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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Chen Xu is now officially a lecturer at Shandong University

September 21, 2018
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Sydney Workshop Dec 15-16, 2018

September 13, 2018

Instructors: Master Chen Zhonghua, Instructor Chen Xu, Instructor Ling Zili Date: Dec 15-16, 2018 Time: 9:00am to 5:30pm Location: DJKJ Kung Fu Academy 34 Rosebery Avenue, Rosebery NSW 2018 Topics: Theory, Foundations, form (yilu), applications and push hands Fee: $380 for 2 days, $220 for 1 day. Suggested preparation for first-timers, get yourself familiar with [...]

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Notes for North American Training Camp by Gerry Hopkins

August 17, 2018

For the second consecutive year the North American Practical Method Training Camp was held at Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This seventy acre retreat, located in a mainly residential section of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, provided a relaxed and private location for training. While the center is an outreach ministry of the Franciscan [...]

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Notes for North American Practical Method Training Camp 2018 by Edward Liaw

August 2, 2018

The body must separate into two. For example in the opening move, part of the body faces forward and part of it rotates 45 degrees

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Notes for North American Practical Method Training Camp 2018 by Steve Doob

August 1, 2018

I’m extremely pleased at what I’ve taken away from the camp. I have a lot to work on between now and the next Master Chen Zhonghua workshop, for instance:

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Notes for North American Practical Method Training Camp 2018 by John Upshaw

August 1, 2018

Pretend to fight to find the end points. Once locked, move-in the middle point.   (Alignment) Rear fingers look for the front elbow. The rear kua looks for the rear elbow.  

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Rotation: Stretching around a fixed dot

July 8, 2018
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Daqingshan International Student Competition at Zibo 2010

July 7, 2018
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Poland 2018 Workshop video

July 6, 2018

Note at 0:42 how Master Chen do the 47. Part the Wild Horse’s Mane on Both Sides (Yie Ma Fen Zong) move

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Carlos Hanson Yilu June 11, 2018

June 15, 2018
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Carlos Hanson Resume

June 15, 2018

Background In 2001, I started studying Kung Fu. My teacher also taught Chen Style Taijiquan from Chen Quanzhong. Watching my teacher perform Taiji at one of our demonstrations, I thought it was fantastic. I read “Chen Style: The Source of Taijiquan” by Davidine Sim and David Gaffney and thought I should really switch to Taiji, [...]

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An excellent workshop given by Master Chen in Prague… again!

June 15, 2018

Review and summary of  V. workshop of Master Chen in Prague 2018.

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Full Time Blog – James Strider

June 10, 2018

The 6th Daqingshan International Competition Daqingshan Mountain from the Pagoda The start of my stay in China coincided with the 6th International Daqingshan Competition (April 28th to 30th this year), a yearly gathering that Master Chen started to promote both Taijiquan forms (a series of choreographed movements particular to each Family style) and also to [...]

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Application: “Six Sealing Four Closing” Joint lock

June 8, 2018
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Taijiquan at 30,000 Feet

June 4, 2018

I’m writing this at about 30,000 feet on the plane from Munich, Germany to Toulouse, France. Master Chen Zhonghua is sitting next to me, it’s late evening and we are both tired from traveling shortly after noon. On the last flight, from Danzig, Poland to Munich Master Chen gave me another lesson about rotation. Some [...]

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Bruce Robinson Yilu in Toronto on May 27, 2018

May 28, 2018
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Master Chen Zhonghua’s fourth workshop in Poland. Gdynia, May 28-30, 2018

May 19, 2018

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

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Daqingshan 6th International Taijiquan Competition Opening Ceremony April 28, 2018

April 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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GoldCoast Australia Workshop Clips

April 17, 2018

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Practical Method Yilu Application

April 16, 2018
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Tai Chi Applications: Safe applications vs self defense applications

April 10, 2018
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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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Sydney 2015 Open House Video Playlist

April 3, 2018

click on top left corner in the video to see the playlist  

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