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The richness of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method struck me in 2013 when I had my first encounter with Master Chen and his explanations. There is so much to learn for me. Master Chen told on several occasions, that if you think you know how to do practical method, you can stop to practice, cause you stop learning. There is always something that you don’t know, you can do better, you can improve, that takes time, that someone else knows or knows better … and so on.

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Taizhou Workshop on April 6, 2018

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My bitter / sweet story is something many of us can relate to and maybe it is somewhat relevant to Master Chen – at least now I can empathize to some degree.  The bitter aspect I am about to impart relates to frustrations that we may have all experienced in one way or another at some time in our practice. Perhaps the sweet part is that we are all in it together.

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Master Chen at Ottawa ChinatownIMG_20180324_171734__02Toronto group attending Ottawa Workshop Mar. 24-25, 2018

Thank you very much for Rachelle and Emile’s hospitality for hosting the Toronto group attending the Ottawa workshop. It was such a pleasure meeting both the old and new faces. The following are my notes.

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Group photo at the 2nd annual European Practical Method Taijiquan Meetup

This is a report written by Massimo Giorgianni from Toulouse, France. He is a full time martial arts teacher and will also host a Practical Method Workshop with Master Chen this year in Toulouse.


In March I attended the annual Practical Method European Gathering held in Berlin.  This workshop was my first time involvement with Chen Taiji Practical Method. I am a professional Wing Chun teacher and have 18 years practice in Wing Chun and 5 in Yang Taiji Quan.

Since I discovered Practical Method only two months before this event, I had to prepare intensively, and once there I had the great opportunity to receive first hand explanations and clarification from expert teachers.  I could have an insight of the organized structure of the art, which successfully conveyed a basic understanding of the principles of Chen Taiji Practical Method.

This training involved the techniques of foundations, Yilu, practical applications and push hands.

Also this gathering is an opportunity for the  European Practical Method community to build strong relationships in an intensive training environment. Definitively a must do! Next meeting will be held in Toulouse (south of France) beginning 2019, see you soon!