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Master Chen Zhonghua’s 28th Daqingshan Seminar on Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method and Hunyuan Taiji was held from August 11th to 17th, 2018.

Over two hundred students participated at this event. They came from Indonesia, Portugal, and all over China. The youngest participant was 6 years old and oldest was 80 years of age.

28th Daqingshan Seminar. Master Chen Zhonghua teaches a concept each morning during the early morning session at the Taiji Square on Daqinshan.

28th Daqingshan Seminar. Master Chen Zhonghua teaches a concept each morning during the early morning session at the Taiji Square on Daqinshan.

28th Daqinshan Seminar Group Photo.

28th Daqinshan Seminar Group Photo with Pang Chaoli

28th Daqingshan Seminar Group photo with Ling Ziming

28th Daqingshan Seminar Group photo with Ling Ziming

Master Chen’s disciple Ping Wei will again conduct Irvine 1-day workshop. This time Ping will share with us his new understanding on “not-moving” and his lesson plan for his community college teaching. He will also revisit Foundations, more details on First 13 moves and beyond. First timers, beginners are all welcome.

Registration for the workshop is required for all newcomers; the deadline is 9/14/2018. Since Winston will be out of the country next few weeks, Al Yu will be the contact person for this workshop and Winston will still be back in time for the workshop.
In the interim, please direct all inquires to Al Yu at (cell) 949-331-2735, or via email: mralyu@yahoo.com.

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My name is Edward Liaw; I currently reside in San Diego, California.  I was accepted as Master Chen’s 283rd disciple during the 2018 North American Practical Method Training Camp in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, alongside Nathan Heintz and Spencer Jones.  Every day, I am grateful for being a part of a passionate and supportive community of practicioners, students, and teachers.

 

Taiji changed my life completely.  Up until the day I graduated from college, I was an awkward and introverted person.  I rarely exercised and spent most of my time in front of the computer.  When I was 22, I began to have migraines with aura.  As the migraines became more frequent and intense, I realized that this was not a wise lifestyle choice, so I sought to be more physically active.  I began with yoga, then light running, and then I joined a taiji class at the university I was working at.  While I enjoyed learning the form, I sought a little more.  I joined a local push hands meetup and quickly I realized that I lacked a good foundation and understanding of what taiji really was.  However, I could not understand the abstract terms that were often used to teach taiji.  I experimented with another local group that practiced Wing Chun, before I found the Practical Method Youtube videos.  What made this method unique was that the theory was logical and every exercise had meaning.  It gave me a process to understand my body.  I believed that to make real improvements requires a period of dedicated study and practice, so I arranged to leave my job and study full time at Daqingshan for 3 months.  It was an opportune time for me, as I had few responsibilities and enough savings for a year of practice.

 

Master Chen often remarks that when I came to the mountain, I was so loose and weak, like a bunch of noodles.  Looking back at some of the videos from DQS at the time, I can only agree.  I was incredibly uncoordinated.  My head was hunched forward from sitting in front of the computer all day.  In the push hands ring, I would spend more time on my back than on my feet!  Within the 3 months, I was able to gradually work up to doing 20 yilus a day, and listening to Master Chen and the other students helped to solidify the theories of Practical Method in my head.  3 years later, everyone that knows me from before can see that I’ve changed incredibly, and for the better.  I practice 5 yilus a day, 2 erlus, and about 100 repetitions of all the foundation exercises.  I attend many of Master Chen’s seminars in the US, as well as Ping Wei’s seminars in Irvine.  I hope to share Practical Method with the community in San Diego and anyone who is willing to learn.  I hope that it can benefit others as much as it has benefitted myself.

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Todd Elihu

Todd Elihu

I am Todd Elihu, 20th generation disciple of Chen Style Taijiquan under Master Chen Zhonghua. I am very happy to be here at the 2018 North American Practical Method Training Camp and to have the opportunity to learn from Master Chen, as well as practice and exchange with my disciple-brothers who are present and the other participants of the camp this year. I am very grateful to my brothers Levi Sowers and John Upshaw for organizing these camps and all the hard work that they have put into making such a special event. Read more

Hereby some collected Practical Method logos from schools all over the world. If you have one logo and you don’t find it in this rough collection, got a better version or otherwise, please post it in the comments section or send it to me via wechat or by email vincent.denhengst@gmail.com and I will repost it later on. This collection is gathered in order to research the possibility of an international standard logo, as instigated by some elder taiji brothers of mine in the English Wechat group.
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Body Control in Yilu 1

by admin2 on 2018/07/05

Please Comment on what you see and how we should apply it in Yilu practice

 

 

http://practicalmethod.com/2016/05/phil-c-private-lesson-online-video-trailer/