Wang have joined.  Even my student Simon Yau has jumped in on the action!  Every day, I look forward to my brothers giving me the thumbs up next to my “done”.
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Drilling Down 1

by Kelvin Ho on 2019/04/06

DrillingDownThis week, I found myself able to drill the opponent down causing him to eventually fall vertically to the ground. Read more

Dear Tai Chi – enthusiasts and those interested!

Master Chen Zhonghua is coming for the third time to Vienna to show and share his skill in Tai Chi. The workshop is made for those without any knowledge about the art as well as advanced students of Tai Chi and will grant deep insights in the art. Also practitioners of other martial arts are welcome to participate at this workshop.
The workshop will be held in english, translation into german will be provided when needed.
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Presenter: Kelvin Ho   Length: 28 min.   In: English   Year: 2018  Difficulty:1/5  At:Toronto

Federick Wong Yilu Correction (First 13 Moves)
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The following are highlights of my workshop notes workshop March 2 to 5th. I have tried to organize them into categories so I could better relate them.  I did not capture everything

 Workshop notes:

All Questions Should be asked in order to bring clarity: Hear It , See it, Feel It – the 3 questions you want answered

Principle – Yin and Yang separation          life – I want to be good

Concept – all moves are indirect                               education

Action – convert into action                                      use
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We are here because we’re humans, not animals.

Everything is like loose sand. Among the sand, some things might have a spark. There’s nothing wrong with sand, and nothing wrong with other ways of moving, such as other forms of martial arts or football. It just depends on what you want. Master Chen is looking for the sparks in the sand.
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Drill
#Yilu move 1 Jin Gang Dao Dui

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Open and close the kua

March 2, 2019

My attempt to recount what Master Chen said the morning of 3/2/2019 at the Toronto workshop

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Toronto workshop 2nd March 2019 Day 1 morning notes

March 2, 2019

#Foundation instructions 3 count positive circle -maintain equal size in all 3 counts -initially how you feel and shape doesn’t matter -count 1 & 3 is easy, 2nd is difficult

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Notes for Practical Method Toronto Workshop Mar 2-5, 2019 – Kelvin Ho

March 1, 2019

Day 0 Fetch Water Put my front knee against the bench. My front knee should be on top of my front heel. Make my fetch water action much, much, much bigger. Only when there is size, it becomes useful. My action is way too small, Master Chen told me the same at the last workshop [...]

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Master Chen Zhonghua’s fifth workshop in Poland. Gdynia, April 6-7, 2019

February 16, 2019

Detailed information and registration here. Welcome to Gdynia! See also impressions of 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 workshops in Poland.

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Kelvin Ho Chinese New Year Taiji Performance 2019

February 12, 2019

Kelvin Ho was invited to perform at Yee Hong Chinese New Year Celebration on Feb. 12, 2019.

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Kelvin Ho Straight Sword on Feb 10, 2019

February 10, 2019
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Stay on the line

January 27, 2019

At the Phoenix workshop Master Chen had someone place a pole from his hand to the arch of his back foot. In w/ elbow his and and forearm slid along the pole. He has a shorter pole placed by his front kua a slightly upward angle. His elbow followed the 2nd pole while the hand [...]

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Deer In The Headlights

January 14, 2019

In Kelvin Ho’s article “Opponents stop moving when I move” written Dec 24 2018; I was one of the opponent’s who was not moving when he came in. I agree with his statement ‘there was no feedback/trigger’. I felt like a deer in the headlights when he came in. The definition says: “Someone caught in a state of paralyzing surprise, fear, or bewilderment. Likened to the tendency of deer to freeze in [...]

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Ling Zili Sydney Push Hands Workshop 3-4 Jan 2019 Photos

January 4, 2019

 

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Sydney Classes

January 1, 2019

Sydney Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy 澳洲悉尼陈中华太极馆 Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method 陈氏太极拳实用拳法 Classes: Sunday 8:30am to 10:00am at DJKJ Kung Fu Rosebery No classes on all public holidays or long weekends Curriculum: Chen Stye Taijiquan Practical Method Foundations, Yilu (First Routine), Theory, Push Hands Location Details: DJKJ, 34 Rosebery Avenue, Rosebery NSW 2018 https://goo.gl/maps/ieKxkok3jD52 Instructor: [...]

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Learning – My taiji journey continues…

December 28, 2018

Back in 2011, I wrote about how my taiji journey got started: http://practicalmethod.com/2011/10/how-did-my-taiji-journey-get-started/. 7 more years passed by quickly on this journey, and it is now 2018. Much of the time was spent learning how to learn. In this article, rather than talking about taiji principles or concepts, let me share Master Chen Zhonghua’s teachings [...]

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2018 Sydney Workshop Day Two Notes – Tinh Thai

December 25, 2018

About learning 1. Give it enough time. The secret is time. 2. Give yourself enough time to find the shortcuts. 3. Progress comes from holding yourself. Don’t overshoot yourself. Don’t use power. 4. Train the rail – first, you will not get the line. 3-months later, the trajectory is imprinted on the body [with practice]. [...]

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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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2018 Sydney Workshop Day One Notes – Tinh Thai

December 23, 2018

About learning 1. “The teacher teaches the principle. You go home and practice.” 2. Follow the principle. Don’t deviate.

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Toronto Workshop Mar 2-5, 2019

December 22, 2018
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2018 Sydney Workshop Day Two Notes by Brian Chung

December 20, 2018

2018.12.16 Sydney Workshop Day Two Notes – Brian Chung

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2018 Sydney Workshop Day One Notes by Brian Chung

December 20, 2018

2018.12.15 Sydney Workshop Day One Notes – Brian Chung

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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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Semi Private Morning Group Private session with Master Chen

December 5, 2018

Attendees: Alex, OngWM, Flo, Chandra, Jojo 1. Twisting Towel train the Elbow to be in the Middle 2. Six Sealing 4 Closing train the Shoulder to be in the Middle 3. Fetch Water train the Kua to be in the Middle

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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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