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Photos of the Sept. 2013 Greater Vancouver Workshop

September 8, 2013

Photos by Jay Smith.

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Practical Method Workshop for beginners in Berlin

January 22, 2013

Michael Winkler will hold a workshop on Feb 02. / 03. in Berlin. It is hosted by the university and it is very affordable. Price for non-students € 40,-. More information and booking … here. (German language) In case you can also conact me directly: Michael Winkler

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Upper Midwest Get-together still on

December 3, 2012

The event that originally was centered around a push hands workshop featuring Steven Chan has been reduced to an Upper Midwest Get-together hosted by John Upshaw in Iowa City, Iowa. These are great learning experiences that include a lot of sweat, bruises, and push hands followed by good food and great camaraderie. The get-together will [...]

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Taiji students visit the Grand Canyon with Chen Zhonghua

November 14, 2012

During Master Chen Zhonghua’s Nov. 2012 Phoenix workshop, local students and the organizer Master Ping Wei accompanied everybody on a tour of the Grand Canyon and Sedona. Here are some photos of their Grand Canyon visit.

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October 11, 2012 Great Vancouver Workshop Photos

October 13, 2012

1. positive circle: elbow in. 2. Yin yang separation in push hands. 3. The concept of “settle” (sink). 4. The use of primitive language. 5. How to stretch. Front must move forward. Back must move backward. Middle must stay “non moving”. 6. Separated movements. Incremental movements.

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News on Daqingshan Taiji on Qilu Channel in China

July 15, 2012
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Weifang Institute visits Daqingshan

July 2, 2012

Mr. Du Jianguo, Dean of the physical education college of the Weifang Institute came to visit the Daqingshan International Taiji Training Center with teachers in his department (Wang Dongsheng, Yin Honglan and Qin Zhihua). They spent two day on Daqingshan on this visit. They toured the facilities and participated in the center’s classes. They invited [...]

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2012 Berlin Open House

June 19, 2012

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First Practical Method Seattle Gathering

May 28, 2012
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Tai Chi on St Lawrence River

May 26, 2012

Did Yilu on the ship while cruising on St Lawrence River. The deck was rocking, the wind was blowing. The condition for Tai Chi was very difficult. I lost balance in the very first a few moves in the first try. Tai Chi on St Lawrence River    

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Practical Method in Brittany, France, December 17-18, 2011

December 9, 2011

With Master Chen’s permission I’ll be giving a short introductory workshop in Brest, France, hosted by my good friend Erwan Cloarec. I hope to present Master Chen’s approach and give French and Breton practitioners a chance to discover the Practical Method. The French description is below:

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From HK, Our Latest Push Hand

September 23, 2011
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Tai Chi in Flagstaff, Arizona, 2011

September 11, 2011

Marvin, Gerry, Peter, and Ping. Yilu first 13 moves.

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Practical Method Offered @ Lingnan U

September 4, 2011

Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Methody by Nicholas Fung at Lingnan University starting Sept. 26th, 2011. 2011-09-26     Mon     19:00-20:30     SAC Room 2     1435     PE     Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Lingnan U’s location: 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories Tel: (852) 2616-8888 Fax: (852) 2463-8363 Website:

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Get lower, but don’t drop

August 28, 2011

Ping Wei is one of Master Chen Zhonghua’s indoor disciples. He lives and teaches Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method in Phoenix, AZ. USA. August 28, 6:30am, Phoenix, AZ. Temp: 35 C.

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Review of Master Chen Zhonghua’s first Practical Method seminar in China

August 23, 2011
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Workshop and Training-camp in Berlin

August 22, 2011
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Berlin 2011

August 22, 2011

Hi everybody, I think now it’s time for a little message from Berlin. Last year in August I did change my Taijiquan classes in Berlin completely to “Practical Method”. Here are some pictures taken this summer. Meanwhile there is a little group of attendants who got into the practice quite deep in short time, and [...]

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Edmonton Open House August 27/28

August 21, 2011

We are holding an Open House August 27 (Saturday) and August 28 (Sunday) from 10 am to 1 pm. Our address is 5222 – 86 street and we are giving FREE LESSONS. Come and see what the Chen Style Practical Method as well as the Chen Style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan and Qigong are all about [...]

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Toronto Practice Session on Aug 20, 2011

August 20, 2011

Today, we have two visitors today: James Tam from Ottawa, and Kevin Sun from Winnipeg. Kevin is new to Practical Method, and he is planning to attend the Toronto September workshop.

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You are invited

May 9, 2011

You are invited to join us at several events we will be attending this Summer. The first one is the 4th Chen Style Taijiquan Competition being held in Schaumburg, IL on May 22nd. The 2nd event is the AAU-CMA Nationals being held in Louisville, KY (Derby City) on July 9th. The 3rd event will be [...]

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Open House Edmonton May 7 and 8, 2011

May 4, 2011

Hunyuantaiji Academy of Edmonton will hold an Open House this weekend –  May 7 (Saturday) and May 8 (Sunday) from 10 am to 1 pm. Address: 5222 – 86 street  Demonstrations and information both days, with a free lesson for anyone attending on Sunday (Mother’s Day). Plan on attending both days!!

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Syndey, Australia Practical Method Practice Session

January 10, 2011

We, from the crisp clean deep snow in the north, feel sorry for you poor souls!

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2011.1.8-9 Tai Chi Class Open House in Edmonton

January 9, 2011
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Maple Ridge, BC. workshop for 2011-2012

October 15, 2010

I will be in Maple Ridge, BC this weekend. It’s going to be another nice gathering of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method people from Vancouver, Seattle, Victoria… Posted via email from Zhonghua’s posterous

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Edmonton Wednesday Night Class

October 6, 2010

Corrected “Step Up to Ride The Whale”, “Step Back to Mount the Tiger”, “Right Golden Roaster Stands on One Leg”.

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Upper Midwest Training Session

June 21, 2010

Hunyuan Taiji Academy – Milwaukee is having a Practical Method training session on Saturday July 31st. The location of the get together is the Prairie du Chien, WI/McGreggor, Iowa area on the beautiful Mississippi River. Time will be an afternoon and evening session on Saturday and a Sunday morning session. Hope you can make it, [...]

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Monday June 7 lesson

June 7, 2010

Today Master Chen reinforced a point of Push Hands with me.  All the lessons that have been mentioned in class lately and our last weekend Seminar is to look for a line and

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Push Hands Lesson Monday May 31, 2010

June 2, 2010

Master Chen gave  some personal instruction during Monday’s class regarding Push Hands. One must be able to  move in without the opponent feeling the move physically.

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May 26, 2010 Edmonton Class

May 26, 2010

We of course worked on foundations first. During the circle, in with elbow, using the frontal muscles. This stretches from the front foot to the front hand, making the line very long. Out with hand using the back muscles. This stretches from the rear foot to the front hand.

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Edmonton Class on May 12, 2010

May 12, 2010

It was good to come to the Edmonton class after a long absence. Thanks to Allan and Yen for taking over classes in my absence. We worked on concept of splitting from the kua, using the “fetch water” as a drill. From the kua and elbow, everything moves down and up with the kua and [...]

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Master Chen Zhonghua recognizes Master Bon Giuseppe as his disciple

April 27, 2010
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