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TCAA Event in Sydney ,Australia

September 15, 2019

A few of the Disciples of Sydney ,Australia came together to represent the Chen Style Practical Method to do a Demo at the yearly event host by the Tai Chi Association of Australia to celebrate the Tai Chi Cultural 2019 Moon Festival at the Redfern Townhall on the 15 Sept 2019, Sunday,starting from 9.00AM to

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Huo Yuan Jia Competition in Bernau/ Berlin

September 15, 2019

Today we took part in the International Huo Yuan Jia Memorial Martial Arts Club Championship in Bernau, Berlin

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Notes From Toronto September ’19 Workshop – Day 2

September 13, 2019

The surface of all the joints is equal to the size of the body. The body has three dimensions: side to side, front to back, and top to bottom. If the body has a volume of 100 units, it is made up of joints whose surface is also equal to 100 when fully utilized. A [...]

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Liuzhou Seminar Interview (in Chinese) on August 31, 2019

September 8, 2019

   

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Initial General Thoughts of PM

September 8, 2019

I was asked to write a post about my overall experience with Practical Method up to this point, so I’ll try my best to put those experiences into words. My first live experience with Practical Method was during the Toronto seminar with Master Chen Zhonghua in March of 2019. Since then I’ve had the opportunity [...]

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Notes From Toronto September ’19 Workshop – Day 1

September 7, 2019

In taiji we are always anticipating strikes. We curve to avoid strikes, but too much curve means a loss of power. The problem with taiji is we have too much theory and not enough physical practice. The problem with other martial arts is too much physical practice and not enough theory. Great martial artists are [...]

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Tile hand and my crooked little fingers

September 7, 2019

For as long as I can remember my mother has been telling me that I have two crooked little fingers just like she has. It is nothing serious, if you look carefully, you may notice a little hump. As a young girl my mother had tried to make her little fingers straight by squashing them [...]

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2019 3rd European Meetup in Toulouse : My first Practical Method Meetup

September 7, 2019

Last week, I joined the 3rd European Meetup in Toulouse to experience Chen style Taijiquan Practical Method for the first time in my life. The experience was mindblowing. I initially discovered Practical Method a month ago via Youtube videos and I was impressed by the “scientificness” of the explanations regarding how to train our bodies [...]

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Phoenix 2017 Workshop, Right-cross Defense by Master Chen: a Lost Moment in Time

August 30, 2019

During a meal at the latest Iowa training camp, I was speaking to Mater Chen about an event that happened a couple years ago at a workshop in Phoenix. That chat prompted me to retell the anecdote now. Master Chen was demonstrating a Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method counter-attack from a right strike/right foot forward. I [...]

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North American Training Camp 2019 Review and Notes

August 8, 2019

Last week we concluded another great workshop/training camp in Iowa with Master Chen.  There was a good turnout with around 50 attendees. The vibes were good and the lessons were clear and concise.

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Regular Practical Method Class in Lower Austria 2019-2020

July 19, 2019

I moved out of Vienna and I‘ve been thinking how I could offer Practical Method classes here in Lower Austria. In Vienna I started a group from scratch, together with Fabian. But with three kids now and a full time job I simply have no resources to start a group this way. “There must be [...]

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European Practical Method Meet-Up 2019 in Toulouse, France

July 17, 2019

It’s the third year since we started the European Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method Meet-Up Series. It continues this year in Toulouse, France in August 24/25th at the Main Garden Square or at the 3 rue du Gorp 31 400, depending on weather.

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How to engage the waist

July 13, 2019

How to engage the waist 1) Move the waist first. a. What it looks like: Have it move broadly right or left prior any movements with the arms or hands. This creates a ‘foundation’ for the move to base itself off of. b. Result: Less movement of the arms. More solid arm movement. Starting to [...]

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Healed by basic foundations exercises

July 6, 2019

For more than a year now, Sven Gusowski from Practical Method-Berlin visits us each monday at our office at Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin) to do fifteen minutes of basic foundations exercises. We basically do variations of the positive circle and learn movements that can be easily repeated at home or anywhere.

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Push Hands Demo on June 8, 2019

June 22, 2019

Push Hands was demonstrated at 2019 Canadian Cultural and Martial Arts Festival

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Gdynia Open House 2019 – lecture and demo by Master Chen Zhonghua

June 10, 2019
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London Practical Method Seminar March 2019

June 9, 2019

The 2019 London Practical Method Seminar is held from March 23 to 24.

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Spine alignment

June 9, 2019

Hi everyone! I have been practicing Yang style Tai chi and qi gong for the past 5 years and recently have very much interest in the practical method. I practice the foundations and learn the yilu choreography. My spine structure shows major lordosis and kyphosis with forward head posture. The years of practice improved it [...]

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Poland Workshop 2019 Impressions

May 1, 2019

You can also see a few pictures here.

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First visit in Berlin

April 18, 2019

As a mechanical engineer and athlete who has been practicing Taijiquan (Yang Style 85 form) for several years, I was happy to discover Master Chen ZhongHua’s “Practical Method” on the Internet. I’m just thrilled about his martial art, humanity and kind to teach Taiji.

