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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Peter Li Yilu (First 13 Moves) in Toronto on June 2, 2018

June 2, 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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Iowa Class

May 14, 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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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

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The Essence of the Practical Method

March 29, 2018

I recently decided that it was time for me to start learning Cannon Fist. Although I learned it from my first Chen Taijiquan teacher, I have happily forgotten it since starting the Practical Method in 2011. Today, I met a man who noticed me reviewing Cannon Fist in an empty hallway of a nearby mall.

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Practical Method Jakarta Class Video

March 28, 2018
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Stepping, Stretching, Transfer Power

March 24, 2018
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Association for Practical Method founded in Austria, Europe

March 13, 2018

After becoming a disciple last year I solidified my plans about my future with Practical Method. One result is the foundation of an official association in Austria. After some back and forth with the responsible officials regarding the association rules we, Fabian K. and Pawel M. got the permission to begin our association activities. Our association is [...]

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Perth Workshop 2017 Clip

January 8, 2018
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How I got to train Taijiquan Chen Style Practical Method

January 7, 2018

15 years back… In 2003 I moved to Berlin and started practising Taijiquan when meeting Veit Voigt who taught Wu Style Taijiquan, which he learned from Master Ma Jiangbao. In 2005 I changed to Chen Style Taijiquan, as I had been introduced to Juergen Herkt, who taught the ‘Lao Jia Yi Lu’ by Master Chen [...]

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