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Master Chen’s Practical Method Workshop in Phoenix, January 2019

October 2, 2018
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Concept of Power in Practical Method Taijiquan (Wechat)

September 23, 2018

During a discussion on the English speaking Wechat group for PM a very interesting question was pointed out by Pawel Muller from Vienna. As set by Ping Wei from Phoenix on the chat, the question was noted as what comes to the mind of a PM student, when Master Chen speaks about power. Alexandra Hasenfratz from BC Canada answered that [...]

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Chen Xu is now officially a lecturer at Shandong University

September 21, 2018
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Sven’s 2nd Da Qing Shan stay, 3rd week

September 16, 2018

From the 9th to 11th of September 2018, Master Chen and Mister Wang Xin, a big regional liqour manufacturer, took us to Chenjiagou (Chen village), the birthplace if Chen Style Taijiquan!

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Sven’s 2nd Da Qing Shan stay, second week

September 11, 2018

After returning from Tai An, unfortunately I caught a cold, so I stayed home a couple of days to sleep it off… eventually, some good ol’ chinese noodle soup did the trick So I could enjoy the Rizhao sunrise again…

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Tian Cai Cup Chen Village Push Hands Competition 2018

September 8, 2018

Master Zhonghua Chen and the Rizhao Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy team are participating in the Chen Village Push Hands Competition. Master Chen was invited as a guest.

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28th Daqingshan Seminar by Chen Zhonghua

August 21, 2018

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.

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Ping’s next Irvine Practical Method workshop on Sunday 9/30/2018

August 13, 2018

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 [...]

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Edward Liaw – introduction and resume

August 13, 2018

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 [...]

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Discipleship Ceremony in Iowa on July 28, 2018

July 30, 2018

Introduction of Emcee 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 [...]

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A collection of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method logos.

July 6, 2018

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 [...]

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Body Control in Yilu

July 5, 2018

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/

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Poland Workshop 2018 Impressions

July 3, 2018

You can also see a few pictures here.

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Training on the principle of “Don’t move” while using power.

July 1, 2018

In Chen style Taijiquan Practical Method the power is delivered to the opponent through the principle of non-movement.  As “Don’t move” is one of the fundamental instructions in the system in order to separate the completion of a form in layers of a circle, the body has to be trained in the same way, meaning [...]

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Alabama Chen Taiji Academy

June 26, 2018

Richard Johnson is now teaching in Auburn, Alabama and soon in Decatur, Alabama. For more information, you may reach him at twocircles13@gmail.com Auburn – Chen Taiji Academy – Classes Mondays and Wednesdays at noon at Town Creek Park pavilion ………… Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method   Decatur  - Chen Taiji Academy – Classes

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Ramona Gomez from Phoenix, Arizona

June 25, 2018

My name is Ramona. I started practicing    Practical Method Tai Chi with Ping Wei approximately one year ago at Paradise Valley Community College. I have always liked martial arts and was curious about Tai Chi. The promise of strength, balance, and brain power intrigued me so I decided to give it a try. After all, [...]

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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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John Upshaw Resume

June 15, 2018

Personal Information I was born in Austin, Minnesota USA in February of 1968. I moved to the neighboring state of Iowa as a child. My early experiences in life set me on my path in martial arts and a career of helping struggling children. I was a homeless orphan at the age of 15. I [...]

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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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The invisible line of Taiji

June 7, 2018

Yesterday I had the luck to assist Master Chen and Pavel Codi in filming a corrections video in Prague. Apart from the valuable corrections received as an observer, later also had the opportunity to touch, see and feel exactly what Master Chen was describing before.

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Practice with Ping @ People’s Park

June 7, 2018
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HunYuan 24

June 6, 2018

For long time student, please notice how Master Chen uses practical method principle in this routine

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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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Shanghai Class

June 3, 2018
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June 1 in history

June 1, 2018

This day in history.

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A Walk in Gdansk 2018.05.31

May 31, 2018

Tomek, Pawel, Marila, Kurstin and myself took the afternoon off to visit Gdansk again. This is our annual hike in Poland.

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London Practical Method Workshop 2018 Photos

May 28, 2018
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Things I am trying to take into account while practicing.

April 23, 2018

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 [...]

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Practical Method Weekly News 2018.04.16

April 8, 2018
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Negative Circle and Focus

April 1, 2018

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 [...]

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Practical Method Weekly News 2018.03.25

March 27, 2018
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Notes for Ottawa Workshop Mar. 24-25, 2018

March 24, 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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Report of the 2nd annual European Practical Method Meetup

March 20, 2018

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 [...]

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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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Which video do I download

February 21, 2018

I have just joined this site after 12 years of practicing chen style Taiji. I have been following shifu Chen Zhonghua for the past year on youtube but now would like to download some of the most informative videos but there are so many of them. Can someone recommend the best videos for me to [...]

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Shandong University Taijiquan Introduction

February 21, 2018
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Master Chen Zhonghua & Michael Calandra Demonstration 2014

February 21, 2018
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New Paypal account!

February 15, 2018

Please be notified that we added wilkin.ng@gmail.com as one of our paypal accounts for www.practicalmethod.com Thanks for your continued support of our online videos! Chen Zhonghua

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