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One thing at a time & Don’t give up!

April 17, 2019

Greetings to all My name is Niko Papadakis.I have been practicing Chen style Tai Ji Chuan PM since Oct. 2015 .3 1/2 years of consistent practice. I started with John Dahms & Brennan Toh in Ottawa.From there I began my journey in PM as I attended my first workshop with Chen Shifu. I continue to attend [...]

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2019 International Taijiquan Competition Live Stream

April 16, 2019
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London Worksop Review – Written By Amar Shukla – 23-24th March

April 12, 2019
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Announcing new 20th Generation Disciples in Sydney, Australia! December 16th, 2018

March 28, 2019

It is with great pleasure that we announce two new disciples of Master Chen Zhonghua in Sydney, Australia! Sifu’s Rory Trend (No.334) and Paul Pryce (No.333) were both welcomed to the family on December 16th, 2018. The ceremony was held at Rory’s “Trend Training Centre” where you can find Practical Method classes every week. For [...]

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James Strider – Fulltime Training Blog Wk5 2019

March 19, 2019

James Strider – Fulltime Training Blog Wk5 2019 On the 24th January, just 3 days after arriving back from Perth, Australia, I got the call from Master Chen to hurry on up to Beijing and meet Massimo Giorgianni, our representative in France for the Practical Method, at Beijing airport where he was arriving the next [...]

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Workshop Q&A Etiquette

March 17, 2019

During the last Toronto workshop, Master Chen mentioned some common sense guidelines for asking questions at live workshops with him. He said there are only really three valid questions while he is instructing: Mater Chen, I did not *see* that clearly, can you please show me again? Master Chen, I did not *hear* you clearly, [...]

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Vienna – Austria! Workshop with Master Chen Zhonghua in Vienna 20./21. March 2019

March 14, 2019

Dear Tai Chi – enthusiasts and those interested! Master Chen Zhonghua is coming for the third time to Vienna to show and share his skill in Tai Chi. The workshop is made for those without any knowledge about the art as well as advanced students of Tai Chi and will grant deep insights in the [...]

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James Strider – Fulltime Training Blog Wk4 2019

March 13, 2019

James Strider – Fulltime Training Blog Wk4 2019  PRACTICAL METHOD IS AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY! As part of my new role as the International Liaison Officer for Master Chen here in China, I’ve already had the pleasure of meeting and greeting Massimo Giorgianni from Toulouse as he arrived in Beijing for an 8 day stay in Rizhao,

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Nicholas Fung’s Hong Kong Workshop

March 7, 2019

I will be in Hong Kong March 29th to April 2nd, 2019 for private and one day of group class at the www.tclub.cafe: 觀塘成業街6號泓富廣場23樓2306-09室

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Toronto Workshop, Day 3, March 4, 2019

March 4, 2019

-I missed the first hour. To manipulate and opponent requires gradually altering the “friction” of the contact points. We need to be able to go from 10 units of friction to 8 units to 6 to 4 to 2 as we do a move, and we need to be able to do this more quickly [...]

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2019年3月2日workshop笔记

March 2, 2019

关于学习方法: 1、假设你处在婴儿的学习阶段。只需要听和看就够了。 2、忽略你自己的想法。 3、反复复制师傅的动作。 4、如何提问:针对刚讲解的部分,询问需要重复的动作和再次解释没听清楚的部分。

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Learning

March 2, 2019

I will attempt to recount what Master Chen shared about learning the morning of 3/2/19 at the Toronto workshop.

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Jan & Feb 2019 Online Practical Method Classes – Review

February 28, 2019

What a fantastic set of online classes that Kelvin Ho has run! I was challenged in each class to bring myself back to the uncomfortable-ness of our practice.

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London Practical Method Workshop March 23rd and 24th 2019

February 25, 2019

  https://www.facebook.com/events/315119449073405/ To register or for more information email Krishbod@hotmail.com.  

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Sun Yang wins Muay Thai Gold Belt 2019.02.22

February 22, 2019

Sun Yang wins Muay Thai Gold Belt 20190222 Top New:News just came from Thailand that Sun Yang has won the 67 kg Golden Belt after many rounds of hard fights at the Golden Belt Finals under the auspice of the Thailand Muay Thai Federation. Sun Yang is a disciple of Master Chen Zhonghua, International Standard [...]

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Practical Method wins at Phoenix Chinese Week annual Taiji Tournament

February 14, 2019

On Sunday, February 10, I had the good fortune of attending the Taiji Tournament that is always held as part of the annual Phoenix Chinese Week. This festival celebrates many aspects of Chinese culture, including history, food, art, opera performances, and- of course- martial arts. I have attended the tournament several times in the past [...]

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8th Berlin Workshop with Master Chen Zhonghua now available to register online

February 4, 2019

To anyone who’s interested in participating in this year’s Berlin workshop with Master Chen, please click here for further information and sign up: http://www.practicalmethod.de/angebote/anmeldung-czh-in-berlin/ Looking forward to seeing you there Best, Sven

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Gdynia 2019 Workshop – promo video

February 4, 2019

Details coming soon! www.practicalmethod.pl/en

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